Medicaid blues: Hospitals, insurers wage political battle over managed-care dollars

“That’s all I have to say about that—I have to go bury the dead,” undertaker Stephen Holland said after listing his grievances with his state’s Medicaid politics early one Friday morning in June. Holland is one of a handful of white Democrats left in Mississippi’s House of Representatives, and he helped shape the past 20 […]

Managed Medicaid Long-Term Services and Supports is the Answer, But What is the Question?

A Presentation for the Annual Meeting of the Gerontological Society of America, November 2018: Medicaid expenditures (25%) continue to dominate state policy HCBS Waivers Have Grown Dramatically over the past two decades The expansion means that HCBS and Nursing Homes need to be managed States have been trying to shift risk– financial and management to […]

How Growing Inequality Is Altering The Long-Term Care Policy Battlefield, While Tightening The Financing Knot

For many years, long-term care (LTC) policy makers have tended to fall into two warring camps: those favoring expanded social insurance, and those wanting tighter Medicaid eligibility criteria to incentivize people to plan for and buy LTC insurance. Both sides have warned of looming financial catastrophe as the Baby Boomers move into retirement and more […]

Minnesota Managed Care Longitudinal Data Analysis

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY This study tests the hypothesis that delivery of Medicare-funded and Medicaidfunded services to dually eligible beneficiaries aged 65 and older via fully integrated managed care plans is associated with stronger community-based service utilization patterns compared to service delivery when Medicare- and Medicaid-funded services are delivered independently. The hope is that integrated Medicare-Medicaid managed […]