(Correction) October 4, 2013
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*September Edition of the Medicaid Expansion Tracker Now Available
*State Medicaid Integration Tracker Published
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A Quick Correction: NASUAD Trackers

This week's Friday Update included an error. NASUAD published two Trackers this week: the Medicaid Expansion Tracker and the State Medicaid Integration Tracker.  Please find the correct information about the trackers with the correct links below. 

September Edition of the Medicaid Expansion Tracker Now Available

The State Medicaid Expansion Tracker is a NASUAD publication that focuses on actions and activities around the  implementation of the Affordable Care Act's (ACA) optional Medicaid expansion. 

 

In June 2012, the Supreme Court found all of the ACA to be constitutional, except the application of the Medicaid expansion as a mandate.  To remedy this aspect of the law while leaving the rest intact, the Court essentially made state participation in the expansion optional by limiting the penalty for non-compliance to a loss of federal funding associated with the expansion only, rather than all of the state's Medicaid funding. 

 

With coverage of this new adult population now optional, state officials have spent the intervening months weighing participation in the expansion, with varying results.  To monitor state trends and progress around this issue, NASUAD has drawn from a variety of sources to compile the State Medicaid Expansion Tracker.  We expect to update this analysis regularly, as 2014 approaches.

 

The latest version of the Medicaid Expansion Tracker is available here.

State Medicaid Integration Tracker September 2013 Edition Published 

NASUAD has published the September 2013 Edition of the State Medicaid Integration Tracker .  The report is updated each month with information on the following state actions:

  • Managed care for people who receive Medicaid-funded long-term services and supports (LTSS)
  • State Demonstrations to Integrate Care for Medicare-Medicaid enrollees and other Medicare-Medicaid Coordination Initiatives
  • Other LTSS Reform Activities including Balancing Incentive Program, Medicaid State Plan amendments under 1915(i), Community First Choice option under 1915(k), and Medicaid Health Homes
You can download a PDF version of State Medicaid Integration Tracker here.