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December 21, 2018

Friday Five: ACA ruled unconstitutional, but it won’t impact health insurance in 2019


In this week’s Friday Five, MAXIMUS is reading about the legal status of the Affordable Care Act, how states are addressing social determinants of health, the budget impact of potential changes to Medicare and Medicaid, a new child support formula in Ohio, and the Department of Veterans Affairs online patient portal hits a milestone.

June 08, 2018

Friday Five: Government agencies try new approaches to automation and reporting


In this week’s Friday Five, MAXIMUS is reading about the automation of government services, the new CMS scorecard tool, improper Medicaid and Medicare payments, and the nation’s first state to implement work requirements.

December 08, 2017

Friday Five – December 8, 2017


In this week’s Friday Five, MAXIMUS is reading about potential cuts to government health and human services programs, concerns over how Medicaid work requirements would impact drug treatment, and how health insurers are expanding into primary care.

December 01, 2017

Friday Five – December 1, 2017


In this week’s Friday Five, MAXIMUS is reading about the opioid epidemic, key health care decisions pending Congress, why Medicare and Medicaid should be integrated for dual-eligibles, and the impact of long-term care costs on the individual, their caregivers and family members.

October 27, 2017

Friday Five – October 27, 2017


In this week’s Friday Five, MAXIMUS is reading about the status of the Alexander-Murray bill, CHIP funding running low, anticipated changes to Medicaid waivers, and how states are experimenting with Medicaid payment and delivery.

September 14, 2017

Friday Five - September 15, 2017


In this week’s Friday Five, MAXIMUS is reading about the rising popularity of single-payer healthcare, steps forward on CHIP reauthorization, CMS action to assist Florida in the wake of Hurricane Irma, and Arizona’s pursuit of Medicaid work requirements. 

June 01, 2017

Improving Program Effectiveness and Consumer Experience Through Digital Solutions

Similar to the consumer world, citizens are expecting government services to be delivered in Digital Channels, allowing them to access those services at the time and method that works best with their schedule. By building services in the Online, Mobile, Text and Social Media channels, government agencies can maximize their reach to the citizens they are trying to serve.

March 07, 2017

In Conversations About Health Care in America, Health Literacy Must Remain in the Discussion


As the new administration determines its approach for providing health insurance coverage for Americans, two things are clear: a disproportionate number continue to be lost in the health care system and the need for clear communication about health insurance persists. Research shows that many consumers lack a basic understanding of how the system works, what their options are, and how to get and use their benefits.

November 02, 2016

Open Enrollment: Find the health insurance that’s right for you


If you want to buy individual or family health insurance, your chance to sign up for coverage takes place during a certain time of year called open enrollment. Some people can get coverage outside of open enrollment if they have a qualifying life event, such as getting married or having a baby.

October 31, 2016

A Quick Guide to Health Insurance


Through our work at the MAXIMUS Center for Health Literacy, we know that health insurance continues to be a challenge for many consumers. To help bridge the knowledge gap so consumers can make informed health decisions, we must increase health insurance literacy.

March 02, 2015

CMS’ Duals Clarifications Enable State Innovation

Improving care at a manageable cost for people who are dually-eligible for Medicare and Medicaid is the heart of the latest demonstration initiatives from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). This demonstration is titled “Enrollment and Retention Flexibilities to Better Serve Medicare-Eligible Medicaid Enrollees”. Specifically, CMS expands the demonstration to include a broad range of dually-eligible Medicare/Medicaid recipients under existing authorities, not just the fully-eligible populations comprising the current 13 state demonstrations.