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November 02, 2018

Friday Five: States experiment with Medicaid, including work requirements, managed care & addressing social needs

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In this week’s Friday Five, MAXIMUS is reading about another state approved for work requirements, addressing employment issues caused by opioid addiction, using Medicaid funds for more than healthcare, and tips for this open enrollment season.

October 26, 2018

Friday Five: Government agencies are using blockchain effectively, but struggling to communicate in plain language

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In this week’s Friday Five, MAXIMUS is reading about changes to the insurance waiver process, opioid grant spending among states, Medicaid ballot initiatives, and recent reports on how government agencies are using blockchain effectively but communicating poorly with the public.

July 06, 2018

Friday Five: Medicaid work requirements blocked; opioid treatment options may expand

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In this week’s Friday Five, MAXIMUS is reading about opioid legislation and treatment, the court battle over Kentucky’s Medicaid work requirements, how Medicaid can support families more effectively, and the latest farm bill passed by the Senate.

June 01, 2018

Friday Five: Health care, the labor market and social services are interconnected

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In this week’s Friday Five, MAXIMUS is reading about the Medicaid work requirement debate, opioids impact on workforce, preventing provider fraud, and whether blockchain can streamline health care records.

May 11, 2018

Friday Five: Trump administration says no to Medicaid lifetime limits and may remove unspent funds from CHIP

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In this week’s Friday Five, MAXIMUS is reading about CMS rejection of proposed Medicaid lifetime limits, a potential loss of funding for CHIP, SNAP program integrity, legislation to address opioid abuse, and the age gap in the federal workforce.

May 04, 2018

Friday Five: Opioids, work requirements, and health care administration may all see major changes

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In this week’s Friday Five, MAXIMUS is reading about actions to address the opioid crisis, streamlining Medicaid physician approvals, how artificial intelligence may impact health care, and potential changes to SNAP.

April 27, 2018

Friday Five: Potential changes to health insurance and SNAP requirements, opioid treatment, value-based care, & AI’s impact on health care

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In this week’s Friday Five, MAXIMUS is reading about short-term health insurance, SNAP work requirements, opioid treatment, value-based care, and the potential impact of artificial intelligence on health care.

April 06, 2018

Friday Five – April 6, 2018

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In this week’s Friday Five, MAXIMUS is reading about moves states may make to stabilize the ACA market, the impact work requirements will have on adults with disabilities, Texas’s streamlined doctor credentialing system, a waiver request to restrict drug coverage and control prices, and how marijuana legalization could impact the opioid epidemic.

March 30, 2018

Friday Five – March 30, 2018

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In this week’s Friday Five, MAXIMUS is reading about the importance of Medicaid in the opioid battle, new federal health care funding, cost concerns over work requirements, and how states fare after Medicaid expansion.

March 21, 2018

Friday Five – March 23, 2018

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In this week’s Friday Five, MAXIMUS is tracking Medicaid as the primary funder of addiction treatment, the importance of waiver evaluations, the economic impacts of Medicaid expansion, and the challenge of hourly work requirements on low-wage workers.

February 09, 2018

Friday Five – February 9, 2018

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In this week’s Friday Five, MAXIMUS is reading about funding for health initiatives and the opioid crisis, the potential for Medicaid lifetime coverage limits, another state approved for Medicaid work requirements, and Affordable Care Act enrollment numbers.

December 08, 2017

Friday Five – December 8, 2017

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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

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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.

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