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December 07, 2018

Friday Five: Recent Medicaid expansion mostly in northern and western states

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In this week’s Friday Five, MAXIMUS is reading about anticipated changes to SNAP, funding for child care assistance, work requirements in New Hampshire, the coverage gap in southern states, and an IRS pilot for IT modernization.

November 30, 2018

Friday Five: With two weeks left in open enrollment, participants find costs for many ACA plans are lower than 2018

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In this week’s Friday Five, MAXIMUS is reading about Affordable Care Act premium costs, North Carolina’s Medicaid waiver approval, potential Medicaid expansion in 2020, and administrative changes to the SNAP program.

November 16, 2018

Friday Five: States with Medicaid waivers can fund mental health, substance abuse, and supportive housing services

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In this week’s Friday Five, MAXIMUS is reading about Medicaid funding for mental health treatment and supportive housing, changes to network adequacy standards, the impact of the midterm election on healthcare, and how SNAP benefits veterans.

November 09, 2018

Friday Five: Midterm election results will increase number of individuals eligible for Medicaid

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In this week’s Friday Five, MAXIMUS is reading about how the midterm results will impact Medicaid, early numbers for open enrollment, and a cost of living increase for seniors and veterans.

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.

October 19, 2018

Friday Five: States to have major impact on healthcare through decisions on Medicaid expansion & opioid legislation implementation

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In this week’s Friday Five, MAXIMUS is reading profiles of the populations impacted by work requirements, how midterm elections could affect Medicaid expansion, ways to increase child support payments, how leveraging new federal opioid legislation can improve outcomes, and a MAXIMUS Federal executive recognized for industry leadership.

October 12, 2018

Friday Five: Senate unites to address the opioids crisis; states struggle with increased need for home healthcare

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In this week’s Friday Five, MAXIMUS is reading about bipartisan opioids legislation, the shortage of home healthcare workers, a toolkit for improving human services outcomes, plus an acquisition that will expand our federal call center business.

October 05, 2018

Friday Five: State Medicaid programs expanding long-term care funding to home and community-based options, not just nursing homes

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In this week’s Friday Five, MAXIMUS is reading about a workforce program for addiction recovery support, Medicaid state facts, the increased shift to home and community-based care, and the important role of contact centers.

September 28, 2018

Friday Five: Medicaid expansion lowers uninsured rate in rural areas, but also impacts spending

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In this week’s Friday Five, MAXIMUS is reading about Medicaid spending, digital government services, the uninsured rate in rural communities, and how Medicaid waivers could impact delivery reform efforts.

September 21, 2018

Friday Five: New options for improving government technology; SNAP waivers to aid NC recipients impacted by the storm

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In this week’s Friday Five, MAXIMUS is reading about background checks for Medicaid providers, how housing plays a role in health outcomes, extending SNAP benefits to those affected by Florence, and improving technology within government agencies.

September 14, 2018

Friday Five: Funding options for long-term care may expand; while funding for ACA navigators is cut

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In this week’s Friday Five, MAXIMUS is reading about funding for long-term care, SNAP eligibility, how RPA and AI could impact the federal workforce, and how a decrease in navigator funding could affect ACA enrollment.

September 07, 2018

Friday Five: Fall elections could shape Medicaid; safety net spending not just for the poor

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In this week’s Friday Five, MAXIMUS is reading about bots streamlining government services, how the November elections will impact Medicaid, who receives safety net funding, and how states compare on long-term services and supports.

August 31, 2018

Friday Five: Pilot programs test approaches to addressing substance abuse and child support underpayment

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In this week’s Friday Five, MAXIMUS is reading about pilot programs for substance abuse treatment and employment assistance, the use of bots for customer service or repetitive tasks, and an anticipated surge in fourth quarter government spending.

August 24, 2018

Friday Five: CMS improving efforts to prevent Medicaid fraud & reducing approval time for waivers

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In this week’s Friday Five, MAXIMUS is reading about how Medicaid impacts opioid treatment, reduced wait times for waiver approvals, program integrity recommendations, increasing SNAP income eligibility, and government social media efforts.

August 17, 2018

Friday Five: Partial Medicaid expansion would cause loss of coverage; federal agencies should streamline paperwork required from the public

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In this week’s Friday Five, MAXIMUS is reading about the impact of partial Medicaid expansion, the legality of Medicaid work requirements, SNAP, healthcare concerns among voters, and the burden of government paperwork requirements.

August 10, 2018

Friday Five: Toolkits released to improve customer experience and address poverty; new studies show impact of Medicaid changes

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In this week’s Friday Five, MAXIMUS is reading about new studies showing the impact of Medicaid expansion, looming Medicaid cuts in Puerto Rico, and new toolkits released to help agencies improve their customer experience and to reduce poverty via a two-generation approach.

August 03, 2018

Friday Five: States and territories use technology to track Medicaid, child support, veteran services

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In this week’s Friday Five, MAXIMUS is reading about Medicaid’s anniversary, electronic verification systems, child support registries, employment services to aid the opioid crisis, and revamping the VA’s online portal.

August 01, 2018

Celebrating National Child Support Awareness Month and Professionals Everywhere Who Help Children and Families Thrive

August is National Child Support Awareness Month! Established by President Bill Clinton through Proclamation 6814, this heightened awareness provides a foundation for recognizing the importance of child support programs at all levels of government to ensure children receive the financial and emotional support to lead secure and healthy lives.

July 27, 2018

Friday Five: Funding Medicaid expansion is challenging, but raises employment for disabled individuals

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In this week’s Friday Five, MAXIMUS is reading about changes to child support determination, Medicaid expansion funding, employment for disabled individuals, health savings accounts, and reforming the VA.

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