Kentucky

How States Are Meeting the Needs of Children and Families Affected by the Opioid Epidemic

The opioid epidemic is having a devastating impact on children and families and placing a significant strain on states as they work to develop effective programs and find new funding to respond to this crisis. To address the crisis and promote healthy child development, states are implementing innovative whole-family approaches to prevention and treatment (see […]

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  • Publications
    State Strategies to Meet the Needs of Young Children and Families Affected by the Opioid Crisis

    State Strategies to Meet the Needs of Young Children and Families Affected by the Opioid Crisis

    The opioid epidemic continues to have devastating consequences for children and families across the country, with growing social and financial implications for states. The National Academy for State Health Policy (NASHP), in partnership with the Alliance for Early Success, interviewed Kentucky, New Hampshire, and Virginia officials representing state Medicaid, child welfare, and behavioral health programs […]

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  • Publications
    Report Highlights Medicaid Funding of Home Visiting Services for Women, Children, and Families

    Report Highlights Medicaid Funding of Home Visiting Services for Women, Children, and Families

    Home visiting programs have a long track record of improving health and life outcomes of children and families, such as increasing school readiness and reducing hospitalizations, while generating long-term savings. States use home visiting to target interventions for some of their most vulnerable populations and utilize multiple private and public funding streams, including Medicaid, to […]

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  • State-Specific Medicaid Program Changes

    The following information is paired with our blog, Emerging Themes in Proposed State Medicaid Waivers. Key Pending Waiver Requests for ACA Medicaid Expansion Eligibility Groups Seeking to add work requirements as a condition of eligibility: Arizona (20 hours/week for school/job training; unspecified for employment or job search) Arkansas (80 hours/month) Indiana (Average of 20 hours/week) Kentucky […]

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  • Publications

    Managed Care for Medicaid Dental Services: Insights from Kentucky

    A growing number of states are administering Medicaid managed care contracts that include both medical and dental services. In 2015, Kentucky identified dental services as one of seven key areas where the state wanted to achieve measurable improvement in its Medicaid managed care contracts. This case study examines the history of dental managed care in […]

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    April 29, 2016 | Filed under: Front Page, Kentucky, Medicaid, Oral Health, Publications

  • Webinars

    Webinar: A Conversation with State Officials on Medicaid Dental Managed Care

    Date: April 29, 2016 Time: 1:00 PM (ET) View the Webinar View the Webinar Slides An increasing number of states are using managed care approaches to deliver Medicaid dental services. In this webinar, state policymakers from Kentucky, Arizona, and Pennsylvania—three states that administer Medicaid benefits through managed care contracts that include both medical and dental services—share […]

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    April 11, 2016 | Filed under: Arizona, Kentucky, Pennsylvania, Webinars

  • The State of State Health Policy: Governors’ 2016 State of the State Addresses

    State of State speeches provide governors with an opportunity to highlight recent policy successes as well as outline key plans and issue areas of focus for the coming year. These speeches are generally strong indicators of governors’ main priorities and sometimes also include specific proposal suggestions and funding recommendations for deliberation by legislatures. Currently, 31 […]

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  • State Health Policy Blog

    The Kentucky ‘Wrap’: Decreasing Administrative Costs for Medicaid and FQHCs in MCO Payment Reconciliation

    States that have implemented managed care in their Medicaid programs face the complex and time consuming task of reconciling managed care payments to federally qualified health centers (FQHCs) to ensure they are at, or above, their Prospective Payment System (PPS) rates. Several senior Medicaid officials raised this issue during a recent NASHP meeting on the […]

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    January 12, 2016 | Filed under: Front Page, Kentucky, Medicaid, State Health Policy Blog

  • State Health Policy Blog

    State Medicaid Expansion Plans: 2015 Recap and 2016 Possibilities

    As 2015 comes to a close, Medicaid expansion activity in states has not slowed down. Currently, 30 states and the District of Columbia have expanded Medicaid, and six of these states have chosen to pursue waivers to implement alternative versions of expansion. As the new year approaches, a number of additional states are considering options […]

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  • State Health Policy Blog

    And They’re Off: New State-based Marketplace Consumer Services and Supports Launch for OE3

    On November 1, health insurance marketplaces officially opened to millions of individuals for 2016 enrollment. Early reports indicate a smooth launch of the open enrollment season, partially due to several new tools to ease enrollment and renewal processes for marketplace consumers. Smarter Plan Comparison Tools Recent articles have featured the many new shopping tools available […]

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