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- How are the architectures behind MITA enhancing Medicaid? - February 12, 2018
- What do MITA, states, and health plans have in common? - February 5, 2018
- What’s new with Medicaid? - January 29, 2018
To help newcomers understand the early days of Medicaid Expansion (ME), Tampa Bay attorney Gary Gibbons gives a simple analogy: Medicaid is like building a house, except that it is nothing like building a house.
If you were to ask the CEO of the Cook County Health and Hospitals System (CCHHS) how their Medicaid expansion progressed, he would most likely answer “challenging.” However, thanks to a Federal Section 1115 demonstration waiver, CEO Jay Shannon stated CCHHS was “fortunate to get a one-year head start in Medicaid enrollment in the health plan we own and operate. Everyone else had to wait until 2014 to start enrolling new Medicaid-eligible adults.”