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Case Study

Learning collaborative for implementation of medications for addiction treatment (MAT) in county criminal justice systems

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HMA and the California (CA) Department of Health Care Services (CDHCS) are collaborating to expand access to at least two forms of MAT in CA county jails and drug courts in a statewide learning collaborative with technical assistance (TA) and provider coaching. Multidisciplinary teams from 34 counties are participating in the learning collaborative and demonstrating success in rapidly increasing access to MAT in jails and drug courts.

Intro and challenge

The California Jail MAT Expansion Project elevates jails as a key part of the safety net for addictions treatment by bringing together teams in each county that include stakeholders in county justice and substance use disorder system of care, centered on the jail and with each County sheriff as the lead sponsor. Teams have access to shared learning activities and ongoing individualized technical assistance and coaching from HMA subject matter experts (SMEs).

The project launched in May of 2018 when teams were invited and the first 22 teams were convened in August of 2018 in person in this large, statewide initiative designed to dramatically change the treatment landscape in jails and drug courts.

In undertaking this transformation HMA coaches and SMEs must understand and respond to the unique regulatory oversight, policies, and procedures in jail operations requiring customized approaches to introduce and expand MAT inside the jail. Both adaptive and technical change strategies are deployed to assist jails in changing their culture and operations to treat substance use disorder (SUD) like other chronic, treatable diseases. HMA coaches and SMEs stay deeply involved with county teams to initiate and support change over time.

There are now 34 participating teams and the data reported from 22 teams as of June 2021 confirms they had provided MAT to almost 15,000 individuals while in custody. When the project began in September 2018 less than 25 people were receiving MAT while incarcerated in the 22 initial participating counties.

Strategy/Approach/Interventions

Teams are required to submit an application to participate in the learning collaborative that includes information about the current state of MAT in their jail and drug court. This information is supplemented by calls with their assigned HMA coach to further understand their current operations, resource capacity, and goals. All county teams are convened for a collaborative learning session to “jump start” their implementation plan. This session includes fundamental information on MAT and related components of evidence-based substance use disorder treatment in jails and justice settings. On an ongoing basis each team is assisted by their coach to establish and execute goals and action steps

that align with the overarching goals of the learning collaborative. Coaches identify challenges and barriers at their sites and these themes inform ongoing webinar trainings and sessions at additional learning collaborative convenings. Bringing together a cohort of county teams provides an opportunity to understand at a broad scale the state of MAT in California jails and design targeted interventions to accelerate their implementation of MAT. Broad themes, such as biases against MAT among providers and custody staff; custody concerns about diversion of medications; and payment mechanisms for the medications and sufficient staff capacity to offer the treatment arise across the cohort and are subsequently targeted with training and hands-on coaching support. This ongoing collection of information from counties and close contact with teams and the HMA Team’s clinical expertise inform the unique approaches at each location.

Critical elements of the change effort include:

  • Improved SUD screening, assessment, treatment options and planning to include at least two forms of MAT are core themes and goals of the learning collaborative. This messaging and expectation accelerate implementation by “setting a bar” for teams’ efforts while providing them with individualized assistance to overcome challenges in meeting their goals.
  • Engagement across the treatment ecosystem in the county including advisors from state associations of counties, sheriff departments, treatment providers, and the state prison system connects the counties with emerging policy and best practice from their professional peers.
  • Multidisciplinary teams: MAT in jails and drug courts requires an integrated approach inclusive of medical and behavioral health care staff, custody/security and other justice professionals, and county providers and leadership

This implementation model drives rapid, systemic change that would likely not be possible with individual county efforts. Scaling is accelerated by the learning collaborative model in which barriers that are identified by multiple county teams, such as regulations for methadone in the jail, or practice of a healthcare vendor serving multiple sites, are addressed at the levels of state policy or corporate leadership and addressed in group learning opportunities.

Lessons Learned

  • The approach has to be tailored for each jail. Each jail and county have resources, concerns, and goals unique to them and the technical assistance must incorporate this understanding and meet them where they are to be effective.
  • The aim – improved SUD treatment systemwide – including transitions when individuals enter the corrections system and again at release – needs to be addressed as a countywide problem that needs a countywide solution.
  • Implementation of MAT in jails should be sponsored by the Sheriff and key partners from probation, jail custody, jail healthcare, drug courts, local county drug treatment programs, and the county administrator’s office must be included in planning and implementation.
  • Do not underestimate the prevalence and impact of stigma. There is an ongoing need for broader education about addictions treatment including Probation and parole, judges and district attorneys, the community, children’s and family services, and even community providers and the self-help support community need to understand MAT as treatment, and more specifically, not as ongoing substance use that is construed as problematic.
  • Do not go too fast: it is important to build supportable, sustainable implementation If teams are not given sufficient support and opportunity to evolve in their understanding and development of the implementation program they may fail. At the same time a sense of urgency is important because people are dying due to lack of access to needed treatment.

Key Successes/Outcomes

  • As of June 2021, almost 15,000 individuals in jail in California have received MAT during their period of incarceration. About one third of those were initiated on MAT while in jail and others that had been receiving MAT in the community were continued on their customary dose when incarcerated. At the inception of the learning collaborative initiative in September 2018 the initial 22 participating county jail teams reported a total of less than 25 people who were receiving MAT while incarcerated. After one year of participation in the learning collaborative counties reported that 1,646 detainees had received MAT in custody, and 678 were in-custody initiation of treatment with buprenorphine. This represents rapid implementation and scaling driven by the learning collaborative model.
  • All participating jails now provide naloxone to individuals with opioid use disorder (OUD) on release, a critical element to protect the safety of those individuals post release.
  • The program was so successful the state awarded additional funding to maintain the 1st cohort and fund additional teams in 2020 and 2021. There are currently 34 counties participating that collectively represent 86% of the population of The project model has been replicated in 16 counties in 15 states in a national initiative with Arnold Ventures and the Bureau of Justice Administration; and in the states of Pennsylvania and Illinois.

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Medicare Advantage Capitation Rates and Part C and Part D Payment Policies

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This week, our In Focus section reviews the recently announced major policy updates from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) that affect the Medicare Advantage (MA) and Part D programs.

First, on January 30, CMS released the final Risk Adjustment Data Validation Final Rule, a highly anticipated and controversial policy that establishes the agency’s approach to auditing MA Organizations’ (MAOs) risk-adjustment payments and collecting overpayments as needed. Second, CMS released the CY 2024 Advance Notice for MA Capitation Rates (Part C) and Part D Payment Policies on February 1, 2023. HMA’s summary of the advance notice is available here.

Most recently, on March 31, 2023, CMS released the CY 2024 Final Rate Notice for Medicare Advantage (MA) Capitation Rates and Part C and Part D Payment Policies, which incorporates CMS’s responses to public comments on the Advance Notice. These changes reflect CMS’ continued efforts to strengthen oversight in the MA program, including improving payment accuracy, and implementation of Part D policies from the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA).

Below are highlights of some of the key provisions of the CY 2024 Final Rate Notice and significant changes CMS made from the Advance Notice to the Final Rate Notice.

Risk Adjustment: The Final Rate Notice details the updated risk adjustment model using restructured condition categories based on ICD-10 codes, newer data, and clinical adjustments made to ensure the conditions are stable predictors of costs in the model. Specifically, diagnoses data will come from 2018 rather than 2014 and expenditure data will come from 2019 rather than 2015 to reflect changes in costs. These updates should more accurately reflect the cost of caring for beneficiaries and make payments less susceptible to discretionary coding that can lead to excess payments to MA plans.

Also, CMS changed course from its initial proposal in the Advance Notice to implement the above risk adjustment model changes fully in 2024, and instead decided to phase in these changes over three years. The updated risk adjustment policy will be phased in over three years for organizations other than PACE. As a part of the agency’s phase-in plan, 67 percent of the CY 2024 risk adjustment will come from the risk scores measured under the 2020 adjustments and 33 percent will come from the 2024 adjustments. In CY 2025, 67 percent of the risk adjustment will come from the 2024 adjustment. In 2026, 100 percent of the risk adjustment will come from the 2024 adjustment. For PACE organizations in CY 2024, CMS will continue to use the 2017 risk adjustment model and associated frailty factors to calculate risk scores.

Effective Growth Rate: The effective growth rate identified within the Final Rate Notice for CY 2024 is 2.28%, up from 2.09% in the Advance Notice. The Effective Growth Rate is largely driven by growth in Medicare Fee-for-Service expenditures. CMS will phase in a technical adjustment to remove MA-related indirect medical education and direct graduate education costs from the historical and projected expenditures.  The technical adjustment to the Effective Growth Rate will be phased in over three years, where 33 percent of the adjustment will apply in CY 2024, 67 percent in CY 2025, and 100 percent in CY 2026.

Payment rate impact in MA: CMS expects that average payments to MAOs will increase by 3.32 percent in CY 2024 because of the finalized rate announcement, which is higher than the 1.03 percent increase outlined in the Advance Notice. This will result in an estimated $13.8 billion increase in MA payments for CY 2024.

Medicare Part D: The changes from the Inflation Reduction Act to the Part D drug benefit will be implemented as described in the Advance Notice. The changes for CY 2024 include:

  • Elimination of cost sharing for covered Part D drugs for beneficiaries in the catastrophic phase of coverage.
  • Increased income limits from 135 percent of the federal poverty limit (FPL) to 150 percent of the FPL for the low-income subsidy program (LIS) under Part D for the full LIS benefit with a $0 deductible.
  • Continuation of the policy to not apply the deductible for any Part D covered insulin product. Also, in the initial coverage phase and the coverage gap phase, cost sharing must not exceed the applicable copayment amount, which for CY 2024 is $35 for a month’s supply of each covered insulin product.
  • Continuation of the policy not to apply the deductible to any adult vaccine recommended by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP). Also, the statute requires these vaccines to be exempt from any co-insurance or other cost sharing, including cost sharing for vaccine administration and dispensing fees for such products, when administered in accordance with ACIP’s recommendation, for beneficiaries in the initial coverage and coverage gap phases.
  • Base beneficiary premium (BBP) growth will be held to no more than 6 percent by statute. The BBP for Part D in 2024 will be the lesser of the BBP for 2023 increased by 6 percent or the amount that would otherwise apply under the original methodology if the IRA were not enacted.

Star Ratings: Medicare Advantage star ratings for CY 2024 will include 30 measures with 12 included in the 2024 categorical adjustment index (CAI) values. By contrast, Part D star ratings for CY 2024 will include 12 measures with 5 of those measures included in the 2024 CAI values. The CAI for the 2024 Star Ratings is expected to be issued later in 2023. The CAI was introduced in 2017 as an interim analytical adjustment to address the average within-contract disparity in performance among beneficiaries who receive a low-income subsidy, are dual eligible, and/or are disabled.

The Final Rate Notice also includes three criteria for determining if Part C and D organizations are eligible for the “extreme and uncontrollable circumstances” adjustment to their Star Ratings. To be eligible, an organization must be in a 1) service area that is within the “emergency area” during the “emergency period,” 2) service area that is within a geographic area designated in a major disaster declaration under the Stafford Act and the Secretary exercised authority under the Act based on the same triggering events, and 3) a certain minimum percentage (25 or 60 percent) of beneficiaries must reside in the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) designated Individual Assistance area at the time of the extreme and uncontrollable circumstance. If an organization meets the criteria outlined and meets the 25 percent minimum, then they will receive the higher of their measure-level rating from the current and prior Star Ratings years for purposes of calculating the 2024 Star Ratings. For organizations meeting the 60 percent minimum and the other criteria, they are excluded from the measure-level cut point calculations for non-CAHPS measures, and the performance summary and variance thresholds.

Upcoming LinkedIn Live: Join HMA for our Future Frame Conversation on Policy Changes in Medicare Advantage and the Implications for Coding, Risk Adjustment, and Reimbursement.  Tuesday April 11, 2023, at 12 p.m. E.T. Click here to register.

If you have questions about the contents of CMS’s MA final notice and how it will affect MA plans, providers, and patients, contact Julie Faulhaber ([email protected]), Amy Bassano ([email protected]), or Andrea Maresca ([email protected]).

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Health Management Associates Acquires Crestline Advisors

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Jay Rosen, founder, president, and co-chairman of Health Management Associates (HMA), today announced the firm’s acquisition of Crestline Advisors, an Arizona based healthcare consulting firm.

Founded in 2013, Crestline Advisors supports health plans, provider organizations, and state agencies with an array of services designed to help them navigate the changing healthcare landscape. The company’s team of independent consultants has an extensive track record of developing successful RFP responses, provider networks, and business development strategies to fuel client success.

“Crestline Advisors brings an impressive mix of expertise and relentless client focus – that delivers results – to HMA,” Rosen said. “Their ability to consistently develop winning proposal responses for Medicaid managed care organizations (MCO) complements our extensive MCO supports as we continue to expand the ways in which we serve our clients.”

In addition to Crestline’s proposal response development and MCO network management and operations support services, the company also assists clients with regulatory and contract compliance, accreditation, and strategic planning for business development.

“Crestline has demonstrated a commitment to supporting health plans, providers, and states to improve healthcare for Medicaid beneficiaries,” said Crestline CEO Susan Dess. “We firmly believe that as part of the HMA family of companies we will bring even more success to our clients and drive continued growth and development in Medicaid healthcare delivery.”

Dess and Tim Mechlinski will continue to lead Crestline Advisors, an HMA Company, as managing directors. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

About HMA

Founded in 1985, HMA is an independent, national research and consulting firm specializing in publicly funded healthcare and human services policy, programs, financing, and evaluation. Clients include government, public and private providers, health systems, health plans, community-based organizations, institutional investors, foundations, and associations. With offices in more than 20 locations across the country and over 500 multidisciplinary consultants coast to coast, HMA’s expertise, services, and team are always within client reach. Learn more about HMA at healthmanagement.com, or on LinkedIn and Twitter.

About Crestline Advisors

Established in 2013, Crestline Advisors, LLC is a consulting company designed to support the needs of health plans, provider organizations, and state agencies. Crestline specializes in helping large and small organizations operate successfully and grow despite the constant operational, financial, and political challenges they face. Crestline uses its current understanding of industry drivers to strategize with our clients so they can respond timely and effectively to small, large, or enormous market-place changes. Learn more about Crestline Advisors at crestlineadvisors.com.

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Behavioral health Section 1115 demonstration waivers and waiver extensions

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Health Management Associates (HMA) is a national leader in supporting states with the design, development, negotiation and implementation of Section 1115 demonstration waivers and waiver
extensions. HMA has assisted more than 20 Medicaid departments directly with their state plan amendments, waivers, and other demonstration projects – and most recently supported Alaska, Colorado, Delaware, Indiana, Missouri, and Oklahoma.

HMA’s behavioral health team is currently working with multiple Medicaid agencies on the development of substance use disorder (SUD), serious mental illness (SMI), and serious emotional disturbance (SED) specific 1115 waivers.

We pair our behavioral health and Medicaid subject matter experts to support states with:

  • Developing and applying for SMI/SED and SUD Section 1115 demonstration waivers.
  • Implementing SMI Section 1115 demonstration waivers.
  • Providing an assessment of the requirements under the Section 1115 demonstration waiver and Medicaid managed care “in lieu of” authorities, including requirements for average length of stay,
    provider oversight, and monitoring, as well as other considerations.
  • Reviewing managed care contract requirements and providing applicable Medicaid managed care contract language for states that are utilizing “in lieu of” authority to provide reimbursement for inpatient or residential stays in IMDs.
  • Technical assistance with developing administrative infrastructure to monitor utilization, including
    adherence to length of stay requirements under the waiver and “in lieu of” options. CMS’ SMI Section 1115 demonstration waiver guidance prohibits states from receiving Federal Financial Participation (FFP) for any IMD stays that exceed 60 days. In cases where states do not meet this metric, CMS can reduce this maximum length of stay (LOS) to 45 days or less. HMA understands it is important for states to have utilization management (UM) strategies in place to identify these instances and minimize the state’s financial risk, and can therefore provide examples of state UM strategies, as well as incentives to manage inpatient and residential LOS while maintaining access to medically necessary services.
  • Supporting design of data capture and reporting functions for meeting wavier requirements.
  • Serving as the independent evaluator for approved SUD and/or SMI/SED 1115 waiver demonstrations.

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Stephanie Baume

Stephanie Baume

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Medicaid redeterminations and loss of coverage

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Policy crossroads and the end of the public health emergency due to COVID-19

This is part of a three-part series on significant implications of the end of the Public Health Emergency (PHE). 

What does your organization need to know?

March 31st marked the end of the COVID-19 Medicaid continuous coverage condition. Most forecasts project between 10-15 million enrollees will lose Medicaid coverage. State Medicaid programs will lose supplemental funding provided for the continuous coverage requirement and begin to transition to normal eligibility operations. Health Management Associates (HMA) and HMA companies can help the full spectrum of stakeholders plan for, adjust to, and administer the changes up to and beyond the 12-month continuous coverage “unwinding” period. The immediate work can serve as a springboard for future improvement initiatives and to respond to federal guidance that is under development to strengthen and streamline eligibility and enrollment processes and improve the experience for consumers.

Who is affected by this change?

  • Payers including Medicaid managed care organizations and Qualified Health Plans
  • Provider organizations
  • Trade associations of Medicaid managed care or provider organizations
  • State and local community-based organizations
  • State and local governments responsible for administering and overseeing the eligibility processes for Medicaid and other public programs
  • Advocacy groups
  • Foundations
  • Vendors supporting state agencies, health plans and providers

Watch a video presentation about the HMA Coverage Model

What is in the HMA model?

HMA has developed an insurance mix model that projects how the resumption of Medicaid eligibility redeterminations beginning in April 2023 will affect Medicaid enrollment, employer sponsored insurance (ESI), Marketplace coverage, and the uninsured. The model includes enrollment projections for all 50 states and considers the enhanced Marketplace subsidies included in the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA). Approximately 20 million individuals gained coverage during the redetermination freeze and well over 10 million of the approximately 90 million current Medicaid enrollees are at risk for disenrollment.  HMA’s model contemplates the variety in state approaches to managing the resumption of eligibility redeterminations as well as key insights related to the differential impact by Medicaid eligibility categories. 

HMA can help with immediate needs to help you plan:

  • HMA has detailed state-specific unwinding policy insights for each state including observations regarding which states are taking more aggressive and less aggressive approaches. 
  • We can provide technical assistance and strategic planning services to help states and organizations manage the necessary changes.
  • Actuarial experts can assist with acuity changes caused by the change in enrollment.
  • Our colleagues are available for a discussion of the product and the key policies influencing the projections.
  • HMA can also help with post PHE support.

For more information, please contact:

Matt Powers, Managing Director, [email protected]

Chris Dickerson, Consulting Actuary, [email protected]

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Medicare drug negotiation guidance: what you need to know

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This week our In Focus section reviews the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ (CMS) announcement of initial guidance for the new Medicare Drug Price Negotiation Program for 2026. This initial guidance is one of many steps CMS described in the Medicare Drug Price Negotiation Program timeline for the first year of negotiation.

The Drug Price Negotiation Program was approved as part of the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) (P.L. 117- 169) in August 2022. As discussed in our previous In Focus, the IRA includes several other policies aimed at addressing cost, affordability and access to prescription drugs within the Medicare program.

The Drug Negotiation Program allows the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to negotiate maximum fair prices (MFPs) for Part D drugs. Negotiations between HHS and prescription drug manufactures will begin in 2023 and continue into 2024 before negotiated prices go into effect Jan. 1, 2026.

For Medicare payment in 2026, HHS can negotiate prices for up to 10 Part D drugs that do not have generic or biosimilar competition. CMS can increase the number of Part D drugs selected for price negotiation each subsequent year. Starting in 2028, the agency can annually add up to 20 new Part B or Part D drugs to the program.

The published guidance describes CMS’ approach for identifying the drugs selected for the initial year of the program. However, CMS is finalizing these policies as announced for the initial drug negotiation year.

The initial guidance also details the requirements and procedures for implementing the process for the first set of negotiations. For example, the guidance details aspects related to the offer-counter-offer exchange process, confidentiality terms following an agreement, penalties for violations, and the dispute resolution process.

Key Considerations

The drug negotiation program presents numerous operational and policy questions for CMS, manufacturers, and the healthcare sector broadly. The program is expected to have a direct impact on prices and affordability for the Medicare program and its beneficiaries. Additionally, other public and commercial payers will want to consider the potential downstream impacts on their costs. Ongoing monitoring of HHS’ implantation of the drug negotiation program and the pharmaceutical industry’s response to the drug negotiation program will help health plans, providers, and other interested stakeholders navigate this new landscape.

What’s Next

In the short-run, CMS will benefit from feedback from stakeholders about the outstanding policy and operational issues the agency has identified. Comments can be submitted until April 14, 2023

CMS anticipates issuing revised guidance for the first year of negotiation in Summer 2023. By September 1, 2023, CMS plans to publish the first 10 Part D drugs selected for the initial program year. The negotiated maximum fair prices for these drugs will be published by September 1, 2024 and prices will be in effect starting January 1, 2026.

HMA and HMA companies will continue to analyze this and subsequent guidance. We have analytical capabilities and expertise to assist with tailored analysis for manufacturers, providers, patient groups, health plans, and other stakeholders. HMA has the ability to model policy impacts of the drug negotiation program, support the drafting of feedback to CMS as the program is designed and implemented, and provide technical assistance in considering how this new program may interact with other Medicare and Medicaid initiatives.

If you have questions about the Drug Negotiation Program or other aspects of the Inflation Reduction Act and how it will affect manufacturers, Medicare providers, Medicaid programs and patients, contact Kevin Kirby ([email protected]), Amy Bassano ([email protected]) or Andrea Maresca ([email protected]).

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Medicaid authority and opportunity to build new programs for justice-involved individuals

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On January 26, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) approved California’s (CA) section 1115 request to cover targeted healthcare services for incarcerated individuals 90 days before release. This historical partial rollback of the Medicaid Inmate Exclusion Policy empowers the CA Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) to collaborate with state agencies, counties, health plans and community-based organizations to create coordinated community reentry services focused on persons transitioning from incarceration to community that provide physical and behavioral healthcare services.

Fourteen states have pending section 1115 demonstration requests to provide specific healthcare services for justice-involved individuals. CMS has indicated it will be issuing guidance on the coverage parameters for healthcare services for individuals transitioning from carceral settings.  These efforts allow states, counties, and cities to build coordinated systems of healthcare care to support reentry.  Building such systems requires infrastructure development and enhancement, stakeholder engagement, strategic planning, and project and change management across justice partners, health plans, and community-based organizations. 

Implementing the services will involve an in-depth understanding of the fundamental healthcare needs of justice-involved individuals, carceral setting healthcare delivery and reentry (transition to the community), and how to operationalize necessary changes to meet program requirements.  Additionally, change management, critical stakeholder coordination, infrastructure, and technology development, enhancement, guidance on data-sharing agreements, and health plan involvement will need to be created or adapted to meet the CMS 1115 requirements.  Administrators of carceral settings and correctional healthcare providers must coordinate services with community-based organizations and health plans to implement timely, cost-effective, and quality healthcare services to individuals leaving carceral facilities.

States, payors, correctional administrators, and healthcare providers will benefit from understanding the 1115 requirements to stand up this initiative, recommendations to facilitate the 1115 application process, how it intersects with healthcare delivery within a carceral setting and during reentry, and practical strategies for planning and operationalizing the effective delivery and coordination of healthcare services that meet program requirements. 

On Thursday, April 6, 2023, HMA held a webinar to help states and other stakeholders understand the section 1115 parameters and provide insight to states, local government, correctional health settings, and providers on how to best plan for implementing such services.

Key experts covered the following topics:

  • Deep Dive into California’s section 1115 approval and lessons learned from the California application process?
  • Operationalizing In Reach and Re-entry Programming for Justice-Involved Individuals
    • Understanding the complex needs of justice-involved individuals.
    • What investments must states make to implement Medicaid-eligible services for justice-involved individuals?
    • What role can technology and digital health play in supplementing direct care?
  • The Role of Payers in new Services for Justice-Involved Individuals

Speakers:

Linda Follenweider, Managing Director, Justice Involved Services
Tonya Moore, Senior Consultant
Margaret Tatar, Managing Principal
John Volpe, Principal
Julie White, Principal 

HMA consultants bring unparalleled expertise in Medicaid policy, correctional health and a deep understanding of the unique needs of this population. We have the operational knowledge and experience with technology and digital health solutions, as well as the needed data and analytic capacity to collect the correct data to drive improvements in equity and access to care.