August 3, 2012
Kaiser Family Foundation
This Kaiser Issue brief focuses on the first four states to receive CMS approval under the new Medicaid Health Home option authorized by the Affordable Care Act: Missouri, Rhode Island, New York, and Oregon. It examines the health home programs these states have established, explores similarities and differences in their approaches, and offers observations regarding how states are moving forward in implementing health homes. As part of the comparative analysis, the brief also reviews selected aspects of the SPAs in North Carolina and Iowa, the two states to receive CMS approval most recently.