Briefs & Reports

A Mid-Year State Medicaid Budget Update for FY 2012 and A Look Forward to FY 2013

For this mid-year update on state Medicaid budgets for FY 2012 and 2013, HMA conducted structured discussions with leading Medicaid directors and emailed survey questions to all 50 states and DC to build on findings from the most recent Kaiser Family Foundation/HMA comprehensive 50-state Medicaid budget survey.

On the Verge: The Transformation of Long-Term Services and Supports

Many states are on the verge of transforming the financing and delivery of long-term services and supports (LTSS). This report presents the findings from a state survey conducted in fall 2011 with state aging and disability agencies and Medicaid agencies about their LTSS  programs for older people and adults with physical disabilities.  

Medicaid Enrollment: December 2010 Data Snapshot

This snapshot of Medicaid enrollment as of December 2010 finds that between December 2009 and December 2010, an additional 2.8 million people enrolled in Medicaid programs nationally, pushing Medicaid enrollment up to 51.5 million. Enrollment growth over this period was 5.7 percent, down from a peak of 8.8 percent from the prior year.

Managing Medicaid Pharmacy Benefits: Current Issues and Options

Informed in part by the perspectives of a group of Medicaid pharmacy administrators convened in May 2011 to discuss Medicaid pharmacy issues, this report analyzes reimbursement, benefit management and cost sharing issues in Medicaid pharmacy programs, highlighting the potential of several strategies to reduce Medicaid pharmacy costs.