Opportunity for Support in Physical and Mental Health Integration
CMS is accepting Expression of Interest forms from states interested in the Medicaid Innovation Accelerator Program (IAP) Physical and Mental Integration (PMH) initiative. The IAP PMH provides targeted program support to states seeking to expand and/or refine existing physical and mental health integration efforts. Interested states should submit their forms by January 29, 2015.
New States Added to Online Toolkit Offering Strategies to Enroll Justice-Involved Individuals in Health Coverage
Many individuals involved in the criminal justice system are now eligible for Medicaid in states that expanded Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act. Health coverage can provide individuals who are leaving incarceration with access to physical and behavioral health services critical to their successful reentry into the community. This toolkit highlights the efforts of selected states to enroll individuals involved with the criminal justice system. This resource is designed to provide state officials with actionable information about policies and practices available to connect justice-involved individuals to health care coverage through Medicaid. This toolkit features strategies by Colorado, Illinois, New Mexico, Ohio, Rhode Island, Washington, and Wisconsin.
National Academy for State Health Policy
The National Academy for State Health Policy (NASHP) is an independent academy of state health policymakers who are dedicated to helping states achieve excellence in health policy and practice. A non-profit and non-partisan organization, NASHP provides a forum for constructive work across branches and agencies of state government on critical health policy issues. For more information visit www.nashp.org.
Executive Summary Under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), many individuals involved in the criminal justice system are now eligible for Medicaid, including many young, low-income males who did not previously qualify. Enrollment Processes This toolkit was made possible with support from the Jacob & Valeria Langeloth Foundation.