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Medicaid is a joint federal and state program that provides free or low-cost health coverage to qualifying individuals including low-income individuals, families, and children, pregnant women, the elderly, and those with disabilities. Medicaid programs differ significantly from state to state, including using different names, differences in health care covered, and different eligibility requirements.

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Authors: Cory Page | Amanda Mauri | Kyle Grazier | Jessica Buche | Maria Gaiser

Topics: Behavioral Health, Integration and Collaboration, Medicaid

January 16, 2020
This report helps to inform managers and policy makers at the local, state, and federal levels of viable financing arrangements to promote these and future novel approaches to delivering high quality, accessible, sustained behavioral health care to communities and vulnerable populations.
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Authors: Amanda Mauri | Maria Gaiser | Jessica Buche | Angela Beck

Topics: Behavioral Health, Medicaid

January 7, 2020
This cross-sectional study examines the relationship between reimbursement and behavioral health provider geographic distribution and seeks to understand how Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement for behavioral health providers may limit service delivery.
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Authors: Lynn Videka | Jodie Neale | Cory Page | Jessica Buche | Caitlyn Wayment | Maria Gaiser | Angela Beck

Topics: Behavioral Health, Medicaid

December 5, 2019
This report aims to understand the organizational settings and roles of peer providers in the behavioral health workforce and to build a profile of peer support specialists using statutes, administrative codes, state Medicaid plans, and national survey data.
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Authors: Dana Foney | Shannon Mace

Topics: Behavioral Health, Medicaid

November 7, 2019
This report examines factors that may influence access to medication-assisted treatment (MAT) and to substance use disorders (SUD) treatment services, including negative perceptions associated with SUD treatment, cultural norms, and Medicaid and other insurance coverage. It also examines state-specific initiatives to combat the opioid epidemic and SUDs.
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Authors: Angela Beck | Cory Page | Jessica Buche

Topics: Behavioral Health, Medicaid, Rural Health

October 1, 2018
This report helps to understand the characteristics of the behavioral health workforce in rural areas, the services offered by rural provider organizations, and the barriers these organizations face to providing services.
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Authors: Angela Beck | Cory Page | Jessica Buche | Danielle Rittman | Maria Gaiser

Topics: Behavioral Health, Medicaid, Scope of Practice (SOP)

September 1, 2018
This report explores credential requirements, scope of practice elements, and Medicaid reimbursement rates for addiction counselors, community health workers, and peer recovery specialists across the country to better understand how these workers can contribute to behavioral health service delivery.
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Authors: Simona Surdu | Margaret Langelier

Topics: Medicaid, Oral Health

January 1, 2018
This report summarizes trends in the direct provision of oral health services by federally qualified health centers (FQHCs) over recent years and factors that predict the likelihood of an FQHC providing direct general and/or specialty oral health services.
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Authors: Ellen Kurtzman | Jeongyoung Park | Xinxin Han | Patricia Pittman

Topics: Community Health Centers, Medicaid, Staffing

September 1, 2017
This report examines the effects of state Medicaid expansion on community health center staffing.
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August 16, 2017
This webinar describes two comprehensive approaches to integrating available provider data and preparing a statewide upload file for import into SDMS.
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June 21, 2017
This is part two of a webinar series on using Medicaid claims data to calculate Medicaid accessible provider capacity for federal shortage area applications (HPSA/MUA/P).
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