An individual’s zip code is more predictive of her health than her genetic code, but it’s not just zip code data that can help tackle social determinants of health.
The California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) has recently issued a policy sketching out how the state’s Medicaid plans can safely use the text messaging technology to connect with members.
In Focus: Leveraging Technology to Expand Access to Behavioral Health Care for Medicaid Beneficiaries
Digital health innovators have begun leveraging telehealth tools as well as chatbots and other forms of artificial intelligence to engage Medicaid beneficiaries with behavioral health conditions — a group that accounts for a disproportionate share of spending.
Blue Shield California is taking a new approach to wellness programs to cater to healthcare consumerism and digital innovation in healthcare.
The Impact of Medicaid Expansion on Continuous Enrollment: A Two-State Analysis of All Payer Claims Data
Income fluctuations, changes in family circumstances, and data inconsistencies can trigger coverage disruptions among Medicaid beneficiaries.
Under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), states can pursue “innovation waivers,” sometimes known as 1332 waivers, as of 2017. These waivers allow states to modify key parts of the law, so long as they stay true to its goals and consumer protections.
State Medicaid agencies and managed care organizations will now be able to estimate the health impact and health care cost savings of investing in childhood obesity prevention initiatives.
The maternal mortality rate in the United States is the highest of any developed country – and the rate is rising. The US is currently the most dangerous place to give birth in the developed world.
Many healthcare-technology startups are following Mark Zuckerberg and Silicon Valley's pressure to move fast. However, as many have also seen, these tech companies have found themselves in scandal.
The expansion of Medicaid benefits has been linked to “lower cardiovascular mortality in middle-aged adults” in states that expanded such health insurance coverage under the Affordable Care Act, new research indicates.
Witnesses from a handful of U.S. territories urged Congress to avert a Medicaid "cliff" that has the potential to jeopardize medical care for U.S. citizens in already hurting island territories, during a subcommittee hearing of the House Committee on Natural Resources last week.
There is no debate over the fact that children are losing Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) coverage.
The Medicaid program has experienced significant changes since 2010, when the Affordable Care Act was passed. Five trends are likely to affect how the program will change over the next five to ten years.
Disruptions in health coverage are associated with adverse health consequences. This is especially true for women in their childbearing years, when a pregnancy means having health coverage is even more important.
Study in Journal of Medical Economics Reveals Reduced Medical Spending with the Livongo for Diabetes Program
Blue Shield of California Promise Health Plan Helps Medi-Cal Members Receive Quality Care with Timely Culturally Relevant Text Messages
Solera Health, an integrated benefits network, today announced that four health plan executives have joined the senior leadership team in support of the company’s strategy to guide people to better health in their communities.
A few years ago, after multiple attempts to convince a patient to keep his clinic appointments, I decided to meet him at a cafe of his choosing.
In January 2018, federal officials released guidance on instituting Medicaid work requirements — an unprecedented move for the low-income health program.
Health plans that contract with state Medicaid programs are moving to address social determinants of health by paying for affordable housing, food vouchers to purchase fresh vegetables and education screenings at the doctor’s office.
This year venture capitalists and health systems will invest more than $7 billion in digital health solutions including wearables and biosensors like Fitbits, precision medicine and genomics, mobile diagnostics, and clinical decision support via telemedicine.
While not typically an election issue, Medicaid — particularly the Medicaid expansion created under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) — was an important issue in the 2018 midterm elections in a number of campaigns throughout the country.
A stronger economy was a primary factor driving lower Medicaid enrollment growth and relatively steady spending growth as states finished state fiscal year (FY) 2018 and adopted budgets for FY 2019.