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  • document preview of Medicaid: Information on Inmate Eligibility and Federal Costs for Allowable Services

    Medicaid: Information on Inmate Eligibility and Federal Costs for Allowable Services

    "Financing health care for inmates can be a significant portion of state correctional spending for some states with health care costs ranging from an estimated 6 percent to 33 percent of institutional corrections spending in 2008, the most recent estimate available. The combination of expanded Medicaid eligibility and enhanced funding for those newly eligible as allowed under PPACA [Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act] gives states additional incentives to enroll inmates in Medicaid and obtain federal matching funds, and increases...

  • document preview for Health Coverage and County Jails: Suspension vs. Termination

    Health Coverage and County Jails: Suspension vs. Termination

    "Medicaid allows for-and the federal government encourages-continued eligibility for coverage for a person who is incarcerated. Although the ACA [Affordable Care Act] did not address suspension versus termination, for states that are expanding Medicaid the number of inmates eligible for coverage will increase dramatically and the benefits to counties of suspending instead of terminating their coverage will be substantial" (p. 1). This brief addresses issues associated with suspending Medicaid coverage for prisoners. Sections cover: why ensuring access to Medicaid post-release...

  • document cover of Prison Inmates' Prerelease Application for Medicaid: Take-up Rates in Oregon

    Prison Inmates' Prerelease Application for Medicaid: Take-up Rates in Oregon

    "People leaving prison often return to the community lacking health insurance and thus access to appropriate health care. Many have mental illness, substance abuse, and other health issues that need treatment and compound reintegration challenges. Left untreated, they are at risk of falling into a cycle of relapse, reoffending, and reincarceration. Providing Medicaid coverage upon release has the potential to improve continuity of care that may interrupt this cycle. This report examines whether efforts to enroll people in Medicaid prior...

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    Maximizing Medicaid: An Innovative Approach to Finance Health Care for Criminal Justice Populations [Webinar]

    "This webinar explains and clarifies the issues related to allowable uses of federal Medicaid funds for incarcerated individuals, and provides an example of how corrections departments can leverage cost savings as a result. The discussion focuses on the challenges related to implementation and establishment of cross-agency collaboration, and the subsequent successes and cost savings that can be achieved." The agenda of this webinar is: "Introduction" by Fred Osher; "Financing Health Care for Individuals Involved in the Criminal Justice System" by...

  • RE: To Facilitate Successful Re-entry for Individuals Transitioning from Incarceration to Their Communities (2016)

    The purpose of this letter and its attachment is to provide guidance on facilitating access to covered Medicaid services for eligible individuals prior to and after a stay in a correctional institution.

  • Linking Low-Income Men to Medicaid and the Health Insurance Marketplace (2016)

    Drawing on the research literature and interviews with national experts in health care and coverage, fatherhood programming, health coverage marketing, and health communications, this brief discusses new health coverage and care opportunities for justice-involved men and the importance of implementing community-based strategies for bringing justice-involved men into coverage and coordinated health care.

  • Presumptive Eligibility: New Options in 2014 (2013)

    This Factsheet discusses Presumptive Eligibility: what it is, options to use, key facts, and FAQs.

  • Steps to Maximize Healthcare Reform for Justice Systems - Enrolling Newly-Eligible Participants (Corrections Systems) (2013)

    Resource guide for corrections system professials—to assist with the implementation of provisions of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) in order to maximize health care reform opportunities.