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Managed Care

Many states contract with private health insurers to manage, provide or arrange for the provision of care, and coordinate care for Medicaid enrollees.

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Medicaid Waivers

States may request a waiver from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to cover other groups of individuals by “waiving” certain federal regulations.

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The Rodgers—Pre-ACA

Rylin and David Rodgers were shocked at how quickly medical debt changed their lives. They had college educations, good jobs with health insurance, and comfortable savings before their children were born. Unaccustomed to asking for help, Rylin once went three days without eating as she sat by her so [...]



Making life better for Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs (CYSHCN) and their families is at the heart of our work. The Catalyst Center is committed to promoting strategies and sharing ideas that can make the health care system work for everyone. These personal stories help illustrate [...]


Financing Strategies

Many Title V and Medicaid programs use funds from their own programs or leverage other funding to reduce the number of Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs (CYSHCN) without health insurance, close benefit gaps, pay for additional services, and build the capacity of the system of care.  [...]


Dissemination and Evaluation Center

The Dissemination and Evaluation Center (DEC) was formed in 2015 as part of the Dissemination of Evidence-Informed Interventions to Improve Health Outcomes along the HIV Care Continuum Initiative, a Special Projects of National Significance (SPNS) initiative. The DEC has adapted four previously impl [...]

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