Christie Provost Peters

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Medicaid costs for health and long-term care services for low-income individuals are substantial. As a result, each state's "match rate," or federal medical assistance percentage (FMAP), which determines the share of Medicaid benefit costs the federal government pays, has enormous implications for state budgets and state economies, as well as for Medicaid(More)
Medicaid payment for generic prescription drugs has been a point of contention for the pharmacy industry over the past few years because of reimbursement formula changes contained in the Deficit Reduction Act (DRA) of 2005. The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) includes provisions to resolve some of these issues. The DRA reduced the maximum(More)
Medicare Advantage special needs plans (SNPs) are a new type of coordinated care plan established by the Medicare Prescription Drug, Improvement and Modernization Act. SNPs were created to encourage greater access to Medicare managed care for certain special needs populations: the institutionalized, persons dually eligible for Medicare and Medicaid, and the(More)
The Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnosis, and Treatment (EPSDT) program under Medicaid provides the most comprehensive set of health benefits for children and adolescents in the public or private sector. A cornerstone of early childhood preventive and treatment services in the nation's health care "safety net," the EPSDT program serves nearly 30 million(More)
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