Emerging Topics

The Institute for Medicaid Innovation (IMI) actively engages in research and quality improvement initiatives that partner with key stakeholders including clinicians, researchers, community advocates, state and federal government, and Medicaid managed care organizations.

IMI’s publications and resources on emerging Medicaid topics provide a comprehensive overview of the topic, identify barriers, highlight best practices and emerging innovations, and discuss clinical, research, and policy opportunities.  These resources are listed below. 

Medicaid 101 Series

Report:  An Overview of the Program

Video: An Overview of the Program

Report: An Overview of State Plan Amendments & Waivers 

COVID-19

Report: Medicaid Managed Care's Pandemic Pivot: Addressing Social Determinants of Health to Improve Health Equity

Webinar: Medicaid Managed Care's Pandemic Pivot: Addressing Social Determinants of Health to Improve Health Equity

Report: Opportunities to Support Optimal Health for Children in Medicaid Beyond the COVID-19 Pandemic 

Blog: Recuperative Care & COVID-19 in the Medicaid Population

Report: Medicaid Enrollment during COVID-19: A Content Analysis of State Actions to Mitigate Barriers

Blog: Innovation in Medicaid Behavioral Health Service Delivery During COVID-19

Fact Sheet: Impact of COVID-19 on Eligibility for the National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program

News: IMI’s 4th Annual MMCO Survey:  New Health Equity & COVID-19 Sections

High-Risk Care Coordination

Report: High-Risk Care Coordination: Opportunities, Barriers, and Innovative Initiatives in Medicaid

Infographic: High-Risk Care Coordination: Opportunities, Barriers, and Innovative Initiatives in Medicaid Infographic

Managed Long-Term Services & Supports (MLTSS)

Report: Leveraging Opportunities in Medicaid Managed Long-Term Services and Supports (MLTSS) 

Fact Sheet: Leveraging Opportunities in Medicaid Managed Long-Term Services and Supports (MLTSS) Summary

Report: Understanding Long-Term Services and Supports in Medicaid

Fact Sheet: Understanding Long-Term Services and Supports in Medicaid Summary

Medicaid Enrollment

Report: Analysis of State Medicaid Enrollment Form Reading Levels

Report: Medicaid Enrollment during COVID-19: A Content Analysis of State Actions to Mitigate Barriers

Blog Post: How States Are Facilitating Medicaid Enrollment During COVID-19—And How They Can Do Even More

Report: Social Needs Data in the State Medicaid Enrollment Form: A Content Analysis

Fact Sheet: Social Determinants of Health in State Medicaid Enrollment Forms Summary

Oral Health

Report:  Oral Health Benefits in Medicaid

Prospective Payments

Blog Post: Leveraging Prospective Payments to Address Provider Financial Shortfalls: The Role of Managed Care Organizations

Role of Nurses and Midwives in Medicaid

Compendium: Celebration of Nurses and Midwives in Medicaid Managed Care

Sexual and Gender Minority Health

 Report: Sexual and Gender Minorities: Opportunities for Medicaid Health Plans and Clinicians

Social Determinants of Health

Report: Medicaid Managed Care's Pandemic Pivot: Addressing Social Determinants of Health to Improve Health Equity

Webinar: Medicaid Managed Care's Pandemic Pivot: Addressing Social Determinants of Health to Improve Health Equity

Report: Social Needs Data in the State Medicaid Enrollment Form: A Content Analysis

Fact Sheet: Social Determinants of Health in State Medicaid Enrollment Forms Summary

Report:  Innovation and Opportunities to Address Social Determinants of Health in Medicaid Managed Care

Fact Sheet: Innovation and Opportunities to Address Social Determinants of Health in Medicaid Managed Care Summary

Value-Based Purchasing

Report: Leveraging Value-Based Payment Approaches to Promote Health Equity

Report: Using Data to Reduce Disparities and Improve Quality