Mathematica is developing Medicaid 1115 demonstration implementation and monitoring tools to support CMS oversight of these demonstrations. In addition, we are supporting states in addressing the opioid epidemic with a combination of strategies inside and outside of 1115 demonstrations—including those related to housing supports and care coordination services under Medicaid.
In addition to strengthening CMS oversight of Medicaid 1115 demonstrations, the development of new implementation, monitoring, and evaluation tools will help states and the policy community assess the performance of the demonstrations. Ultimately, the insights generated by rigorous state-led monitoring and evaluation will contribute to a larger body of knowledge about how to best provide health care to vulnerable individuals and families through the Medicaid program.
Technical Assistance Collaborative, Inc.
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Center for Medicaid and CHIP Services
Demonstration types include those with policies impacting eligibility and coverage (including community engagement) and financing (under the Healthy Adult Opportunity), as well as those addressing substance use disorder (SUD), serious mental illness/serious emotional disturbance (SMI/SED), value-based purchasing (VBP), and social determinants of health. Under this contract, we create and maintain standardized templates for implementation plans, monitoring metrics and reports, and evaluation design guidance. These products are publicly available via Medicaid.gov. The project also supports CMS implementation of SUPPORT Act provisions, including (1) developing a database of monitoring information from 1115 demonstrations with policies relevant to the SUPPORT Act; (2) convening an all-state conference focused on the SUPPORT Act and section 1115 SUD and SMI/SED demonstrations; and (3) developing and implementing a program of technical assistance to advance state efforts to deliver supportive housing to Medicaid beneficiaries with SUD.
As of May 2020, we are supporting CMS oversight of 28 demonstrations addressing substance use disorder, 4 demonstrations addressing serious mental illness/serious emotional disturbance, and 18 demonstrations testing eligibility and coverage policies.