Section 5405 of the Affordable Care Act authorizes the establishment of a primary care extension program (PCEP) to improve the quality of primary care services by “educat[ing] providers about preventive medicine, health promotion, chronic disease management, mental and behavioral health services, and evidence-based and evidence informed therapies and techniques.” The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) established the Infrastructure for Maintaining Primary Care Transformation (
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This map tracks state Medicaid expansion decisions and approaches states are taking for expanding eligibility to 138 percent of the Federal Poverty Level (FPL).
Due to the ACA’s new eligibility verification rules, states have developed plans outlining Medicaid and CHIP eligibility verification procedures. This chart highlights key elements from states’ verification plans, such as which eligibility factors are verified through electronic data and the specific data sources states are using, as well as whether self-attestation is accepted for some eligibility factors.
This chart highlights steps states have taken to create an exchange that states have shared on State Refor(u)m.
Eager to dig into details about state benchmark plan choices so far? This chart provides key details—with direct links to evidence of coverage documents and CCIIO’s plan summaries—about the plans states have selected or defaulted into. States had until December 26, 2012 to submit comments on the proposed EHB regulations to finalize their benchmark plan decision.
Interested in learning more about the vendors states are working with to build the systems needed to make health reform work? This chart–made in collaboration with the Office of Health Policy and Technology at UMass Medical School –is intended to help you track where states are so far on selecting vendors for their Exchange and/or Medicaid IT systems and, in the case of states that have selected their IT vendor(s), what their role(s) on building these new systems are.