Medicaid Section 1115 Waivers are intended to provide an opportunity for states to design and implement innovative Medicaid policies and programs to better serve our country’s most vulnerable populations. Section 1115 Waivers can include reforms that go beyond just routine medical care, and include evidence-based interventions that impact social determinants and improve health and well-being.
Across the country, Section 1115 Waivers can play a powerful role either in advancing or hindering complex care efforts. As state policymakers utilize Section 1115 Waivers to set Medicaid policy, it is important for the complex care field to understand how the waiver process works to identify opportunities to engage and influence waiver content. Join us to learn about the Section 1115 Waiver process and hear advocates in Kentucky and North Carolina talk about their experiences.
- Natassia Rozario, Associate Counsel and Senior Director of External Affairs, Camden Coalition of Healthcare Providers
- Cindy Mann, Partner, Manatt Health
- Emily Beauregard, Executive Director, Kentucky Voices for Health
- Karen McLeod, President and Chief Executive Officer, Benchmarks
List of resources:
About Section 1115 Demonstrations (CMS)
State Waivers List (CMS)
Section 1115 Waivers: An Introduction (Georgetown University Health Policy Institute, Center for Children and Families)
Section 1115 Medicaid Demonstration Waivers: The Current Landscape of Approved and Pending Waivers (Kaiser Family Foundation)
Medicaid 1115 Waivers by State (National Conference of State Legislators)
Medicaid Waiver Tracker: Which States Have Approved and Pending Section 1115 Medicaid Waivers? (Kaiser Family Foundation)
Opposing Restrictive Medicaid Waivers in Your State (Families USA)
5 Reasons Work Requirements in Medicaid Won’t Work (Community Catalyst)
Kentucky HEALTH Explainers (Kentucky Voices for Health)
This webinar is part of a series on complex care, hosted by the Policy Committee of the National Center for Complex Health and Social Needs. The National Center’s Policy Committee works to identify and disseminate policy priorities and gaps relating to the emerging field of complex care.