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Medicaid Medical Directors in Washington, Massachusetts, and Virginia examine how Medicaid is uniquely positioned to combat the Coronavirus in a JAMA Viewpoint titled Securing the safety net and protecting public health during a pandemic: Medicaid’s response to COVID-19. The authors, all members of AcademyHealth’s Medicaid Medical Directors Network, explain the flexibility to maintain and increase enrollment and expand capabilities via the following ways: 

  1. Expanding options for telehealth and virtual visits
  2. Remove barriers to billing for diagnostic and treatment services
  3. Expand coverage of home-based care
  4. Ease limits on prescription drug and long-term services and supports
  5. Assisting special populations

Read the full article here.

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