Health Care System Performance: What Mississippi Indicators Reveal

National indicators rank Mississippi below most states on several health system performance measures. This issue brief summarizes findings from a report on Mississippi’s health system performance indicators and associated policy implications to provide insight into opportunities for improvement in the state’s health care system.

Health Reform Implications for Employers

More than 90% of Americans with private health insurance obtain that coverage through employer-sponsored plans. The Affordable Care Act (health reform) targets the link between employment and health insurance.  This report details the structure and impact of the health insurance reform on employers in the state.   (September 2010)

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An Overview of Health Reform

The Affordable Care Act in the United States and Mississippi provides major changes to public insurance coverage in three categories:  expanded and coordinated eligibility, expanded services offered, and changes to payment mechanisms.

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Building Mississippi’s System of Care

A System of Care is “a coordinated network of community-based services and supports that are organized to meet the challenges of children and youth with serious mental health needs and their families.” The System of Care model represents an interagency, multidisciplinary approach to care for children and youth with serious emotional disturbances and their families.

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Proposed Rule on Medicaid School-Based Administrative Claiming

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has proposed a rule that would essentially eliminate reimbursement under the Medicaid program for the costs of school-based administrative and transportation services.  Only administrative services performed specifically by Medicaid employees would be eligible for reimbursement.

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Health Care Spending In Mississippi

The availability of information related to health care spending is severely limited in Mississippi.  Data on spending by categories such as disease or condition, population characteristics, or geographic area are generally not obtainable.  Surveys conducted by the National Association of State Budget Officers and other organizations are used to compare health care spending in Mississippi’s state budget with that of other states.

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