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David Mancuso

The Criminal Justice System and Medicaid:
Collaboration or Collision Post Health Reform?

Question and Answer Session, Part 1

Question and Answer Session, Part 2

Moderator
Steve Somers, President and CEO, Center for Health Care Strategies, Inc.

Presenter
Allison Hamblin, Director, Center for Health Care Strategies, Inc.

Discussants
David Mancuso, Senior Research Manager,
Department of Social and Health Services

Joan Erney, Chief Business Development and Public Policy Officer, Community Care

Westley Clark, Director, Center for Substance Abuse Treatment, SAMHSA

Health Care Reform, Medicaid Expansion and Access to Alcohol/Drug Treatment: Opportunities for Disability Prevention

The enhanced federal match for the Medicaid expansion population is a “game changer” that shifts financial incentives away from facilitating enrollment in federal disability programs, and in favor of improving or maintaining the health status of persons enrolled in Medicaid who have not yet become disabled. Access to alcohol/drug treatment will be critical in achieving this objective.

Behavioral Health Treatment Opportunities for Health Care and Criminal Justice Cost Savings

A PowerPoint presentation, by David Mancuso, details a study from Washington state that shows arrests decline significantly after alcohol/drug treatment. Read more...