The firm looked at state-specific data from Idaho’s Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System and at four programs to create its picture of the newly eligible population in Idaho: the County Indigent and the Idaho Catastrophic Health Care Cost programs, Idaho Community Health Centers, Idaho Adult Mental Health Services and the Department of Correction. By analyzing participants in each program, Leavitt Partners was able to come to some general conclusions. The newly eligibile are likely to:
The final Leavitt report isn’t due until Sept. 10. Even so, the firm presented its initial findings to the workgroup to help it decide what it will recommend. You can see the slides from that presentation here.
A date has not been set for the workgroup’s next meeting, but it will be after Sept. 10 so members have the final report.
The Medicaid group is the second of two health care committees Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter appointed. The first met Aug. 2, and is tasked with evaluating the state’s insurance exchange participation.