Connecting Criminal Justice–Involved People with Medicaid Coverage and Services: Innovative Strategies from Arizona

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Connecting Criminal Justice–Involved People with Medicaid Coverage and Services: Innovative Strategies from Arizona

Abstract

This brief describes six strategies used in Arizona to connect justice-involved people with Medicaid coverage and health care services following incarceration. The strategies include automating data-sharing arrangements between justice agencies and the state Medicaid agency, automatically re-enrolling people who are about to be released in their previous Medicaid plan, and co-locating enrollment assistance and behavioral health services at probation and parole offices. These strategies in combination represent an innovative model that could be replicated in other jurisdictions.

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