Brief Connecting Criminal Justice–Involved People with Medicaid Coverage and Services: Innovative Strategies from Arizona
Jane B. Wishner, Jesse Jannetta
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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.

Research Areas Crime, justice, and safety Health and health care
Tags Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program  Corrections Social determinants of health Substance use Opioid crisis
Policy Centers Justice Policy Center