Medicaid Administrative Claiming for Justice Agencies


This brief is for public safety leaders, state Medicaid agency personnel, and policymakers who work on issues related to criminal justice and behavioral health. States have the option to permit justice agencies to receive Medicaid reimbursement for Medicaid-related activities performed by officers and/or contractors. This document explains how this can be done—through Medicaid administrative claiming—and provides examples from several states along with guidance for implementation.

TASC’s Medicaid Policy Series is designed to help leaders maximize the opportunities of Medicaid expansion in order to more swiftly and effectively connect justice populations to healthcare services in the community. The lead author of the series was then TASC Administrator of Medicaid Policy and Program Development Sherie Arriazola.

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