Medicaid’s Unique Role in COVID-19 Vaccination Efforts

from AcademyHealth Blog at on February 26, 2021 at 05:12AM

Medicaid’s Unique Role in COVID-19 Vaccination Efforts

Medicaid Medical Directors in Washington, Massachusetts, and Virginia provide a rationale for Medicaid taking the lead to ensure the equitable distribution of COVID-19 vaccinations in a JAMA Viewpoint titled Medicaid and COVID-19 Vaccination—Translating Equitable Allocation Into Equitable Administration. The authors, all members of AcademyHealth’s Medicaid Medical Directors Network, offers strategies to expand vaccine services via the following ways: 

  1. Make it easy for Medicaid members to access COVID-19 vaccines;
  2. Build trust through clear, consistent, and inclusive messaging; and
  3. Partner widely to ensure successful implementation.

Read the full article here.

Thu, 02/25/2021 – 09:13

Insurance, Medicare & Medicaid
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Sunita Krishnan, M.P.H.