Promoting the Importance of School Medicaid Programs

June 12, 2014 – San Francisco, CA – It has been an eventful few years for California’s school Medicaid programs, to put it mildly. For example, California’s school Medicaid Administrative Activities (MAA) program is still subject to a federal payment deferral, and schools are awaiting the implementation of a new state MAA program, which includes a change to the time survey methodology.

At Paradigm, we believe that smarter programs build healthier communities. In fact it was out of this philosophy that our Policy & Research Division, whose core objective is to help build stable political support for school Medicaid reimbursement programs, was born more than three years ago. As you can imagine, with all that’s been going on, they’ve been working overtime and archiving their efforts on Paradigm’s free-access online Policy Center.

Policy issues and legislation are always evolving and it can be difficult to sort through the amount of information available and determine what is most relevant. That is where Paradigm’s Policy Center comes in. Paradigm’s policy experts tirelessly produce detailed briefs on issues facing school Medicaid programs, pulling together related industry news (daily!), and engaging with the community. For example, take a look at the Issue Analysis on the “Free-Care” policy, a long-time policy issue that is still very much on the forefront.

New this Spring, Paradigm’s Policy & Research Division introduced the Policy Squad, which is a grass-roots group of stakeholders interested in receiving ongoing policy information and learning more about advocating for these important programs. If you are interested in learning more about the Policy Squad or want to join, email

If you have any questions, feel free to contact us via email or by phone at (888) 536-0920.