Date & Time
Monday, April 29, 2024, 10:15 AM - 11:30 AM
107 Lessons Learned From the Medicaid Waiver, Reentry, and Patient Care/ Understanding Traumatic Justice, Freedom Management, and the INVEST Difference(1)*


Lessons Learned From the Medicaid Waiver, Reentry, and Patient Care

California is the first state to receive approval for its Medicaid reentry waiver. Required changes to correctional health care include expanded health and behavioral health services, pharmacy benefits at release, and expanded pre- and postrelease care management. Improving continuity of care between jail and community can significantly improve health and reduce recidivism. Lessons learned from working with 10 sites illustrate the challenges and considerations for correctional health care systems.

Educational Objectives

  • Describe the changes in the correctional health care landscape in states that pursue the Medicaid Reentry Demonstration waiver
  • List three key challenges that correctional health care faces in this new environment

    Explore three key opportunities that correctional health care can pursue regarding the Waiver

Level: Basic

 Understanding Traumatic Justice, Freedom Management, and the INVEST Difference

When someone is booked into jail and subsequently prison, they are not the only ones who do time. This presentation focuses on the trauma experienced by all who enter jails and prisons, a reentry program for those with co-occurring mental health and substance use conditions based in Pima County, Arizona called INVEST, and the curriculum at the center of it all called Freedom Management.

Educational Objectives

  • Discuss the various ways that jails and prisons are traumatic environments and how that trauma manifests
  • Identify common barriers to reentry, especially around care continuity, and strategies to overcome them
  • Describe common engagement pitfalls when working with system-involved people