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Summary of NASHP’s 2015 Survey of State CHIP Directors

February 2015

Federal funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) is scheduled to expire on September 30, 2015, unless Congress acts. Many state CHIP directors have begun to consider the steps needed should funding remain uncertain or expire. In January 2015, the National Academy for State Health Policy (NASHP) surveyed CHIP directors to better understand recent program changes along with state budgeting and planning given the uncertainty of continued federal funding.

The State of State Health Policy: Governors’ State of the State Addresses

February 2015

Governors across the nation have laid out their priorities for the coming year as part of their State of the State addresses. NASHP summarizes the 44 addresses given to date. Seven governors discussed health insurance exchanges, 13 health care costs, and nine addressed issues related to a culture of health. Individual governors also addressed issues not captured in the chart such as infant mortality, telehealth, rural health, eliminating toxins in children’s products, and improving services for seniors and persons with disabilities.

Transforming the Workforce to Provide Better Chronic Care: The Role of Local Care Coordinators at CareFirst

February 2015

Part 6 in the Transforming the Workforce to Provide Better Chronic Care:
The Role of Registered Nurses series.
Click to see the rest of the series.

CareFirst, a commercial insurer serving Maryland, northern Virginia, and the District of Columbia, utilizes local nurse care coordinators to support primary care providers within its patient-centered medical home program. Local care coordinators provide care coordination, care planning, and patient education to chronically ill CareFirst members through a combination of telephonic and in-person encounters.

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