2017 Conference

More than 200 state health officials crowded into a National Academy for State Health Policy’s (NASHP) annual conference session recently to learn about strategies to improve population health and reduce costs while simultaneously transforming their state’s health care finance and delivery models. An Accountable Community for Health (ACH) is: An alliance of health care providers, […]

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  • Utah’s Norman Thurston Takes a Red State Approach to Lower Rx Costs with a Bill to Import Drugs from Canada
    State Health Policy Blog

    For more than a decade, Utah State Legislator and Director of the Office of Health Care Statistics Norman Thurston has worked to reform his state’s health care system, including its Medicaid program, and is considered one of the state’s “go-to” health care policymakers. Thurston, a Republican, has worked to reduce state spending on prescription drugs and […]

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  • View the Surgeon General’s full remarks here US Surgeon General, Vice Admiral Jerome Adams, MD, whose motto is “better health through better partnerships,” spoke at NASHP’s 30th annual State Health Policy Conference. It was a familiar venue for Adams, who as Indiana state health commissioner has attended NASHP conferences in the past and is a former […]

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    October 31, 2017 | Filed under: 2017 Conference, Behavioral Health
  • State Health Policy Blog

    PORTLAND, OR – State health officials shared wide-ranging innovations in their uphill battle against the opioid epidemic that is sweeping their states at the opening day of the National Academy for State Health Policy’s (NASHP) 30th State Health Policy Conference. Officials explained they are experimenting with new strategies that use data, new treatment approaches, and […]

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    October 24, 2017 | Filed under: 2017 Conference, Blog Posts, Front Page, State Health Policy Blog
  • At NASHP’s 30th State Health Policy Conference, state leaders from legislative and executive branches across the nation gathered to talk about what they are doing to manage escalating prescription drug costs in their states. Several states have recently passed or proposed legislation to force more transparency in drug pricing or to try to regulate drug […]

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    October 24, 2017 | Filed under: 2017 Conference, Drug Pricing, Front Page, Front Page-Rx
  • Tuesday, October 24th 3:30PM-5:00PM From hurricanes to wildfires, recent natural disasters have affected thousands and created widespread public health crises in many states. This session will explore some of the health threats that arise from natural disasters and levers states have to prepare for and respond to these emergency situations. This panel will feature state […]

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    September 19, 2017 | Filed under: 2017 Conference
  • Visit individual session pages to check out all the recently uploaded speaker presentations!          

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    September 6, 2017 | Filed under: 2017 Conference
  • State Strategies to Address Rising Prices Caused by Health Care Consolidations
    Publications

    Foreward by Trish Riley, NASHP Executive Director The debate over the future of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and the stability of the individual health insurance markets masks a bigger issue–the underlying cost of health care. From NASHP’s Center for State Rx Drug Pricing to our work on value-based purchasing and alternative payment methods, we support states […]

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    September 5, 2017 | Filed under: 2015 Conference, 2017 Conference, ACA, Front Page, Publications, Regulation
  • Tuesday, October 24th 1:30PM-3:00PM While value-based purchasing (VBP) has become fairly common for medical care, only a handful of states have adopted this model for Medicaid Managed Long-term Services and Support (MLTSS) contracts. Speakers discuss strategies their states are using to introduce VBP into MLTSS — including contracting levers, payment methods, and quality measures — […]

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  • NASHP’s Strategic Partners Program aligns corporations interested in supporting excellence in state health policy with our work ensuring maximum impact. State health policy leaders and private corporations have much to learn from one another and NASHP partnerships will help foster a collaborative environment as we examine and create solutions to critical health issues. For more information on sponsorship opportunities for […]

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    August 3, 2017 | Filed under: 2017 Conference