2017 Conference

Wednesday, October 25th 11:00AM-12:30PM States need innovative approaches to manage the rising cost of prescription medicines. The United States has the highest prescription drug prices in the world, which continue to rise at an alarming rate – averaging 10 percent annually since 2013. NASHP convenes state legislators and policy leaders who have taken bold steps […]

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  • Wednesday, October 25th 9:15AM-10:45AM Under a new Administration, there has been increased focus on the need for more flexible federal funding for state health programs. This session examines the implications of braiding, blending, or block granting traditional Medicaid and public health funding streams to support population health goals. Speakers share their own states’ braiding and […]

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  • Wednesday, October 25th 9:15AM-10:45AM Nearly half of all states now capitate Medicaid Managed Long-term Services and Supports (MLTSS), and some have achieved significant outcomes. New federal rules, such as the Medicaid managed care rule and the Home and Community Based Services rule, pose challenges, but they can also help states improve services and overcome resistance […]

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  • Wednesday, October 25th 9:15AM-10:45AM Early life experiences profoundly impact children’s development. Mental health issues and adverse events during childhood are associated with lower educational achievement, involvement in the criminal justice system, and poorer health outcomes in adulthood. With numerous systems serving children, states are adopting cross-cutting strategies to promote children’s behavioral health and establish early […]

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  • Wednesday, October 25th 9:15AM-10:45AM Today, many states have had significant experience developing value-based payment models for various provider types and patient populations, but is value-based purchasing making an impact on the Triple Aim of higher health care quality, lower costs, and improved patient experiences? Many states have prioritized value-based purchasing in an effort to drive […]

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    June 6, 2017 | Filed under: 2017 Conference, Colorado, Oklahoma, Payment Reform, Tennessee
  • Wednesday, October 25th 8:00AM-9:00AM More information to come!

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    June 6, 2017 | Filed under: 2017 Conference
  • Tuesday, October 24th 6:00PM-8:00PM Join NASHP at the Punch Bowl Social for an evening of scratch kitchen food, craft beverages, and lots of fun and games. Network while enjoying activities such as bowling, shuffleboard, ping-pong, and pool, or relax with colleagues in one of the conversation areas. Don’t miss this exciting opportunity to enjoy a fun evening […]

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    June 6, 2017 | Filed under: 2017 Conference
  • Tuesday, October 24th 3:30PM-5:00PM State officials with both short- and long-term experience managing Medicaid expansion waivers share insights about what works well when administering enrollee premiums and healthy behavior incentives. They also examine their states’ anticipated goals and why they’ve had to modify their models since implementation. The session features states that have operated their […]

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    June 6, 2017 | Filed under: 2017 Conference, Eligibility and Enrollment, Medicaid
  • Tuesday, October 24th 3:30PM-5:00PM Finding effective ways to meet the behavioral health needs of the long-term services and support population presents a growing challenge to states facing uncertain budget environments. This session explores three approaches that are yielding promising results. Featured programs include a Texas initiative that uses specialized cognitive rehabilitation and substance use services […]

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  • Tuesday, October 24th 10:00AM – 11:30AM Twenty-eight states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico have  legalized medical marijuana, with considerable variation in the policies and programs that govern production, distribution, consumption, and use. This session brings together leading states and national experts who are currently tackling emerging policy issues and showcase diverse approaches to […]

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    June 6, 2017 | Filed under: 2017 Conference