Delivery System Reform

By Andy Snyder December 2012 This blog post was originally published on State Refor(u)m’s State of Implementation Blog States typically don’t have great information on the reasons why people fall off of Medicaid, or are denied coverage in the first place. Complex, outmoded coding systems can obscure the real story behind an applicant’s denial or […]

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  • Publications

    This State Health Policy Brief captures the main themes of an April 2012 meeting of state and national leaders to discuss their vision for a future in which delivery system transformation capitalizes on the true potential of technology to improve the health care system. It includes a description of challenges leaders identified across four dimensions […]

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    October 11, 2012 | Filed under: Delivery System Reform, Health IT, Publications
  • State ‘Accountable Care’ Activity Map
    Maps

    With the support of The Commonwealth Fund, NASHP is tracking state efforts to lead or participate in accountable care models that include Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program populations. Accountable care models aim to address lack of care coordination and wide disparities in cost and quality of care in the U.S. health care system, perpetuated […]

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    September 26, 2012 | Filed under: Delivery System Reform, Maps, Payment Reform
  • Publications

    Health care reform legislation has spurred efforts to develop integrated health care delivery systems that seek to coordinate the continuum of health services. These systems may be of particular benefit to patients who face barriers to accessing care or have multiple health conditions. But it remains to be seen how safety-net providers, including community health […]

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    August 13, 2012 | Filed under: Delivery System Reform, Publications
  • State Health Policy Blog

    By Carrie Hanlon August 2012 Racial and ethnic minorities disproportionately experience chronic disease, often receive suboptimal quality care and therefore can benefit most from delivery reform initiatives aiming to improve quality and care coordination, particularly for the chronically ill.  Through a variety of provisions, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) facilitates state and federal action to […]

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  • Publications

    The Affordable Care Act (ACA) offers states multiple policy levers to improve health status and care for racial and ethnic minority populations through delivery system reforms, public health and community interventions, and insurance coverage, as well as provisions specific to disparities reduction. This report synthesizes the experiences of teams from seven states (Arkansas, Connecticut, Hawaii, […]

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  • Webinars

    Audio Recording Webinar Slides This webinar, moderated NASHP Executive Director Alan Weil, explored state delivery reform efforts and how states might use the State Innovation Models initiative as a strategy to advance their efforts. On July 19, 2012, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced the State Innovation Models initiative that will provide $275 […]

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    August 7, 2012 | Filed under: Delivery System Reform, Webinars
  • State Health Policy Blog

    By Jill Rosenthal June 2012 North Carolina’s success in developing a statewide infrastructure that supports a robust primary care system has resulted in better health outcomes, lower cost, and a new way of organizing and improving health in the state.  This success is due largely to its ability to synchronize and align initiatives within the […]

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  • Webinars

    Section 2703 of the Affordable Care Act provides states with an enticing opportunity to provide health homes for chronically ill Medicaid enrollees. States are able to draw an enhanced federal match to integrate primary care with behavioral health and long-term services and supports for two years.  Join Melinda Abrams of The Commonwealth Fund and state […]

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  • In 2011, NASHP was awarded a National Organizations of State and Local Officials (NOSLO) national cooperative agreement with the federal Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). By facilitating collaboration between Medicaid agencies and the safety net, the NOSLO cooperative agreement, which builds on NASHP’s prior work with HRSA (see Community Health Centers), aims to support […]

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    May 17, 2012 | Filed under: Delivery System Reform, Medicaid