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States across the country are fully engaged in delivery system and payment reform efforts to improve care and lower costs in their Medicaid programs. Data is a critical component of these efforts. This NASHP brief provides an introduction to two types of Medicaid utilization data—fee-for-service claims data and managed care encounter data—and, based on examples […]

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  • State Health Policy Blog

    On Monday, the United States Supreme Court sent back a Michigan case for a new finding that could forbid state assessments on self funded plans. The Supreme Court told the Sixth Circuit to reconsider its ruling that a Michigan health insurance tax was not preempted by the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) in light of the Supreme Court’s decision […]

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    March 17, 2016 | Filed under: Front Page, Michigan, State Health Policy Blog, State Refor(u)m
  • State Health Policy Blog

    Earlier this year, Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker discussed his state’s opioid epidemic during his State of the Commonwealth Address. Less than two months later, on March 14, he signed omnibus legislation designed to tackle the epidemic head-on. Chapter 52 of the Acts of 2016 contains a wide range of provisions, however one specific provision is […]

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  • State Health Policy Blog

    In a 6-2 decision released today, the U.S. Supreme Court has dealt a blow to state all- payer claims databases. By upholding a lower court’s decision, the Court ruled that states may no longer require self funded plans to submit claims data – that action is preempted by ERISA. In its decision in Gobeille v. Liberty […]

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    March 1, 2016 | Filed under: Front Page, State Health Policy Blog, State Refor(u)m
  • 29th Annual State Health Policy Conference October 17 – 19, 2016 Pittsburgh, PA What are the most pressing and critical issues facing state health policy makers? Which health policy leaders do you want to hear discuss their ideas to achieve quality, affordable health care and advance a culture of health across states? NASHP invites you […]

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    February 29, 2016 | Filed under: 2016 Conference, Front Page
  • State Health Policy Blog

    On February 9th, 2016, Health and Human Services Department released long-awaited proposed rules on 42 CFR Part 2, the federal regulation that governs how federally-funded substance use disorder (SUD) programs may share health information; public comments are due on April 11th. The proposed changes to 42 CFR Part 2 would, among other things, make it […]

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    February 29, 2016 | Filed under: Behavioral Health, Front Page, State Health Policy Blog
  • Congratulations to the six states selected to participate in the NASHP Value-Based Payment Reform Academy: Colorado Hawaii Michigan Nevada Oklahoma Washington, DC NASHP is pleased to announce it is convening a Value-Based Payment Reform Academy. The goal of this academy is for selected states to develop and implement value-based alternative payment methodologies (APMs) for federally […]

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    February 29, 2016 | Filed under: Front Page, Payment Reform
  • Webinars

    Date: March 17, 2016 Time: 4:00 PM (ET) View Webinar Here View the Webinar Slides On February 5, 2016, the Department of Health and Human Services announced proposed revisions to 42 CFR Part 2 with the goal of facilitating information exchange while addressing privacy concerns of individuals that seek treatment for substance use disorders. This webinar […]

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    February 26, 2016 | Filed under: Front Page, Webinars
  • In a 6-2 decision in Gobeille v. Liberty Mutual released on March 1, the U.S. Supreme Court has dealt a blow to state all- payer claims databases. By upholding a lower court’s decision, the Court ruled that states may no longer require self funded plans to submit claims data – that action is preempted by ERISA. […]

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    February 23, 2016 | Filed under: Front Page, Landing Page, State Refor(u)m, Vermont
  • State of State speeches provide governors with an opportunity to highlight recent policy successes as well as outline key plans and issue areas of focus for the coming year. These speeches are generally strong indicators of governors’ main priorities and sometimes also include specific proposal suggestions and funding recommendations for deliberation by legislatures. Currently, 31 […]

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