Medicaid

Research has shown that a quality home visit by a nurse, social worker, early childhood educator or other trained personnel during pregnancy and early parenting can improve the lives of families and their children both at an early age and well into adolescence and early adulthood. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and […]

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  • Webinars

    Date and Time: January 9, 2017 from 1:30-2:30 Eastern Download the slides View the webinar This webinar will explore how states can use contracts with Medicare Advantage “D-SNP” plans to improve care for dual eligibles, advance Medicare-Medicaid alignment, and support broader payment and delivery system reform. Dual Eligible Special Needs Plans (D-SNPs) are Medicare Advantage […]

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  • State Health Policy Blog

    State agencies across the country, from Medicaid to public health, to social services and corrections, are deeply engaged in multi-sector initiatives to reduce infant mortality. And for good reason­­ — the United States ranks 25th among industrialized countries in infant mortality with a disproportionate number of being African Americans. Despite the gravity of the problem, […]

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  • State Health Policy Blog

    To help better prevent and control costly conditions such as chronic diseases, and to break the cycle of poor health, states are experimenting with mechanisms to incentivize healthy behaviors and personal responsibility for wellness. This past October, as part of the 29th Annual State Health Policy Conference in Pittsburgh, PA, leaders from Connecticut, Idaho, and […]

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  • During this discussion-based session at NASHP’s conference, state officials will share lessons learned, recent innovative approaches, and look ahead to consider potential changes in expanding Medicaid programs. This wide ranging conversation will offer insights for officials that have already expanded Medicaid, as well as for those considering embarking on expansion in the future by addressing […]

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    October 18, 2016 | Filed under: Medicaid
  • Publications

    Unplanned and complex births carry potentially avoidable health complications and costs to families and states. Broad healthcare payment and delivery reform is underway across the country to improve outcomes, enhance patient experience and reduce costs. Some states are capitalizing on these reforms to promote planned and healthy births by driving improvement in effective contraceptive use […]

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  • As a result of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and the creation of health insurance exchanges, there are more coverage options for pregnant women in all states. In addition to insurance through exchanges, all states offer Medicaid coverage for pregnant women and a number of states also offer them coverage through their CHIP programs. Although […]

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    October 3, 2016 | Filed under: Eligibility and Enrollment, Medicaid, Women's Health
  • How do premiums and maximum out-of-pocket costs vary across bronze, silver, gold, platinum, and catastrophic plans available in 2016 through HealthCare.gov?

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    September 30, 2016 | Filed under: Eligibility and Enrollment, Insurance Exchanges, Medicaid
  • State Health Policy Blog

    As the opioid crisis continues across the country, state health policy makers understand that health is more than health care. In order to maximize health benefits, and save on costs states are looking for innovative ways to address this crisis. Several states are implementing ACH models that emphasize prevention and work with community and cross-sector, […]

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  • Eligibility Levels for Coverage of Pregnant Women in Medicaid and CHIP
    Maps

    This map set provides eligibility levels for states’ coverage of services for pregnant women under Medicaid (Title XIX of the Social Security Act) and Children’s Health Insurance Program (Title XXI of the Social Security Act) in 2015. Please see the accompanying chart for eligibility levels for states’ coverage in 2013, 2014, and 2015. Coverage levels for  2014 […]

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    September 22, 2016 | Filed under: Eligibility and Enrollment, Maps, Medicaid, Women's Health