Medicaid

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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  • 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
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    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
  • Publications

    State Medicaid agencies are working to provide comprehensive health care services for children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), currently the fastest growing developmental disability in the United States for individuals under age 21. This brief highlights information from the 2014 CMS Informational Bulletin providing clarification on services to be provided to Medicaid-eligible children with ASD […]

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  • State Legislative Action on Pharmaceutical Prices
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    *Updated April 11, 2017* As part of our Pharmacy Cost Work Group, an ongoing project that looks beyond the strategies currently used in states to identify and develop new ideas which address the growing problem of prescription drug costs, NASHP has been tracking state legislative actions to control the rising cost of prescription drugs. This series of […]

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  • Publications

    A Primer on Opportunities for Medicaid-Safety Net Collaboration The prevalence of substance abuse disorders in the United States has increased dramatically in the past 15 years with catastrophic consequences, especially in rural regions of the United States. Deaths and injuries from illegal opioid and heroin use are more prevalent in rural states, and death from […]

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    September 12, 2016 | Filed under: Behavioral Health, Front Page, Medicaid, National, North Carolina, Publications
  • The high prevalence of uncontrolled asthma among child populations served by Medicaid programs and the associated rising costs often are the impetus for states to improve the quality of care provided to children with asthma. New opportunities to comprehensively address asthma and its triggers are emerging through state and national health care delivery system and […]

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  • Publications

    The early years of a child’s life are critical for growth and development. Identifying developmental delays early and providing appropriate referral and treatment can help prevent more severe issues as well as considerable costs. State Medicaid agencies can play an important role in promoting early identification of developmental delays by reimbursing and tracking the use […]

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  • Publications

    Although most Medicaid agencies cover services that can be used as alternatives to opioids for pain management, significantly fewer states have policies or procedures in place to encourage their use. Between March and June 2016, the National Academy for State Health Policy (NASHP) conducted a survey of all 51 Medicaid agencies to determine the extent […]

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    September 2, 2016 | Filed under: Front Page, Long Term and Chronic Care, Medicaid, Publications