Medicaid

Many states are developing and implementing strategies for integrating behavioral health with primary care. Integrated care improves patients’ access to behavioral health services, attendance at scheduled appointments, satisfaction with care, and adherence to treatment. Minority populations in particular are more likely to seek mental health treatment from primary care practitioners than from mental health specialists. […]

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  • Webinars

    Tuesday, September 9, 2014: Care coordination provides a bridge across multiple systems that serve children and families, helping to ensure that a child receives additional screening, diagnosis and/or treatment as recommended by a health care practitioner. Care coordination strategies can help link providers and care settings by facilitating the arrangement of: appointments, referral forms, transportation, reminders and follow-up, and feedback reporting. This NASHP webinar provides a federal perspective from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services on opportunities and promising strategies for states to coordinate care for children and adolescents enrolled in Medicaid.

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    August 25, 2014 | Filed under: Care Coordination, Children's Health, Medicaid, Webinars
  • Webinars

    Thursday, July 24, 2014: This NASHP webinar provides a federal perspective from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services on how states can leverage the Medicaid benefit for children and adolescents (also known as EPSDT) to meet the treatment needs of children. This is followed by a conversation with presenters from Colorado and Washington about treatment services under the EPSDT benefit and their processes for determining service coverage.

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    July 10, 2014 | Filed under: Children's Health, Medicaid, Webinars
  • Publications

    Maine was one of six states selected to participate in NASHP’s Medicaid-Safety Net Learning Collaborative. NASHP helped organize a series of web trainings for Maine’s health centers on using the Consumer Assessment for Healthcare Providers and Systems (CAHPS) patient satisfaction survey for quality improvement and staff training. CAHPS is being used in the state’s expansion […]

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    May 14, 2014 | Filed under: Medicaid, Primary Care and Medical Homes, Publications
  • Webinars

    Wednesday, May 21, 2014: This NASHP webinar offers a federal perspective from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services on opportunities and promising strategies for states to leverage the Medicaid benefit for children and adolescents to better engage and meet the needs of adolescents. This is followed by a conversation with presenters from two states about initiatives they have launched to better serve adolescents using the Medicaid benefit for children. Participants learn about these states’ strategies for getting Medicaid-enrolled adolescents the services they need, and key lessons learned in implementing them.

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    May 2, 2014 | Filed under: Children's Health, Medicaid, Webinars
  • Webinars

    Crisis services for behavioral health emergencies have the potential for significant cost savings by reducing inpatient hospitalization and emergency department utilization and encouraging more appropriate use of community-based behavioral health services. Traditionally, individuals experiencing a behavioral health crisis have been initially treated in a general hospital emergency department or admitted to a hospital and then […]

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    May 1, 2014 | Filed under: Behavioral Health, Medicaid, Webinars
  • State Health Policy Blog

    by Jill Rosenthal and Manel Kappagoda of ChangeLab Solutions April 2014 The United States ranked 15th among affluent countries in life expectancy in 1980. By 2009, it had dropped to 27th place. Our fragmented health care delivery and public health systems, and the lack of coordination between the two, has resulted in an imbalance of […]

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  • Publications

    This report, developed by NASHP and produced by ChangeLab Solutions, highlights leading states’ approaches to support community-based prevention initiatives by bridging the health care delivery and public health systems. It examines various mechanisms – both previously existing and created through health reform – that states can leverage to implement sustainable community-based prevention programs. They include […]

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  • Webinars

    Even before implementing the ACA’s coverage program requirements last year, many states used data to monitor policies and programs, make adjustments, and, in some cases, measure performance.  ACA implementation has also prompted federal agency partners to create new data and performance reporting requirements for Medicaid, CHIP, and marketplace programs to allow more uniform data collection across […]

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    April 10, 2014 | Filed under: Care Coordination, Medicaid, Webinars
  • Publications

    States seeking to promote better coordination of patient care, either within Medicaid or through participation in multi-payer initiatives, will run into long-standing challenges to delivering care and promoting health in rural areas. Rural areas often experience disparities in access to care, health status, and available infrastructure relative to their urban counterparts. This brief draws from […]

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    April 7, 2014 | Filed under: Care Coordination, Medicaid, Publications