Publications

State policies have a strong influence on the ability of Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) to participate in managed care arrangements. The 2000 Institute of Medicine report, “America’s Health Care Safety Net: Intact but Endangered,” examined the impact of Medicaid managed care on the future integrity and viability of safety net providers, such as community […]

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    Poor access to oral health care and low utilization of oral health services by publicly insured people have been persistent problems that states and their Medicaid programs have grappled with for decades. However, there are groups of Medicaid enrollees – such as young children, pregnant women, people with developmental disabilities, and people living in rural […]

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    March 19, 2009 | Filed under: Medicaid, Oral Health, Publications
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    The recent growth of retail clinics across the United States presents opportunities and challenges for states working to address access, costs, and quality issues within their health delivery systems.  With more than 1,000 sites in 37 states, the emergence of retail clinics as an alternate provider has shaken up traditional health care models and can […]

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    March 19, 2009 | Filed under: Publications
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    With reauthorization of the State Children’s Health Insurance Program (SCHIP) moving quickly through Congress, this State Health Policy briefing seeks to inform the federal legislators and other policymakers about the issues of greatest concern to SCHIP program directors related to the reauthorization. The brief was developed by NASHP through in-depth conversations with and input from […]

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    February 12, 2009 | Filed under: Children's Health, Publications
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    This Issue Brief discusses implications of federal court cases for state health reform. After outlining the reasons states may want to include employers as a source of health care financing, the paper discusses ERISA’s preemption principles, describes state and local laws that have imposed employer fees, and notes the key findings and conclusions from several […]

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    February 12, 2009 | Filed under: Publications
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    The purpose of this paper is to help state policy makers understand how federally qualified health centers (FQHCs) can fit into states’ health care reform plans and help achieve state reform goals related to access, quality, and cost. This topic was the subject of a day-long meeting hosted by the National Academy for State Health […]

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    February 12, 2009 | Filed under: Publications
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    Nearly two thirds of the nation’s 8.9 million uninsured children are eligible but not enrolled in Medicaid and SCHIP. This new report from the National Academy for State Health Policy, the National Program Office for the Maximizing Enrollment for Kids program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, examines strategies states can use to increase enrollment […]

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    February 11, 2009 | Filed under: Children's Health, Medicaid, Publications
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    Juvenile justice, mental health, and Medicaid agencies have a common interest in meeting the health needs of youth in the juvenile justice system. However, these three agencies have different, yet overlapping, program objectives, funding sources, target populations, and partners. This situation creates both barriers and opportunities in using these agencies’ resources to meet the health […]

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    December 12, 2008 | Filed under: Medicaid, Publications
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    This summary is intended to assist professionals who work in systems serving children, such as juvenile justice and child welfare. For more information about Medicaid and its key concepts as they relate to the juvenile justice system, see A Medicaid Primer for Juvenile Justice Officials. As of November 2007, 998,584 adults and children were covered […]

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    August 23, 2008 | Filed under: Medicaid, Publications
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    This summary is intended to assist professionals who work in systems serving children, such as juvenile justice and child welfare. For more information about Medicaid and its key concepts as they relate to the juvenile justice system, see A Medicaid Primer for Juvenile Justice Officials. In Pennsylvania all children under age 18 have access to […]

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