Publications

This State Health Policy Briefing explains the Patient Centered Medical Home model of care and explores reimbursement strategies states are using to help medical practices become medical homes. The PCMH model is seen as a way to address the diminishing role primary care plays in our health system. This is the first in a series […]

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    The five states that participated in the second Assuring Better Child Health and Development (ABCD II) Consortium were successful in improving child development services, increasing the rate of identification of children in need of developmental services, and improving the likelihood that those identified with a potential need received appropriate follow-up services. The results of the […]

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    February 25, 2008 | Filed under: Behavioral Health, Publications
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    Since 2000, the National Academy for State Health Policy (NASHP) and The Commonwealth Fund have conducted state learning consortia – in the Assuring better Child Health and Development (ABCD) initiative – dedicated to improving the delivery of child development services to young children who are Medicaid beneficiaries. The work of the eight ABCD states has […]

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    Since 2000, the National Academy for State Health Policy (NASHP) and The Commonwealth Fund have conducted two state learning consortia dedicated to improving the delivery of child development services to young children who are Medicaid beneficiaries. The work of the states involved in the Assuring Better Child Health and Development (ABCD) initiative has shown that […]

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    December 1, 2006 | Filed under: Children's Health, Medicaid, Publications
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    As policy makers – and as purchasers of health care services for a sizable share of the market – states have unique opportunities to leverage their regulatory and purchasing power to address racial and ethnic health disparities. This study provides a snapshot of the use of purchasing and the regulation of health care services to […]

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    April 9, 2002 | Filed under: Publications, Quality and Performance Measurement
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    In an effort to identify key issues in Medicaid managed care for children with special health care needs and examine the ways that states have addressed those issues, the National Academy for State Health Policy (NASHP) convened a symposium in June of 1999 of state Medicaid officials and representatives of managed care organizations (MCOs), provider […]

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    Since the publication of the third edition of Medicaid Managed Care: A Guide for States in 1997, Medicaid managed care has continued its rapid expansion – both in enrollment and complexity. These changes and the growing sophistication of states, plans, advocates, and consumers hae raised new challenges for states. This Guide is designed to identify […]

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    March 7, 1999 | Filed under: Publications
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    Poor oral health can have a profound impact on both the short- and long-term health of an individual. Left untreated, extensive tooth decay and the resulting pain and infection can cause eating, learning, and speech problems in children. Each year, oral problems are responsible for children missing almost 52 million school hours. In adults, studies […]

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    November 1, 1998 | Filed under: Children's Health, Medicaid, Oral Health, Publications
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    As treatment strategies for HIV/AIDS undergo rapid change, states struggle with the dual challenges of providing quality health care and containing costs. By June 1996, in an effort to meet those challenges, 35 states (including the District of Columbia) reported enrolling at least some people living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHIV) in their risk-based Medicaid managed care […]

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    August 1, 1998 | Filed under: Long Term and Chronic Care, Medicaid, Publications
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    An Analysis of State Plans Submitted to the Health Care Financing Administration by March 1, 1998 In an effort to insure health coverage for millions more low-income children through the recently enacted Children’s Health Insurance Program, states have begun to submit plans for federal review. A NASHP analysis of the eighteen state plans submitted by […]

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    March 1, 1998 | Filed under: Publications