Publications

Federal funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) is scheduled to expire on September 30, 2015, unless Congress acts. Many state CHIP directors have begun to consider the steps needed should funding remain uncertain or expire. In January 2015, the National Academy for State Health Policy (NASHP) surveyed CHIP directors to better understand recent […]

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    FEBRUARY 2014 Paving the Way to Simpler: Experience from Maximizing Enrollment States in Streamlining Eligibility and Enrollment Early State Experiences with the First Open Enrollment Under the Affordable Care Act Keerti Kanchinadam, Policy Analyst   DECEMBER 2013 Managing Program Change: Experience From Maximizing Enrollment States in Leadership, Culture Change, Coordination, and Data Maureen Hensley-Quinn, Program […]

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    February 10, 2015 | Filed under: Eligibility and Enrollment, Publications
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    Part 6 in the Transforming the Workforce to Provide Better Chronic Care: The Role of Registered Nurses series. Click to see the rest of the series. CareFirst, a commercial insurer serving Maryland, northern Virginia, and the District of Columbia, utilizes local nurse care coordinators to support primary care providers within its patient-centered medical home program. […]

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    February 2, 2015 | Filed under: District of Columbia, Maryland, Publications, Virginia
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    Twenty-six states and the District of Columbia have reporting systems that collect information from hospitals and other facilities about adverse medical events resulting in patient death or serious harm. With support from Massachusetts’ Betsy Lehman Center for Patient Safety and Medical Error Reduction, NASHP surveyed officials representing each of these reporting systems, and conducted follow-up […]

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    Part 5 in the Transforming the Workforce to Provide Better Chronic Care: The Role of Registered Nurses series. Click to see the rest of the series. Yamhill Community Care Organization (YCCO), one of 16 coordinated care organizations in Oregon, utilizes a community health nurse to manage its Community HUB program, which helps “super-utilizer” patients more […]

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    January 26, 2015 | Filed under: Oregon, Publications
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    Part 4 in the Transforming the Workforce to Provide Better Chronic Care: The Role of Registered Nurses series. Click to see the rest of the series. Minnesota Health Care Homes (HCH), a patient-centered medical home initiative, utilizes regionally-based nurse planners to ensure that HCH practices are meeting specific standards of care that aim to foster […]

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    January 7, 2015 | Filed under: Minnesota, Publications
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    Part 3 in the Transforming the Workforce to Provide Better Chronic Care: The Role of Registered Nurses series. Click to see the rest of the series. Hennepin Health, a safety-net accountable care organization in Minnesota, has begun to integrate primary care into Hennepin County Mental Health Center through a behavioral health nurse care coordinator. The […]

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    December 31, 2014 | Filed under: Behavioral Health, Minnesota, Publications
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    This publication offers the first comprehensive look at the opportunities in the Affordable Care Act (ACA) to drive better outcomes for children and parents together.

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    Federal and state policymakers are faced with the challenge of integrating services to address both the physical and behavioral health needs of the population. This brief summarizes key lessons and opportunities for federal and state alignment that surfaced during a meeting supported by The Commonwealth Fund of high-level federal and state leaders. Several case studies […]

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    Health care payers are increasingly turning to accountable care strategies, linking payments to value for a defined population of patients across a continuum of care, as they seek to control costs and improve quality. We examined publicly available sources to identify and analyze state-led activity to promote accountable care. We found that 17 states are […]

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    October 24, 2014 | Filed under: Publications