Massachusetts

State of State speeches provide governors with an opportunity to highlight recent policy successes as well as outline key plans and issue areas of focus for the coming year. These speeches are generally strong indicators of governors’ main priorities and sometimes also include specific proposal suggestions and funding recommendations for deliberation by legislatures. Currently, 31 […]

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  • Publications

    In the five years since the passage of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), 17 states and the District of Columbia have created health insurance exchanges and 30 states and the District have expanded their Medicaid programs to cover low-income populations.  More than 16 million people are newly insured under the law. In addition to expanding health coverage, […]

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  • State Health Policy Blog

    On October 19th in Dallas, NASHP brought together a diverse group of state and federal Medicaid and mental health leaders to talk about emerging issues in the world of mental health, substance use, and recovery. True to its title, the pre-conference session “Whole Person Care: Finding Shared Solutions Across Mental Health, Substance Use, and Medicaid […]

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  • State Health Policy Blog

    On November 1, health insurance marketplaces officially opened to millions of individuals for 2016 enrollment. Early reports indicate a smooth launch of the open enrollment season, partially due to several new tools to ease enrollment and renewal processes for marketplace consumers. Smarter Plan Comparison Tools Recent articles have featured the many new shopping tools available […]

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  • Publications

    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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  • For more information: Jennifer Berton 617-988-3335 or 617-549-6053 jennifer.berton@state.ma.us Betsy Lehman Center Releases Research on Patient Safety in Massachusetts  BOSTON- December 2, 2014- Betsy Lehman Center for Patient Safety and Medical Error Reduction (BLC) released new research from Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH), RAND Corporation, and National Academy for State Health Policy (NASHP) on […]

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    December 3, 2014 | Filed under: Massachusetts
  • In Massachusetts: As of July 1, 2011, there were 1,566,222 individuals enrolled in the state’s Medicaid program, known as MassHealth. 832,064 of these individuals were enrolled in one of the state’s managed care programs, including: Managed Care Organization (MCO) Program, a capitated model for members under age 65 that delivers physical, behavioral and oral health services; Primary Care […]

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    September 23, 2014 | Filed under: Massachusetts
  • Chapter 224 of the Acts of 2012, signed in August 2012, includes a number of provisions specific to promoting the adoption of patient-centered medical homes (PCMHs) in Massachusetts. This legislation requires a newly formed Health Policy Commission to develop certification standards, a training program, and a model payment system for PCMHs by January 2014. Chapter […]

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    June 1, 2014 | Filed under: Massachusetts
  • Under construction–NASHP is continuing to populate this resource so please check back!   If you have any resources about the Medicaid benefit for children and adolescents in your state that you would like to share, please email kmooney@nashp.org.

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    December 5, 2013 | Filed under: Massachusetts
  • 2014 NASHP CHIP Fact Sheet – Massachusetts 2012 NASHP CHIP Fact Sheet – Massachusetts 2010 NASHP CHIP Fact Sheet – Massachusetts 2008 NASHP CHIP Fact Sheet – Massachusetts Additional States’ CHIP Fact Sheets… Adobe Acrobat .PDF printable versions of the Massachusetts NASHP CHIP Fact Sheets Key Highlights: Program Type: Massachusetts operates a combination CHIP program, […]

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    December 6, 2012 | Filed under: Massachusetts