Rhode Island

On Monday, July 10th, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released a tally of issuer submissions to offer individual market coverage through the Federally-facilitated Exchange. The National Academy for State Health Policy (NASHP) conducted an analysis of preliminary rate filings for states that have opted to run a State-based Exchange (SBE), finding that […]

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  • State Health Policy Blog

    When it comes to prevention, identification, and mitigation of public health crises states are at the forefront. These crises require a multi-sector state agency approach as often they disproportionally impact disadvantaged communities and are linked with challenging social determinants of health. The conversation regarding preparation and mitigation of these disasters has received increased national attention […]

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  • Publications

    NASHP recently brought together a group of state and federal policy leaders to discuss the Medicare-Medicaid Financial Alignment Initiative, D-SNP health plans, and other programs and resources aimed at aligning health care payment and delivery to improve care for dual eligibles. See a report from the meeting and sign up for a webinar on state […]

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  • State Health Policy Blog

    On June 28, 2016, Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo signed a series of bills to address opioid misuse and abuse in the state. Rhode Island is the most recent New England State to pass such legislation this year; the regional trend began in Massachusetts when Governor Baker signed omnibus legislation back in March. A summary […]

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    July 11, 2016 | Filed under: Front Page, Rhode Island, State Health Policy Blog
  • 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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  • Policy and Process Changes Contract Modifications Taking into consideration the needs of the justice-involved population newly eligible for Medicaid following passage of the ACA, the state negotiated new contracts with their Medicaid health plans and implemented certain changes to the benefit packages for these plans. For example, many behavioral health services that had previously been […]

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    December 17, 2015 | Filed under: Rhode Island
  • 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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  • State Health Policy Blog

    The Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) third annual open enrollment period kicked off November 1st and continues through January 31, 2016. During this time, individuals can enroll or renew coverage in qualified health plans through state and federal exchanges. The ACA’s open enrollment period is a great time to focus on reaching and enrolling children as […]

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  • In July 2011, Rhode Island enacted the Rhode Island All-Payer Patient Centered Medical Home Act (P.L. 2011, ch. 260). The legislation requires the participation of state-regulated health insurers going forward in a PCMH collaborative. In addition, the Medical Home Act elevated the Rhode Island Executive Office of Health and Human Services to the position of co-convener. […]

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    June 1, 2015 | Filed under: Rhode Island
  • In Rhode Island: As of July 1, 2011, there were 197,248 individuals enrolled in the state’s Medicaid program, known as Medical Assistance; 135,253 of these individuals were receiving physical or behavioral health benefits through a commercial or Medicaid-only managed care organization under the state’s managed care program, RIte Care. Dental services are provided through a […]

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    February 25, 2015 | Filed under: Rhode Island