• New York’s Value-Based Payment Roadmap Rewards Medicaid Providers Who Address Social Determinants of Health

    New York’s Medicaid program is moving to a value-based payment model that not only promotes high-quality, coordinated care, but also rewards providers who address the social determinants of health and improve access to safe housing, healthy food, and reliable transportation. In this Q&A, Ryan Ashe, director of the Medicaid payment reform initiative, explains how the Value-Based Payment Roadmap spurs providers and communities to address population health.

  • Ministry, Association, and Short-Term Health Insurance Plans – What’s a State to Do?

    The Trump Administration is expanding alternatives to Affordable Care Act (ACA) insurance plans. New rules are poised to expand association and short-term health insurance plans, and health care ministry programs are growing rapidly. All promise lower prices but generally deliver less coverage than ACA plans. So what’s a state to do to prepare consumers and protect insurance markets, which could lose young, healthy enrollees? A NASHP webinar explores this new health insurance landscape with experts from Georgetown University’s Center for Health Insurance Reform, and a new blog explores what states face and what they can do.

  • How to Strengthen Medicaid Managed Care for CYSHCN through Title V and Medicaid Partnerships

    Medicaid and state Title V programs provide critical services for children and youth with special health care needs (CYSHCN) and their families. As Medicaid programs increasingly use managed care delivery systems to provide these services, many state Medicaid and Title V programs are joining forces to ensure they meet the unique needs of CYSHCN. This brief explores effective, partnership strategies identified in NASHP’s 50-state review of state Medicaid managed care programs that serve CYSHCN. Read more.

  • State Policymakers Work to Hold Hospitals Accountable for Community Benefits Spending

    Nonprofit hospitals receive billions in tax exemptions each year, in exchange, the IRS requires them to invest in community health. Hospitals spend most of this money on medical care for low-income residents, but can this money be spent more effectively by targeting the social determinants of health? About 80 percent of people’s health is affected by factors such as access to nutritious food, safe housing, education, and good jobs. A new workgroup is examining how states can use their policy levers to get hospitals to more effectively support state health goals. Read more.

  • #NASHPCONF18 Agenda Announced and Conference Registration Is Now Open!

    The agenda and registration for NASHP’s 31st Annual State Health Policy Conference, Shifting Tides in State Health Policy, are now available! Lock in your participation today and learn the latest from the nation’s leading experts about ways to reduce health care costs, address work force shortages, improve chronic care, stabilize the individual insurance market, and tackle the social determinants of health through effective policies and more! Attendees at last year’s event gave NASHP’s conference a 97 percent rating for overall substance. This year’s conference, from Aug. 15 to 17 in Jacksonville, FL, will explore issues that are critical to the state health policy community. This is a “must-attend” event!

  • See What Laws State Legislatures Passed This Session to Lower Rx Drug Costs

    State legislatures across the country have passed more than 30 new laws designed to curb the rising costs of prescription drugs. From mandating pricing transparency and importing lower-cost drugs from Canada to outlawing pharmacy benefit manager “gag rules,” legislators have enacted laws to protect their states’ budgets and their consumers’ wallets. Read what states have accomplished in 2018.  


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