• Apply by July 31: NASHP Institute Helps States Improve Addiction Treatment at Federally Qualified Health Centers

    NASHP’s new State Substance Use Disorder (SUD) Policy Institute invites states to join an initiative to help federally qualified health centers increase access to and improve the quality of SUD treatment, recovery, and prevention services delivered to Medicaid beneficiaries. The institute will provide state-led teams with individualized resources and strategies. NASHP will select up to five states through a competitive request for applications process to participate in the institute, which begins September 2018. To learn more, click here or email Hannah Dorr. Applications are due July 31, 2018. Learn more.

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  • Up-to-Date Report on State Actions to Implement Medicaid Work Requirements

    Earlier this year, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services issued new rules enabling states to require “able bodied” Medicaid recipients to find work or do job training or volunteer work in order to qualify for medical benefits. To date, four states have won federal permission to implement the requirements and dozens more are in the planning process. In late June, a federal court judge blocked Kentucky’s implementation of the rules, two days before they were scheduled to go into effect. Read a blog about what actions states are taking to implement work requirements and view a chart summarizing the latest state actions. Read more.

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  • The New Association Health Plan Rule: What Options Do States Have?

    The Administration’s new rule lifting restrictions on association health plans – which offer lower-cost insurance with less coverage – is expected to reshape state insurance markets and impact enrollment in health insurance marketplaces. Read NASHP’s report about the significant issues and options state policymakers face as they respond to the new rule. Read more.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • #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!

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