• Highlights from States’ Surprise Medical Billing Protection Laws

    Surprise medical balance bills occur when patients receive unexpected charges – which can reach thousands of dollars – for care delivered by out-of-network providers or facilities. A growing number of states have passed or are proposing laws to protect consumers. This chart highlights some of the legal safeguards that seven states have implemented to bolster balance billing protections.

  • Four Lessons from Oregon’s Accountable Health Models

    Seven years ago, Oregon was among the first in the country to develop accountable health models – local networks that work to control costs and improve health on both an individual and community level in a measureable way. Oregon is now developing its second generation of Coordinated Care Organizations. This NASHP blog highlights Oregon’s effective strategies to improve health equity and meet health-related needs through its accountable health entities.

  • The Case for State Action on Health Prices in 12 Slides

    NASHP recently convened state leaders in two summits that addressed rising health care costs. With assistance from Larry Levitt of the Kaiser Family Foundation and Erin Fuse Brown of Georgia State University College of Law, NASHP compiled slides documenting the critical factors behind the health care cost trajectory to help state officials make the case for action. View the 12 slides here.

  • Governors Tackle the Social and Economic Issues Impacting Health

    As awareness grows about the impact of social and economic issues on health, many governors are tackling these challenges, highlighting their priorities for education, housing, jobs, opioids, the environment, and other “upstream” issues that influence their residents’ health. NASHP examined 47 governors’ state of the state speeches to identify their health-related priorities and prevention-related plans.

  • Resources to Help States Improve Integrated Care for Children

    This Issue Hub provides valuable resources for states interested in the Integrated Care for Kids (InCK) Model and others working to implement payment, coverage, and cross-agency strategies to improve for integrated care coordination of behavioral, physical and health-related social needs for children eligible for Medicaid or the Children’s Health Insurance Program.


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