Colorado

State policymakers increasingly recognize the need to address the social determinants of health — housing, employment, education, and income — to reduce health care costs and improve population health. Educational attainment, for example, provides dividends for overall health. People with higher levels of education generally live longer and experience healthier lives. The quality of education […]

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  • State Health Policy Blog
    NASHP Awards Grants to Colorado, Delaware, and Oklahoma to Tackle Rising Rx Drug Prices

    NASHP Awards Grants to Colorado, Delaware, and Oklahoma to Tackle Rising Rx Drug Prices

    The National Academy for State Health Policy (NASHP) has awarded $300,000 in grants to Colorado, Delaware, and Oklahoma to help the states develop innovative policy solutions to tackle high prescription drug prices. With the support from the Laura and John Arnold Foundation, the funding enables states to explore promising policy approaches to control rapidly escalating […]

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    State Medicaid Agencies Venture into Value-Based Purchasing with Federally Qualified Health Centers

    State Medicaid Agencies Venture into Value-Based Purchasing with Federally Qualified Health Centers

    State Medicaid agencies have generally found it challenging to include federally qualified health centers (FQHCs) in value-based purchasing initiatives because of a federal law passed in 2000 that regulates how state Medicaid programs pay FQHCs for the care they provide. State Medicaid agencies are required to reimburse FQHCs through the Prospective Payment System (PPS), a […]

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  • Issuers Hold Steady in State-based Exchange States

    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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  • Reaching the Summit: Trekking Towards Value-Based Payment

    Wednesday, October 25th 9:15AM-10:45AM Today, many states have had significant experience developing value-based payment models for various provider types and patient populations, but is value-based purchasing making an impact on the Triple Aim of higher health care quality, lower costs, and improved patient experiences? Many states have prioritized value-based purchasing in an effort to drive […]

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    June 6, 2017 | Filed under: 2017 Conference, Colorado, Oklahoma, Payment Reform, Tennessee

  • Publications

    Lessons from States on Advancing Evidence-based State Health Policymaking for the Effective Stewardship of Healthcare Resources

    An evidence-based approach to policymaking enables states to direct health care resources toward the clinical care and health service delivery models most likely to deliver the results state health policymakers seek: better health outcomes through the efficient stewardship of public funds. As states face changing priorities and rising health care costs there is additional pressure […]

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  • Publications

    Federal and State Collaboration for Medicare-Medicaid Alignment

    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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    A Labor of Love: State Policies and Partnerships to Lower Infant Mortality

    State agencies across the country, from Medicaid to public health, to social services and corrections, are deeply engaged in multi-sector initiatives to reduce infant mortality. And for good reason­­ — the United States ranks 25th among industrialized countries in infant mortality with a disproportionate number of being African Americans. Despite the gravity of the problem, […]

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    As Federal Leaders Debate, Open Enrollment is in Full Swing

    Post-election, federal leaders are debating changes to the ACA (Affordable Care Act) and whether it will continue in light of the goals put forth by the incoming Administration. Meanwhile, open enrollment for the health insurance marketplaces is in full swing, with some states reporting increased or record enrollment figures during these first weeks of enrollment […]

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  • Colorado Site Visit Materials

    Use this link to access materials for the October 31 site visit: EiHP-NASHP Colorado Site Visit Full EBook  

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