Behavioral Health

Medicaid pays a large share of treatment costs for children with behavioral health conditions. In 2011, more than 4 million children enrolled in Medicaid had a diagnosed behavioral health condition. The National Academy for State Health Policy (NASHP) has developed an informational fact sheet summarizing Medicaid provisions that cover behavioral health treatment for children. The […]

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  • NASHP’s State SUD Policy Institute Supports States to Address SUD in Federally Qualified Health Centers
    State Health Policy Blog

    NASHP congratulates the five states selected to participate in NASHP’s State Substance Use Disorder (SUD) Policy Institute: Alabama Illinois South Dakota Virginia Wisconsin The State SUD Policy Institute, supported by a cooperative agreement with the Health Resources and Services Administration, will assist these five state teams to develop innovative strategies to increase access to and […]

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  • Ohio Implements Value-Based Payment Reform to Improve Population Health

    Greg Moody, director of Ohio’s Office of Health Transformation, has quietly spearheaded one of the most effective redesigns of a state health care payment system in the country, generating cost savings and improving public health by showing providers how the cost and quality of their care compares with their peers. This value-based cost-savings and quality improvement […]

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  • View the Surgeon General’s full remarks here US Surgeon General, Vice Admiral Jerome Adams, MD, whose motto is “better health through better partnerships,” spoke at NASHP’s 30th annual State Health Policy Conference. It was a familiar venue for Adams, who as Indiana state health commissioner has attended NASHP conferences in the past and is a former […]

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    October 31, 2017 | Filed under: 2017 Conference, Behavioral Health
  • Wednesday, October 25th 9:15AM-10:45AM Early life experiences profoundly impact children’s development. Mental health issues and adverse events during childhood are associated with lower educational achievement, involvement in the criminal justice system, and poorer health outcomes in adulthood. With numerous systems serving children, states are adopting cross-cutting strategies to promote children’s behavioral health and establish early […]

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  • Tuesday, October 24th 3:30PM-5:00PM Finding effective ways to meet the behavioral health needs of the long-term services and support population presents a growing challenge to states facing uncertain budget environments. This session explores three approaches that are yielding promising results. Featured programs include a Texas initiative that uses specialized cognitive rehabilitation and substance use services […]

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  • Tuesday, October 24th 1:30PM-3:00PM States, health plans, and provider organizations are ratcheting up efforts to address social determinants of health to improve outcomes and lower costs. Behavioral health and long-term services and support delivery systems also address social needs, emphasizing person-centered approaches to help individuals identify goals, select services, and measure outcomes. At this panel […]

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  • Monday, October 23rd 8:00AM-4:00PM This preconference forum is where state policymakers can learn about emerging issues and other states’ experiences in preventing and treating opioid use disorder. The sessions explore how states are working to: Identify and address social causes of opioid use disorder; Support best practices to manage chronic pain; Meet the unique needs […]

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  • Publications

    In light of Mental Health Awareness month, it is important to highlight that a significant number of children and youth experience mental health issues. According to research, half of all lifetime cases of mental illness begin by age 14 and depression is the second most prevalent behavioral health disorder among Medicaid-enrolled children. State Medicaid programs […]

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  • Publications

    Through the State Innovation Model initiative, health home state plan option, and other Medicaid authorities, states have made significant investments to develop and implement payment and delivery system reforms that better integrate the physical and behavioral health systems. Rather than adopting specific integrated care models, states may benefit from taking a broader approach that builds […]

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