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Resources to Help States Improve Integrated Care for Children

Integrating children’s care improves early identification and treatment of health issues that can improve children’s well-being and avoid costly medical, special education, foster care, and criminal justice expenses. 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 […]

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  • State Health Policy Blog
    Q&A: How Rhode Island Tackles Social Determinants of Health through its Accountable Entity Model

    Q&A: How Rhode Island Tackles Social Determinants of Health through its Accountable Entity Model

    Across the country, states are launching new payment models that reward quality, promote care integration, improve access, and address the social determinants of health (SDOH) in an effort to improve population health. One of these ground-breaking initiatives is Rhode Island’s Accountable Entity (AE) Program, created to improve the health of Rhode Islanders enrolled in Medicaid […]

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    Six Slides to Help New Governors Improve Health

    Six Slides to Help New Governors Improve Health

    Governors across the country want their residents to live long, healthy, and productive lives. Residents’ life conditions — such as their neighborhoods, education, and income — make up 80 percent of the factors affecting their health, yet most health spending goes primarily to clinical care (Slide 2). As stewards of public resources and bound by […]

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    State Health Officials Concerned about the Proposed Public Charge Rule

    State Health Officials Concerned about the Proposed Public Charge Rule

    State officials are concerned that the proposed federal public charge rule could increase the uninsured rate, which would have a negative financial impact and increase health programs’ administrative burden. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has proposed significant changes to public charge determination policies that would affect the immigration status of certain individuals. The concept […]

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    November 20, 2018 | Filed under: Front Page, State Health Policy Blog

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    Medicaid Managed Care Proposed Rule Would Give States More Flexibility

    The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has proposed a new regulation that gives states more flexibility to design and implement Medicaid managed care programs for Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) enrollees. The proposal aligns with the Trump administration’s goal to reduce regulatory requirements imposed on states. The majority of the proposed […]

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    November 20, 2018 | Filed under: Front Page, State Health Policy Blog

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    NASHP Partners with Mathematica to Strengthen State Rx Transparency Laws

    The National Academy for State Health Policy (NASHP) is partnering with Mathematica Policy Research to help states increase transparency and accountability to address rising prescription drug prices. This state-directed partnership will support the alignment of data collection and enable cross-state analyses. Currently, California, Oregon, Nevada, Connecticut, and Vermont require manufacturers to report on price increases […]

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    November 20, 2018 | Filed under: Front Page, Rx, State Health Policy Blog, Transparency

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    States Add Coverage Mandates to Cover Infertility Treatment following Cancer Treatments

    States Add Coverage Mandates to Cover Infertility Treatment following Cancer Treatments

    Under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), individual and small group plans must cover essential health benefits, such as pre-existing conditions. However, states can go beyond the ACA’s requirements and mandate coverage for other conditions, such as infertility or autism, though they must cover those additional costs. A new wave of state mandates have expanded what […]

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    November 20, 2018 | Filed under: Front Page, State Health Policy Blog

  • Publications
    States Utilize Cross-Agency Resources to Address Health Care Workforce Shortages

    States Utilize Cross-Agency Resources to Address Health Care Workforce Shortages

    The National Academy for State Health Policy examined how Indiana and Alaska leverage their resources and build new partnerships to implement innovative, cross-agency approaches to bolster their health care workforces. These case studies explore: Cross-agency coalitions that develop and implement innovative workforce strategies; Opportunities to use data to identify and address workforce shortages; Strategies to […]

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    November 13, 2018 | Filed under: Front Page, Publications

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    New NASHP Tool Identifies Key Quality Measures for Children with Special Health Care Needs

    New NASHP Tool Identifies Key Quality Measures for Children with Special Health Care Needs

    Quality measurement is a critical component of state health programs, including Medicaid and State Title V CYSHCN programs that serve children and youth with special health care needs (CYSHCN). While quality measurement for children continues to lag behind that of adults, quality measurement efforts for children overall, and CYSHCN in particular, are gaining greater traction […]

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    November 13, 2018 | Filed under: Front Page, State Health Policy Blog

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    2018 Elections and State Health Policy: Expect More Innovation

    2018 Elections and State Health Policy: Expect More Innovation

    Significant state health policy changes are on the horizon as a result of Tuesday’s elections, which ushered in new governors and political changes in state legislatures across the country. Seven governorships (IL, ME, MI, NV, NM, KS, and WI) will switch parties and be steered by Democrats who all campaigned on health policy proposals. The […]

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    November 8, 2018 | Filed under: Front Page, State Health Policy Blog