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Without early identification and treatment of development delays, children may face long-lasting and costly consequences. With more states reporting their developmental screening Child Core Set measures and new federal initiatives promoting value-based payment for children’s health, Vermont’s innovative affordable care organization’s approach can provide valuable insights. This fact sheet describes Vermont’s strategy to prioritize developmental […]

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  • Publications

    Palliative Care: A Primer for State Policymakers

    State policymakers are increasingly paying attention to palliative care programs, which offer patient-centered and cost-effective care for individuals with serious illness. Adding palliative care to treatment has been shown to improve health outcomes and quality of life, while lowering costs an average of $7,000 per patient in high-need, high-cost populations. This new National Academy for […]

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  • NASHP State Health Policy Rising Star Award

    Starting in 2015, the National Academy for State Health Policy (NASHP) recognized new state health policy professionals working for state governments with our Rising Star award.  The award strives to promote the accomplishments of those working in the field with seven years experience or less who have demonstrated exceptional leadership, innovation, and commitment to promoting […]

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    May 9, 2019 | Filed under: Conference, Front Page

  • State Health Policy Blog

    Delaware Takes on High Prescription Drug Costs by Leveraging Public Purchasers

    Delaware’s state Legislature has established the Interagency Pharmaceuticals Purchasing Study Group to recommend steps to leverage bulk purchasing of drugs to effectively negotiate lower prices by using interagency and multistate purchasing contracts, and other approaches. The measure easily passed the House on a voice vote and unanimously passed the Senate. The study group has an […]

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  • Palliative Care State Policymaker Summit Request for Applications

    The Palliative Care State Policymaker Summit, on Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2019, in Chicago, will bring together teams of state officials from up to 10 states for information sharing, discussion, and problem solving related to palliative care policies and programs. After the summit, state officials will receive ongoing support from NASHP staff and have access to a faculty of national […]

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    May 2, 2019 | Filed under: Front Page, Long Term and Chronic Care

  • Twelve State-based Marketplace Leaders Express Serious Concerns about Federal Health Reimbursement Arrangement Rule Changes

    In an April 29, 2019 letter to the secretaries of the departments of Treasury, Labor, and Health and Human Services, 12 state-based marketplace leaders expressed serious concerns about delays in proposed federal rules that would significantly change states’ insurance markets and marketplaces in 2020. The proposed rules would impact health reimbursement arrangements (HRAs) — allowing […]

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    April 29, 2019 | Filed under: Front Page

  • Publications

    State Policy Levers for Advancing Quality Improvements in Primary Care

    States, as major purchasers of health care, have a compelling interest to spur primary care providers to adopt the latest research to improve the quality and cost-effectiveness of care. This new report, the third in the EvidenceNOW: Insights for State Health Policymakers Series, highlights policy levers states can use to support the adoption of evidence-based […]

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  • Publications

    Resources to Help States Fund Health-Related Social and Economic Needs

    Federal funding can help states improve housing, employment, and other life conditions for their vulnerable residents. This table highlights new programs, including public-private investment opportunities from the US Treasury, integrated care models from the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation, and recent federal initiatives to combat the opioid crisis. It also features key longstanding sources, […]

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    April 29, 2019 | Filed under: Charts, Front Page, Population & Public Health, Publications

  • State Health Policy Blog

    New Eight-State Policy Academy Advances Access to Care for Pregnant/Parenting Women with SUD

    Substance use disorders (SUD) and mental health conditions are prevalent among pregnant and parenting women in the United States, and they have far-reaching consequences for the health and well-being of women and their children. Integrated care models that support pregnant and parenting women’s physical and behavioral health and social service needs can improve outcomes for […]

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    April 29, 2019 | Filed under: Front Page, State Health Policy Blog

  • State Health Policy Blog

    NASHP Updates Model Drug Price Transparency Legislation, Featuring a Common Data Set for Cross-State Comparisons and Stronger Enforcement

    As drug price transparency measures proliferate across states, the National Academy of State Health Policy (NASHP) has released revised model transparency legislation featuring a common data set to reduce reporter burden and yield standardized, actionable data that will be comparable across states.  The data — to be reported by manufacturers, pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs), wholesalers, and insurers — will […]

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    April 23, 2019 | Filed under: Front Page, Front Page-Rx, Maine, State Health Policy Blog