Delivery System Reform

Thursday, August 22, 1:30 pm – 3 pm Half of US hospitals operate in rural communities, providing access to health care services for often-underserved communities across the country. Challenges, such as higher-than-average costs, workforce shortages, and reduced patient volumes threaten sustained operation of these essential access points to care. In this session, state officials share […]

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  • 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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  • Background

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    May 24, 2018 | Filed under: Delivery System Reform, Medicaid

  • State Health Policy Blog
    Minnesota Accountable Community for Health Saves Medicaid $3.8 Million through Its Opioid Prevention Initiative

    Minnesota Accountable Community for Health Saves Medicaid $3.8 Million through Its Opioid Prevention Initiative

    Morrison County’s Accountable Community for Health Accomplishments: Tapered 453 patients off narcotic, stimulants, and benzodiazepine prescriptions, which resulted in 540,000 fewer doses; Saved Medicaid $3.8 million by reducing these drug prescriptions; and Reduced jail time from an average 17 days to less than one in 36 surveyed patients who received medication-assisted treatment (Suboxone). *CHI St. […]

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  • State Health Policy Blog
    The Evolving Promise of Delivery System Reform Incentive Programs

    The Evolving Promise of Delivery System Reform Incentive Programs

    Among the transformation initiatives states are undertaking to revamp, strengthen, and sustain their Medicaid delivery systems are provider payment incentives designed to lower costs and improve quality of care and health outcomes. A recent National Academy for State Health Policy (NASHP) report on Delivery System Reform Incentive Payment (DSRIP) programs and similar state incentive programs, […]

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  • Publications
    State and Federal Officials Explore Ways to Promote Healthy Child Development in a New Era

    State and Federal Officials Explore Ways to Promote Healthy Child Development in a New Era

    The first years of life significantly impact long-term health and well-being and policymakers have worked hard to create initiatives that help children during this important period. Recently, the National Academy for State Health Policy (NASHP) convened state and federal leaders from agencies serving young children to discuss innovative approaches to advance healthy child development in […]

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  • Publications
    Virginia Cooperative Promotes Evidence-Based, Prevention Improvements in Primary Care

    Virginia Cooperative Promotes Evidence-Based, Prevention Improvements in Primary Care

    Years can pass before providers fully integrate evidence-based approaches that can saves lives and provide more cost-effective care into their practices. To speed that process, NASHP worked with Virginia’s EvidenceNOW cooperative to share findings from that initiative’s effort to promote evidence-based primary care prevention with 1,500 small- to mid-sized primary care practices in 12 states. […]

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  • Toolkits
    Toolkit: State Strategies to Improve Health Outcomes for People Living with HIV

    Toolkit: State Strategies to Improve Health Outcomes for People Living with HIV

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  • Toolkits
    Toolkit: State Strategies to Develop Value-Based Alternative Payment Methodologies for FQHCs

    Toolkit: State Strategies to Develop Value-Based Alternative Payment Methodologies for FQHCs

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  • Policy Levers

    The National Academy for State Health Policy (NASHP) designed this tool kit to support states interested in developing a value-based alternative payment methodology (APM) for federally qualified health centers (FQHCs). The following section on state policy levers for implementation discusses key considerations and promising strategies based on lessons learned from states during NASHP’s Value-Based Payment […]

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    November 28, 2017 | Filed under: Delivery System Reform, Payment Reform