Medicaid

Resources to Help States Improve Integrated Care for Pregnant and Parenting Women

Integrated care models that support pregnant and parenting women’s physical and behavioral health and social service needs can improve outcomes for women and children and reduce health care costs. This Issue Hub provides valuable resources for states interested in using the Maternal Opioid Misuse (MOM) model and others to improve access to comprehensive and coordinated […]

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  • State Health Policy Blog

    Substance use disorder (SUD), including opioid use disorder (OUD), is prevalent among pregnant and parenting women, and these women have unique and often un-met treatment needs. Despite significant efforts, states report that access to treatment continues to lag for this population. In 2014, half of pregnant women with OUD who were enrolled in publicly-funded treatment […]

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  • State Options for Promoting Recovery among Pregnant and Parenting Women with Opioid or Substance Use Disorder
    Publications

    The opioid epidemic has heightened states’ efforts to prevent and treat of substance use disorder (SUD) in pregnant and parenting women. The National Academy for State Health Policy (NASHP), with support from the Health Resources and Services Administration, interviewed Colorado, Pennsylvania, and Texas officials about the unique interagency approaches they are using to promote recovery […]

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  • State Strategies for Shared Plans of Care to Improve Care Coordination for Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs
    Publications

    Care coordination is an essential component of care for children and youth with special health care needs (CYSHCN). When successfully implemented, it can improve care, reduce costs, avoid fragmented and duplicative care, and improve family functioning and satisfaction. As states work to provide quality care coordination, many are adopting shared plans of care (SPoC) to […]

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  • Why Shared Plans of Care Are Critical to Coordinated Care and How States Are Implementing Them
    State Health Policy Blog

    Children and youth with special health care needs (CYSHCN) can require significant care coordination across a continuum of health and social services. Improved care coordination for CYSHCN can lead to better outcomes for CYSHCN, as well as cost savings for states. To achieve those goals, state Medicaid agencies and Title V CYSHCN programs are increasingly […]

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  • SUPPORT for Families and Communities Act: New Funding and Flexibility for States to Address Substance Use Disorder
    State Health Policy Blog

    Last week, Congress sent the SUPPORT for Patients and Communities Act, a wide-ranging bill that seeks to address the country’s opioid crisis across a number of policy areas, to the President for his signature. The act contains numerous provisions that affect how state Medicaid agencies structure and administer services and supports for individuals with opioid […]

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    October 23, 2018 | Filed under: Front Page, Medicaid, State Health Policy Blog
  • Q&A: How Massachusetts Uses Its Medicaid IMD Waiver to Improve Substance Use Disorder Treatment
    State Health Policy Blog

    In 2016, only 3.8 million of the 21 million Americans with substance use disorder (SUD) received treatment. As the opioid crisis persists, states have been working to identify new SUD treatment approaches, but the Medicaid Institutions for Mental Diseases (IMD) exclusion has historically put certain residential health care facilities out of reach for many Medicaid […]

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    October 23, 2018 | Filed under: Front Page, Massachusetts, Medicaid, State Health Policy Blog
  • States Take Administrative Actions to Curb Medicaid Drug Costs
    State Health Policy Blog

    During the 2018 legislative session, 28 states passed 45 laws to curb the rising cost of prescription drugs. In addition to legislative solutions, states are taking administrative action to better manage state spending on Medicaid pharmacy benefits. Ohio, West Virginia, and Vermont offer examples of states taking innovative administrative approaches to rein in drug costs. […]

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  • Federal Housing Policy Developments Could Affect State Health and Housing Programs
    State Health Policy Blog

    Peggy Bailey is director of the Health Integration Project at the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities and Amy Clary is a senior policy associate at NASHP. States use a range of policy levers to address the roughly 80 percent of factors affecting health that are outside the realm of clinical care, such as access […]

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    October 9, 2018 | Filed under: Front Page, Medicaid, State Health Policy Blog
  • Health Coverage and Human Service Program Eligibility: Considerations for States Weighing Systems Integration
    State Health Policy Blog

    Should states integrate their health insurance and human services eligibility and enrollment systems? Some state officials are weighing this question now that their revamped, Affordable Care Act (ACA) health coverage systems have been operational for several years and most of the early, initial glitches have been repaired. However, there are multiple factors to consider, some […]

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