Medicaid

Do You Know What’s Really Driving Up Health Care Costs in Your State? Take This Quiz

It’s common knowledge that health care spending in the United States is much higher than in other developed countries, and our out-sized spending doesn’t even help us live longer. A new Journal of the American Medical Association article, which compares health care costs in America with 10 other countries, is required reading for state policy […]

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

    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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  • Report Highlights Effective State Strategies to Improve Lead Screening and Treatment in Children
    Publications

    More than 535,000 children in the United States under age five have high blood lead levels, and low-income and minority children who live in older housing are particularly at risk. This issue brief details the health impacts of lead toxicity in children and Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services requirements for screening and treatment under […]

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    April 10, 2018 | Filed under: Children's Health, Front Page, Medicaid, Publications
  • Leveraging State Purchasing Power to Stabilize the Individual Insurance Market: Washington State Leads the Way
    State Health Policy Blog

    Washington state has enacted a groundbreaking law to help stabilize its individual insurance market and prevent “bare counties,” areas of the state without an insurance option on its exchange. Sponsored by longtime National Academy for State Health Policy (NASHP) member, state Rep. Eileen Cody, HB 2408 requires insurance plans covering state or school employees to offer at least […]

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  • AcademyHealth and the National Academy for State Health Policy (NASHP), with support from the Colorado Children’s Immunization Coalition, are working with state health officials interested in improving their immunization rates to participate in a Community of Practice (CoP). Through a project funded by a US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention cooperative agreement, Immunization Barriers in […]

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  • State Proposals for Medicaid Work and Community Engagement Requirements

    *Chart updated April 5, 2018* In January 2018, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a new policy allowing states to implement work and community engagement requirements for certain Medicaid enrollees. States would be permitted to seek federal approval to require non-elderly, non-pregnant, and non-disabled adults to participate in these types of activities to […]

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    January 29, 2018 | Filed under: Charts, Featured, Front Page, Medicaid
  • Using information collected by one public benefit program to enroll low-income people in other benefits makes programs more efficient and reduces hassles for struggling families. The federal government provides requirements and options to use eligibility determinations across programs, but the rules can be hard to navigate. A guide from Social Interest Solutions and the Center […]

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    January 18, 2018 | Filed under: Eligibility and Enrollment, Health IT, Medicaid
  • A Glimpse at Kentucky’s Newly Approved Medicaid Work Requirement Waiver
    State Health Policy Blog

    Last week, for the first time the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) approved a Medicaid waiver application that includes work and community engagement requirements as a condition of Medicaid eligibility for certain enrollees. Approval of Kentucky HEALTH’s Medicaid waiver proposal, which will run through Sept. 30, 2023, came one day after CMS released […]

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    January 16, 2018 | Filed under: Blog Posts, Front Page, Medicaid, State Health Policy Blog
  • Publications,State Health Policy Blog

    In this time of changing federal health priorities, state health policymakers play a crucial role in breaking the cycle of poverty and inequity so everyone can live healthy, prosperous lives. Many state leaders, with federal support, are implementing community-wide prevention initiatives that acknowledge that health is affected by factors that extend beyond clinical care. Policymakers […]

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  • State Legislative Action on Pharmaceutical Prices
    Maps

    *Updated April 17, 2018* Find out the status of state legislation to rein in the cost of prescription drugs below. Search by the type of legislation using the category button or click on the map to view all drug cost bills in a particular state. Click here to view a 2018 chart listing legislation by state. […]

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