Medicaid

Care coordination has long been a core component of state efforts to improve health outcomes, reduce caregiver and patient burden, decrease health care costs, and strengthen systems of care for children and adults with chronic and complex conditions.   The National Academy for State Health Policy (NASHP), with support from the Lucile Packard Foundation for Children’s […]

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  • State Health Policy Blog

    A Snapshot of State Efforts to Reach and Enroll Children for State Medicaid and CHIP Programs

    In 2018, the number of children enrolled in Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) declined 2.2 percent. It is not known if these children moved to other sources of health coverage, like employer-sponsored insurance, or became uninsured until publication of the US Census Bureau’s American Community Survey this fall. However, last year’s decline […]

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  • State Health Policy Blog

    States May Soon Have to Provide Medication-Assisted Treatment to Inmates, Here’s How to Fund It

    State policymakers on the frontlines of the opioid epidemic understand that treating justice-involved individuals with opioid use disorder (OUD) offers a critical opportunity to expand access to treatment. While there is strong evidence that medication-assisted treatment (MAT) promotes recovery, saves lives, and reduces re-incarceration, states must surmount significant policy and financial challenges to provide MAT […]

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  • Roundtable Discussion: Driving Quality Outcomes and Managing Cost for Children with Special Needs

    Friday, August 23, 10:45 am – 12:15 pm States are increasingly using managed care to deliver services to children with complex health needs enrolled in Medicaid. This roundtable discussion features the work of two states that have made innovative efforts in this area. Participants will have an opportunity to raise questions and discuss opportunities and […]

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    June 21, 2019 | Filed under: 2019 Conference, Medicaid

  • Medicaid Data for the Future

    Friday, August 23, 10:45 am – 12:15 pm In a rapidly changing world, how can states align Medicaid program quality and access goals with information and data-collecting activities? For example, how can state Medicaid programs leverage recent federal guidance on information access to engage patients as informed consumers of health care? This session features California […]

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    June 21, 2019 | Filed under: 2019 Conference, Medicaid

  • Key Ingredients: Partnering with Schools for Student Success

    Thursday, August 22, 3:30 pm – 5 pm States are working to form partnerships across health and education agencies and programs to help prepare children for success in school. This session features representatives from state Medicaid, public health, and education agencies who will share examples of collaboration to increase vaccination rates, improve access to school-based […]

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    June 21, 2019 | Filed under: 2017 Conference, 2019 Conference, Medicaid

  • Roundtable Discussion: Road Trip to Mental Health Parity: Are We There Yet?

    Thursday, August 22, 1:30 pm – 3 pm In 2016, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services published rules requiring state Medicaid agencies to comply with the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act of 2008 (Parity) and to demonstrate compliance with the Parity rule by Oct. 2, 2017. States have completed and posted their […]

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    June 21, 2019 | Filed under: 2019 Conference, Medicaid

  • Successful Partnerships to Address Social Determinants of Health

    Thursday, August 22, 10 am – 11:30 am State health policymakers are collaborating across agencies and at the local level with providers, health plans, and community-based organizations to address the social determinants of health and meet health-related social needs. This session highlights how states can support productive partnerships through health system transformation, managed care contract […]

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    June 21, 2019 | Filed under: 2019 Conference, Medicaid, Population Health

  • Meeting the Behavioral Health Needs of Diverse Populations

    Thursday, August 22, 10 am – 11:30 am This session explores and showcases innovative state workforce approaches to meeting the needs and understanding the lived experiences of individuals with behavioral health needs, particularly racial and ethnic minority populations. In addition to sharing the latest research on racial and ethnic disparities in mental health conditions  and […]

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  • State-Only Preconference: From Plain to Supreme, a Children’s Coverage Menu

    States have made significant strides over the years in providing coverage and high-quality care for children through Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP). However, recent declines in child enrollment in these programs raise questions about the potential underlying causes of these coverage changes. This preconference will explore this topic and others such as […]

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    June 21, 2019 | Filed under: 2019 Conference, Medicaid