Medicaid

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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  • 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 May 30, 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
  • 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 to Lower Pharmaceutical Costs
    Maps

    *Updated June 22, 2018* Find the status of state legislation to curb prescription drugs below. Use the category button to search for a type of legislation or click on a state to view its drug bills. Click here to view a chart listing legislation by state. Click to view state legislative action in 2017 and 2015-2016. Know about a […]

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

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  • Reining in Rx Drug Costs: What States Achieved in 2017 and Where They’re Heading in 2018
    State Health Policy Blog

    In a year of tense partisan debate over the future of health care, one issue has achieved rare bipartisan agreement — the need to curb rising prescription drug costs. Polls show again and again that Americans, regardless of political affiliation, view the high costs of drugs as one of their chief health care concerns. Reviews […]

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