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The National Academy for State Health Policy (NASHP) seeks a health policy associate for its Chronic and Vulnerable Populations team in its Washington, DC, office. The candidate should have experience and a strong interest in state policies related to mental health and substance use disorder, long-term services and supports, and payment and delivery system innovation […]

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    May 17, 2019 | Filed under: All

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    May 17, 2019 | Filed under: All

  • Webinars: 2019 Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project Overview by AHRQ

    Wednesdays, April 17 and 24, 2019 2 to 3 p.m. (ET) The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) is sponsoring two webinars, held on consecutive Wednesdays, on the 2019 Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP) for health services and policy researchers. Space is limited. The first of a two-part webinar series featuring the HCUP […]

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    April 15, 2019 | Filed under: All

  • Comparison of Bills Creating State Prescription Drug Affordability Review Boards

    A growing number of states are considering legislation to create prescription drug affordability review boards during the 2019 session. These boards would enable states to set “allowable rates” for certain high-cost drugs identified by the board, similar to the approach states use to regulate utilities or insurance premiums. NASHP released drug affordability review board model […]

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  • NASHP Applauds Vermont for Taking Next Step in Prescription Drug Importation

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Thursday, January 3, 2019 The Vermont Agency for Human Services has presented its report on wholesale importation of prescription drugs from Canada as required by the state’s legislature pursuant to a law enacted last year. The National Academy for State Health Policy (NASHP), with a team of consultants including FDAImports.com, LLC and […]

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    January 3, 2019 | Filed under: All, Front Page, Press Release

  • NASHP Health Policy Associate, Child and Family Health Team

    The National Academy for State Health Policy (NASHP) seeks a health policy associate for its Child and Family Health Team. The candidate should have experience and a strong interest in state policies related to maternal and child health, services and systems for women, children and families, and/or delivery system and payment innovation. NASHP is a […]

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    December 20, 2018 | Filed under: All

  • State Health Policy Blog
    Administration Proposes Significant Policy Changes for State Insurance Markets through New 1332 Waiver Guidance

    Administration Proposes Significant Policy Changes for State Insurance Markets through New 1332 Waiver Guidance

    On Oct. 22, 2018, the U.S. Departments of Health and Human Services and Treasury issued new guidance governing Section 1332 State Innovation Waivers, now called State Relief and Empowerment Waivers. Through increased state flexibility, the guidance supports the diffusion of association health plans and short-term, limited-duration plans, continue to stymie state efforts to use a 1332 […]

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    October 23, 2018 | Filed under: All, Front Page, State Health Policy Blog

  • August 21 – 23, 2019 | Chicago, IL  Join us for NASHP’s 32nd Annual State Health Policy Conference.  Planned by state health policymakers for state health policymakers, NASHP’s annual event is a “must-attend” for the state health policy community.  With a carefully crafted agenda focusing on emerging issues and current best practices within states, #NASHPCONF19 […]

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    October 23, 2018 | Filed under: 2019 Conference, All

  • Comparison of State Pharmacy Benefit Managers Laws

    Comparison of State Pharmacy Benefit Managers Laws

    In 2018, 21 states passed 32 bills to shed light on the opaque business practices of pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs). States took varied approaches to curb prescription drug costs by regulating PBMs. The chart below details the PBM practices each state tackled, and how their approaches compare with NASHP’s PBM model legislation.   Footnotes 1. Bills […]

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    October 4, 2018 | Filed under: All, Front Page-Rx, Importation, Pharmacy Benefit Manager, Rx