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NASHPCONF18 | August 15-17 | Jacksonville, FL | Join us as we celebrate NASHP’s 31st Annual State Health Policy Conference. Planned by state health policymakers, for state health policy makers, 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, our […]

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  • State Health Policy Blog

    On Dec. 21, Congress passed a continuing resolution (CR) bill to keep the federal government operational through Jan. 19, 2018, and it includes new, short-term federal funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP). Specifically, the CR: Provides $2.85 billion in new federal allotments to states for CHIP for the period from Oct. 1, 2017, […]

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  • How Does a State Individual Mandate Work? NASHP Webinar Explores Massachusetts’ Experience

    Since 2006, Massachusetts has mandated health insurance coverage for all residents. With effective repeal of the federal individual mandate scheduled for 2019, one option state policymakers are exploring to stabilize their insurance markets is mandating insurance for all, similar to Massachusetts. NASHP invites state officials to join key Massachusetts policymakers from 3 to 4 p.m. […]

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    January 2, 2018 | Filed under: All, Front Page
  • Congress Poised to Act on Insurance Reforms, with Major Repercussions for All States
    State Health Policy Blog

    As Congress barrels toward the end of the year, several bills are in play that will have major and almost immediate ramifications for health insurance markets. They include: Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (H.R. 1) The Alexander-Murray insurance market stabilization bill The Nelson-Collins reinsurance program bill Temporary elimination of the health insurance tax (H.R. 4620) […]

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    December 19, 2017 | Filed under: All, Front Page, State Health Policy Blog
  • Searching for New Insurance Options, States Consider Medicaid Buy-In and Other Strategies
    State Health Policy Blog

    Uncertainty about the future of health insurance options and concern about the ability of Affordable Care Act (ACA) marketplaces to offer adequate competition and choice have spurred states to look for new coverage approaches. Among the innovative strategies states are proposing are allowing consumers to buy into state Medicaid programs and developing state-specific coverage options […]

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    December 12, 2017 | Filed under: All, Front Page, Medicaid, State Health Policy Blog
  • Lessons from Rhode Island: How to Effectively Blend, Braid, and Use Block Grant Funds to Improve Public Health
    State Health Policy Blog

    When Rhode Island health policymakers read the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Healthy People 2010 report, they realized their children’s generation could face a shorter life expectancy than their own unless they changed their approach to public health. In response, Department of Health officials doubled down on their commitment to address health disparities […]

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  • FQHC Readiness

    The National Academy for State Health Policy (NASHP) designed this toolkit to support states interested in developing a value-based alternative payment methodology (APM) for federally qualified health centers (FQHCs). The following section on FQHC readiness and practice transformation discusses key considerations and promising strategies based on lessons learned from states during NASHP’s Value-Based Payment Reform […]

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  • The National Academy for State Health Policy (NASHP) designed this tool kit to support states interested in developing a value-based alternative payment methodology (APM) for federally qualified health centers (FQHCs). The following section on state policy levers for implementation discusses key considerations and promising strategies based on lessons learned from states during NASHP’s Value-Based Payment […]

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    November 28, 2017 | Filed under: All
  • The National Academy for State Health Policy (NASHP) designed this toolkit to support states interested in developing a value-based alternative payment methodology (APM) for federally qualified health centers (FQHCs). The following section on value-based APM development discusses key considerations and promising strategies based on lessons learned from states during NASHP’s Value-Based Payment Reform Academy. Key […]

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    November 28, 2017 | Filed under: All
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    November 27, 2017 | Filed under: All