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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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  • 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

    Earlier this year, 20 states passed 31 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. […]

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

  • State Health Policy Blog
    Oklahoma Signs the Nation’s First State Medicaid Value-Based Contracts for Rx Drugs

    Oklahoma Signs the Nation’s First State Medicaid Value-Based Contracts for Rx Drugs

    On the heels of Oklahoma’s first-in-the-nation, value-based purchasing deal to improve adherence to an antipsychotic drug, the state’s Medicaid agency just signed its second value-based contract for a prescription drug used to treat serious bacterial skin infections. While several private insurers have initiated value-based contracting, which links payments to a drug’s effectiveness and outcome, Oklahoma […]

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  • NASHP Request for Proposals, Human Resources ASO

    TO: Interested Parties FROM: Ellen Jane Schneiter, Deputy Director RE Proposals, Human Resources ASO: Request for Proposals, Human Resources ASO DATE: September 5, 2018 The Center for Health Policy Development (d/b/a National Academy for State Health Policy or “NASHP”) is accepting proposals from HR outsourcing companies offering ASO services to small businesses. We invite you […]

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    September 6, 2018 | Filed under: All

  • State Health Policy Blog
    #NASHPCONF18: Policymakers Share Their Approaches to Stabilize State Individual Insurance Markets

    #NASHPCONF18: Policymakers Share Their Approaches to Stabilize State Individual Insurance Markets

    During NASHP’s recent state health policy conference, state insurance experts explored the dramatic changes that recent federal action has foisted on their individual health insurance markets. In a second report from this conference session, they highlight strategies they’ve used to stabilize markets and identify lingering challenges to insurance markets’ affordability and choice. While many state […]

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  • Conference Presentations 2018

    Below is a full list of the Conference speaker presentations.

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    August 21, 2018 | Filed under: All

  • #NASHPCONF18 Photo Gallery

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    August 20, 2018 | Filed under: All