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The National Academy for State Health Policy (NASHP) seeks an experienced professional to join our Center for State Rx Drug Pricing team to provide in-depth policy analysis and technical assistance to states on multiple strategies to reduce pharmaceutical costs. The policy fellow also supports a working group of state officials by providing technical expertise to […]

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  • State Strategies to Advance Medical Homes for Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs

    Medical homes are critical components of comprehensive care systems for children and youth with special health needs (CYSHCN). They can reduce costs and improve outcomes and care experiences for CYSHCN and their families. This new report, State Strategies to Advance Medical Homes for Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs, examines effective strategies used […]

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  • The Roadmap Ahead: New York’s Value-Based Payments Reward Communities and Providers for Addressing the Social Determinants of Health
    State Health Policy Blog

    Medicaid payment models in many states are shifting away from rewarding providers for the quantity of care they provide to models that reward high-quality, coordinated care that addresses some of the broader social factors that influence health and well-being. One example is New York’s Value-Based Payment (VBP) Roadmap, which rewards Medicaid providers and community-based organizations […]

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    May 24, 2018 | Filed under: All
  • Wednesday, August 15th 4:30pm – 5:30pm In the opening plenary, Wall Street analyst and health care specialist Ana Gupte will take policymakers inside Wall Street to help them understand what motivates investors and drives where dollars are spent in health care. What exactly lies ahead in a new health care world of technological advances and […]

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    April 20, 2018 | Filed under: All
  • 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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