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Are you looking for a great entry-level opportunity to assist states in improving health policy? Then consider joining the NASHP team! NASHP is a nonpartisan forum of policymakers across state governments, learning, leading and implementing innovative solutions to health policy challenges. We are looking for a talented individual to join our Chronic and Vulnerable Populations […]

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

    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

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

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

    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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  • Below is a full list of the Conference speaker presentations.

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    August 21, 2018 | Filed under: All
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    August 20, 2018 | Filed under: All
  • Pharmacy Benefit Manager Model Legislation: Questions and Answers

    These questions and answers explain the role pharmacy benefit managers (PBM) play in the drug supply chain and highlight NASHP’s model PBM legislation that states can use to better oversee PBMs and protect consumers. What are pharmacy benefit managers? Pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs) contract with health plans to administer their pharmacy benefits. Depending what a health […]

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