• Save the Date for #NASHPCONF19 at the Chicago Marriot

    Join us for Nashp’s 32nd Annual State Health Policy Conference next year in Chicago, August 21-23!

  • How States Address Social Determinants of Health in Their Medicaid Contracts and Contract Guidance Documents

    To encourage investments in population health, states increasingly use levers available in their managed care and value-based contracts to address social determinants of health, such as housing and employment. With support from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, NASHP examined Medicaid contracts and other documents in 11 states to highlight how states’ contract requirements sought to enhance population health.

  • State Strategies to Incorporate Oral Health into Medicaid Health Homes for People with Chronic Conditions

    State health policymakers know oral health is an essential component of overall health and well-being, but state Medicaid programs face increasing costs and growing demands. Many of their enrollees struggle with high-cost, chronic conditions — often linked to oral health issues. NASHP interviewed key Medicaid officials from Alabama, Missouri, Ohio, Rhode Island, South Dakota, and Washington State about innovative ways to integrate dental health into Medicaid health homes and other models serving Medicaid enrollees with chronic health conditions.

  • States Strengthen Medicaid-Ryan White Collaboration to Improve Care Coordination for People with HIV

    This report, the second in a three-part series, explores policy levers and strategies that states are using to streamline collaboration between their Medicaid and Ryan White HIV/AIDS programs in order to provide access and quality care to people living with HIV. This report explores how Medicaid and Ryan White programs in California, New York, Washington, and Wisconsin have partnered to improve care coordination services for people living with HIV.

  • Feds Approve Lower-Cost, Short-Term Health Insurance Plans, But at What Cost to State Markets and Consumers?

    The federal government recently released its final rule expanding the availability of “thin” and less-costly short-term insurance plans. These plans do not have to cover pre-existing conditions or other health care services and are expected to upend insurance markets unless state policymakers step in to protect their consumers and markets. Learn what actions states can take.

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  • How to Strengthen Medicaid Managed Care for CYSHCN through Title V and Medicaid Partnerships

    Medicaid and state Title V programs provide critical services for children and youth with special health care needs (CYSHCN) and their families. As Medicaid programs increasingly use managed care delivery systems to provide these services, many state Medicaid and Title V programs are joining forces to ensure they meet the unique needs of CYSHCN. This brief explores effective, partnership strategies identified in NASHP’s 50-state review of state Medicaid managed care programs that serve CYSHCN. Read more.


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