States Invited to Apply for Assistance to Make Medicaid Policy Changes to Improve Care for Pregnant and Parenting Women

NASHP, supported by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau of the Health Resources and Services Administration, is convening a policy academy to help states advance policy innovations to improve access to quality care for Medicaid-eligible pregnant and parenting women with or at-risk of substance use disorder and/or mental health conditions. States will receive individual and group technical assistance to implement policy changes or develop a specific plan to:

  • Promote integrated care and systems;
  • Align state initiatives to transform how care is provided and paid for (Medicaid managed care, accountable care, value-based payment, etc.); and
  • Ultimately, improve health outcomes for pregnant and parenting women.

Up to eight state teams comprised of state Medicaid, public health, mental health/substance use agency officials, and other key stakeholders will be selected for this two-year policy academy. Email Erin Kim for the application by 5 p.m. (EST), Friday, Jan. 11, 2019. Applications are due on Feb. 8, 2019.