Tag Archives: Pennsylvania

  • #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 […]

  • Q&A with Pennsylvania’s Insurance Chief: Jessica Altman Explores the Evolving Role of Insurance Coverage

    In late March, Jessica Altman became Pennsylvania’s insurance commissioner, responsible for protecting consumers in the fifth-largest insurance market in the United States and the 14th-largest in the world. Altman, who is vice chair of the National Academy for State Health Policy’s (NASHP) Health Care Access and Finance Steering Committee, helped implement the Affordable Care Act […]

    April 10, 2018 | Filed under: Front Page, Pennsylvania
  • In Pennsylvania: As of July 1, 2011, there were 2,134,956 individuals enrolled in the state’s Medicaid program, known as Medical Assistance; 1,152,069 of these individuals received physical and dental services through one of 12 Medicaid-only managed care organizations through the state’s managed care program, HealthChoices. 302,300 Medical Assistance recipients not served by HealthChoices received physical health services […]

    September 23, 2014 | Filed under: Pennsylvania
  • Tuesday, July 29, 2014: This webinar explores the leap from health system transformation planning to practice by showcasing four leading states that are designing and implementing multi-payer payment reforms. Through a facilitated discussion, state officials discuss policy levers to shift payment systems away from fee-for-service, offer strategies for sustaining stakeholder momentum and commitment, and share perspectives on promising practices for and operational challenges of turning a plan for multi-payer payment reform into reality.

    July 15, 2014 | Filed under: Payment Reform, Webinars
  • Primary care practices transitioning to enhanced models of primary care require ongoing support to sustain their transformation efforts. Small and medium-sized practices in particular can benefit from shared resources facilitating care coordination and case management, use of data and technology, and ongoing practice improvement. This State Health Policy Briefing outlines key elements of a shared […]

  • Primary care extension programs improve the quality of primary care services by educating providers on new and innovative practices in areas such as preventive medicine, health promotion, and chronic disease management. Section 5405 of the Affordable Care Act authorizes the establishment of a national primary care extension program. To pursue this goal, the Agency for […]

  • Pennsylvania’s Chronic Care Initiative (CCI) began as a project of the state’s Chronic Care Commission, which former Governor Ed Rendell created by Executive Order in 2007. Phase I of CCI (2008-2011), which combines elements of Wagner’s Chronic Care Model and the patient-centered medical home, was staged in seven regional rollouts. The program model varied regionally during Phase I, with […]

    April 1, 2014 | Filed under: Pennsylvania
  • Under construction–NASHP is continuing to populate this resource so please check back!   If you have any resources about the Medicaid benefit for children and adolescents in your state that you would like to share, please email kmooney@nashp.org.

    December 5, 2013 | Filed under: Pennsylvania
  • One of the most critical steps in developing and implementing a multi-payer medical home initiative is securing health care payer and purchaser participation. This new NASHP brief discusses five overarching strategies that conveners can use to make the case: building trust among competitors; leveraging existing infrastructure; using the market to drive demand; striking the balance […]

    September 17, 2013 | Filed under: Payment Reform, Primary Care and Medical Homes, Publications
  • 2014 NASHP CHIP Fact Sheet – Pennsylvania 2012 NASHP CHIP Fact Sheet – Pennsylvania 2010 NASHP CHIP Fact Sheet – Pennsylvania 2008 NASHP CHIP Fact Sheet – Pennsylvania Additional States’ CHIP Fact Sheets… Adobe Acrobat .PDF printable versions of the Pennsylvania NASHP CHIP Fact Sheets Key Highlights: Program Type: Pennsylvania operates a separate CHIP program, […]

    December 6, 2012 | Filed under: Pennsylvania