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April 2021 Martha Hostetter, Sarah Klein,
In Nebraska, a cadre of independent clinicians, health plan administrators, with a state legislator have partnered over the last decade to strengthen the state’s primary care infrastructure. In a new article, Martha Hostetter and Sarah Klein look at the progress advanced by these leaders, who are working today with the dean of the University of Nebraska’s School of Public Health to align health plans and providers around shared population health goals. More
Most state Medicaid OUD care delivery innovations can be categorized into
two main areas: 1) health homes and 2) warm handoffs and care transitions. This brief
provides an overview of these approaches and offers recent examples from state Medicaid
February 2021 Marilyn Cabrera, Adam Lustig,
During the spring of 2020, Americans were urged to work from home, wear masks, practice social distancing, and take other precautions against the… More
This issue brief summarizes the current landscape of payment reform initiatives addressing SDoH, drawing on results from a systematic review of peer-reviewed and gray literature supplemented with scans of state health policies and proposed payment reform models. More
This primer examines the financial and policy levers available to states to encourage MCOs to provide care in home- and community-based settings. More
December 2020 Christopher F. Koller, President,
“We felt abandoned.” It was March of 2020. The scope of the COVID-19 pandemic was becoming clear and state officials were scrambling. For… More
State Medicaid agencies (SMAs) face an ever-evolving landscape characterized by increasing demands. To fulfill their traditional role as a… More
November 2020 Rachel Block,
The 988 designation is a federal designation of the need for easier access to behavioral health crisis services and part of a trend for strengthening the continuum of behavioral health care to include a wide array of community-based services, as well as inpatient services through public and private hospitals. More
Many states are focused on building a coordinated continuum of behavioral health care that includes a wide array of community-based services as well as inpatient services through public and private hospitals. More
Delaware, New Jersey, and Rhode Island announced last week a commitment to a common framework for COVID-19 testing for high-risk, asymptomatic residents and for financing this testing. More
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