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July 2021 Rachel Block,
States sometimes forge new paths in health policy. For example, Washington State recently created the first long-term care insurance law and… More
June 2021 Aasta Thielke, Pam Curtis, Valerie King,
This work was funded through the Medicaid Evidence-based Decisions Project (MED). The MED project is a collaboration of state agencies. MED produces… More
June 2021 Martha Hostetter, Sarah Klein,
Moving 211 into the Indiana’s Family and Social Services Administration has given Hoosiers a single point of entry to a wide range of services and supports. It has also offered state leaders a better understanding of the unmet needs of residents and enabled them to better coordinate between state agencies and community-based organizations. More
May 2021 Alexandra Duncan, Jared Anderman, Ian Reynolds, Bradley D. Stein,
Copublished with The Pew Charitable Trusts and Deerfield Management Despite overwhelming research showing that three approved medications to treat… More
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
March 2021 Susan Kennedy, Logan Sheets,
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
February 2021 Hannah L. Crook, James Zheng, William K. Bleser, Rebecca G. Whitaker, Jasmine Masand, Robert S. Saunders,
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
January 2021 Allyson Evans, Valerie King,
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
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