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October 2021 Caroline M. Au-Yeung, Lynn A. Blewett, Tyler Winkelman,
Policy Points Policymakers should make permanent important policy changes put in place during the COVID-19 pandemic that have improved access to… More
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
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
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
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
November 2020 Stuart Yael Gordon,
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
September 2020 Julie Donohue, PhD, Amy C. Raslevich, MPP, MBA, Evan Cole, PhD,
This publication is part of series produced in coordination with AcademyHealth’s Medicaid Outcomes Distributed Research Network (MODRN). As the… More
June 2020 Rachel Block,
Ten years ago, Rhode Island instituted health care “affordability standards” for commercial health insurers to encourage them to improve the affordability of their health plans, as well as enhance health care quality and consumer protections. The Rhode Island Office of Health Insurance Commissioner (OHIC) recently updated these standards, continuing its primary care funding requirement and adding important new provisions designed to facilitate behavioral health integration and accelerate the adoption of payment reforms. More
May 2020 Kody H. Kinsley,
How North Carolina is maintaining community behavioral health services, safeguarding state health care facilities, and more in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. More
To help states and communities develop and spread crisis programs, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration has published National Guidelines for Behavioral Health Crisis: A Best Practices Toolkit. More
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