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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
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
The CLOUD, or the Curated Library about Opioid Use for Decision-makers, offers a centralized place for actionable, evidence-based resources for anyone working on issues related to the opioid crisis. More
In November, the District of Columbia’s (DC) Medicaid program became the first to receive approval from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) for a demonstration that will address gaps in Medicaid’s coverage of behavioral health services by reimbursing institutions for mental diseases (IMDs) for treatment of adults with serious mental illness and/or serious emotional disturbance. DC’s waiver will also cover IMD services for substance use disorder. More
A new report copublished by the Milbank Memorial Fund and the Kaiser Family Foundation looks at four options states have for accessing federal Medicaid funds for enrollees receiving certain inpatient services provided by “institutions for mental disease” or IMDs, to help them meet the demand for mental health treatment. More
A report copublished by the Milbank Memorial Fund and the Kaiser Family Foundation looks at state options for accessing federal Medicaid funds for certain inpatient services provided by “institutions for mental disease” or IMDs. More
Rhode Island improved on more health system performance indicators tracked over time than any other state in the latest Commonwealth Fund Scorecard on State Health System Performance. In a new post copublished today by the Milbank Memorial Fund and the Commonwealth Fund, Milbank Memorial Fund Program Officer Michelle Alletto and Rhode Island Health Insurance Commissioner Marie Ganim examine how Rhode Island made such strides. More
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