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On February 24, during Innovation and Integration: Addressing the U.S. Mental Health Crisis through Primary Care Partnerships, the second event in Blue Shield California and Milbank Memorial Fund–sponsored Primary Care Payment Innovation series, participants discussed how partnerships, payment innovation, and digital health in primary care can help to address mental health. More
January 2022 Evan S. Cole, Susan Kennedy, Julie Donohue, PhD,
To advance knowledge about the multiple facets of state Medicaid policy adoption and implementation, these researchers conducted in-depth interviews in 2019 with policy officials from nine states — Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia, and Wisconsin — that participate in a multistate Medicaid collaborative project: the Medicaid Outcome Distributed Research Network (MODRN). More
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
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