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On February 9th, 2016, Health and Human Services Department released long-awaited proposed rules on 42 CFR Part 2, the federal regulation that governs how federally-funded substance use disorder (SUD) programs may share health information; public comments are due on April 11th. The proposed changes to 42 CFR Part 2 would, among other things, make it […]

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  • Congratulations to the six states selected to participate in the NASHP Value-Based Payment Reform Academy: Colorado Hawaii Michigan Nevada Oklahoma Washington, DC NASHP is pleased to announce it is convening a Value-Based Payment Reform Academy. The goal of this academy is for selected states to develop and implement value-based alternative payment methodologies (APMs) for federally […]

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    February 29, 2016 | Filed under: Front Page, Payment Reform
  • Webinars

    Date: March 17, 2016 Time: 4:00 PM (ET) View Webinar Here View the Webinar Slides On February 5, 2016, the Department of Health and Human Services announced proposed revisions to 42 CFR Part 2 with the goal of facilitating information exchange while addressing privacy concerns of individuals that seek treatment for substance use disorders. This webinar […]

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    February 26, 2016 | Filed under: Front Page, Webinars
  • In a 6-2 decision in Gobeille v. Liberty Mutual released on March 1, the U.S. Supreme Court has dealt a blow to state all- payer claims databases. By upholding a lower court’s decision, the Court ruled that states may no longer require self funded plans to submit claims data – that action is preempted by ERISA. […]

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    February 23, 2016 | Filed under: Front Page, Landing Page, State Refor(u)m, Vermont
  • State of State speeches provide governors with an opportunity to highlight recent policy successes as well as outline key plans and issue areas of focus for the coming year. These speeches are generally strong indicators of governors’ main priorities and sometimes also include specific proposal suggestions and funding recommendations for deliberation by legislatures. Currently, 31 […]

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  • State Health Policy Blog

    Self-insured employer participation in multi-payer payment reform is critical for providers to receive consistent messages across payers—an important step toward fostering widespread improvement. A recent study echoes the experience of many state-led multi-payer initiatives experiencing difficulty in engaging self-insured employers. This study looked at reforms in four states: Arkansas, Oregon, Minnesota, Vermont. Only two, Arkansas […]

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    February 19, 2016 | Filed under: Arkansas, Front Page, Payment Reform, State Health Policy Blog
  • Webinars

    Date: February 25, 2016 Time: 3:30 PM (ET) View Webinar Here Download Webinar Slides Here While Medicaid and CHIP are important health coverage programs for children, nearly half of all children are covered through the private insurance market.  This webinar will explore several areas in which states may have some leverage to help affect change […]

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    February 17, 2016 | Filed under: Front Page, Webinars
  • State Health Policy Blog

    As we head back to court, what does a challenge to the ACA mean for the country’s Health Insurance Marketplaces? Over the past five years, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) has withstood challenges to the constitutionality of its insurance mandate, Medicaid expansion, birth control-related provisions, and questions about who can receive premium reducing tax credits. […]

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    February 16, 2016 | Filed under: Front Page, State Exchanges, State Health Policy Blog
  • Webinars

    Date: February 18, 2016 Time: 2:30 PM (ET) View Webinar Here Download Webinar Slides Here In a recently proposed rule, the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS) is considering providing qualified health plans with the option of offering standardized benefit plans in the federally facilitated marketplace (FFM). CMS contemplates creating standardized plan options at […]

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    February 10, 2016 | Filed under: Front Page, State Refor(u)m, Webinars
  • Publications

    Medicaid beneficiaries often need support outside the scope of clinical health care in order to lead healthy lives, and states are uniquely poised to provide this support by addressing the social determinants of health. While states steward a variety of funding sources that address the needs of low-income populations, too often a Medicaid beneficiary must […]

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