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The National Academy for State Health Policy (NASHP) is developing a report on how family caregiving impacts state Medicaid programs, and the role Medicaid plays in supporting family caregivers. Medicaid — jointly funded and administered by the federal and state governments — provides health coverage to millions of Americans, including low-income adults, children, older adults, and people with disabilities. Relatives and friends […]
Model Act Summary: This model legislation prohibits site-specific facility fees for services rendered at physician practices and clinics located more than 250 yards from a hospital campus. It also prohibits all service-specific facility fees for typical outpatient services that are billed using evaluation and management codes, even if those services are provided on a hospital […]
Gov. Charlie Baker of Massachusetts opened NASHP’s 33rd annual state health policy conference on Monday, Aug. 17, 2020, praising the hard work and innovation of state policymakers across the country as they confront COVID-19. “COVID is like nothing any of us have dealt with before and we were all forced to make a lot of […]
How does this model act use international pricing to reduce prescription drug costs? Drug prices in other countries are often many times lower than in the United States. This model legislation link determines payment rates for certain prescription drugs based on international prices, and establishes the referenced rate as the upper payment limit for payers […]