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November 2021

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Brief

This brief describes current use of and spending on routine vision and hearing services among all Medicare beneficiaries and select subgroups.

Brief

This brief highlights key state actions to increase cancer screening for adults covered by Medicaid and improving health outcomes.

Map

This map provides a snapshot of current telehealth medications for opioid use disorder state policy 18 months into the COVID-19 pandemic.

Webinar & Presentations

This webinar and accompanying presentation examine the challenges and solutions to ensure families have adequate nutrition during the pandemic and beyond through various governmental food programs.

Webinar & Presentations

This webinar provide an overview of strategies for states seeking to ensure that eligible enrollees are able to keep or transition to new affordable health coverage when the Medicaid continuous coverage requirement ends.

Commentary

This commentary covers how the National Academy for State Health Policy (NASHP)’s Model Act for State Oversight of Proposed Health Care Mergers grants state attorneys general and state health officials with overarching authority on cost, like a health cost commission, the authority to review, place conditions upon, and block potentially harmful consolidation of healthcare providers in their state.

Commentary

This commentary highlights how states have advanced two separate but related initiatives  to tackle rising healthcare costs: cost-growth benchmarks to track and contain overall healthcare spending; and prescription drug affordability boards to conduct reviews of high-cost prescription drugs and set limits on what can be paid for these drugs in the future.

Brief

This issue brief summarizes state strategies and experiences shared during a virtual summit on data and health equity, as well as lessons learned during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Brief

This brief synthesizes key accomplishments and lessons learned based on interviews with 10 state COVID-19 health equity task forces represented in the network. 

Brief

The brief focuses on actions Medicaid agencies can pursue through their managed care programs or directly with provider organizations and highlights state interventions and collaborations that demonstrate promise in reducing disparities and begin to center equity in birth-related health policies.

Report

This report estimates increases in federal subsidies under two provisions of the Build Back Better Act that would flow to people below the federal poverty limit in the 12 states that have not expanded Medicaid (people in the “Medicaid gap”).

Brief

This brief examines how state Medicaid and public health programs can advance health equity for the communities they serve, especially for people of color, working both within their agency and through cross-agency partnerships.

Commentary

This commentary is the story of Theresa, who developed Spastic Quadriplegia Cerebral Palsy and whose Medicaid allows her to work and live independently, and do activities she enjoys such as swimming. 

Commentary

This commentary tells the story of Becky, whose Medicaid covers her medical visits and medication, as well as home-based assistance to help manage her multiple sclerosis.

Commentary

This commentary tells the story of Alicia, who was able to access a doula through Medicaid while incarcerated and pregnant with her second child.

Webinar & Presentations

This webinar reviewed steps states can take to integrate health equity into their Medicaid managed care programs.

Brief

This brief highlights a Nevada program that aims to target oral health care gaps among children who rely on school-based sealant programs to prevent dental decay, the most common chronic condition among children. 

Map

This map highlights contact tracing as an essential strategy to curb the spread of COVID-19.

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Brief

This brief identifies key themes and policy considerations to help Massachusetts implement value-based payment models that better meet children’s needs.

Commentary

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This commentary tells the story of Adrian, who serves as an assistant director at the Hattiesburg, Miss., office of Youth Villages and oversees the Medicaid-funded Mississippi Youth Programs Around the Clock (MYPAC) effort, which currently has more than 500 people enrolled throughout the state.

Blog

This blog discusses the appointment of Kara Herring as Indiana's first Chief Equity, Inclusion and Opportunity Officer.

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