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October 2022

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The blog discusses proposed legislation to strengthen and sustain infection prevention capacity, efforts to implement requirements for data tracking and reporting through national surveillance systems, and how states are prioritizing antimicrobial stewardship.

Commentary

This commentary shares how Medicaid supported Milly throughout her pregnancy. That’s Medicaid shares stories of people covered by Medicaid at critical points in their lives, underscoring the importance of stable health insurance coverage to building a nationwide Culture of Health.

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This brief provides information on strategies to improve maternal health outcomes and synthesizes research about the national state-of-play across four domains: maternal health models, quality improvement, workforce and benefits, and eligibility and enrollment/coverage expansion.

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This blog includes key takeaways from Washington, Hawaii, and Texas  of the varied ways in which states are prioritizing person-centered care in healthcare reform.

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This brief focuses on enforcement of parity requirements for “non-quantitative” treatment limits that insurers impose on enrollees, such as prior authorization requirements and medical necessity determinations.

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This blog examines how states are working with the federal government to implement the No Surprises Act.

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This brief includes a checklist of eight key questions that can help state purchasers and other payers develop a robust payment and spending strategy focused on advancing health equity.

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10.2022 / By Benefits Data Trust

This blog provides an overview of a study that analyzed the relationship between SNAP participation and health outcomes among more than 115,000 North Carolina residents who were 65 and older.

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This blog reviews state enacted legislation addressing dementia through long-term care services, state planning activities, training requirements, and alert systems for missing persons with dementia.

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This commentary shares how Medicaid allowed Chrystal to access the healthcare she needed while she pursued her college degree in Milwaukee.

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his blog provides research-based recommendations regarding terminology that can be used in consumer education and outreach in order for states to communicate with enrollees about coming changes, what they will need to do to complete the renewal process, and where they may be able to find other coverage options if they are no longer eligible for Medicaid. 

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This brief includes recommendations researchers have made to policymakers to ensure the promise of MHPAEA is realized for patients across the country.

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This commentary tells Paul's story and how Medicaid supported him in receiving a kidney transplant.

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This map includes states’ up-to-date approaches to school COVID-19 vaccine and mask requirements on the map below.

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This blog includes a summary of these and other recent policy changes that consumers may encounter this year.

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This blog explores implementation considerations for MCPs and housing and homeless service providers as they establish partnerships to support people experiencing homelessness.

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10.2022 / By Benefits Data Trust

This blog discusses how Benefits Data Trust is supporting North Carolina and Washington over the next two years in achieving the ambitious goals they have set to increase access to Medicaid and social service benefits. 

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This blog analyzes how the Cross Agency Leadership Team (CALT) is prioritizing improving the Federal Grant Planning and Set Up process to prevent bottlenecks and other issues that occur throughout the rest of federal grant lifecycle.

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This blog discusses how states are working to rapidly expand the available pool of providers given the higher demand for mental health services. 

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This blog discusses the opportunities for state and federal policymakers to ensure food insecurity remains low now and into the future.

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This blog unveils a new series to highlight strategies for states to expand affordable health coverage to immigrant populations in the United States. 

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This map includes an interactive feature for viewers to click on a state to learn about its tracing program or use the tabs on the left to compare states’ approaches.

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This blog discusses how, given gaps in access to dental insurance and providers, state health policy is an important area for achieving oral health equity. 

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This blog discusses how these reforms could bring in up to $344 million to the state and decrease the uninsured rate among people eligible for but not enrolled in subsidized marketplace coverage by up to 12% over five years.

This blog discusses how GIS can be used by health agencies to improve public health.

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