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StateNetwork.org’s Top Five Resources of 2018

12.2018 / By StateNetwork.org

These were the five most-visited resources on StateNetwork.org during 2018:

1. Medicaid and Social Determinants of Health: Adjusting Payment and Measuring Outcomes, by State Health and Value Strategies

  • State policy makers are increasingly focused on the social determinants of health (SDOH), because of the important influence that they have on health, health care outcomes, and Medicaid spending. This report digs into opportunities states have to account for SDOH in their Medicaid programs.

2. Changes in Health Insurance Coverage 2013-2016: Medicaid Expansion States Lead the Way, by Urban Institute

  • This report provides detailed estimates of changes in health insurance coverage types between 2013 and 2016 by demographic, socioeconomic, and geographic characteristics. In addition, state fact sheets detail coverage changes by income group in all 50 states and DC.

3. How States Address Social Determinants of Health in Their Medicaid Contracts, by National Academy for State Health Policy

  • This chart compares the social determinants 11 states targeted in their Medicaid contracts and contract guidance documents to enhance population health, as well as how states monitored outcomes and funded these efforts.

4. Safeguarding Financial Stability of Provider Risk-Bearing Organizations, by State Health and Value Strategies

  • This report explores options for states as they consider oversight of risk-bearing organizations (RBOs), with a focus on states that have elected to act to protect against provider insolvency. The State Health Policy Highlight reviews specific state considerations when overseeing RBOs; case studies examine approaches in California, Massachusetts, New York and Texas.

5. The Effects of Medicaid Expansion Under the ACA: Select Articles Published Between January 1, 2018 and August 31, 2018, by State Health and Value Strategies

  • Thirty-three states and the District of Columbia have expanded Medicaid since 2014. This resource highlights articles published since January 2018 that report on those impacts, organized by health access and outcomes, economic impacts, and coverage impacts.

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