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CDC Data Shows More Than 80% of Pregnancy-Related Deaths are Preventable 
Health Insurance Coverage Estimates from the 2021 ACS and CPS
The Future of Aging Policy: A Snapshot of State Priorities
How Changing the Marketplace Coverage Benchmark Could Impact Affordability
State updates: AZ, MI, NC, NJ, NV, OH, OK, OR & RI

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In This Week’s Update:
• Summary of E&E Proposed Rule
• Advancing Oral Health Equity for Medicaid Populations
• Analysis of Recent National Trends in Medicaid and CHIP Enrollment
• State-Level Trends in Employer-Sponsored Health Insurance
• State updates: CA, KS, KY, MI, NM, NY, OK, OR & WV

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• Public Charge Rule and Preventive Services Decision
• Protecting Coverage for Postpartum Individuals
• Requesting an Extension of Nurse Aide Training
• Aligning in Crisis: Strategies & Tools to Leverage Federal Funding
• State Updates: DE, IN, ME, MN, NC, NJ, NY, OK, TN & WV

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•Enrollment and eligibility proposed rule
•Expanding Equitable Telehealth Access: Federal Funding Opportunities to Support Universal Broadband
•Assessing Physician Acceptance of Medicaid Patients Using State Health Compare
•State updates: AZ, CA, FL, IA, LA, MN, MO, NC, NE, NH, NJ, RI & WI

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• No Surprises Act Final Rule
• ASPE Projects Coverage Losses Post-PHE
• Lessons From the California Health Care Quality and Affordability Act
• States Take Charge of Healthcare Costs
• Unwinding the Medicaid Continuous Coverage Provision: Projected Enrollment Effects
• State updates: AL, CA, CO, CT, IN, MI, NV & WI

Weekly updates

•PHE Likely to be Extended
•Advancing Health Equity Learning Collaborative
•A Community-Centered Approach to Data Sharing and Policy Change: Lessons for Advancing Health Equity
•Optional Medicaid Health Home Benefit
•State updates: AZ, CA, CO, GU, HI, IL, MA, MD, MN & OH

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In This Week’s Update:

Inflation Reduction Act
Toolkit: Medicaid Managed Care Procurements
Section 1902(e)(14) Waiver Approvals
New Public Health Modernization Project
Developments in Section 1115 Budget Neutrality Policy
State Updates: CO, CT, FL, GA, ID, MS, NJ, NM & OR

Weekly updates

In This Week’s Update:

National Uninsured Rate Reaches All-time Low
Analysis of State Medicaid Enrollment Forms
Meeting Social Needs in Tennessee Medicaid
Colorado Option Advances Equitable Access to Healthcare
Strengthening Communications to Medicaid Enrollees
State Updates: AZ, GA, IL, ME, MI, MN, MO, NJ, NY, OR & UT

Weekly updates

In This Week’s Update:

57th anniversary of Medicaid
Section 1557 proposed rule
Medicaid Managed Care Contracts
CMS Releases Maternity Care Action Plan
Latest Legal Challenges to the ACA
Technology to Improve Quality within MMC
State Updates: AZ, CA, CT, DE, GA, IN, KS, LA, MA, MS, NY & WI

Weekly updates

In This Week’s Update:

• COVID-19 PHE Renewed
• New Funding for Connecting Kids to Coverage 
• Transitions to Exchange Coverage
• Medi-Cal and Health Equity for Pregnant People
• State Updates: CA, GA, MA, ME, MI, MT, NE, OR, TN & WA
 

Weekly updates

In This Week’s Update:

Transition to 988
Social Screening in Healthcare Settings
Medicaid Pathways Program applications open
Health Coverage Options for Ukrainian Nationals
Health Plan Premiums Poised to Spike in 2023
State Updates: AK, AR, CA, CT, MI, MN, MT, NJ, NY & OR

Weekly updates

In This Week’s Update:

New SHVS Social Care Resource
Implementing ‘988’
Expiration of ARPA subsidies
Post-PHE State Telehealth Policy Trends
State updates: CO, ME, MT, NH, NC, NV, TN & WA

Weekly updates

In This Week’s Update:

Maternal Health
Children’s Uninsurance
Building Community Power
State Health System Performance
State Updates: CA, CT, MA, NM, OK, OR, VT & WI

Weekly updates

In This Week’s Update:

Measuring Screening for Social Risk Factors
COVID-19 Vaccines for Children
SBM Race and Ethnicity Data Collection
LGBT Experiences Accessing Care
State Updates: AZ, CA, CO, IL, IN, KY, WV & WI

Weekly updates

In This Week’s Update:

New SHVS Unwinding Resources
Budget Neutrality Requirements
Healthcare Debt in America
Help Improve Medicaid and SNAP Data Coordination
Reducing Health Disparities Among the Medicaid Population
State Updates: DC, LA, ME, MI, MN, NE, NJ, NM, NC, OR, VA & WA

Weekly updates

In This Week’s Update:

New SHVS Unwinding Tool
Medicaid Leadership Institute Applications Open
Medicaid Managed Care Innovation In Response to Pandemic
FAQ's on Agent Compensation and Availability of Coverage
Implementing Social Risk Factor Screening Measures
Standards for Provider Network Adequacy in Medicaid
State Updates: CO, DE, GA, MI, NH, NC, TX, VA & WV

Weekly updates

In This Week’s Update:

New SHVS Expert Perspective: State Medicaid Strategies
Racism As A Barrier to Health Equity
CMS Extends Deadline to Use ARP Funding 
State of Babies Yearbook
Mental Healthcare: Addressing Inequities In Quality
State Updates: AZ, CO, DE, IL, LA, MT, NC, WI & WV

Weekly updates

In This Week’s Update:

Twelve Month Postpartum Expansion News
Medicaid: Social Risk Factor Screening Measures
Averting Premium Shock in the Marketplace
What Racism Costs Everyone
State updates: LA, MN, ND, NJ, NM, NY, OK & OR

Weekly updates

In This Week’s Update:

PHE news
New tool: ARPA Funding for Communities
Healthcare Costs in the Absence of ARPA
School-based behavioral health services
State Updates: CA, CO, GA, MA, MI, MN, NH, TX, VA & WA

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In This Week’s Update:

New SHVS Unwinding Communications Resource
Assist Leadership Programs
Assisting states with Medicaid Redeterminations
Medicaid Continuous Coverage: Fiscal and Enrollment Implications
Leveraging Medicaid to Reduce Youth Homelessness
State updates: AL, CT, FL, LA, MD, MI, MT, NC, OR, WA & WI

Weekly updates

In This Week’s Update:

New SHVS Resources: NBPP and Family Glitch
Text Messaging As A Strategy For The Unwinding
The Role of Marketplaces in Mitigating Coverage Loss
Medicaid Funding of Community Health Workers in States
State Updates: CA, GA, HI, ME, MN, NE, SC, TN & WI

Weekly updates

In This Week’s Update:

Final 2023 NBPP
New Medicare Special Enrollment Period
New SHVS toolkit: Medicaid Estate Recovery
County Health Rankings
Prioritizing Childhood Mental Health
State updates: AZ, CO, CT, FL, NM, OH, OR, PA, TN & WI

Weekly updates

In This Week’s Update:

CMS Health Equity Strategy
Toolkit: Preparing for the end of PHE
Consumer Experiences with Healthcare Costs
Healthcare Cost Growth Targets and Health Equity
Approaches to Increase Primary Care Spending
State Updates: CA, KS, KY, MA, MI, MN, NE, RI,  VT & WA

Weekly updates

In This Week’s Update:

Federal PHE extended 
Achieving Substantial Reforms on Access to Coverage 
Decline in marketplace premiums 
Equity in state-based marketplace plans 
Reducing maternal mortality and morbidity
State updates: CA, CT, DE, MA, NY, OK, OR, PA & WI

Weekly updates

In This Week’s Update:

New Proposed Rule to Fix Family Glitch
Returning to Normal Eligibility and Enrollment Operations
2023 NPP and Health Equity
Medicaid Churn and Coverage Transitions
State Strategies to Address Adverse Childhood Experiences
State Updates: CA, CO, CT, GA, MD, MN, NC, NM, NY, OK, TX & WI


Weekly updates

• New State Plan Extends Postpartum Medicaid Coverage to 12 Months
• 4.8 Million Medicaid Enrollees May Transfer Health Coverage—How States Can Prepare 
• The Bridge Between Medicaid and the Marketplace—What Role Might MCOs Play in Unwinding the PHE?
• North Carolina’s COVID-19 Support Services Program: Lessons for Health Policy Programs to Address Social Needs
• California’s Marketplace Tries New Tactics to Reduce the Number of Uninsured and Underinsured
• Still Time to Apply: State Medicaid Churn Learning Collaborative Opportunity

Weekly updates

In This Week’s Update:

Medicaid churn learning collaborative 
Creating new opportunities for doulas
New unwinding resources for states 
Overview of the Public Charge Proposed Rule
State Strategies to Support Telehealth Infrastructure
State updates: AK, CO, IL, IA, NV, NC, VA, WA & WI 

Weekly updates

In This Week’s Update:

CMS maternal health learning collaborative 
How states are preparing for end of PHE
No Surprises Act Enforcement
DCHBX’s efforts to address systemic racism 
State updates: AZ, AR, CO, DE, MN, MT, NE, NY, OR, PA & WA

Weekly updates

In This Week’s Update:

Virginia Invests in Doulas to Improve Maternal Health Outcomes
End of PHE eligibility and enrollment toolkit
Medicaid enrollment trends during COVID_19
New SHVS issue brief: messaging public charge
TA opportunity: easy-to-use digital tools and services
State updates: AK, MD, MN, NV, NY, OR & PA

Weekly updates

In This Week’s Update:

New CDC maternal mortality statistics
No Surprises Act interim final rule
Trends in Medicaid managed care
Oregon’s kindergarten readiness metric
Improving Child Physical Abuse Detection & Reducing Disparities
State updates: IA, MN, NC, NJ, NY, OR, PA & WI

Weekly updates

In This Week’s Update:

CMS RFI: health care access
CMS clarifies parameters for covering COVID-19 vaccines 
Medicaid churn learning collaborative
Preventing millions of children from Losing Medicaid
State updates: CA, CT, LA, NY, NV, NC, OK & PA

Weekly updates

In This Week’s Update:

Health equity and 1115 waivers
Building Racial Equity into Medicaid
State Updates: CA, CO, DE, MA, NY, OR & PA
Data for Community Health Affinity Groups
Comparing Federal Surveys That Count the Uninsured
Improving Substance Use Services for Youth

Weekly updates

In This Week’s Update:

Texting Medicaid enrollees
No Surprises Act Toolkit
ARP funding for HCBS IT needs
Medicaid enrollees’ communication preferences
Using Medicaid to Expand Access to Doula Care
State updates: AL, AZ, CA, MA, MN, NC, NY, PA, TX, WA & WI

Weekly updates

In This Week’s Update:

Final Marketplace Enrollment for 2022
Medicaid-financed Crisis Response Services 
A Blueprint for Racial Equity
OEP Numbers and New Funds for Outreach
State Updates: CO, GA, IN, ME, MD, MI, MN, MT, NJ, NV, OR & WY

Weekly updates

In This Week’s Update:

• Using Data Dashboards to Track Health Coverage
• Medicaid’s Response to Opioid Epidemic
• Payment Strategies to Improve Health Outcomes 
• Behavioral Health Integration
• State Updates: CO, CT, LA, MN, NC, NJ, NY & UT

Weekly updates

In This Week’s Update:

Public Health Emergency Extension
Healthcare.gov Enrollment Data 
COVID-19 Testing Reimbursement 
Crisis Intervention Services
Low-Income Parents’ Access to Needed Care
Improving Data on Race and Ethnicity
State Updates: MA, MD, ME, MN, NV, NY, OR, PA, VT & WA

Weekly updates

In This Week’s Update:

• New Proposed ACA Rules for 2023 
• State Health Coverage for Pregnant Immigrants & Children
• Census Data Quality Challenges in 2020 
• Budget Neutrality and Section 1115 Waivers
• Enrollment Figures for Medicare, Medicaid, and CHIP
• State Updates: AR, CA, CO, GA, MA, ME, MD, NJ, NV, PA & WA

Weekly updates

As we begin 2022, State Network will continue delivering the latest research from experts in the field on topics like COVID-19 and the related public health emergency, innovations in Medicaid focused on eliminating disparities and advancing health equity, prescription drug prices, and more. 

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In This Week’s Update:

Notable Sate Health & Value Strategies pieces from 2021
Advancing Health Equity through APMs
Addressing hunger through cross-sector partnerships
State updates: CA, LA, MA, MD, MN, NC, NE, NJ, OK & PA

Weekly updates

In This Week’s Update:

• HHS Actions on Improving Maternal Health
• 4.6 Million Enrolled Via Open Enrollment Period
• Increasing COVID-19 Vaccination Rates in Medicaid
• Use of Race in Clinical Diagnosis and Its Implications  
• Protecting Youth Mental Health
• State Updates: AZ, CT, MA, ME, MN, NY, NV, OH, OR, TN & WI

Weekly updates

In This Week’s Update:

• States to Cover Vaccine Counseling for Children
• Measuring Medicaid Social Care Interventions 
• Pediatric Vaccine Partner Webinar
• Colorado’s New Guidance on Transgender Health
• State Updates: CO, CT, DE, KY, MI, NC, NV, NY, PA, RI, TX, VA, & WA

Weekly updates

In This Week’s Update:

• CMCS Strategic Vision
• Increasing Cancer Screenings via Medicaid Managed Care 
• State Updates: AZ, CA, MT, NC, OR, RI, UT, VA & WY
• Using Federal Funds to Address Drivers of Health
• Rethinking Telehealth for Addiction Treatment
• Policies to Reduce Maternal Morbidity and Mortality

Weekly updates

In This Week’s Update:

• Medicaid Continuous Coverage Unwinding: IT Strategies
• State Updates: AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, GA, MN, NJ, NY, NV, OK, OR & WA
• Patient-Centered Addiction Care
• Healthcare for People Experiencing Homelessness
• Partnering with Healthcare to Build a Stronger Child Care System

 

Weekly updates

In This Week’s Update:

• Open Enrollment Period Begins
• Webinars on Managed Care and “No Surprises Act” 
• State Updates: AZ, MD, MN, MT, NC, OH, OR & SC
• Consumer Views on Healthcare Affordability
• Updated Navigator Resource Guide
• Health Equity Focused Learning Community

Weekly updates

In This Week’s Update:

• New SHVS Resources: PHE Unwinding
• State Updates: CO, CT, NC, NJ, NV & WV
• Enforcement of the No Surprises Act
• Perceptions of Healthcare Affordability
• Improving Race and Ethnicity Data

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In This Week’s Update:

• CMS Innovation Center’s Strategic Vision
• State Updates: AL, CA, CT, MI, MN, MT, NC, TX & WA
• Latest No Surprises Act Interim Final Rule
• Building an Equity-Centered Data System
• Medicaid Eligibility for COFA Migrants

Weekly updates

• SHVS Publications Review: Affordable Coverage for Immigrants, Funding Mobile Crisis Services, 2022 Open Enrollment 
• State Updates: CO, DE, MN, NJ, NY & WI
• Upcoming Webinar: Equity in Medicaid Managed Care
• Home Visiting Programs and Health Equity
• State-Based Marketplaces Expanding Via New Federal Grants
• Leveraging federal dollars for Home-and Community-Based Services