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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

Weekly updates

In This Week’s Update

• New SHVS Resource on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity 
• Recent Efforts to Extend Medicaid Postpartum Coverage
• Medicaid/CHIP Continuous Eligibility for Kids
• Strategies for Growing the Direct Care Workforce
• State Updates: AK, AZ, CA, IL, KS, NC, NY, TX & WI

Weekly updates

In This Week’s Update:

• SHVS Webinar on Afghan Refugee Guidance
• Interim Final Rule on Surprise Billings
• Strategies for Open Enrollment Outreach
• State Updates: AK, AZ, AR, CA, IA, IL, KS, KY, ME, MN, MO, NC, NE, NJ, NM, NY, PA, TX & WV
• No Surprises Act Enforcement
• Long-term Services and Supports
• Leveraging COVID-19 Relief for Cross-Sector Data Sharing

Weekly updates

In This Week’s Update:

• New SHVS Resources for States
• State Updates: CT, FL, IL, MA, MI, MN, MT, NH, NJ & UT
• Medicaid Churn Toolkit
• Racism and the COVID-19 Vaccine
• Minimizing Losses in Postpartum Coverage Post PHE

Weekly updates

In This Week’s Update:

• Health Equity Implications of PHE Unwinding
• State Updates: CA, CO, KS, LA, MA, ME, MN, NC, NJ, NM, NY, PA, OR and UT
• SEP Enrollment Report
• Medicaid’s Role in Back to School
• Oral Health and Health Equity 

Weekly updates

In This Week’s Update:

• New SHVS Resources: Equity in Managed Care and Increasing Response Rates among Underrepresented Groups
• State Updates: AZ, CA, CO, KS, LA, ME, NM, OH, OK, OR & TX
• Strategic Vision for the CMS
• Incorporating Equity into Trauma-Informed Care
• State Strategies to Increase COVID-19 vaccines in rural areas 

Weekly updates

In This Week’s Update:

• Expanding the Public Insurance Navigator Workforce
• Medicaid Managed Care and Health Equity Resource
• State Updates: CA, CO, IL, KS, MD, MN, NJ, NV, NY, PA & OR
• Changes in Federal Data Due to COVID-19
• Provider Attitudes Towards SDOH Screening
• Opportunities for Improving Pediatric Care

Weekly updates

In This Week’s Update:

• HHS Plan for COVID-19 Boosters 
• State updates: CO, DE, FL, IL, IN, MA, MD, MI, MN, NM, NY, NC, TN, WI & WY
• COVID-19 and Delays in Seeking Health Care for Children   
• How Insurers Can Advance Health Equity
• Transforming Child Care Through Anti-Racism

Weekly updates

In This Week’s Update:

• New SHVS resource: Health Equity Language Guide for State Officials
• CMS Issues Guidance for Programs Post-Pandemic 
• State updates: AZ, CA, CO, MD, MO, NJ, OH, OR, PA, SC, UT & WI   
• Innovation at CMS: A Vision for the Next 10 Years
• Discrimination and Adverse Health Care Consequences
• Latest Enrollment Data During SEP

Weekly updates

In This Week’s Update:

• New SHVS Resource: Equitable Vaccine Distribution
• Event: Strategies for States to Drive Equitable Vaccine Distribution and Administration
• State Updates: AL, CT, IL, MT, NC, ND, NH, NM, NY, PA, RI, VA & WI  
• Health Insurance Among Workers with Disabilities  
• State Health Policy Resources from Altarum
• Impact of COVID-19 and Federal Policies on Small Business Insurance

Weekly updates

In This Week’s Update:

• CMS Repeals 2019 Public Charge Determination
• HHS Renews Public Health Emergency
• State Updates: CA, LA, ME, MD, MO, NC, OR & WI
• Leveraging Community Expertise to Advance Health Equity
• The Case for the Accountable Health Communities Model
• Medicaid Policy Options for CYSHCN Post-COVID-19

Weekly updates

In This Week’s Update:

• HealthCare.gov SEP Enrollment Numbers
• Advancing Equity in Telehealth
• State Updates: AZ, DC, DE, ID, KS, MD, NC, NJ, NY & WI
• Funding Opportunity for • Substance Use Crisis Response
• Streamlining Benefits Access Systems
• Innovations in Medicaid Managed Care Webinar Series

Weekly updates

In This Week’s Update:

• New SHVS expert perspectives   
State updates: MD, MT, ND, NH, NY, OK, OH, WA & WI
• Lessons From Early Rate Filings   
• Advancing Medicare and Medicaid Integration
• Medicare Coverage Gap Fact Sheet

Weekly updates

In This Week’s Update:

• New CMCS Director  
• ACA Parameters for 2022
• Rule Limiting Surprise Billing
• State Updates: IL, LA, MA, MO, NC, NJ, NY, OK, OR, RI, & VA   
• Building Health Equity Into Medicaid Budgeting
• Understanding Racial Health Disparities in NY
• Learning Collaborative on Midwifery-Led Care Models  

Weekly updates

In This Week’s Update:

• Medicaid and CHIP Enrollment
• Expanded Funds for State-Based Marketplaces
• State updates: AZ, CA, CO, CT, GA, IN, KY, MN, NE,NJ, PA, & WI
• State Health Care Cost Benchmarking Models
• Native Americans and Health Equity
• Oversight on Health Care Provider Consolidation

Weekly updates

In This Week’s Update:

• SCOTUS Decision Affirming the ACA
• Special Enrollment Period Insures 1 Million
• State Updates: CO, CT, NC, NJ, NV, NY, OH, OR, PA, TN, VA, WV, & WY
• Upcoming Webinar on State Health Equity Measurement
• State Employee Health Plans and Cost Containment Strategies
• Health Sector Economic Indicators

Weekly updates

In This Week’s Update:

• Health Equity in National Payment Reform Efforts
• State updates: AK, AZ, CO, MI, ND, NJ, NY, NC, OK, OR, WA, WV & WI
• Event: Performance Measurement for State Medicaid
• Leveraging Medicaid for Children’s Health
• Health Equity and Premium Pricing

Weekly updates

In This Week’s Update:

• “Month of Action” to vaccinate 70% of Americans 
• New resources on COVID-19 vaccine distribution
• State updates: AZ, CO, GA, LA, MN, NE, NJ, NM, NY, PA, TX, & WA
• Event: New State Option for Community-Based Mobile Crisis Interventions 
• Apply for Medicaid Leadership Institute
• Telehealth and equity

Weekly updates

• New CMS Administrator
• State updates: CO, DC, ME, MI, NC, OH, TX, VT, WA & WI
• Chilling effect on immigrants families during pandemic
• Webinar: Exploring states’ option for mobile crisis interventions
• Health equity tracker
• Medicaid waivers to address homelessness: Lessons from states

Weekly updates

• SHVS Resources On Collecting Race, Ethnicity, and Language Data
• Treasury Clarifies Use For COVID-19 Relief Funds  
• State updates: AL, AZ, CA, CO, FL, KS, MA, MD, MN, NC, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OK, PA, TX, VA, WA, & WI
• Upcoming Webinar On Improved Behavior Health Crisis Resources
• Health Equity From A Medicaid Medical Director’s View
• Estimating And Examining The Cost Of Postpartum Coverage Expansion