• Legal Landmines in Rx Pricing Laws: What’s a State to Do?

    As states pass a growing number of laws to curb drug prices, the pharmaceutical industry has filed legal challenges to new legislation on pharmacy benefit managers, price-gouging, and price transparency. This new NASHP legal brief, Navigating Legal Challenges to State Efforts to Control Drug Prices: Pharmacy Benefit Manager Regulation, Anti-Price-Gouging Laws, and Price Transparency, analyzes the legal claims industry groups have made and suggests how states can minimize legal challenges as they draft new legislation in 2020.

  • California Uses Medicaid Levers to Increase Childhood Immunizations

    To increase childhood immunizations among Medicaid enrollees, California is using a number of approaches, such as requiring managed care organizations to report on relevant quality measures, offering incentives to providers, using the state’s immunization registry to monitor vaccination uptake, and forming effective partnerships to increase vaccinations. This blog details California’s implementation of these levers.

  • States Fear Public Charge Rule Could Deter Health Coverage Enrollment

    The Department of Homeland Security finalized a rule that broadens the list of public programs it considers when determining if an immigrant is a “public charge” and not eligible for citizenship to include food, housing, and health coverage programs such as Medicaid. State officials tell NASHP they fear some immigrants may avoid enrolling themselves or their children in Medicaid, the Children’s Health Insurance Program, or state marketplaces – even when they qualify – due to fears it will jeopardize their citizenship applications.

  • Palliative Care: A Primer for State Policymakers

    Policymakers are increasingly paying attention to palliative care programs, which offer patient-centered and cost-effective care for individuals with serious illness. Adding palliative care to treatment improves outcomes, while lowering costs an average of $7,000 per patient. This new report, supported by The John A. Hartford Foundation, identifies policy levers states can use to improve palliative care. Policymakers are also invited to a day-long summit, Aug. 20, 2019 in Chicago, to learn how to expand palliative care in their states.

  • Resources to Help States Improve Integrated Care for Children

    This Issue Hub provides valuable resources for states interested in the Integrated Care for Kids (InCK) Model and others working to implement payment, coverage, and cross-agency strategies to improve for integrated care coordination of behavioral, physical and health-related social needs for children eligible for Medicaid or the Children’s Health Insurance Program.


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