Maryland

Maryland has a long history of enacting statewide health reforms and 2019 was no exception with the passage of several significant reforms, including the Maryland Easy Enrollment Health Insurance Program (MEEHP), which passed with bipartisan support and was signed by Gov. Larry Hogan in June. Maryland is also implementing a new value-based plan design for health insurance marketplace plans and […]

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  • State Health Policy Blog

    State Legislatures Examine Proposals to Curb Rx Drug Costs

    Recent legislative committee hearings in Maryland, Florida, and Illinois provide a national snapshot of states’ diverse and innovative proposals to reign in drug costs. Maryland’s drug affordability review board: Earlier this month, Maryland’s House Health and Government Operations Committee and Senate Finance Committee held lengthy hearings on an innovative bill that creates a state prescription […]

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  • Webinars

    Public Webinar: How Would a State Individual Insurance Mandate Work?

    2 to 3 p.m. (EST), Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018 Download webinar slides | View webinar With effective repeal of the federal individual insurance mandate scheduled for 2019, many state policymakers are exploring ways to stabilize their insurance markets, including creating a state-based mandate similar to one in Massachusetts. This NASHP webinar included a deep dive […]

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    January 30, 2018 | Filed under: Maryland, Massachusetts, Webinars, Webinars

  • Toolkits
    Toolkit: State Strategies to Improve Health Outcomes for People Living with HIV

    Toolkit: State Strategies to Improve Health Outcomes for People Living with HIV

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  • State Health Policy Blog

    States Share Data to Improve the Health of People Living with HIV

    Virologic Suppression occurs when the amount of HIV in the blood is lowered to below 200 copies per milliliter or undetectable levels.PLWH are more likely to achieve and maintain virologic suppression when they have access to high-quality, coordinated and comprehensive care, antiretroviral therapy, and support services. A substantial body of research shows that virally-suppressed people […]

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  • State Health Policy Blog
    Lowering Drug Costs: Transparency Legislation Sets Off Flurry of New State Approaches

    Lowering Drug Costs: Transparency Legislation Sets Off Flurry of New State Approaches

    Responding to rapidly rising drug costs, 30 states across the country have drafted more than 60 drug price transparency bills designed to: Identify the costs that contribute to drug manufacturer expenses and list prices And unveil the often opaque business practices of pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs). In addition to promoting pricing transparency, as of early […]

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  • Issuers Hold Steady in State-based Exchange States

    On Monday, July 10th, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released a tally of issuer submissions to offer individual market coverage through the Federally-facilitated Exchange. The National Academy for State Health Policy (NASHP) conducted an analysis of preliminary rate filings for states that have opted to run a State-based Exchange (SBE), finding that […]

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  • State Health Policy Blog

    Update: What’s New in State Drug Pricing Legislation?

    With 80 bills introduced in 2017, there is a high level of interest in pharmaceutical pricing among state legislators. However, despite legislative sessions wrapping up, very few laws have been enacted. To date, bills have passed in Maryland, Montana, New Mexico, New York, and Utah. In 2016, Vermont led the way with a price transparency […]

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  • Publications

    Federal and State Collaboration for Medicare-Medicaid Alignment

    NASHP recently brought together a group of state and federal policy leaders to discuss the Medicare-Medicaid Financial Alignment Initiative, D-SNP health plans, and other programs and resources aimed at aligning health care payment and delivery to improve care for dual eligibles. See a report from the meeting and sign up for a webinar on state […]

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  • State Health Policy Blog

    Data for Change: How States Have Used APCDs to Drive Innovation

    State-run all-payer claims databases (APCDs) are a critical public resource and serve a unique function in the current era of health care reform. APCDs, which are operating in 18 states, provide fair and equal access to independently validated data that can both support evidence-based policymaking as well as help patients navigate the health care system. […]

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