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    April 19, 2019 | Filed under: All

  • How States Keep Community at the Center of Hospitals’ Community Health Needs Assessments

    by Amy Clary Tax-exempt hospitals receive billions of dollars in tax exemptions each year. In exchange, they are required to invest in the health of their communities. But to do that, hospitals must first identify the health needs of the communities they serve. States can work to make sure hospitals truly seek out and act […]

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    April 11, 2019 | Filed under: All

  • State and Federal Resources to Address Surprise Medical Balance Billing

    Keywords: balance billing, surprise billing Topic: Payment Reform Surprise medical balance bills – charges for unexpected, out-of-network medical care – affect thousands of consumers each year. These bills can leave consumers stuck with hundreds, if not thousands, of dollars in unexpected medical expenses. States are taking the lead in cracking down on surprise balance bills, […]

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    April 4, 2019 | Filed under: All

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    April 4, 2019 | Filed under: All

  • Health Insurance Marketplace Resources

    Since 2011, NASHP staff has been dedicated to monitoring the process of the ACA’s health insurance exchanges. NASHP supports the State Health Exchange Leadership Network, project which provides a platform for health insurance marketplaces state staff and leaders to participate in peer-to-peer dialogue, discuss emerging issues, and share best practices. Tools

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    April 4, 2019 | Filed under: All

  • Health Insurance Marketplace Resources

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    April 4, 2019 | Filed under: All

  • How 10 States Keep the ‘Community’ in Hospitals’ Community Health Needs Assessments

    Non-profit hospitals are federally required to conduct community health needs assessments (CHNAs) every three years and develop a plan to meet those needs in exchange for their tax exempt status. Many states have laws or guidelines that are more detailed than the federal requirements. Scroll down to see 10 states’ guidelines for involving community members […]

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    March 29, 2019 | Filed under: All

  • States Lead on Surprise Medical Billing Protections, Congress Poised to Follow

    By NASHP Staff States are at the forefront of protecting consumers from surprise medical balance billing, which occurs when consumers are billed for the balance of services they unexpectedly receive from an out-of-network provider or facility. Half of all states have enacted some level of protections and seven states have enacted comprehensive legislation to protect […]

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    March 29, 2019 | Filed under: All

  • Governing Accountable Health Entities: Examples from 12 States

    More than a dozen states are developing accountable health models to improve population health and control costs by addressing community needs, such as transportation, recreation, and housing. These entities’ mission — to build healthy communities through cross-sector partnerships — is supported by innovative and evolving governance structures. This NASHP  chart examines how states are structuring […]

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    March 28, 2019 | Filed under: All