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Aligning Health Information Technology and Delivery System Transformation Efforts

Oct 2012

This briefing describes the discussion of state and national leaders at an April 2012 meeting on the alignment of HIT and health care transformation activities at the state, local and national levels, including a description of the challenges leaders identified, successful strategies that leading states are currently using to address these challenges, and the leaders’ recommendations for next steps.


State Revenue Report

Oct 2012

New data show states’ tax collections grew for the 10th straight quarter through mid-2012. However, growth rates in state tax revenues have slowed, and state revenues are still lower in nominal and real terms than they were in 2008.


The Fiscal and Economic Impacts of Medicaid Expansion in Mississippi, 2014-2025

Oct 2012

This report analyzes the fiscal impacts of Medicaid expansion in Mississippi. The author projects that Medicaid expansions will initially pay for themselves, but they will pose additional fiscal burdens to the state beginning in 2017 through 2020.


The ACA’s Medicaid Expansion: Michigan Impact; State Budgetary Estimates and Other Impacts

Oct 2012

The Center for Healthcare Research & Transformation and the University of Michigan released a report indicating that if Michigan were to pursue the Medicaid expansion, the State could bring coverage to nearly 620,000 individuals and see savings of $1 billion over 10 years, net of the cost of expansion.


Medicaid Today; Preparing for Tomorrow: A Look at State Medicaid Program Spending, Enrollment and Policy Trends

Oct 2012

This report presents the findings of the Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured (KCMU) and Health Management Associates (HMA) annual budget survey of Medicaid officials in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. It provides an overview of changes in reimbursement, eligibility, benefits, delivery systems, and long-term care, as well as state-by-state information.


Employers’ Use of Health Insurance Exchanges: Lessons from Massachusetts

Oct 2012

Mark A. Hall, J.D., Wake Forest University, a professor of law and public health in the Division of Public Health Sciences at Wake Forest University Medical School, is completing a qualitative investigation of employers’ use of the Massachusetts Connector in order to inform states and the federal government about best strategies for the design and operation of new small-group health insurance exchanges and market regulations.


Health Insurance Market Reforms: Pre-Existing Condition Exclusions

Oct 2012

This new fact sheet provides an overview of how pre-existing condition exclusions are regulated under current law, and how the ACA will change those regulations in 2014.


What Is Driving U.S. Health Care Spending? America’s Unsustainable Health Care Cost Growth

Sep 2012

This Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC) background paper provides a basic overview of the drivers of health care cost growth, and serves as an analytical starting point for BPC's work on health care cost containment.


Payment Reform: Bundled Episodes vs. Global Payments

Sep 2012

This Robert Wood Johnson Foundation-funded paper, authored by the Urban Institute, debates the benefits and drawbacks of bundled payments and global capitation.

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