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Early Lessons from Pennsylvania's SMI Innovations Project for Integrating Physical and Behavioral Health in Medicaid

Jun 2012

This brief by the Center for Health Care Strategies describes the two-year pilot programs in Southeast and Southwest Pennsylvania and gives preliminary findings based on an analysis of key informant interviews and performance measures.


U.S. Health Care Spending: The Big Picture

May 2012

This data brief is the first in a series that pulls together the most current data available from multiple sources to provide an overview of national health spending.


With Coverage Comes Churn: Ensuring Continuity of Care Between Medicaid and the Exchanges

May 2012

Guest blogger Veronica Guerra, Program Associate at the Center for Health Care Strategies,  has written a piece on continuity of care during coverage transitions for individuals who could churn between Medicaid and the Qualified Health Plans offered inside health insurance exchanges.


Developing an Evaluation Framework for the Affordable Care Act

May 2012

Selected presentations from a State Health Reform Assistance Network sponsored a Small Group Convening in Minneapolis, Minnesota from April 30- May 1, 2012.


Overview: Proposed Federal Rules for Increased Medicaid Payment for Primary Care Providers

May 2012

The Center for Health Care Strategies (CHCS) published an analysis of HHS’ proposed regulatory language for implementing the Medicaid primary care rate increase under the Affordable Care Act.


Best Practices in SHAP Outreach, Eligibility, and Enrollment Activities

May 2012

This State Health Access Program (SHAP) brief, funded by the Health Resources and Service Administration, describes the promising approaches that five states (Colorado, Kansas, Minnesota, New York and Oregon) shared with regards to activities related to outreach and streamlining application and enrollment processes, and consider the implications of these practices for implementing the ACA.


SHAP Enrollment and Eligibility Activities: Implications for Process and System Modernization under National Health Reform

May 2012

This State Health Access Program (SHAP) brief, funded by the Health Resources and Services Administration, describes the best practices that five states shared related to system design and business requirements of streamlining application and enrollment processes, and modernizing eligibility determination systems for ACA implementation.


New York Recommendations for Reinsurance and Risk Adjustment Under the ACA

May 2012

Presentations from New York's stakeholder meeting that reviewed recommendations from Wakely Consulting Group relating to risk adjustment and reinsurance mechanisms under the ACA and the state's key decisions in response.


Mississippi Health Insurance Exchange Advisory Meeting Materials

May 2012

At the Mississippi Health Insurance Exchange Advisory Board's monthly meeting, Leavitt Partners presented on the
following topics: the impact of 2012 political scenarios on health care reform; an overview of essential health benefits final recommendations;
outreach, education, adoption and enrollment in Mississippi.


Keeping Children’s Coverage Strong in the Context of the ACA: Perspectives from State Children’s Health Insurance

May 2012

This National Academy for State Health Policy (NASHP) brief presents four key considerations that NASHP and most Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) directors believe policymakers should take into account when making decisions that may affect children’s coverage.

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