National Academy for State Health Policy (NASHP)

The National Academy for State Health Policy (NASHP) is an independent academy of state health policymakers working together to identify emerging issues, develop policy solutions, and promote excellence in state health policy and practice. NASHP is a non-profit organization that provides a forum for constructive, nonpartisan work across branches and agencies of state government on critical health issues facing states. With support from The Atlantic Philanthropies, NASHP has established Children in the Vanguard, a learning network of 10 states’ Medicaid and CHIP officials committed to maintaining focus on children’s coverage in the context of health care reform. NASHP’s work also includes supporting State Refor(u)m, a website where state officials and stakeholders collaborate and share information, resources and their experiences around health reform implementation. See below for more information about NASHP’s recent activities, accomplishments, and tools!

  • Webinar Alert! RWJF Meeting to Feature NASHP and State Lessons on Maximizing Enrollment

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    NASHP: The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, in collaboration with the National Academy of State Health Policy (NASHP) and the Urban Institute, will hold a meeting on December 17th to discuss best practices that streamline and simplify enrollment.   Panelists, including Alice Weiss, NASHP Program Director, and Alabama and Virginia state Medicaid representatives will speak about their experiences and lessons learned working to maximize enrollment under the ACA. 

  • How Do I Enroll Thee? NASHP Blogged About State Lessons Streamlining Enrollment

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    NASHP: The National Academy for State Health Policy (NASHP) published a sonnet of lessons for states as they work to streamline eligibility and enrollment systems and policies. The lessons are based on NASHP’s work with states to prepare their systems for 2014.  

  • NASHP Brief Outlines the FFM’s Role in Medicaid Eligibility & Enrollment

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    NASHP: The National Academy for State Health Policy (NASHP) published a brief on the Federally Facilitated Marketplace’s (FFM) role in coordinating Medicaid eligibility and enrollment with Partnership or FFM states. The brief outlines the FFM’s responsibilities in assessing or determining Medicaid eligibility, explains the differences between these two models, and examines the rationale behind two states’ choices. 

  • Webinar Alert! NASHP to Host Webinar on States' Experiences with Open Enrollment

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    NASHP: The National Academy for State Health Policy (NASHP) will host a webinar on states’ experiences with Open Enrollment on December 5th. The webinar will feature a NASHP expert and state officials representing Illinois, South Carolina, and Washington to discuss their enrollment experiences.
  • NASHP Held 26th Annual State Health Policy Conference

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    NASHP: In October the National Academy of State Health Policy (NASHP) held its 26th Annual State Health Policy Conference in Seattle, Washington. The three day conference focused on how the ACA is changing health care in the United States and affecting states’ health care systems. More information and presentations from conference, including sessions on Medicaid Expansion and Washington’s state-based Exchange, are available on NASHP’s website!

     

     

  • NASHP Compares QHP Chevrolet vs. Cadillac Metaphor

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    NASHP: Alan Weil, Executive Director of the National Academy of State Health Policy, published a blog post addressing the misuse of the metaphor that under the ACA individuals will lose access to “Chevrolet” health insurance plans and be forced to purchase “Cadillac” plans.
  • NASHP Publishes Blog Post on the Benefits of the Exchange and Medicaid Expansion

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    NASHP: Alan Weil, Executive Director of the National Academy for State Health Policy (NASHP), published a blog post focusing on how the implementation of the ACA is “providing the nation with variation along many dimensions.” The article discusses how the implementation of the varying forms of Marketplaces and Medicaid Expansion will allow the states to serve as “laboratories”, offering insight into how they will affect access, cost, and health outcomes.
  • Webinar Alert! NASHP to Hold Webinar on State Plans for Exchange Consumer Assistance Programs

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    NASHP: State Refor(u)m, an initiative of the National Academy for State Health Policy (NASHP), will hold a webinar on September 11th to review states’ approaches to Exchange consumer assistance programs. Panelists will include NASHP Policy Specialists and Exchange Consumer Assistance Representatives from Arkansas, Colorado, and Minnesota.
  • New NASHP Toolbox: Advancing Children's Coverage through Health Reform Implementation

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    NASHP: The National Academy for State Health Policy (NASHP) published a toolbox, prepared in conjunction with a recent NASHP report, to be a one-stop shop of resources and tools relevant to states as they work to maintain and advance children’s coverage. This toolbox offers a unique and interactive approach to explore policy considerations and potential options for advancing children’s coverage. It also offers an overview of how children will connect to coverage in 2014 and the key issues states are facing as they implement provisions of the ACA. 

  • New NASHP Post: Partnering for Kid’s Coverage – It's Never too Late

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    NASHP: In the National Academy for State Health Policy’s (NASHP) July State Health Policy Blog post, Program Manager Carla Plaza highlighted NASHP’s Children in the Vanguard project. This project, supported by The Atlantic Philanthropies, brings together a network of state officials and child health advocates to improve the enrollment of children in health insurance coverage and address the needs of children and youth in the context of implementing the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Learn more about this project and the efforts in New Jersey and Ohio that resulted in getting more kids covered. 

  • NASHP Released Draft Agenda for October Annual Conference

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    NASHP: The National Academy of State Health Policy (NASHP) released a draft agenda for its 26th Annual State Health Policy ConferenceWhat’s Brewing in State Health Policy – to be held on October 9-11, 2013. The agenda includes sessions on lessons learned from the Maximizing Enrollment Project, financing and enrollment for Medicaid Expansion, mental health and habilitation essential health benefits, and various roundtables. Registration is available here.
  • How can the ACA Benefit Children? NASHP Publishes a Report on Making Health Care Reform Work for Children

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    NASHP: The National Academy for State Health Policy published a report discussing major challenges and opportunities for children’s coverage under the ACA.  The report highlights lessons learned from state Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Programs (CHIP), federal policy and other research. Topics discussed in the report include recommendations for outreach and consumer assistance efforts, streamlining eligibility and enrollment processes, affordability, and ensuring access to appropriate providers and benefits for children and youth.

     

  • Webinar Alert! NASHP Held Webinar on Certifying QHPs

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    NASHP: State Refor(u)m, an initiative of the National Academy of State Health Policy (NASHP), will held a webinar on May 29th to explore key components of Exchanges’ efforts to certify qualified health plans (QHPs). These key components include, but are not limited to, a review of QHP benefit designs, consumer protections, actuarial value, network adequacy, marketing requirements, accreditation, and rates. The webinar included presentations from three states with different approaches – Connecticut, Oregon and Kansas – on lessons learned and best practices around QHP certification. The meeting materials and webinar recording are available to download.
  • Webinar Alert! NASHP Webinar Highlighted What States Can Do to Simplify Enrollment Now!

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    NASHP: The National Academy for State Health Policy, as part of its Maximizing Enrollment initiative, held a webinar on April 23rd regarding what states can do to simplify enrollment processes prior to 2014.  The webinar discussed: the fundamentals of automated or administrative renewals; Express Lane Eligibility; and states’ lessons learned. The webinar featured Alice Weiss, NASHP, Maureen Hensley-Quinn, NASHP, Gretel Felton, Alabama Medicaid Agency, and Amy Andrade, Massachusetts Office of Medicaid.
  • NASHP Speaks to How CHIP Can Help States Meet ACA Requirements

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    NASHP: The National Academy for State Health Policy published a blog post highlighting how CHIP may be leveraged to help states meet ACA requirements while establishing coverage for children. The post discusses ACA provisions that support children’s health needs and suggests that CHIP can inform or serve as a model to meet ACA requirements in the exchange.

     

  • Webinar Alert! AZ, NY, & SC Exchange Ideas on Tackling Exchange Development Issues

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    NASHP: State Refor(u)m, a NASHP initiative, will hold a webinar on March 13th featuring state officials from Arizona, New York, and South Carolina on how they are addressing issues around eligibility and enrollment, financing, benefit-design and consumer-assistance requirements. 
  • CHIP Chatter! NASHP Published Updated CHIP Fact Sheets with 2011 Info to Give you the Latest CHIP Data!

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    NASHP: The National Academy for State Health Policy (NASHP) published updated versions of their CHIP Fact Sheets with 2011 information. The fact sheets include state data on enrollment and participation rates, eligibility and cost sharing requirements, enrollment and renewal simplifications, and more.
  • NASHP President Commented on HHS Medicaid Expansion Guidance

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    NASHP: Alan Weil, president of the National Association for State Health Policy, was quoted in a Los Angeles Times article regarding federal guidance on the Medicaid expansion. 
  • NASHP's Program Director was Featured on NPR to Discuss Health Insurance Exchanges; State Refor(u)m Hosted Webinar on State Based Exchange Requirements

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    NASHP: Sonya Schwartz, program director with the National Association for State Policy, was featured on The Diane Rehm show to discuss building consumer-friendly Health Insurance Exchanges. In addition, State Refor(u)m held a webinar on December 13th on State-based Exchange requirements pursuant to Exchange Blueprints.
  • NASHP Published a Post on Outreach Strategies to Assist Families with the Enrollment of Children into Children's Health Insurance Programs

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    NASHP: The National Academy for State Health Policy published a post on State Refor(u)m outlining a number of outreach strategies states have used to encourage families to enroll their children into Children’s Health Insurance Programs. The post also notes that lessons learned from these efforts may also be helpful for states as they implement Exchanges and/or expand their Medicaid programs.

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