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5 Things Oregon: Mobile crisis services, Topical Agenda, Q&A w/ Dr. Melinda Davis

| Sep 15, 2022 | Oregon

In this month's newsletter we feature a conversation on rural health care with ORPRN's Dr. Melinda Davis, a video on federal health policy from HHS Regional Director (Region 10) Ingrid Ulrey, and details on Oregon's recently-approved Medicaid mobile crisis services program. We also have a couple of updates on our...[ Read More ]

5 Things Hawaii: Nursing education report, Hawaii Abortion Collective, Inflation Reduction Act

| Sep 8, 2022 | Hawaii

In this month's newsletter we feature a Hawai‘i’ State Center for Nursing report on education and the workforce, offer details on the Inflation Reduction Act's impact on Hawaii, and highlight ongoing work from the Hawaii Abortion Collective. Thank you for reading! Emily Boerger State of Reform   1. Center for...[ Read More ]

5 Things Florida: Home visiting services RFP, Q&A w/ Melanie Brown-Woofter, Inflation Reduction Act

| Sep 7, 2022 | Florida

In this month's newsletter we have an interview on care integration with FBHA CEO Melanie Brown-Woofter, a deep dive on Medicare-related provisions in the Inflation Reduction Act, and details on a new RFP for home visiting services providers. Thanks for reading! Emily Boerger State of Reform   1. Inflation Reduction...[ Read More ]

5 Things Washington: The future of Medicaid, Housing insecurity, Virtual care

| Aug 25, 2022 | Washington

We are now just two weeks out from the 2022 Inland Northwest State of Reform Health Policy Conference! The conference will feature 15 breakout sessions and over 50 curated speakers who will talk through some of the most pressing issues facing Washington's health care system. We're also looking forward to hearing from State Medicaid Director...[ Read More ]

5 Things Maryland: Workforce recommendations, Q&A w/ Sen. Mary Washington, Abortion Care Access Act

| Aug 24, 2022 | Maryland

I want to give a big shout out to Nicole Pasia, who leads State of Reform's reporting in Maryland, for her help in preparing this newsletter each month! This edition of "5 Things We're Watching" features several stories that are a direct result of the in-depth reporting and conversations she's...[ Read More ]

5 Things Hawaii: COVID testing profits, Nursing workforce, Medicare physician fees

| Aug 9, 2022 | Hawaii

In this month's edition of "5 Things We're Watching," we feature comments from state leaders on the impact of extended postpartum coverage, a study examining PCR testing profits, and the latest news on the state's nursing workforce shortage. Thank you for reading! Emily Boerger State of Reform   1. Advocates...[ Read More ]