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Spokane, September 8, 2022

CalAIM’s LTC carve-in can help MCPs transition patients out of institutions, according to experts

| May 27, 2022 | California

CalAIM has the opportunity to improve the ability of managed care plans to transition or divert patients from institutions to lower levels of care, several experts said in a California Health Care Foundation (CHCF) webinar on CalAIM’s institutional long-term care carve-in and alignment of community supports.     “[We are...[ Read More ]

AlohaCare offers members the benefit of Native Hawaiian healing traditions

| May 26, 2022 | Hawaii

As Hawaiʻi and the nation observe Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander Heritage month, AlohaCare announces Ke Aloha Mau, their newly launched culturally responsive services to target mental, physical and spiritual health. Beginning with Lomilomi and Hula, AlohaCare’s covered healthcare benefits will also include Ho‘oponopono and ‘Ai Pono.  ...[ Read More ]

MLPP issues recommendations for MDHHS on eligibility renewals for Medicaid members

| May 26, 2022

Though the public health emergency (PHE) was recently renewed, Michigan’s Medicaid enrollees could still be in jeopardy of losing their coverage.  The Michigan League for Public Policy (MLPP) outlined recommendations for the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) to make the redetermination period for Medicaid/CHIP members smooth, without...[ Read More ]

Oregon’s postpartum care health coverage expanded to 12 months

| May 26, 2022 | Oregon

Oregon’s health coverage for postpartum care will be extended from 60 days to 12 months following an announcement made Wednesday by CMS.     CMS announced that Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) coverage will be expanded to 12 months postpartum in Oregon, California, Florida, and Kentucky. The expansion...[ Read More ]

CHRT report details long COVID’s effect on physical, mental, and financial health of Michiganders

| May 26, 2022 | Michigan

Research from the University of Michigan’s Center for Health and Research Transformation (CHRT) finds “long-COVID” is having a significant impact on the physical, mental, and financial health of Michiganders.  The study details who is at greater risk of long COVID, the disease’s effect on people's physical and emotional well-being, and...[ Read More ]

5 Things Maryland: Keynote videos, Q&A w/Del. Kenneth Kerr, Health financing

| May 26, 2022 | Maryland

Thank you so much to everyone who attended the 2022 Maryland State of Reform Health Policy Conference earlier this month! It was a day filled with great energy, insightful presentations, and engaging conversations. If you weren't able to join us, we've put together a "What You Missed" video that will give you...[ Read More ]

Health department report details increased mental health struggles and decreased substance use Utah adolescents

| May 25, 2022 | Utah

The Utah Department of Health (DOH), Department of Human Services (DHS), and State Board of Education partnered to release a report on the health status of Utah adolescents. The report found continued increases in mental health struggles in Utah children, but is coupled with a decrease in substance use.   ...[ Read More ]

Q&A: Dr. Christine Cauffield on sustainable behavioral health funding in Florida

| May 25, 2022 | Florida

Christine Cauffield, PsyD, is the President and CEO of LSF Health Systems, a managing entity that provides behavioral health services in Northeast and North Central Florida with a focus on uninsured individuals. Cauffield actively works with policymakers to ensure Florida’s most vulnerable residents have access to the behavioral health care...[ Read More ]

Cantwell introduces drug pricing transparency bill

| May 25, 2022 | Washington

Sen. Maria Cantwell (D-Washington) joined Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) in introducing a bill Tuesday that aims to increase drug pricing transparency.     The Pharmacy Benefit Transparency Act of 2022 would ban unfair pricing schemes, prohibit the arbitrary reduction of payments made to pharmacies, and require pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs)...[ Read More ]

Registration is now open for the 2022 Inland Northwest State of Reform Health Policy Conference

Emily Boerger | May 25, 2022 | Washington

Early Bird registration is now open for the 2022 Inland Northwest State of Reform Health Policy Conference coming up on September 8th.  State of Reform pulls together practitioners, thought leaders, and policy makers—each working to improve our health care system in their own way—into a unified conversation in a single...[ Read More ]