Following guidance released earlier this fall, on November 29, 2018 the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released a discussion paper entitled “Section 1332 State Relief and Empowerment Waiver Concepts” to provide states with additional guidance and information about four types of waiver concepts that could be approved under the earlier guidance. This expert perspective reviews the four waiver concepts proposed in the discussion paper and the potential opportunities they present for states.
State Policy Academy on Global Budgeting for Rural Hospitals
A Policy Academy for States
On May 30, 2018, a State Policy Academy on Global Budgeting for Rural Hospitals took place in Baltimore, Maryland. The State Policy Academy was hosted by Johns Hopkins University, in collaboration with the Milbank Memorial Fund and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s State Health and Value Strategies. Funding for the Policy Academy was provided by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and Milbank Memorial Fund. To view a recording of the morning session of the Academy and the agenda for the full day meeting, please visit the event website. For resources and FAQs from the meeting, click here.
State Health and Value Strategies, in partnership with Johns Hopkins University and the Milbank Memorial Fund, hosted a webinar on March 6, 2018 which provided an overview on global budgeting for rural hospitals and shared information about the Policy Academy. We have also published an issue brief on the topic, Toward Hospital Global Budgeting: State Considerations, that includes case studies of three states that are implementing global budgets.