As federal health reform legislation has stalled, health policy attention turns to the states, which have many tools to reform their health care systems. While 1115 waivers rightly get a lot of attention, because of their ability to reshape state Medicaid programs, the Affordable Care Act’s Section 1332 waivers continue to be a promising avenue for states.
Global Budgeting Policy Academy for States
Announcing a Policy Academy for States
On May 30, 2018, a State Policy Academy on Global Budgeting for Rural Hospitals will take place in Baltimore, Maryland. Up to five state teams (with up to five members each) will be selected to participate. The State Policy Academy will be hosted by Johns Hopkins University, in collaboration with the Milbank Memorial Fund, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s State Health and Value Strategies, and the National Rural Health Association. Funding for the Policy Academy is provided by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and Milbank Memorial Fund. Participant travel expenses will be covered. Applications must be submitted by March 30, 2018.
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 and the application process.