In the absence of federal legislation, states are actively seeking 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 to stabilize their health insurance marketplace. SHVS is tracking state activity and has many resources, including a template, for states interested in pursuing a Section 1332 waiver.
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.