In light of recent postal delays and housing displacements caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and related economic crisis, and a wave of natural disasters across the country, state Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) agencies face new challenges communicating with their enrollees about their health coverage. Acting now to mitigate these challenges is essential as states are preparing for the end of the public health emergency (PHE) and “catching up” on coverage renewals for a large portion of their enrollees. This expert perspective reviews strategies that state Medicaid and CHIP agencies may consider to help mitigate coverage losses.
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.