Expert Perspectives

Jan 27, 2015 

The New Focus on Value-Based Payment Models

This week, Secretary of Health and Human Services Sylvia Burwell announced an initiative that mirrors efforts underway in many states – changing the way government pays for health care in order to focus on health and value. The Obama administration’s new plan for Medicare has three parts…

Jan 23, 2015 

Recently Released Issue Briefs on Excepted Benefits and Reference Pricing

Georgetown University’s Center on Health Insurance Reforms recently released two issue briefs on behalf of State Network, one on reference pricing and the other on excepted benefits. The briefs are in direct response to specific questions raised by several states on these two topics…

Dec 10, 2014 

Introducing Our New Website

As we enter 2015 and think about all of the changes it will bring, we have our own announcement to share. We’re really excited to launch our revamped site, which will enable us to share more timely health content with you and better highlight our work. By way of introduction, our work focuses on helping states transform health care. Many states aspire to expand or maximize health insurance coverage, improve population health and add value to their health care systems, but lack the capacity to implement desired reforms. We aim to serve as a resource for states, providing expertise on topics such as private insurance, health insurance marketplaces, Medicaid and the payment for and delivery of care…