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Division Director
Frederick Isasi | profile
Program Director
Carol Backstrom | profile
Program Director
Esther Krofah | profile
Program Director
Sandra Wilkniss | profile
Senior Policy Analyst
Hilary Kennedy
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Nick Reale | profile

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Health Division

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September 22, 2014

Physician assistants (PAs) play a broad and expanding role in the health care system, working in a variety of practice areas and settings because of their adaptably and lower cost, according to a new paper released today by the National Governors Association (NGA).

September 17, 2014

The National Governors Association today announced that Alabama, Nevada and Washington will participate in a year-long project to examine ways to spur changes in how states pay for Medicaid and other health care services.

About

The NGA Center for Best Practices Health Division provides information, research, policy analysis, technical assistance and resource development for governors and their staff across a range of policy issues. The health division covers issues in the areas of health care service delivery and reform, including payment reform, health workforce planning, quality improvement, and public health and behavioral health integration within the medical delivery system. Other focus areas include Medicaid cost containment, state employee and retiree health benefits, maternal and child health, prescription drug abuse prevention and health insurance exchange planning.

About the Health Division