Healthcare Delivery

The National Governors Association Center for Best Practices (NGA Center) is working closely with Governors and senior state staff to develop and implement evidence-based healthcare delivery initiatives. We work with states to assist them to in reforming their Medicaid, state employee health insurance programs, health insurance exchanges and other sources of coverage to drive towards broader delivery and payment system transformation. Such reforms include implementation of new risk-based payment models focused on health outcomes, identifying early intervention tools to address potential behavioral health needs for children and creating care delivery models for high needs high cost patients. In assisting states with these efforts, we provide targeted technical assistance and served as a conduit between states and other partners nationwide, including the federal government and leading experts. As states continue to transform their health care systems, the NGA Center will share lessons and best practices to help facilitate further improvements in patient care and cost sustainability.

NGA Resources

Policy Strategies for Advancing Interstate Health Information Exchange: A Report to the State Alliance for e-Health

Variations among states' laws, and differences between states' laws and federal law, are one of the most significant obstacles to interstate health information exchange (HIE). A new report prepared for ...
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Testimony – Safety Net Programs

On behalf of the nation’s governors, I would like to thank Chairman McDermott and the Ways and Means Subcommittee on Income Security and Family Support for the opportunity to submit ...
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Preparing to Implement HITECH: A State Guide for Electronic Health Information Exchange

The HITECH Act, enacted as part of the 2009 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, expands the role of states in fostering health information exchange and adoption of electronic health records ...
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State Employee Health Management Initiatives

With a workforce increasingly susceptible to chronic diseases, states are addressing the various conditions that account for more than 75 percent of all health care costs. Typical initiatives include screening ...
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Testimony – Long Term Care

Mr. Chairman and members of the committee, my name is Ray Scheppach, and I am the Executive Director of the National Governors Association. I appreciate the opportunity to appear before ...
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