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NGA has developed a roadmap to help state leaders integrate population health into the design and implementation of health system transformations.
Getting the Right Information to the Right Health Care Providers at the Right Time: A Road Map for States to Improve Health Information Flow Between Providers
The road map was developed to activate governors and their senior state leaders to drive forward policies that support the seamless flow of clinical patient health care information between providers while protecting patient privacy, as a step toward nationwide interoperability.
States need to leverage housing interventions that improve health outcomes and reduce costs. Through this step-by-step guide, governors can create greater access to housing solutions for high-need, high-cost Medicaid enrollees.
Each quarter, the NGA Center for Best Practices Environment, Energy and Transportation Division pens “Governor’s Corner,” a column in Public Utilities Fortnightly.
The majority of high-need, high-cost Medicaid enrollees’ poor outcomes are due to a health care system that is highly inefficient in measuring impact, health outcomes and cost savings. NGA, with the help from states, created core metrics to measure the success of high-need, high-cost programs.
More than 60 percent of spending associated with tobacco use is incurred by state and federal government purchasers of health care.
The Future of Medicaid Transformation: A Practical Guide for States is the end product of an 18-month NGA policy academy and provides a framework for how states can design statewide transformation proposals that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is likely to approve.
Developed by the NGA Center through extensive consultation with senior state officials and other national experts, the road map is a tool to help states respond to the growing opioid crisis.
The Medicaid Health Care Purchasing Compendium is a reference guide for states facing the ongoing challenge of managing the costs of their Medicaid programs while ensuring beneficiaries have access to quality health care.
Governors who want to address oral health needs should consider interventions that show strong evidence of improving oral health outcomes.