Health Tools & Resources
Behavioral Health Treatment Use in Four Medical Expansion States
This report from the Government Accounting Office (GAO) addresses the extent to which Medicaid expansion enrollees experienced behavioral health
conditions or utilized treatment during
the first year of expansion in 2014.
Best Practices in Integrated Behavioral Health
This report offers a guide for policymakers, providers, funders, and advocates interested in promoting integrated behavioral health and working systematically toward achieving its promise.
Evidence Update on Integrated Care
This report scans the recent literature to identify changes and remaining gaps in the evidence for behavioral health integration. It identifies resources to assist policymakers and health care planners in selecting, implementing, and sustaining integrated models.
Patient Voice in Value-Based Purchasing
This tool can be used by the patient community, physicians, health systems, and payers to evaluate the patient-centeredness of value models, and to guide value model developers on the meaningful incorporation of patient engagement throughout their processes.
The Role of State Medicaid Programs in Improving the Value of the Health Care System
The National Association of Medicaid Directors reflect on recent progress in designing and implementing value-based purchasing models in the U.S. health care system.
Implementing the ACA for People with Disabilities
How to maximize the ACA’s positive impact on people with disabilities while limiting risks that could result from unwise implementation choices.
Daily Briefing about Health Policy in the Media
Kaiser Health News' daily summary of health policy coverage by the national media.
Interactive Map of Health Insurance Marketplace Premiums
Hover over states to see the 2015 and 2016 rates and percent changes.
What Would Happen if Health Care in Your State Improved?
Use this interactive tool to see the gains that your state could achieve.
Health Fact Sheets
Infographic on the Physical Health of Adults with Mental Health Conditions
Infographic on the criteria of Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinics (CCBHCs)
Infographic on The Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act, H.R. 2646
Infographic on the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act
50-State Survey on Medicaid & ACA Implementation
Impact of increases in Medicaid eligibility levels and upgrades in states’ Medicaid eligibility and enrollment systems.
What is Mental Health Parity?
Infographic on the federal parity law, and what health insurance plans are mandated to cover.
Infographic: Preparing Leaders in Health Policy and Practice
RWJF Health Policy Fellows Program Celebrates 42 Years.
Self-Determination Tools & Resources
Intersectional policy analysis on mental health self-directed care
This intersectional policy analysis
framework promotes equity across identity locations to examine
the potential use of self-directed care financing approaches in the Canadian mental health system.
Long-Term Services and Supports State Scorecard
A State scorecard on Long-Term Services and Supports for older adults, people with physical disabilities, and family caregivers.
Streamlining Medicaid Home & Community-Based Services
HCBS programs have existed for 3 decades, but only recently is their widespread use being promoted to finance services for adults with serious mental illnesses. Since HCBS can be difficult to implement for this population, policy makers are calling for streamlining the program to incentive its use by states.
States Freed to Use Medicaid Money for Housing
CMS' decision that Medicaid dollars now can be used to help homeless people and others with long-term disabilities find and maintain permanent housing.
Policy Analysis of Funding Strategies for SDC
Federal, state, and public systems as sources of cash-outs and other fiscal expansion opportunities to promote SDC for adults in mental health recovery.
One-Stop Source on Mental Health SDC
Web portal with information, policy scans, and practice tools to implement mental health self-directed care.
Advocacy Toolkit for Implementing HCBS Rule
Toolkit to help advocates organize for implementation of the new Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) Settings Rules in their states.
Self-Determination Fact Sheets
Seeking a State Innovation Waiver
Guidance for seeking a State Innovation Waiver under section 1332 of the ACA.
Final Rule for 1915(i) HCBS State Plan Option
CMS’ summary of the key provisions of the Final Rule for 1915(i) Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) State Plan Option.
Position Statement on Mental Health SDC
Explanation and support of self-directed care initiatives for people with mental illnesses.
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