New brief from NASHP highlights how states are using existing models and Medicaid authorities to advance palliative care access.

The National Academy for State Health Policy (NASHP) just released a new brief describing strategies that states can use to embed palliative care into existing programs that serve residents living with serious illness. Programs and services include Medicaid 1915(c) Home and Community-Based Services Waivers; Medicaid Managed Care; Medicaid Managed Long-term Services and Supports (MLTSS); Dual-Eligible Special Needs Plans (D-SNPs); Patient-Centered Medical Homes (PCMH); and Medicaid Health Homes. The brief also includes examples from Arizona, California, Colorado, Oregon, South Carolina, and Washington. This work is part of a larger project to advance palliative care through state policy, supported by The John A. Hartford Foundation.

To read more, visit NASHP's How States Can Embed Palliative Care in Health Care Reform Initiatives.

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