Skip to Main Content
Don't have an account? Create Account
x
Don't have an account? Create Account

Kelcie Jimenez

State Policy Analyst

Kelcie Jimenez is a former state policy analyst at America's Essential Hospitals.

Improving access to medication-assisted treatment during incarceration can help prevent overdoses and deaths after release.

view more »

A new report from the National Association of County and City Health Officials and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention explores how rural local health departments mitigate social determinants of health.

view more »

New guidance from the National Governors Association includes comprehensive approaches states may consider to confront aspects of surprise medical billing.

view more »

For the first time since 2007, the number of children enrolled in Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program declined in 2018.

view more »

Eight states prohibit Medicaid coverage for gender reassignment services, while 22 states have policies explicitly prohibiting gender-based discrimination in health care.

view more »

This is the second time since the Great Recession’s onset in 2007 that every state had consecutive quarters of annual economic growth.

view more »

State Medicaid programs spent an estimated $112 billion since 1999 due to opioid misuse and related health consequences.

view more »

Proponents are collecting voter signatures in Florida, Missouri, and Oklahoma for 2020 ballot initiatives to expand Medicaid.

view more »

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has refreshed data for the Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program Scorecard, which reflects states’ progress in strengthening their reporting of patient health outcomes.

view more »

The expansion, which takes effect in 2020, applies to low-income residents ages 19 to 25, regardless of immigration status. The state estimates more than 100,000 undocumented young adults will be eligible for the expanded coverage.

view more »

In an unprecedented approach, the state health commissioner authorized paramedics to administer the drug, which is used to treat opioid addiction, directly after reviving patients from an opioid overdose using an antidote.

view more »

The state’s policy allows ride-sharing companies to provide non-emergency transportation services for beneficiaries to attend medical appointments.

view more »

A recent issue brief profiles states that use data to identify and reduce health disparities in Medicaid managed care programs and offers a step-by-step strategy for states interested in similar initiatives.

view more »

Our updated State Action opioid resource page summarizes recent state policy approaches to prevent opioid overdose and the status of related state laws and regulations.

view more »

In an Institute for Medicaid Innovation survey, states listed 42 CFR Part 2 information sharing limitations and fragmented Medicaid funding and managed care contracting as top barriers to providing behavioral health services.

view more »

A Commonwealth Fund report reviews 36 state Medicaid quality strategies for advancing primary care, a key factor in achieving a high-performing health system.

view more »

The new law requires the state to contract with one or more insurers to offer qualified health plans through its individual insurance marketplace beginning in 2021, as well as fund premium subsidies for people earning less than 500 percent of the federal poverty level.

view more »

The Department of Justice and 18 Republican-led states filed legal briefs in Texas v. United States arguing to uphold a ruling that the Affordable Care Act is invalid. Oral arguments in the appellate court are scheduled for the week of June 8.

view more »
aca

Recent laws in Arizona, Colorado, Ohio, Rhode Island, Tennessee, and Virginia require paramedics to transport severe stroke patients directly to a hospital with a comprehensive stroke center licensed to perform thrombectomies.

view more »

The legislation requires the state’s hospitals to make more of their financial information publicly available and calls on the state Department of Health Care Policy and Financing to develop an annual report on uncompensated hospital costs and expenditures.

view more »

Oklahoma claims that Purdue Pharma and two other pharmaceutical companies understated the benefits and risks of prescription opioids; Purdue has agreed to pay $270 million to settle its part in the lawsuit.

view more »

A new analysis finds the number of filled opioid prescriptions fell by 13 percent across states between 2006 and 2017, but the prescribing rate of long-term opioid prescriptions rose from 18 to 25 percent of all prescriptions.

view more »

State legislators in Illinois, Michigan, and New York seek to limit the number of patients that hospital nurses can treat at a time.

view more »

A new Trust for America’s Health report spotlights 13 evidence-based policies state officials can use to promote health and well-being and lower health care costs.

view more »

Despite a recent measles outbreak across the U.S., legislators in New York, Texas, and other states are considering bills to relax vaccine requirements. Meanwhile, Washington state is working to remove its "personal belief" exemption for the combined measles, mumps, and rubella vaccine.

view more »

Updated Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services data show opioid prescribing rates across state Medicaid programs in 2016 ranged from 2.9 percent to 9.4 percent, compared with the national average of 5.4 percent.

view more »

California’s newly-elected governor signed an executive order to establish a single-payer prescription drug purchasing system. The Supreme Court strikes down Maryland’s anti-pricing gouging law as the state legislature considers creating a prescription drug affordability board.

view more »

A new report finds that nearly 90 percent of hospitals, on average, within each state are part of a coalition to work with emergency management and public health officials to ensure emergency preparedness in their communities.

view more »

A new analysis finds that the evolving drug overdose crisis has wide, varying effects across states and that there has been an uptick in non-opioid illicit drug overdoses.

view more »

The Antibiotic Resistance Investment resource page features an interactive map and downloadable fact sheets for each state and select major cities.

view more »

Judge Dan Polster of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio rejected opioid companies’ motion to dismiss hundreds of state and local lawsuits against them, ordering litigation to proceed and for the parties to discuss a potential settlement.

view more »
Load More
Previous Next
Close
Test Caption
Test Description goes like this