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Exploring Value-based Purchasing Initiatives

This webinar will highlight examples of value based purchasing models in states and feature a panel of experts who will discuss the emerging issue of value-based purchasing and contracting.

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States Modernizing Certificate of Need Laws

As state policymakers determine ways to control health care costs and increase access to care, many have considered changes to state regulations governing the development of health care facilities and services, known as Certificate of Need (CON) laws. While their effectiveness continues to be debated, many states are changing their CON programs, from fully repealing them to creating new ones.

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Boosting Maternity Care in Rural America

Hospital closures, shrinking budgets, a diminishing workforce and poorer health outcomes in rural areas are prompting policymakers to look for ways to boost maternal health care in the nation’s less-populated communities.

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New CDC Report: ACEs

Adverse childhood experiences, or ACEs, are linked to 14 negative health and social outcomes in adulthood, such as depression, asthma, unemployment, and other issues, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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