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Providers and Facilities

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STATE HEALTH SYSTEMS INNOVATIONS

NCSL’s Health Program, through support from the Commonwealth Fund, seeks to help state legislators and their staff learn about promising health system reforms and policy innovations in areas such as Access, Medicaid, Health Providers and Workforce, private market, public health, social determinants and state laws.
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HOSPITALS AND STATE LEGISLATURES

An overview of facts and resources about hospitals - which CMS projected that 30.8% of all national health expenditures in the U.S. go to hospitals.

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OVERVIEW | PROVIDERS AND FACILITIES

State policymakers play key roles in health care workforce issues, such as addressing shortages in geographic areas and ensuring that health facilities and centers operate safely. States develop and maintain medical schools and residency programs, provide incentives to practice in underserved areas, creating financing mechanisms to fund facilities, and addressing health professionals’ scopes of practice.

The field of health is a significant part of the nation’s economy, providing roughly 13.4 million jobs, or about 19 percent of all wage and salary jobs created between 2004 and 2014. The nation’s 5,725 hospitals provided care to more than 26 million people in 2011.

STANDING COMMITTEE

HHS releases new guidance and FAQs for state policymakers on a number of health reform implementation issues.

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