State Strategies


(20% of final grade)
Due, Friday, 10/06/2017
The purpose of this assignment is to familiarize students with health reform strategies adopted by states. Students will select a state health policy

reform innovation and describe the rationale, how it was adopted (e.g., federal waivers, passage by state legislature), the funding structure, and (to

the extent statistical data are available) its impact. Students should summarize their findings in a 1-2 page, single-spaced memo due
Due, Friday, 10/06/2017
Examples of state innovations include Maryland’s hospital rate setting, Vermont’s single payer system, Massachusetts’ health reforms, Florida’s

Medicaid program, and Kentucky’s Medicaid healthcare program.
Assignment Rubric
Rationale/Adoption 30 points
Funding Structure 30 points
Impact on Healthcare 30 points
APA Format 10 points

This search is based on the following filters:
Topics: Prescription Drug Abuse, Pain Clinics/Pain Management; Prescription Drug Monitoring Program
States: Florida

FL H 557
Prescription Drug Monitoring Program
Status: Enacted – Act No. 2017-169
Date of Last Action:* 06/26/2017 – Enacted
Author: Duran (D) Additional Authors: Jenne (D);Nunez (R);Edwards (D);Jones S (D);Jacobs (D);Donalds (R);Mercado (D);Silvers (D);Willhite (D)
Topics: Prescription Drug Monitoring Program
Associated Bills: FL S 840 – Compare
Summary: Relates to controlled substance prescribing, revises requirements for reporting the dispensing of controlled substances, limits an exception

to reporting requirements for certain facilities that dispense controlled substances, authorizes certain employees of the United States Department of

Veterans Affairs access to certain information in the prescription drug monitoring program database, specifies when a revised reporting requirements

takes effect.