States are targeting Medicaid fraud and abuse with an array of policies and tools. To help policy makers learn about steps taken in their state and across the country, the State Health Care Spending Project created an online database containing hundreds of practices found to be promising by state and federal Medicaid agencies.
Experts from Pew and the MacArthur Foundation explain why states are seeking to better understand state health care costs and how the State Health Care Spending Project will find and share the answers.
In 2013, facing continued growth of its prison system, South Dakota enacted comprehensive sentencing and corrections reform that will save taxpayers hundreds of millions of dollars over the next ten years while improving public safety. Senate Bill 70, which passed with overwhelming bipartisan support, refocuses prison space on violent and career criminals, improves the parole and probation system and victim services, and reduces recidivism with particular emphasis on substance-abusing offenders.