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Washington News

Spending increases for diabetes medicines affects thousands of Washingtonians

Spending increases for diabetes medicines affects thousands of Washingtonians

A report from IMS Institute for Healthcare Informatics found that total drug spending for 2014 was up 13.1% from 2013. New …



California News

CA: Senate Health Committee passes cost transparency bills

CA: Senate Health Committee passes cost transparency bills

Press Release CA Senate Health Committee passes SB26(Hernandez), to create a “California Health Care Cost and Quality …



Oregon News

SEIU finds Oregon hospital costs expensive, inconsistent (UPDATED)

SEIU finds Oregon hospital costs expensive, inconsistent (UPDATED)

Oregon hospital costs came under fire from the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) today. The report characterized …



Alaska News

AK: Republican legislators pause Medicaid reform, expansion

AK: Republican legislators pause Medicaid reform, expansion

JUNEAU — Advocates and opponents of Medicaid expansion remain far apart as the 2015 legislature goes into extended …



Catch your state’s monthly briefing on top issues in health care administration and health policy.

Federal News

King vs Burwell: How no severability clause may end the ACA

King vs Burwell: How no severability clause may end the ACA

King vs Burwell isn’t the first time the Affordable Care Act (ACA) has been tested for constitutionality. The question …



Press Release News

CA: Senate Health Committee passes cost transparency bills

CA: Senate Health Committee passes cost transparency bills

Press Release CA Senate Health Committee passes SB26(Hernandez), to create a “California Health Care Cost and Quality …



Commentary

What They’re Watching: Noah Laufer, MD, Medical Park Family Practice

What They’re Watching: Noah Laufer, MD, Medical Park Family Practice

Noah Laufer, MD, Medical Park Family Care, Inc., joined us at Alaska State of Reform. We asked him what he’s tracking in …



5-Things

CMS Parity Rule Supports Medicaid Integration

CMS Parity Rule Supports Medicaid Integration

Last week, CMS released a proposed rule for mental health parity in Medicaid.  The 124-page rule could have tremendous impact …