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5 Things We’re Watching is our regularly distributed market and policy intelligence newsletter. Each newsletter includes five items of relevance specific to your market. Enjoy links to original source documentation, thoughtful coverage from other outlets, and independent reporting from State of Reform.

5 Things Alaska:  ASO RFP, Jay Butler, What you missed

| Oct 19, 2018 | Alaska

Normally, we limit this newsletter to 5 Things each month.  But, with a lot of moving parts in Alaska health care this month, we're throwing in a few more for you to scan, read, and review...  So, here are seven things for you in this month's edition of 5 Things...[ Read More ]

5 Things California: Debate, Sen. Holly Mitchell, MAT in Prisons

| Oct 19, 2018 | California

With less than three weeks left before Election Day, California has a handful of Congressional races and an initiative on the ballot, the outcomes for which could reverberate nationally.  But, what appears to have died down, given the dynamics in the governor's race, is talk about health care in California....[ Read More ]

5 Things Texas: Tenant & BPCI, Carrie de Moor, Medicaid & CHIP

| Oct 15, 2018 | Texas

There are 23 days until election day.  And, 96 days until the start of the legislative session.  Just think about how many questions about the future of our politics, of our country, and of Texas will be answered between now and then. And, that'll be just the beginning. Until then,...[ Read More ]

5 Things Washington: Providence in DC, Dr. John Kitzhaber, Midterm elections and health care

| Oct 12, 2018 | Washington

Next week, our Convening Panel meets to discuss the topics and sessions that should make up the Topical Agenda for our 2019 Washington State of Reform Health Policy Conference in January, 2019. With almost 700 attendees at last year's event, this conference has grown to be one of the more prominent health care events...[ Read More ]

5 Things California: SUD Almanac, immigrants and the risk pool, LA keynotes

| Oct 5, 2018 | California

If you missed our LA event two weeks ago, don't fret! Join us instead for our 2018 Southern California State of Reform Health Policy Conference in San Diego on November 28th. Check out our newly released Topical Agenda and register now while the Early Bird registration will still save you a few bucks... That said, here's...[ Read More ]

5 Things Hawaii: 1115 Waiver Update, Med-QUEST Adult Dental, Heidar Thordarson

| Oct 4, 2018 | Hawaii

Our Convening Panel had great conversations this week about the issues most impacting the future of Hawaiian health care as we begin to organize for our Hawaii State of Reform Health Policy Conference on January 15, 2019. We are always looking to build an engaging and diverse complement of speakers to drive the conversation...[ Read More ]

5 Things Oregon: Tech & AI, CCO 2.0, Pharmacy policy

| Oct 4, 2018 | Oregon

We are looking forward to seeing about 450 of you with us in two weeks in what is one of Oregon's largest, most diverse convenings of senior health care executives and policy makers!  We've curated almost 70 speakers for you at this one-day conference, where you'll hear about some of the most...[ Read More ]

5 Things Washington: Sen. Annette Cleveland, budget "asks," What you missed

| Sep 26, 2018 | Washington

This month's event in Spokane was a strong one.  Thank you to everyone that joined us at the Convention Center!  Next month, we hold our Convening Panel meeting for our January event, the 2019 Washington State of Reform Health Policy Conference.  If you have ideas for speakers, now is a great time to...[ Read More ]

5 Things California: LA Event recap, CNA contract agreement, Dynamex case

| Sep 20, 2018 | California

Thanks to Marjie High on our team for taking the reins of 5 Things for the last few issues.  We had a great event in LA yesterday, and wanted to get you this issue which has been informed by some of the hallway conversations and panel discussions from yesterday.  As...[ Read More ]

5 Things Alaska:  Managed care, defining "local," key health care legislators 

| Sep 18, 2018 | Alaska

This is the time of year when the things we are watching in Alaska health care and health policy take shape on the agenda we are preparing for you at our 2018 Alaska State of Reform Health Policy Conference.  In other words, you'll find the most important topics in Alaska health...[ Read More ]