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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.

Over 90 organizations coming to the 2023 Alaska State of Reform Health Policy Conference

| Sep 22, 2023 | Alaska

With the 2023 Alaska State of Reform Health Policy Conference coming up next month, we wanted to share the list of organizations that will be attending our event. It's an impressive list and one that we're honored to host and convene on October 11th! We are looking forward to meeting...[ Read More ]

Detailed Agenda for the 2023 Maryland State of Reform Health Policy Conference is now available!

| May 25, 2023

The Detailed Agenda for our 2023 Maryland State of Reform Health Policy Conference is now available! Through our extensive stakeholder engagement process, we have put together many exciting panels that will cover the most important topics in Maryland health policy.  Join us as we hear from experts across the landscape...[ Read More ]

5 Things Utah: Medicaid redeterminations, Signed health bills

| Mar 27, 2023 | Utah

This edition includes information about the state's preparation for upcoming Medicaid eligibility redeterminations and newly enacted health legislation. Thanks for reading! Eli Kirshbaum State of Reform    1. State agencies prepare for Medicaid redeterminations The first in a series of scheduled rate reductions to Utah Medicaid’s enhanced FMAP will occur...[ Read More ]

5 Things California: Medi-Cal redeterminations, Older adult homelessness, Naloxone vending machines

| Mar 27, 2023 | California

In this edition, we provide an update on some of the work underway to prepare for Medi-Cal redeterminations, conversations in the legislature about how to respond to the high rate of older adults experiencing homelessness, information about San Diego County's first naloxone vending machine, and more. We recently released the Topical...[ Read More ]

5 Things Texas: Medicaid redeterminations, Conversation w/Carelon Behavioral Health, Health bills we're watching

| Mar 17, 2023 | Texas

This edition features information about the work state leaders are doing to prepare for Medicaid redeterminations, a conversation with Carelon Behavioral Health's Kevin Denmark about the company's recent rebranding, and some some health-related bills of interest. Thanks for reading!   Eli Kirshbaum State of Reform 1. State leaders discuss Medicaid...[ Read More ]

5 Things Colorado: Medicaid redeterminations, Health bills we're watching, Update on drug affordability board

| Mar 17, 2023 | Colorado

In this month's edition, you'll find information and insight about upcoming Medicaid redeterminations, coverage of various healthcare-related legislation being considered in Denver, and an update on the work of the Prescription Drug Affordability Board. Thanks for reading! Eli Kirshbaum  State of Reform   1. Health leaders continue preparation for Medicaid...[ Read More ]

5 Things Oregon: Mask mandates, CareOregon redetermination work, Nurse staffing ratios

| Mar 16, 2023 | Oregon

In this edition, we focus on the end of the healthcare setting mask mandate, CareOregon's work to help customers retain coverage through the redeterminations process, and controversial legislation that would mandate minimum nurse/patient staffing ratios. Thanks for reading!   Shane Ersland State of Reform 1. Mask mandate to end next...[ Read More ]

5 Things Washington: Mask mandates, Health bills, Pregnancy deaths

| Mar 16, 2023 | Washington

This month's edition includes coverage of health bills that have passed through their first chamber in the legislature, and information about Washington's lifting of the mask mandate for healthcare settings next month. As always, thanks for reading!   Shane Ersland State of Reform 1. Mask mandate ending next month Washington's...[ Read More ]

5 Things Florida: Medicaid step therapy coverage, FL hospitals' economic impact, Medicaid redeterminations

| Mar 14, 2023 | Florida

This edition includes coverage of a bill to prohibit Medicaid coverage of step therapy, a report showing the significant contribution Florida hospitals make to the state's economy, and information about upcoming Medicaid redeterminations. Thanks for reading! Eli Kirshbaum State of Reform   1. Legislature looks to eliminate step therapy in...[ Read More ]

5 Things Maryland: Abortion constitutional amendment, Prescription Drug Affordability Board, Gov. Moore's health priorities

| Mar 3, 2023 | Maryland

In this edition, we look at some health-related bills we're watching in the legislature. With the deadline to pass bills out of their committees of origin only a couple weeks away, lawmakers are working to advance legislation concerning reproductive rights, drug affordability, and more. We also include some information from...[ Read More ]