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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 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 Florida: Rep. Randy Fine's priorities, DeSantis's budget, Medicaid redeterminations

| Feb 10, 2023 | Florida

Our first Florida newsletter of 2023 features a conversation with newly appointed House health committee Chair Rep. Randy Fine about his priorities for this session, a breakdown of some of the health-related funding proposals in Gov. Ron DeSantis's recently released FY 2023-2024 budget, and information on how healthcare leaders in...[ Read More ]

5 Things Florida: Home visiting services RFP, Q&A w/ Melanie Brown-Woofter, Inflation Reduction Act

| Sep 7, 2022 | Florida

In this month's newsletter we have an interview on care integration with FBHA CEO Melanie Brown-Woofter, a deep dive on Medicare-related provisions in the Inflation Reduction Act, and details on a new RFP for home visiting services providers. Thanks for reading! Emily Boerger State of Reform   1. Inflation Reduction...[ Read More ]

5 Things Florida: Medicaid RFI responses, Abortion coverage gap, Q&A w/ Carol Steckel

| Aug 9, 2022 | Florida

In this month's edition of "5 Things We're Watching," we have a look at key takeaways from the SMMC reprocurement RFI, a Q&A with InnovAge's Carol Steckel, and details on Florida health agencies' efforts to address fentanyl-related overdoses. Thanks for reading! Emily Boerger State of Reform   1. Advocates urge Congress...[ Read More ]

5 Things Florida: PBM regulations, Q&A w/ Ashley Grimes, Dept. of Health RFI

| Jul 7, 2022 | Florida

In this edition of "5 Things We're Watching," we feature a conversation with NAMI Florida's Ashley Grimes, dive into the details of a new RFI from the Office of Children's Medical Services, and take a look at new health policies that went into effect last week. Thanks for reading! Emily...[ Read More ]

5 Things Florida: Future of Medicaid, Conference keynotes, Q&A w/Dr. Christine Cauffield

| Jun 8, 2022 | Florida

Thank you so much to everyone who joined us at the 2022 Florida State of Reform Health Policy Conference a few weeks ago. It was an exciting day filled with insightful presentations and engaging conversations. If you weren't able to make it to the event, we've put together a "What...[ Read More ]

5 Things Florida: Health care workforce, Care for elders, Community partnerships

| May 6, 2022 | Florida

We are now less than two weeks out from the 2022 Florida State of Reform Health Policy Conference! We’re thrilled to be able to bring you 2 keynotes, 15 breakout sessions, and close to 60 curated speakers who will talk through some of the most pressing issues facing Florida's health care system. In...[ Read More ]

5 Things Florida: Nursing workforce, Topical Agenda, Public health emergency

| Apr 7, 2022 | Florida

With just over a month until we host the 2022 Florida State of Reform Health Policy Conference, our team is hard at work bringing together the speakers, topics, and conversations that we’re sure stakeholders from all siloes will find valuable. You can find more information on our upcoming conference below! Thanks...[ Read More ]

5 Things Florida: PSYPACT bill, Early Bird registration, Housing & health

| Mar 2, 2022 | Florida

With the legislative session set to end next week, this edition of "5 Things We're Watching" features details on some of the health policy currently on the move. I also wanted to take this opportunity to announce that Vern Smith, Ph.D., will be State of Reform's new host for our...[ Read More ]

5 Things Florida: Pandemic flexibilities, Nursing home transparency, HCBS report

| Feb 3, 2022 | Florida

We’re hosting several events in the coming weeks that I want to be sure are on your radar. In two weeks, we'll host the 2022 State of Reform Federal Health Policy Conference. If you haven't already, be sure to take a look at the Detailed Agenda to see the more than 60 speakers we have...[ Read More ]