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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 Maryland: Health in the budget, Q&A w/Del. Cullison, 2022 health policy

| Jan 27, 2022 | Maryland

It's an exciting time around here at State of Reform as we move into the planning stages for the 2022 Maryland State of Reform Health Policy Conference, which will take place on May 4. Next week we'll host our Convening Panel meeting where we'll gather input from some of Maryland's...[ Read More ]

5 Things Maryland: New Medicaid programs, MHA policy priorities, Health expenditures

| Dec 29, 2021 | Maryland

In case you missed it, last week we released the Topical Agenda for the 2022 State of Reform Federal Health Policy Conference. The event is coming up on February 17 and will be fully virtual, allowing attendees from across the country to participate! This conference will feature conversations on federal health policy, innovations...[ Read More ]

5 Things Maryland: Q&A w/ Dr. Margaret Moon, Spending Affordability Briefing, HCBS rate increases

| Nov 23, 2021 | Maryland

With the Thanksgiving holiday this week, I wanted to take a moment to say thank you on behalf of the entire State of Reform team for your continued support. Whether it’s through attending our conferences, reading our coverage of health care and health policy in Maryland, or sponsoring our events,...[ Read More ]

5 Things Maryland: Health equity RFP, Bending the Rx cost curve, Oral health task force

| Oct 28, 2021 | Maryland

In case you missed it, registration is now open for our "5 Slides: Bending the Rx cost curve" virtual conversation. It will be an interactive conversation on a topic that continues to be top of mind for lawmakers and stakeholders. More details on the discussion are available below. In this...[ Read More ]

5 Things Maryland: Virtual primary care, Nursing shortage, Maternal health

| Sep 30, 2021 | Maryland

It seems like the legislative session is a long ways away... Months, even! But if the most important object of the legislative session is the budget, that is a process that starts getting underway now as agencies begin pulling together their budget requests for Gov. Hogan's consideration in FY 2023....[ Read More ]

5 Things Maryland: Q&A w/ Dennis Schrader, Health equity committee, Renter relief

| Aug 31, 2021 | Maryland

According to an estimate from the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, approximately 30% of Marylanders have had COVID so far. That's a number greater than Virginia and Pennsylvania, but less than Florida and Texas. Disease experts tell me it's clear COVID is endemic in our system. It will likely never...[ Read More ]

5 Things Maryland: Dr. Aliya Jones, Federal action, TCOC report

| Jul 30, 2021 | Maryland

We are getting July's market and policy intelligence newsletter to you just in the nick of time... I was out on vacation a few weeks but left things in the able hands of our managing editor Emily Boerger. Thanks as always for letting us play this role in Maryland health...[ Read More ]

5 Things Maryland: Prescription Drug Affordability Board, What You Missed, Proposed rate increases

| Jun 23, 2021 | Maryland

While DJ is out of office chasing a much deserved vacation, I’ll be bringing you this edition of 5 Things We’re Watching. I’m the managing editor here at State of Reform where I have my eye on health care in Maryland and a number of other states. In this edition...[ Read More ]

5 Things Maryland: Legislators shaping health policy, Maternal mortality, "Chronic COVID"

| May 4, 2021 | Maryland

We are super excited to be kicking off our 2021 Maryland State of Reform Health Policy Conference next week! Because we feature things in this newsletter that we think are worth watching in Maryland health care, and because we know many of those topics are teed up on the agenda next...[ Read More ]

5 Things Maryland: Health in the budget, Detailed Agenda, Q&A w/Michele Eberle

| Apr 15, 2021 | Maryland

We are now four weeks out from our annual policy conference that underpins everything we do at State of Reform. In fact, the funding that goes into our conference, from sponsorships to registration, is the totality of what funds our reporting on Maryland health policy the other 364 days of...[ Read More ]