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Opportunities to maximize the waiver model in Maryland

Michael Goldberg | May 26, 2021 | Maryland

Murray laying the groundwork for public option legislation

Michael Goldberg | May 26, 2021 | Federal, Washington

U.S Senator Patty Murray (D – WA) and U.S. Rep. Frank Pallone, Jr. (D – NJ) are asking for input on how to structure legislation to develop a public health insurance option. In a letter addressed to the public Wednesday, Murray and Pallone Jr. wrote that they are requesting information on the...[ Read More ]

Keynote: A Conversation with Senator Chris Van Hollen

Michael Goldberg | May 25, 2021 | Maryland

At the 2021 Maryland State of Reform Health Policy, US Senator Chris Van Hollen provided an update on Maryland's economic recovery and the health policy conversations taking place in his caucus and in the Senate Budget Committee. In the near term, Van Hollen is focused on securing health reforms in...[ Read More ]

Keynote: A conversation on health equity in Maryland

| May 24, 2021 | Maryland

A keynote conversation on health equity closed out State of Reform’s 2021 Maryland Health Policy Conference. The COVID-19 pandemic exposed health disparities across different communities in the state, spurring the need to shift the framework of health policy.  The panelists - Del. Joseline Peña-Melnyk, Dr. Letitia Dzirasa, Dr. Mohan Suntha,...[ Read More ]

Virginia launches statewide health equity dashboards

Michael Goldberg | May 21, 2021

This week, Virginia governor Ralph Northam unveiled new public statewide health equity dashboards, measuring the state's COVID-19 response and recovery efforts and increasing the accessibility of data.     The two dashboards are called Equity in Action and Equity at a Glance.  They were created by the Virginia Health Equity Leadership Taskforce...[ Read More ]

Maryland Department of Health releases RFP to review HealthChoice Managed Care program

Michael Goldberg | May 20, 2021 | Maryland

Health Management Associates reported this week that the Maryland Department of Health (MDH) released on May 18, 2021, a request of proposals (RFP) for a Medicaid External Quality Review Organization (EQRO) to review the state’s HealthChoice Managed Care program.     Proposals are due July 16, with the contract running...[ Read More ]

New partnership will bring acute care service to Florida cities

Michael Goldberg | May 18, 2021 | Florida

Thanks to a new partnership between DispatchHealth and AdventHealth, the Florida cities of Daytona Beach, Ocala and Orlando will be able to request and receive acute medical care.     DispatchHealth is a provider of in-home medical care and AdventHealth is a sizeable faith-based health systems. Together, they will stand...[ Read More ]