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The status of federal price transparency requirements

| Dec 28, 2021 | Federal

The health sector has long resisted revealing the prices it charges payers and consumers, but bipartisan pressure from Washington is forcing it to change. New rules are beginning to take effect, or will in the coming years, which will push into the public domain a flood of pricing data. The...[ Read More ]

The 2020 national health expenditures report

| Dec 16, 2021 | Federal

The COVID-19 pandemic has been a transformative global event with far-reaching effects that are still unfolding. The recent annual report on national health spending from the Office of the Actuary’s National Health Expenditures Accounts Team in the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) documents some of the dramatic shifts...[ Read More ]

Evaluations of four state-run dually eligible demonstrations

| Dec 1, 2021 | Federal

Federal and state policymakers have been working to improve the cost-effectiveness of care provided to the “dually eligible” -- those entitled to services under both Medicare and Medicaid -- for more than two decades, but the results to date have been disappointing. The two giant public insurance programs are run...[ Read More ]

A closer look at the House plan to close the coverage gap

| Nov 12, 2021 | Federal

The current House version of the Build Back Better (BBB) legislation, as posted by the Rules Committee, includes provisions that would close the health insurance coverage gap in states that have declined to expand Medicaid pursuant to the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The individuals who now are ineligible both for...[ Read More ]

The health-related provisions of the revised BBB plan

| Nov 1, 2021 | Federal

After weeks of intense negotiations over his administration’s sweeping domestic agenda, President Biden released a revised Build Back Better (BBB) plan which substantially scales back many key provisions, including those related to health care. Even so, the absolute size of the initiative -- $1.85 trillion in new federal spending over...[ Read More ]

Nothing about the Biden spending plan is certain, including its health provisions

| Oct 5, 2021 | Federal

The Biden administration is encountering turbulence as it pushes a major domestic program and climate change bill in Congress, which is not surprising given the size of what is being contemplated. The president and leading Democrats originally had targeted $3.5 trillion in new spending over ten years as their goal,...[ Read More ]