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Keynote: An update from CMMI

| May 17, 2022 | Maryland

Maryland continues to lead in the health financing sphere with its innovative Total Cost of Care (TCOC) model. Kate Sapra, Director of the Division of All-Payer Models at the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation (CMMI), has worked closely with the TCOC model since 2018.      At our lunch...[ Read More ]

Last day to submit public comments on proposed MHCC preauthorization amendments

| May 13, 2022 | Maryland

The Maryland Health Care Commission (MHCC) is planning to submit amendments on certain preauthorization benchmarks for providing health services. The informal draft would amend  the Code of Maryland Regulations (COMAR) 10.25.17, and is accepting public comment until 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time on May 13, 2022.      The preauthorization regulations...[ Read More ]

Hawaii leads nation in rising Covid hospitalizations, report finds

| May 12, 2022 | Hawaii

Several states are starting to see an uptick in Covid cases and hospitalizations leading up to the summer months. Over the last two weeks, Hawaii experienced a 64% increase in Covid hospitalizations, according to a recent update from Becker’s Hospital Review.      The figure puts Hawaii in the lead...[ Read More ]

Keynote: A conversation on health equity with Alan Weil

| May 12, 2022 | Maryland

Maryland’s unique regulatory systems offer a unique opportunity for population-based approaches to health equity, according to Health Affairs Editor-in-Chief Alan Weil.      Weil, along with Maria Tildon, Vice President of State and Local Affairs at Johns Hopkins University & Johns Hopkins Medicine, joined the 2022 Maryland State of Reform...[ Read More ]

Social security and health care costs concern most older Floridians, report finds

| May 11, 2022 | Florida

Financial access to health care and social security are among top concerns for Floridians aged 50+, according to a new member survey from AARP Florida.  Over 1,000 Floridians responded to the survey, which took place between May 20 and August 18, 2021. The survey asked about respondents’ recent life experiences...[ Read More ]

AHCA releases Florida Medicaid Managed Care re-procurement RFI

| May 10, 2022 | Florida

The Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA) released a request for information (RFI) late last week in preparation of the upcoming Statewide Medicaid Managed Care (SMMC) re-procurement process later this year.      “The Agency is seeking information from entities and stakeholders with direct experience in the managed health and...[ Read More ]