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Keynote: The COVID Pandemic – An International Perspective

Emily Boerger | Sep 29, 2020 | Federal

Our Morning Keynote on day two of the 2020 Inland Northwest State of Reform Virtual Health Policy Conference brought together thought leaders from Britain, Italy, and Kenya to discuss the global COVID-19 pandemic from an international perspective. Joining the conversation was Mohamed Abdirizak, founder of FDG-Synergy, Ross Ciesla, Chief Investment...[ Read More ]

Afternoon keynote: Sen. Romney discusses the future of federal health policy

Emily Boerger | Sep 16, 2020 | Federal

We were honored to host US Senator Mitt Romney as part of our afternoon keynote at the 2020 Utah State of Reform Virtual Health Policy Conference on Tuesday. During a one-on-one conversation with host DJ Wilson, Romney discussed what it’s like to be a member of Congress in 2020, his...[ Read More ]

CMS withdraws MFAR rule

Emily Boerger | Sep 14, 2020 | Federal

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Administrator Seema Verma announced on Monday that the agency is officially dropping the controversial Medicaid Fiscal Accountability Regulation (MFAR) rule. The proposed rule, which was announced in November, would have altered the way states are able to finance their share of Medicaid,...[ Read More ]

Poll: Primary care clinicians under continued stress related to COVID-19

Emily Boerger | Sep 9, 2020 | Federal

Twenty percent of clinicians are considering leaving primary care, according to a recent survey from the Larry A. Green Center in partnership with the Primary Care Collaborative (PCC). The poll surveyed 636 primary care clinicians from 47 states on questions related to the challenges and pressures resulting from the COVID-19...[ Read More ]

Committee discusses potential COVID-19 vaccine distribution framework

Haley Donwerth | Sep 4, 2020 | Federal

On September 2, the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine hosted a Zoom discussion with a broad group of stakeholders about the potential distribution framework for when a COVID-19 vaccine is ready to be released. The goal of the first discussion was to hear from diverse voices in the...[ Read More ]

Tallying federal pandemic support for the health sector

| Aug 31, 2020 | Federal

In the months since the COVID-19 pandemic began, the federal government has directed more than $400 billion to the health sector to shore up its finances and enhance its capacity to care for COVID and non-COVID patients, according to an online financial tracking service assembled by the Committee for a...[ Read More ]

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