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Congress passes surprise medical billing fix

Emily Boerger | Dec 22, 2020 | Federal

Health care leaders to discuss achieving value in health care during webinar on Monday

Emily Boerger | Dec 11, 2020 | Federal

During a webinar next week, health leaders will explore possible changes to the health care system that could result in better outcomes, lower costs, and new investments in families and communities. The webinar, “Achieving Value in Health Care and Increased Investments in Health,” will take place on Monday, December 14 from...[ Read More ]

Early childhood healthcare grants awarded to U.S. 10 communities

Shawna De La Rosa | Dec 7, 2020 | Federal

Pritzker Children’s Initiative selected 10 communities to receive three-year Community Innovation Grants to provide healthcare services for infants and toddlers.     “Supporting strong prenatal-to-(3 year old) efforts in communities across the nation is key to expanding the numbers of young children in the United States with access to high-quality...[ Read More ]

Trump executive order threatens health care access during pandemic

| Dec 7, 2020 | Federal, Washington

On November 27th, the Trump Administration published its “Most Favored Nation” (MFN) executive order in the federal register, which begins a countdown to implementation on January 1st of 2021. MFN would tie reimbursement for Medicare Part B to a lowest denominator price assessment drawn from an index of other countries...[ Read More ]

Health care policy in the Biden era

| Dec 1, 2020 | Federal

Democrats hoped a victory in the presidential election would translate into strengthened numbers in Congress too, and thus provide a mandate to enact far-reaching health care legislation. It didn’t work out that way. Republicans are poised to pick up eleven seats in the House and may control the Senate, even...[ Read More ]

Biden-Harris transition team announces agency review team members

Emily Boerger | Nov 11, 2020 | Federal

The Biden-Harris transition team took a step forward in preparing for its transition to the White House by announcing the members of its agency review teams (ARTs) on Tuesday. The review teams are responsible for evaluating operations and leading the transition for each federal agency as they prepare for the...[ Read More ]

Could overturned ACA make COVID-19 a pre-existing condition? Many say yes

Shawna De La Rosa | Nov 6, 2020 | Federal

If the U.S. Supreme Court rules against the Affordable Care Act in the California v. Texas case, protections for those with pre-existing conditions could be eliminated. It that happens, tens of millions of Americans could be charged higher premiums or denied health insurance due to a number of underlying health...[ Read More ]

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