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Leadership Series: Mental Health Policy in 2021

Emily Boerger | Jan 21, 2021 | Federal

Congress passes surprise medical billing fix

Emily Boerger | Dec 22, 2020 | Federal

Language included in the recently-passed $900 billion COVID-19 relief package will finally ban the practice of surprise medical billing – an achievement several years in the making. Congress passed the relief bill Monday night and it is awaiting President Trump's signature. Surprise billing happens when an individual unexpectedly receives medical...[ Read More ]

Health care leaders outline legislative concepts to reform US health care system

Emily Boerger | Dec 17, 2020 | Federal

During a webinar conversation on Monday, health care executives, lawmakers, and thought leaders discussed potential legislative concepts to reform the US health care system. The concepts build on the Affordable Care Act and aim to move the country closer to universal coverage while also reducing the total cost of care...[ Read More ]

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 ]

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