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Michael Goldberg | Jul 6, 2020 | Federal

Contact tracing remains inadequate in most states

| Jun 30, 2020 | Federal

At this point in the unfolding coronavirus crisis, political leaders have been on notice for months that effective contact tracing will be critical to minimizing harm to human health and the national economy. With a vaccine or an effective therapeutic still months away, federal and state authorities must rely on...[ Read More ]

Federal court rules against hospitals in HHS price transparency lawsuit

Michael Goldberg | Jun 23, 2020 | Federal

Today, United States District Judge Carl Nichols ruled in favor of the Trump Administration in a lawsuit filed by hospitals challenging federal transparency requirements surrounding negotiated rates between hospitals and insurers. Specifically, the ruling upheld a Trump administration executive order directing the Secretary of Health and Human Services to require “hospitals...[ Read More ]

Video & highlights from our “Black Leadership in US Health Care and Health Policy” virtual conversation

Emily Boerger | Jun 22, 2020 | Federal

On Friday, June 19, State of Reform held a virtual conversation titled “Black Leadership in US Health Care and Health Policy” with three of the most thoughtful senior health care executives and health care leaders with which we work across the Western United States. The panel featured Eric Hunter of...[ Read More ]

FAIR Health releases study of revenue and utilization during COVID-19

Emily Boerger | Jun 11, 2020 | Federal

National nonprofit FAIR Health released its latest COVID-19 study, evaluating changes in utilization and revenue during the pandemic. The study uses FAIR Health’s database of over 31 billion private health care claims to analyze changes in utilization and estimated in-network reimbursement amounts in January – April of 2020 compared to...[ Read More ]

States most at risk for poor mental health conditions during COVID-19 

Michael Goldberg | Jun 2, 2020 | Federal

A new PSYDPrograms study shows that Oregon, Utah, and Washington are among the top five states with the highest risk of deleterious mental health conditions during the COVID-19 pandemic.  The study is based on 2020 data from Mental Health America measuring anxiety, depression, substance abuse and suicidal thoughts via surveys...[ Read More ]

The lessons of Robert Kennedy’s moral leadership on race relations

| Jun 2, 2020 | Federal

What we need in the United States is not division; what we need in the United States is not hatred; what we need in the United States is not violence or lawlessness, but is love and wisdom, and compassion toward one another, and a feeling of justice towards those who...[ Read More ]

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