Upcoming Conference
Spokane, September 8, 2022

5 Slides We're Discussing: Bending the Rx Cost Curve

| Jan 20, 2022 | Federal

As new and promising medications are developed, they often come with significant cost. In this 5 Slides We're Discussing: Bending the Rx Cost Curve conversation, State of Reform's DJ Wilson tackles that subject with three subject matter experts. Joining State of Reform for the conversation were Annette Guarisco Fildes, president...[ Read More ]

Medicaid’s budget neutrality rules for section 1115 waivers

| Jan 18, 2022 | Federal

For decades, a focus in Medicaid has been on state proposals that fall outside what is allowable under the program’s normal rules. The Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) has wide discretion under section 1115 of the Social Security Act to “waive” legal or regulatory impediments to state initiatives...[ Read More ]

Registration for '5 Slides: Bending the Rx cost curve' is now open!

Emily Boerger | Jan 10, 2022 | Federal

The pandemic has shifted the politics and public opinion on health care. Where cost was a primary concern before COVID, now access to affordable innovations is top of consumers' and policy makers' minds. As a return to normalcy appears on the horizon, the intersection of cost pressures and innovation in...[ Read More ]

The status of federal price transparency requirements

| Dec 28, 2021 | Federal

The health sector has long resisted revealing the prices it charges payers and consumers, but bipartisan pressure from Washington is forcing it to change. New rules are beginning to take effect, or will in the coming years, which will push into the public domain a flood of pricing data. The...[ Read More ]

Topical Agenda for the 2022 State of Reform Federal Health Policy Conference is now available!

Emily Boerger | Dec 20, 2021 | Federal

The Topical Agenda for our 2022 State of Reform Federal Health Policy Conference on February 17 is now live! State of Reform pulls together practitioners, thought leaders, and policy makers – each working to improve our health care system in their own way – into a unified conversation in a...[ Read More ]

The 2020 national health expenditures report

| Dec 16, 2021 | Federal

The COVID-19 pandemic has been a transformative global event with far-reaching effects that are still unfolding. The recent annual report on national health spending from the Office of the Actuary’s National Health Expenditures Accounts Team in the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) documents some of the dramatic shifts...[ Read More ]