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Medicare and inflation

| Apr 18, 2022 | Federal

Medicare Advantage in 2022

| Mar 1, 2022 | Federal

Medicare-directed managed care has come a long way in four decades. What began in 1985 as a limited option available only in select markets—it was initially known as “HMO risk contracting”—has evolved into Medicare Advantage (MA), which is a major book of business for much of the private health insurance...[ Read More ]

Vern Smith, the new host for State of Reform

Matt Beuschlein | Mar 1, 2022 | Federal

We are pleased to announce that health policy veteran and HMA Senior Advisor Vern Smith, PhD, will serve as the moderator for our upcoming State of Reform spring events. Dr. Smith is a nationally lauded expert in Medicaid, Medicare, CHIP, state budgets, and trends in the health care marketplace. He...[ Read More ]

Florida health leaders spur discussions on behavioral health reform, value-based care

| Feb 25, 2022 | Federal, Florida

Four insightful health care leaders offered an on-the-ground look at Florida's health care system at our 2022 Federal State of Reform Health Policy Conference earlier this month. Highly-discussed topics included behavioral health, community-based care, and moving towards value-based payment models.  Joining the conversation was Beth Kidder, managing principal at Health...[ Read More ]

Video: Morning Keynote: One on one conversations on health reform

| Feb 25, 2022 | Colorado, Federal, Oregon, Texas

Some of health care’s most insightful leaders joined us on our morning keynote at our 2022 State of Reform Federal Health Policy Conference to talk about what they’re watching in their states and throughout the country. They discussed how their states handled the pandemic, advice they would give to health...[ Read More ]

Video: How COVID has changed our health care system

| Feb 23, 2022 | Federal, Hawaii, Maryland, Michigan

Health leaders from three corners of the country reflected on their experiences addressing the COVID-19 pandemic over the last two years at the 2022 State of Reform Federal Health Policy Conference. Discussions on the importance of addressing disparities with data, workforce reform, and more took place at the “How COVID...[ Read More ]

Background on CMMI’s Direct Contracting Model

| Feb 18, 2022 | Federal

The Biden administration has come under pressure in recent weeks to modify, or even pull back entirely, the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation’s Direct Contracting Model, which was originally developed during the Trump era. (The administration has indicated it will announce its plans for the model “soon”.) The following...[ Read More ]