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Vern Smith, the new host for State of Reform

Matt Beuschlein | Mar 1, 2022 | Federal

Video: How COVID has changed our health care system

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

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 ]

Nearly 300 organizations joining the 2022 State of Reform Federal Health Policy Conference

Matt Beuschlein | Feb 7, 2022 | Federal

With the 2022 State of Reform Federal Health Policy Conference coming up next week, we wanted to share the list of nearly 300 organizations that will be attending our event. It's an impressive list and one that we're honored to host and convene on February 17th! We are looking forward...[ Read More ]

The CMS-Georgia waiver battle

| Jan 28, 2022 | Federal

Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp has been engaged in a multi-year back-and-forth with federal officials over the state’s Medicaid and insurance market waiver programs, as reflected in the following timeline of the most notable steps taken by both sides. A final resolution of the standoff is not yet in sight, or...[ Read More ]

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

Emily Boerger | Jan 25, 2022 | Federal

The Detailed Agenda for our 2022 State of Reform Federal Health Policy Conference on February 17 is now available! We have carefully crafted these panel topics after a long process of stakeholder engagement that helped us zero in on the most important health policy topics and conversations taking place across the country. We are excited to...[ Read More ]

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 ]