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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 ]

Registration is now open for the 2022 State of Reform Federal Health Policy Conference

Emily Boerger | Dec 3, 2021 | Federal

Early Bird Registration is now open for the 2022 State of Reform Federal Health Policy Conference coming up on February 17. 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 single place....[ Read More ]

Evaluations of four state-run dually eligible demonstrations

| Dec 1, 2021 | Federal

Federal and state policymakers have been working to improve the cost-effectiveness of care provided to the “dually eligible” -- those entitled to services under both Medicare and Medicaid -- for more than two decades, but the results to date have been disappointing. The two giant public insurance programs are run...[ Read More ]

Report: States could be missing out on millions of Medicaid dollars due to census undercounts

| Nov 18, 2021 | Federal

Undercounts from the 2020 Census could mean states are missing out on $552 million in Medicaid reimbursements dollars, according to a report out of the Urban Institute.   The report estimates an overall 0.5% undercount of the US population but notes that there is considerable variation in who was undercounted and...[ Read More ]

A closer look at the House plan to close the coverage gap

| Nov 12, 2021 | Federal

The current House version of the Build Back Better (BBB) legislation, as posted by the Rules Committee, includes provisions that would close the health insurance coverage gap in states that have declined to expand Medicaid pursuant to the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The individuals who now are ineligible both for...[ Read More ]