Upcoming Conference
Salt Lake City, Utah, April 26, 2023

Whitmer pens letter to Congress with fellow governors to lower premiums federally

| Jul 13, 2022 | Michigan

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer—along with 13 other state governors—sent a letter to congressional leadership urging them to make advanced premium tax credits (APTCs) permanent federally last month. The American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) expanded and enhanced APTCs and is set to expire at the end of this current plan year.  ...[ Read More ]

WHA report shows that patients treated for multiple, complex health conditions account for 13% of Washington’s health care costs

| Jul 11, 2022 | Washington

New research by the Washington Health Alliance (WHA) indicates that health care patients who manage multiple or complex conditions account for a large portion of the industry’s total costs.     These patients, while small in number, accounted for a disproportionate share of the costs due to the more expensive...[ Read More ]

Colorado continues innovative approach to reducing health care costs

| Jun 29, 2022 | Colorado

Colorado became the first state in the country to have a state-designed health care insurance option for its residents approved by CMS last Thursday. Approval of the Colorado Option through the federal 1332 waiver now means the state can proceed with rate setting for its standardized health insurance plan, which...[ Read More ]

Treatment for out-of-network, complex COVID costs over $355K in Florida

| Oct 21, 2021 | Florida

Data out of FAIR Health shows Florida with some of the highest costs for complex COVID-19 treatment and hospitalizations in the country. The data, which was released as part of FAIR Health’s “States by the Numbers” series, evaluates both out-of-network and in-network charges for inpatient and outpatient COVID care. Using...[ Read More ]

Poll shows the majority of Coloradans support government intervention on health care

| Sep 24, 2021

According to results from the Colorado Health Foundation (CHF)’s recently released annual Pulse Poll, 80% of Coloradans support government intervention for lowering the cost of health care in the state.  Of this 80%, 59% said they strongly support such interventions, while 21% said they’re somewhat supportive. Only 14% were in...[ Read More ]

Registration open: "5 slides" Payment transformation for improved health outcomes

| Apr 15, 2021 | Washington

Our healthcare system is an expensive and complex machine. These complexities are creating growing interest in payment reform to try and reduce costs, meet patient demands and deliver better quality care. During our upcoming discussion, “5 Slides: Payment transformation that supports improved health outcomes,” industry experts will discuss payment strategies...[ Read More ]