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2020 Scorecard on State Health System Performance released

Emily Boerger | Sep 11, 2020 | Alaska, California, Hawaii, Washington

5 Things Alaska: Bills we're watching, Budget update, Anna Brawley

| Feb 24, 2020 | Alaska

It was 10 years ago this fall that we hosted our first State of Reform event in Anchorage. It seems like a lifetime ago that we had keynotes from DHSS Commish Bill Streur and HHS Regional Director Susan Johnson. The kind of bi-partisan, policy agnostic convening that State of Reform...[ Read More ]

New report details the high cost of regulatory compliance for hospitals

Michael Goldberg | Jan 13, 2020 | Oregon

According to a new report commissioned by the Oregon Association of Hospitals & Health Systems (OAHHS), some rules governing hospital operations put a significant financial burden on community hospitals and siphon off dollars that could go to patient care.  Setting out to evaluate the financial impact of regulatory compliance on...[ Read More ]

5 Things Washington: Olympia Insiders, Lessons from other states, Cost of care

| Dec 23, 2019 | Washington

Last night, our kids and about 10-12 other kids on our street went caroling around the neighborhood. It was dark, and chilly, of course. But, in an hour, we met a 102-woman none of us had met before. The kids hugged the recent widower on the corner. And, we introduced...[ Read More ]

Texas Legislature creates new House Select Committee on Statewide Health Care Costs

Emily Boerger | Dec 13, 2019 | Texas

On Tuesday, Speaker of the House Dennis Bonnen signed a proclamation creating the House Select Committee on Statewide Health Care Costs in the Texas Legislature. The creation of the select committee comes after Bonnen recently released his interim committee charges, where he stated he would create several select committees to...[ Read More ]

Providence to open 5 Express Care clinics

Emily Boerger | Nov 20, 2019 | Alaska

Providence Health & Services Alaska will open a total of 5 clinics offering Express Care services to Alaskans in the coming months -- four in Anchorage and one in Eagle River. Two of the clinics opened in the fall (Huffman and Anchorage South locations), two are scheduled to open in...[ Read More ]

Op-ed: Achieving savings and safety for vulnerable patients

| Nov 20, 2019 | Washington

Jackie Boschok is the president of the Washington State Alliance for Retired Americans. Boschok wrote the following op-ed on access, cost, safety, and a provision of S. 1895 (the Lower Health Care Costs Act) which impacts the nongovernmental organization U.S. Pharmacopeia.  This past spring, Washington passed a law to establish...[ Read More ]