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5 Things Colorado: Health billing legislation, Q&A w/ Morgan Medlock, Support for older Coloradans

| May 10, 2022 | Colorado

The Colorado Legislature is set to adjourn on Wednesday after a busy session largely focused on the development of the Behavioral Health Administration, health care support for older Coloradans, and health care billing and payment reform. See our coverage of some of this legislation, as well as an insightful conversation with...[ Read More ]

5 Things Washington: Health staffing legislation, Q&A w/ Sen. Warnick, Pharmacy deserts

| Jan 26, 2022 | Washington

In case you missed it, yesterday we released the Detailed Agenda for the 2022 State of Reform Federal Health Policy Conference. It's a strong list of over 60 speakers that we're excited to bring together for conversations on the most important health policy topics and issues facing the country. This virtual event will...[ Read More ]

5 Things Florida: Health in the budget, Q&A w/ Andrew Behrman, Price transparency

| Jan 6, 2022 | Florida

Happy New Year everyone! I hope you had a wonderful holiday season filled with laughter, relaxation, and good company. In this edition of "5 Things We're Watching," we feature some of the conversations taking place ahead of the 2022 legislative session, which begins next week. We have a breakdown of...[ Read More ]

The status of federal price transparency requirements

| Dec 28, 2021 | Federal

The health sector has long resisted revealing the prices it charges payers and consumers, but bipartisan pressure from Washington is forcing it to change. New rules are beginning to take effect, or will in the coming years, which will push into the public domain a flood of pricing data. The...[ Read More ]

5 Things Arizona: Competitive Contract Expansion, Rep. Lorenzo Sierra, Hospital transparency

| Aug 25, 2021 | Arizona

Projections for Arizona show that COVID may not be as bad this fall and winter as it was last year when Arizona had one of the worst levels of the virus in the US. While overall vaccination rates are still low in Arizona relative to other states, estimates are that 30%...[ Read More ]

5 Things Utah: Q&A w/Melissa Freigang, Hospital transparency, COVID in nursing homes

| Aug 18, 2021 | Utah

It's an odd time in COVID. Public opinion has turned gloomy, with Gallup reporting that more people are pessimistic about the future of COVID and getting the disease than are optimistic. That's the first time since January that more folks are worried than hopeful. Moreover, 1 in 3 vaccinated individuals are...[ Read More ]