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Leaders discus key strategies to payment parity in Virginia health care

| Sep 1, 2021

Leaders from various health care silos discussed potential strategies to increase payment parity at Virginia Commonwealth University’s Virtual Colloquium Addressing Health Equity last week. A 2019 survey from the Virginia Center for Health Innovation found over 55% of surveyed adults in Virginia experienced health care affordability hardships in the last...[ Read More ]

Virginia health leaders advocate for statewide health equity

| Aug 26, 2021

Over 30 leaders in the Commonwealth's health care sphere, including elected officials, health insurance plans and providers, and health policy academia, met Thursday for a cross-disciplinary “strategy dialogue” on improving Virginia health equity. Panelists discussed topics such as payment parity, affordable housing, broadband access, and education at the 2021 Virtual...[ Read More ]

Virginia considers public option and other insurance affordability strategies

| Aug 20, 2021

Virginia is joining a number of states considering a public option, among other strategies, to make health insurance more affordable for Virginians. General Assembly members of the Health Insurance Affordability in the Individual Market Subcommittee, under the Joint Commission on Health Care, met Wednesday to consult insurance experts on potential...[ Read More ]

Health care insiders review Virginia special session

| Aug 13, 2021

The passing of the budget bill during Virginia’s special legislative session this month will bring over $3.1 billion in federal American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds to the Commonwealth over the next year. State leaders shared their thoughts with State of Reform on the success of the special session and...[ Read More ]

Health care highlights from Virginia's special session budget

| Aug 13, 2021

HB 7001, the budget bill created to allocate federal American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds to the Commonwealth, passed in both the House and the Senate on Monday. The bill brings more than $3.1 billion from the federal government to fund public health initiatives, workforce and small business support, public...[ Read More ]

Virginia state hospitals resume limited TDO admissions, amid VHHA response

| Aug 12, 2021

Two Virginia state hospitals will resume civil Temporary Detention Orders (TDO) on a limited admissions basis starting Thursday, Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services (DBHDS) commissioner Alison Land announced this week.  Piedmont Geriatric Hospital in Burkeville and Western State Hospital in Staunton will join Catawba Hospital -- which reopened...[ Read More ]