Policy and Legislation

Jan 04 | Susan Morse
The proposed rule would enable employers to establish association health plans designed to increase competition and…
Jan 04 | Jeff Lagasse
The Trump Administration nominated Azar as HHS head in order to strengthen Medicare and…
Jan 03 | Susan Morse
Eligible clinicians are encouraged to log-in early and often to familiarize themselves with the system.
nursing homes fines
Jan 02 | Jordan Rau, Kaiser Health News
The new guidelines discourage regulators from levying fines and aligns with Trump's promise to reduce bureaucracy,…
340B discount program
Jan 02 | Susan Morse
Opponents say hospitals are reaping windfall profits by buying drugs at a discount but a trade group counters…
Vermont may enact its own individual mandate
Dec 29, 2017 | Susan Morse
Concern is that lack of covered individuals will lead to increase in price of premiums.
Why Medicaid expansion helps cancer patients
Dec 29, 2017 | Jeff Lagasse
New research suggests that public health insurance may increase cancer diagnoses, which can lead to fewer cancer deaths and lower…
Vermont ACO gets $620 million
Dec 29, 2017 | Susan Morse
The OneCare Vermont accountable care organization is taking on capitated risk, with its provider physicians receiving a per member, per month fee.
icd-11 World Health Organization
Dec 29, 2017 | Tom Sullivan
Even if the World Health Organization finalizes ICD-11 in May, it will take years for U.S. doctors to start using the next classification…
First 10-year waiver extension approved in Mississippi
Dec 29, 2017 | Susan Morse
Mississippi will receive Section 1115 demonstration program extension under new policy.