Policy and Legislation

Jun 19 | Susan Morse
AHPs offer a less expensive alternative that are expected to draw away healthier consumers from the Affordable Care Act market.
AHIP files court brief to prevent dismantling of ACA
Jun 15 | Susan Morse
AHIP focuses on the impact that a preliminary injunction or declaratory relief would have on patients, health…
CMS opens up smartphone-connected CGMs for reimbursement
Jun 15 | Jonah Comstock
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services will reverse a longstanding unpopular position on reimbursement for…
Azar: Government setting prices with big pharma won’t lower drug costs
Jun 13 | Susan Morse
Practice of PBMs being financially rewarded by drug manufacturers for setting higher prices…
Michigan Medicaid expansion showing results
Jun 13 | Jeff Lagasse
Of the participating providers, 56.2 percent reported an increase in patients who were seeing a doctor or other healthcare…
CMS postpones July hospital star ratings
Jun 12 | Susan Morse
Star ratings released in December 2017 will remain on Hospital Compare until the next update.
Maryland all-payer model expands to outpatient services
Jun 12 | Susan Morse
For the first time, CMS is holding a state fully at risk for the total cost of care for Medicare beneficiaries.
CMS dolls out Medicaid funding for the opioid crisis
Jun 11 | Susan Morse
States can use the funds to design treatment options such as using virtual care and patient-facing apps.
CMS releases Medicaid scorecard
Jun 08 | Susan Morse
This is the first time state comparisons can be made on quality health measures.
Jeff Sessions will not defend ACA’s individual mandate
Jun 08 | Susan Morse
The Department of Justice normally defends laws in court, but will not in the case of a lawsuit…