Policy and Legislation

Medicaid expansion battles in Maine and Virginia
May 03 | Susan Morse
Both states are struggling over whether or not to broaden Medicaid programs to insure more citizens.
global health research and development
May 02 | Jeff Lagasse
U.S. investments in global health research and development from 2007 to 2015 not only created jobs but injected millions into…
Affordable Care Act individual mandate
May 02 | Jeff Lagasse
Former HHS Secretary Tom Price's statements and new research from the Commonwealth Fund suggest that…
Tom Price says ending individual mandate drives up costs
May 01 | Susan Morse
The Congressional Budget Office has projected that repeal would increase premiums by 10 percent.
CMS proposes increasing payment to skilled nursing, psychiatric facilities
Apr 30 | Susan Morse
Rule eases regulatory burden estimated to cost providers $39 billion a year and…
CMS releasing Medicare Advantage encounter data
Apr 27 | Susan Morse
The data provides detailed information about services to beneficiaries enrolled in a MA managed plan.
AHA to FCC: Restore funding to Rural Health Care Program
Apr 26 | Beth Jones Sanborn
American Hospital Association says that telehealth and connectivity are in jeopardy due to big cuts to rural…
The good and bad in new CMS promoting interoperability rule
Apr 25 | Susan Morse
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services effort to reduce regulatory burdens are…
Senate health committee advances opioid bill
Apr 24 | Susan Morse
HELP Committee Chairman Lamar Alexander said he would ask Senate leaders to consider the bill this summer.
AMA to CMS: Shorten MIPS reporting period to 90 days
Apr 23 | Beth Jones Sanborn
Letter from numerous groups to Seema Verma called out policy changes, slow updates to QPP website and…