The Department of Health and Human Services Releases 2023 Final Exchange Rules & Guidance for Health Issuers

As the deadline for submission of Qualified Health Plans (QHPs) approaches, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released the final 2023 Notice of Benefit and Payment Parameters (NBPP) ...

Preparing for the Next Pandemic

Introduction During the last two years, everyday life has been defined by numerous challenges created by COVID-19, including societal restrictions, overflowing hospitals, and consistent illness and death. While COVID-19 itself ...

A Look into the RaDonda Vaught Verdict and Its Impact on the Medical Profession

On December 26, 2017, Vanderbilt nurse RaDonda Vaught mistakenly injected a patient with a paralyzing drug instead of the anti-anxiety sedative Versed that was ordered by the provider. The patient ...

COVID-19 Lessons Learned Inform Retrospectives of State Responses and Pandemic Preparedness

By Rawson Pino and Margot Thistle As COVID-19 became a national pandemic in the United States in early 2020, states across the country scrambled to respond with public health strategies ...

Where Did We Go During the Pandemic? Using Community Mobility Data to Track Behavior During the PHE

Recently PCG’s Health Innovation, Policy, and Information Technology team has been trying to make sense of trends in claims data during 2020-2021 in Utah, where we are conducting an independent ...

Federal Behavioral Health Plan Released

This month, the Biden administration released a plan for tackling the nationwide behavioral health crisis. Challenges related to behavioral health are not new, but have only worsened during the now ...

The Rising Trend of Multi-State Affiliations of Health Information Exchanges—What is the Best Model for Your HIE?

One of the latest trends in health information exchange (HIE) development is multi-state affiliations. Some states have joined forces with other states, sharing HIE infrastructure, data, and strategies. With Connecticut ...

The American Medical Association Releases a Report Urging Healthcare Stakeholders to Enhance Behavioral Health Integration Through Digital Tools

The American Medical Association (AMA) released a report defining opportunities to incorporate technology to advance behavioral health integration (BHI) and outlining a framework to measure BHI models. This report, which ...

The Department of Health and Human Services Releases 2023 Draft Marketplace Rules & Guidance for Health Issuers

On December 28, 2021, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released the Proposed 2023 Notice of Benefit and Payment Parameters (NBPP), along with accompanying technical guidance on risk ...

The Hidden Costs of COVID-19

As we enter 2022, the COVID-19 pandemic is surging through the United States yet again, this time fueled by the highly transmissible Omicron variant. Although the symptoms of this variant ...

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