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Health Policy News – Summer 2022

In our summer edition this year, we provide updates on two topics that have been the subject of many articles on Health Policy News: Section 1332 State Innovation Waivers and ...

American Rescue Plan Act Funding Progress Updates

Last summer, Health Policy News provided coverage of early planning at the state level to implement Section 9817 of the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARPA) related to Home ...

Activity Around Section 1332 Reinsurance Waivers Continues

The earliest Section 1332 State Innovation Waivers are reaching their expiration dates, marking a key milestone under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA). This article explores the next ...

Health Policy News – May 2022

This month’s edition of Health Policy News includes a summary of the final 2023 Health Insurance Exchange and Qualified Health Plan rules and guidance—updated from our summary of the proposed ...

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 ...

Health Policy News – April 2022

This month’s edition of Health Policy News provides a retrospective view of COVID-19, while also looking forward to what is to come as policymakers, states, businesses, and others aim to ...

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 ...