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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 ...

Health Policy News – March 2022

This month’s edition of Health Policy News focuses on opportunities to leverage electronic health tools to improve healthcare delivery. We feature an article prepared by a collective of our subject ...

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 ...

Health Policy News – January 2022

This month’s edition touches on several familiar topics for Health Policy News—but with new insights—including the release of the Proposed 2023 Notice of Benefit and Payment Parameters (NBPP), the Letter ...

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 ...