Category: State Activity

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 ...

NASHP Conference Features COVID-19 Updates and Forward-Looking Policy Discussions

Nearly every panel at this year’s annual National Academy of State Health Policy (NASHP) conference—which took place from September 20-22—inevitably included some focus on the implications and impact of the ...

NAMPI 2021: Advancing Medicaid Program Integrity in the Current Environment

Along with approximately one-thousand state and federal Program Integrity professionals and experts, PCG’s Health team sponsored, attended and presented at the 2021 National Association of Medicaid Program Integrity (NAMPI) virtual ...

Summer 2021 COVID-19 Updates

The summer months have seen a downturn in the spread of COVID-19 throughout the United States, with 56.1% of the total population having received at least one dose of a ...

Post-Pandemic Telehealth Utilization

Background The last year saw a significant increase in the use of alternative health care delivery methods (especially telemedicine, or telehealth1), as patients either avoided or were unable to access ...

Health Policy News – May 2021

This month’s edition features two articles that examine the Exchange-related guidance and future policy priorities recently announced by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) in the second final Notice ...

Analyzing the Effects of Public Health Messaging on Vaccine Hesitancy

Introduction To date, the COVID-19 vaccination effort has been largely successful for the United States; however, vaccine hesitancy is a major factor preventing the nation from reaching herd immunity. The ...

Health Policy News – April 2021

This month’s edition of Health Policy News features a recent PCG white paper on Syndromic Surveillance—a tool that has been central to helping state and local health departments track the ...

Update on Vermont’s Efforts to Implement Wholesale Importation of Prescription Drugs from Canada 

The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted many state policy efforts over the last year, with state agencies across the U.S. re-deploying their staff towards tracing and vaccination work. This has undoubtedly contributed to less momentum on drug importation efforts at the state ...

Health Policy News – March 2021

This month, we provide updates on topics covered in recent editions, including an update on the latest health policy developments relative to the COVID-19 public health emergency, digital healthcare access ...