CMS Finalized Exchange Guidance for 2022

Update: In February, CMS finalized timelines for certification and rate filings of Qualified Health Plans that will be offered in Marketplaces in 2022.  The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services ...

First-of-Its-Kind Tennessee Block Grant Approved by CMS

On January 8th, 2021, the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced the approval of Tennessee’s final Medicaid Block grant proposal[1] which the state had originally submitted in 2019. ...

Reflections on 2020 and Predictions for 2021

Continued Responses to COVID-19 State and Federal Responses to COVID-19 in 2020 and Expectations for 2021 At the start of 2020, COVID-19 was a peripheral thought for most people in ...

CMS Releases Exchange Guidance for 2022

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released the first draft of its annual Exchange guidance at the end of November: the proposed Notice of Benefit and Payment Parameters ...

Health Policy News – November 2020

This month, two major events at the federal level took place that will have lasting impacts on health policy. First, of course, was the election. Then, just a week later, ...

NAMD Conference Offers Reflection on 2020, Contemplation of Health Policy in 2021

Members of PCG’s Health team attended the National Association of Medicaid Directors (NAMD) virtual conference from November 9th – November 11th.  The conference breakout sessions showcased Medicaid Directors sharing various ...

New State Funding Opportunity Released

Earlier this month, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced a second cycle of the State Flexibility to Stabilize the Market Grant Program. A follow-up to grants initially ...

Regulatory Roundup

Final Medicaid Managed Care Rule, Transparency Requirements for Commercial Insurance Carriers and two Georgia Waiver Approvals Announced Over the past few weeks, two anticipated final rules were released by the ...

Continued Federal Responses to the COVID-19 Pandemic

With the country in the throes of yet another surge in the COVID-19 pandemic, states and federal agencies continue to respond to its impacts. As our team has since the ...

Recent Key Developments are Major Turning Points in Health Policy

Earlier this month, all eyes were on two major events in the federal health policy world: the outcome of the election and the Supreme Court’s decision in California v. Texas. ...

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