Tag: CMS

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Reflections on 2021 and Predictions for 2022

In our last edition of the 2021 calendar year, the Health Policy News team looks back at major health policy-related topics from the last year, as well as discusses the ...

The Federal Administration Issues More Guidance on the No Surprises Act

Implementation of the No Surprises Act (NSA) continued this fall with the release of a second interim final rule (IFR) on September 30, 2021. The NSA—which was signed into law ...

Health Policy News – Summer 2021

As in past years, the Health Policy News team is releasing one Summer Edition that includes both special content dedicated to timely topics, such as the American Rescue Plan, as ...

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 ...

ARP Includes Significant Funding Opportunity for States to Invest in HCBS

This special, two-part piece is dedicated to Section 9817 of the American Rescue Plan, which provides funding for home and community-based services (HCBS) programs. In part one, view a guide ...

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 ...