Tag: Health Policy Research

CMS Releases Final Exchange Guidance

On April 9, 2018, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released the long-awaited final Exchange guidance for the 2019 plan year – the final Notice of Benefit and ...

Tackling Rising Prescription Drug Costs – a report on state and federal efforts

On March 29th, subject matter experts from Health Policy News held a webinar and Q&A to discuss efforts at the state and federal level to address the rising cost of ...

Health Policy News December 2017

As 2017 comes to a close, we take a look back at health policy developments from the last 12 months in this edition of Health Policy News, beginning with a ...

Health Policy News November 2017

Along with the changing weather, this time of year brings some typical health policy events, which are the focus of this month’s edition of Health Policy News. We start with ...

Impact of recent federal policy changes on open enrollment

Open Enrollment Period (OEP) The fifth open enrollment period (OEP 5) kicked off on November 1, 2017, with a shortened enrollment window compared to previous years. With only until December ...

Insights from the annual National Academy for State Health Policy (#NASHPCONF17)

PCG subject matter experts were in Portland, Oregon last week at the 30th annual #NASHPCONF17. With a focus on guiding state policy makers though the changing health policy landscape, #NASHPCONF17 ...

Health Policy News October 2017

The editors of Health Policy News spent this week at the annual National Academy for State Health Policy (#NASHPCONF17) in Portland, Oregon and had the opportunity to meet with many ...

Developments in Section 1332 State Innovation Waivers

Progress has continued on state efforts to secure Section 1332 State Innovation Waivers. Oregon submitted a waiver application at the end of August, seeking support for a state-based reinsurance program, ...

Balance billing – a new report on recent efforts by state

PCG subject matter experts recently completed a survey report entitled “Balance Billing: Report of Recent Efforts to Protect Consumers.” The practice of balance billing is historically commonplace, but increased scrutiny ...

Health Policy News Early Fall 2017

We hope that you enjoyed a restful and relaxing end to your summer, returning energized for what is looking like a busy legislative and regulatory season. We held this edition ...