Tag: mental health

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 ...

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 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 ...

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 ...

Insights from the Front Lines of Contact Tracing

Although Health Policy News does not normally include first person perspectives or features on Public Consulting Group project work, we believe that the unprecedented circumstances of the COVID-19 pandemic warrant ...

The Federal Administration Continues to Release Guidance and Waivers in Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic

Health Policy News continues tracking federal-level action aimed at addressing the broad impact of the COVID-19 pandemic with a focus on actions to support states and providers in their efforts ...

Dishing from the 32nd National Academy of State Health Policy Annual Conference (#NASHPCONF19)

The Health Policy News team continued our summer conference travels and spent time in Chicago from August 21st-23rd at the 32nd Annual #NASHPCONF19. While we heard from many of our ...

Health Policy News November Edition

This month’s edition of Health Policy News highlights recent developments related to the Medicaid program. At the Federal level, we provide a summary of the recently published Proposed Rule on ...

CMS Issues Guidance on Medicaid Behavioral Health Delivery System Reform

On November 13, 2018, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released a letter to State Medicaid directors outlining a wide range of opportunities for states to design innovative ...