Tag: New Hampshire

COVID-19-Related Policy Developments Continue at the Federal Level

As the country continues to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic, Federal agencies continue to provide guidance to states and providers as they respond to the pandemic. As in our March, ...

Public Comment Period on Draft Transparency in Coverage Rule Extended Until January 29th

The draft Transparency in Coverage rule was developed by the Departments of Treasury, Labor and Health and Human Services (hereinafter “the Departments’) and published on November 27, 2019.  This rule ...

Bipartisan Federal Surprise Billing Legislation Likely to Pass

Although it has been discussed and debated at the federal level for years, viable bi-partisan surprise billing legislation had not been proposed until recently, in the form of the No ...

Health Policy News December Edition

Introduction As in years past, the primary focus of the December edition is highlighting some of the important topics we wrote about in 2018, while also foreshadowing policy trends that ...

A Look at Two States’ Responses to the Association Health Plan Final Rule

Implementation of the new Federal Association Health Plan (AHP) Rule—and new options for associations seeking to offer health insurance coverage—is well underway. The new rule became effective for all fully-insured ...

Two Insurance Markets, Similar Stories to Tell

Massachusetts and New Hampshire held public meetings this past fall aimed at providing insights into the factors affecting health care costs in their respective states. The Massachusetts Health Policy Commission ...

Early Lessons Learned from Implementing Community Engagement Requirements

Sixteen states have submitted Section 1115 Waivers to the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), requesting that a person’s eligibility to receive Medicaid be contingent on their participation in ...

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 ...

States Are Increasingly Turning to Uniform Prior Authorization Forms

Background Prior authorization is a common tool for utilization management and controlling health care costs. While the approach to the process is similar across payers, each insurance carrier and public ...