Tag: Texas

Update on the Federal Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic as Leadership Changes

COVID-19 was the top focus of the new federal administration as it entered office this month. With the surge in cases continuing across the nation, President Joseph Biden signed a ...

2020 Prediction: More State Waivers and Activity Related to Major Health Policy Litigation and Federal Regulations

Many major health policy developments in 2019 were related to state waivers, major health policy litigation, and federal health insurance regulations, with activity on these issues expected to continue into ...

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 Preliminary Decision in the Newest Lawsuit Challenging the Affordable Care Act

On December 14th, a decision was published in the Texas v. U.S. case that challenged the validity of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The case – which was brought by ...

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 ...