Manatt Health has released a new infographic detailing the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) agencies allotted funds in the first COVID-19 bill, Preparedness and Response Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2020.
As coronavirus paralyzes broad swaths of the economy, the United States is poised to experience an unprecedented increase in the number of people losing jobs, incomes and health insurance coverage.
As concerns regarding widespread COVID-19 (coronavirus) infection in the United States increase, state Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) agencies are evaluating how to leverage their public health insurance programs to respond.
Physician practice acquisitions and/or equity investment by nontraditional players, such as health plans, private equity investors, venture capitalists and large employers, is a growing trend.
The Trump administration recently invited states to apply for the new Healthy Adult Opportunity Medicaid demonstration initiative, which lets states opt in to a block grant funding model for a portion of their Medicaid enrollees in exchange for fewer federal rules. By capping federal funding, the ...
In recent years, state Medicaid programs and the U.S. healthcare system as a whole have shifted from traditional fee-for-service payment methodologies toward value-based purchasing (VBP) models.
The Bipartisan Policy Center launched the Future of Health Care initiative in 2017 with a bipartisan group of leading national policy experts to create a consensus approach to improving our nation’s healthcare system.
On January 30, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released long-anticipated guidance that invites states to pursue capped funding demonstrations for the Affordable Care Act Medicaid expansion population as well as optional, non-elderly, non-disabled adults.
State insurance regulators play many roles in making health insurance more available and affordable to consumers. Two that stand out are enhancing transparency and promoting competition. Every state department of insurance (DOI) has a consumer complaint hotline and provides information to help ...
During the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission’s (MedPAC’s) January 16 public session, MedPAC staff continued their drumbeat for reforming the Part D benefit following recommendations previously made in their June 2016 Report to Congress. Continuing themes include eliminating the ...