The Word is our weekly newsletter highlighting key health policy developments on the Hill and within the agencies.
7/26/2019: The status of health care legislation as August recess begins…Seema Verma’s criticism of public option proposals…OIG’s findings on characteristics of high-performing ACOs.
7/19/2019: CMS’ reversal of Obama Administration ban on arbitration agreements for nursing home residents…Update on ACA taxes following Cadillac tax repeal…New proposal to reduce Medicaid access reporting requirements.
7/12/2019: The Administration’s plans to overhaul kidney care…Proposed CY 2020 payment rates for home health care providers…Paul Mango, the new deputy policy chief at CMS.
6/28/2019: The new EO on price transparency…Ways and Means advances bills to promote telehealth, expand GME…Health care highlights from first Democratic debates.
6/21/2019: Highlights from MedPAC’s June 2019 Report to Congress…CMS’ proposed rule to streamline prior authorization…Pharma’s lawsuit against Administration over new requirements on drug prices in TV ads.
Need to Know
Need to Know is our high-level memo providing “need to know” background and insights on the latest policy and political issues in Washington.
9/6/2019: The final Need to Know for August recess provides a brief overview of pending health care legislation as Congress returns to Washington.
8/30/2019: A preview of this fall’s legislative agenda.