The Word

The Word is our weekly newsletter highlighting key health policy developments on the Hill and within the agencies.


12/7/2018: The Administration’s new Section 1332 waiver concepts for states…New recommendations on increasing competition and choice in health care…The collapse of bipartisan budget reform efforts.

11/30/2018: An overview of CMS’ proposed rule on Medicare Advantage and Part D drug pricing…Azar’s remarks on hospitals potentially using Medicaid dollars to pay for housing…An update on the CREATES Act.

11/16/2018: Where things stand on the makeup of the 116th Congress…An update on efforts to reform the budget and appropriations process…Key health care agenda items for Congressional Democrats next year.

10/19/2018: A recap of major 2018 health care legislation.

10/4/2018: The prospects for Tax Reform 2.0…Seema Verma’s comments on Medicare, Medicaid at the Atlantic Festival…Overview of stakeholder comments on proposed OPPS, ASC payment system changes.

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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.


11/9/2018: An overview of what to expect from Congress in 2019.

11/7/2018: A recap of results from the 2018 midterm election and charts highlighting new Democratic and Republican members of Congress plus outstanding races.

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