The Word

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


1/17/2020: Findings from NEJM study that dispels effectiveness of hotspotting…Pending SCOTUS review of state PBM regulations…Hospital groups’ latest lawsuit against site-neutral payment cuts.

1/10/2020: Summary of providers’ comments on proposed reforms to Stark Law, Anti-Kickback Statute…Stakeholder responses to new drug importation proposals…Review of 2020 Open Enrollment Period

12/20/2019: Implications of the Fifth Circuit ruling for the ACA…Newly proposed rules on organ donation…Health care extenders in FY 2020 minibus.

12/13/2019: Highlights from MedPAC’s discussion on MA…The latest in the legal battle over the public charge rule…Key 2020 presidential election dates.

12/6/2019: Where things stand on unpopular ACA taxes…Stakeholder resistance to drug importation plan…Preview of Hahn’s FDA agenda.

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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.


11/8/2019: Overview of negotiations on FY 2020 spending and the hurdles facing congressional appropriators as they work to avert a shutdown.

10/11/2019: Summaries of key provisions of the Trump Administration’s executive order on Medicare, which was signed on October 3rd.

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