The Word

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


1/8/2021: What’s next for the No Surprises Act…More updates to 340B…Health care implications from the first week of the 117th Congress.

12/18/2020: Stakeholder reactions to latest surprise billing proposal…Overview of proposed changes to HIPAA privacy rule…The latest 340B updates.

12/11/2020: Summary of Geographic Direct Contracting Model…Key provisions of final OPPS, ACS payment rules…Questions facing Xavier Becerra, Vivek Murthy.

12/4/2020: Summary of the proposed Notice of Benefit and Payment Parameters for 2022…Highlights of the Physician Fee Schedule final rule…Key changes to congressional health committees.

11/13/2020: The state of the 2020 presidential transition…How a Biden Administration could address health care without Congress…Summary of final rule on Medicaid managed care.

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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.


1/15/2021: This Need to Know provides and overview of how budget reconciliation works and how Democrats could apply the process in the 117th Congress.

11/20/2020: This Need to Know provides an overview of what initial distribution plans look like for a COVID-19 vaccine and the challenges facing the distribution process.

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