The Word

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


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.

10/2/2020: Challenges facing the Biden-Harris transition team…MACPAC’s examination of Provider Relief Fund recipients…A list of the Administration’s health care executive orders.

9/25/2020: Highlights of COVID Task Force’s third appearance before HELP Committee…The HHS response to Azar’s new rulemaking authorities…The push to delay the Radiation Oncology Model.

9/18/2020: The latest EO on drug pricing…HELP Committee’s review of the COVID-19 response…Preview of “EUA-plus” for COVID-19 vaccine.

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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.


11/20/2020: 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.

10/30/2020: This Need to Know provides an overview of the congressional agenda for lame duck 2020, including FY 2021 appropriations and potential COVID-19 relief.

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