The Word

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


5/22/2020: COVID-19’s impact on 340B hospitals…The new vote by proxy rules in the House…Temperature check requirements in airports.

5/15/2020: The new push among lawmakers to raise budget caps…Highlights from final NBPP for 2021…BPC panel on how coronavirus will impact rural hospitals.

5/8/2020: Brookings webinar on telehealth after COVID-19…CMS interim final rule on helping ACOs during the pandemic, increasing access to testing…Stakeholder suggestions on the next COVID-19 relief bill.

3/27/2020: How Section 1135 waivers are helping states adapt to COVID-19…The latest hearing for the lawsuit on short-term plans…Status of pending proposed and final rules.

3/13/2020: AAF report on shortcomings of Maryland’s All-Payer Model…Overview of CMMI’s Part D Senior Savings Model.

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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.


5/27/2020: This Need to Know provides an overview of the temporary provisions of the four coronavirus relief bills enacted this far as well as their respective expiration dates.

4/28/2020: This week’s Need to Know provides an overview of how COVID-19 has changed Congress so far, what changes may lie ahead, and barriers to such changes.

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