Oral Health Providers Could Accelerate Vaccine Distribution

As a recent article in The New York Times highlighted, the COVID-19 pandemic continues to affect the delivery of oral health care across the United States.

MACPAC’s Recommendations Hit the Mark on Immediate Ways to Improve Medicaid

During its January meeting, the non-partisan Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission (MACPAC) made several recommendations to Congress that could pave the way for additional improvements to Medicaid with a more receptive administration and new Congress. MACPAC’s recent recommendations...

Getting Premium Affordability Right in the ACA

An Important Step on the Road to Equity and Universal Coverage Last night, the House Ways and Means Committee released language outlining their approach to improving subsidies, aligning themselves with the Biden COVID Relief package framework. This is a most...

New Opportunity to Enroll in Health Insurance In 2021

On Thursday, January 28, President Biden signed several executive orders intended to boost Americans’ access to quality, affordable health care, including by strenghtening the Affordable Care Act and Medicaid.

Eldercare Voices, COVID Edition: Gregg Warshaw, MD

Eldercare Voices is an occasional feature of the Center’s monthly newsletter, Health Innovation Highlights, inviting guest commentators directly involved in care delivery to older adults to share their perspectives from the field.

President Biden’s Executive Orders Take First Steps to Demonstrate the Full Potential of Medicaid

On Thursday, January 28, President Biden signed several executive orders intended to strengthen “Americans’ Access to Quality, Affordable Health Care,” including the Affordable Care Act and Medicaid.

Addressing Racial Inequities Laid Bare by COVID-19 Requires a Renewed Commitment to Community Partnership

As health care organizations struggle with the challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic, it is tempting to view consumer and community engagement as a secondary activity; however, it is times like this when engagement is most important.

Federal Relief from Surprise Medical Bills on the Way

When Izzy Benasso suffered a knee injury from a game of tennis, she underwent surgery, later receiving a total bill of $96,377 from Sky Ridge Medical Center in Lone Tree, Colorado. After several adjustments and discounts by the hospital, Izzy...

What the New Medicare “Geo” Model May Mean for Dually Eligible Individuals

Last month, the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI) unveiled a pilot, value-based Medicare delivery and payment model called the Geographic Direct Contracting model, or “Geo.” This pilot is set to launch in January 2022, and will allow different...
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