A Look at HFMA's New Guidelines for Best Practices in Medical Debt Resolution

Aggressive medical debt collection practices by hospitals and health systems have long contributed to economic hardship and instability. These practices are now particularly devastating as so many people are struggling to make ends meet in the midst of the COVID-19...

House Democrats Have a Plan for COVID-19 Relief (Again). Will the Senate Step Up?

House Democrats have made another effort to enact a meaningful coronavirus relief package to address the severe economic and health care challenges posed by the pandemic. To appease Senate Republicans’ concerns over the cost of their original coronavirus relief package...

The House Takes a First Step to Improve Maternal Health – Let’s Keep Up the Momentum

The U.S. House of Representatives took an important step forward yesterday in addressing our nation’s maternal health crisis by suspending rules and passing the Helping Medicaid Offer Maternity Services (MOMS) Act, HR 4996. It was a historic bipartisan move, applauded...

What’s at Stake: SCOTUS, the Affordable Care Act, and Health Care for Millions of Americans

As our nation mourns the passing of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the Trump administration and Senate Republicans are now rushing to confirm a conservative Supreme Court pick, Amy Coney Barrett, who shares their aim of ending the ACA.

Improving Addiction Services During COVID and Beyond: Take Our National Survey

Community Catalyst’s Substance Use Disorders team just launched a national online survey to increase the voice of people with substance use challenges and people in recovery in improving the system.

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s Legacy Inspires Us to Fight Hard (Again) to Protect Health Care

Since its passage, the ACA has survived numerous “near death” experiences. Another one now looms in November when the Health Care Repeal Lawsuit (California v Texas) is argued before a Supreme Court.

Top Three Reasons Why CMS Should Deny Georgia’s 1332 Waiver

Section 1332 of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) was intended to allow states to apply for waivers to reshape their health insurance and health care delivery systems in order to improve access to high-quality, affordable and comprehensive health coverage.

Director's Corner: Building for Resiliency - Toward a New System of Long-Term Care

It is long past time for a rethink of how we pay for and deliver long-term care, starting from what consumers and caregivers need, and also examining how we build a workforce and care delivery system that values resiliency, not just efficiency.

The Lown Institute Hospitals Index – Evaluating Hospitals on What Matters

The coronavirus pandemic has made clear the importance of high-quality hospitals for the health of communities, particularly communities of color and low-income communities. The pandemic has also exposed areas in serious need of improvement if hospitals are to equitably deliver...