Last week, the Trump administration sent a memo to congressional leaders, outlining three health policy changes that they would like to see
1332 State Innovation Waivers: Current status & potential opportunities
Section 1332 waivers, or state innovation waivers, allow states to apply to the federal government to waive certain provisions of the Affordable Care
HHS Publishes Proposed Rule on Short-Term Health Plans
What happened? This morning, the department of Health and Human Services (HHS) published a proposed rule to expand the availability of short-term,
How are the architectures behind MITA enhancing Medicaid?
As of April 2017, 39 regions and states have contracted with a MMIS solution or module, and an additional 16 (including Ohio and Michigan) remain
Does the Healthy Indiana Plan 2.0 have national aspirations?
For the last six years, the Healthy Indiana Plan (HIP) has delivered quality care, encouraged the use of preventive services, and received measurable
Trump Administration releases guidance on Medicaid work requirements
What happened? In a major shift that could affect millions of low-income people receiving benefits, The Trump Administration announced Thursday,
Alex Azar on track to become next HHS Secretary
Following yesterday's Senate Finance Committee hearing, it appears Alex Azar, the former head of Pharmaceutical company Eli Lilly’s U.S. operation, is
CMS signals support for Medicaid work requirements
Earlier this month, the head of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), Seema Verma, made an announcement conveying that CMS would
What can healthcare payers learn from consumer retail?
The Commerce Department announced last week that U.S. retail sales have surged 0.8% for the month of November, which was more than double the rate