State and Federal Policies to Increase Access to Medication Abortion

Center for Health Insurance Reform

CHIR’s Rachel Schwab looks at several policy actions that can reduce barriers to medication abortion. Continue reading → The post State and Federal Policies to Increase Access to Medication Abortion appeared first on Center on Health Insurance Reforms.

Fixing the Family Glitch and Other Priorities: The Next Wave of Federal Administrative Action to Enhance the Affordable Care Act

Center for Health Insurance Reform

The federal government has taken a series of actions to strengthen the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and Medicaid, and the Biden administration has announced its intent to do more in this arena.

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Psychedelic Policy on the Federal Level: Key Takeaways from a Petrie-Flom Center Panel

Bill of Health

To navigate the myriad interests and stakes involved in creating federal psychedelic policy, the Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology, and Bioethics at Harvard Law School convened a virtual panel discussion with three leading psychedelic policy advocates.

Two major telehealth orgs team up to expand virtual care training

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Although the future of telehealth remains uncertain from a federal policy perspective, patients have largely expressed satisfaction with the modality – which suggests that providers may benefit from offering it as a service in the long term.

How we can avoid the 'telehealth cliff'

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

It's become common knowledge, at this point, that the flexibilities enabled by the federal government at the start of the COVID-19 public health emergency prompted an atmospheric jump in telehealth use.

Supreme Court Ruling Impacts Choice to Litigate Before Seeking to Compel Arbitration

Hall Render

The Supreme Court noted that the prejudice requirement is not a feature of federal waiver law generally, outside of the arbitration context. Those circuits that have adopted the prejudice requirement for finding a waiver of the right to arbitration have done so because of the “federal policy favoring arbitration.” The Supreme Court also clarified this often cited federal policy. On May 23, 2022, the U.S.

What will the next year look like for telehealth? 'Well above pre-pandemic levels'

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Further into the next year, the potential permanence of policy changes we've seen over the last year to make telehealth more accessible and affordable will be a significant factor in driving or deflating longer term adoption.

New Hampshire lawmakers push to roll back telehealth coverage

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

New Hampshire joins several other states in enacting telehealth legislation in the absence of federal policy. New Hampshire lawmakers held a hearing this week on a bill that would roll back provisions safeguarding telehealth coverage in the state.

One expert travels the country to see how telehealth is holding up

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

But managing the shift toward value-based care goals has created a pinch that is difficult to manage for organizations that also are adapting to evolving state and federal policy environments and being asked to do more and more administratively. Telemedicine is on an all-time high.

Report shows 'vast improvement' in state telehealth reimbursement policies

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

A report released Tuesday by Foley & Lardner LLP found that the COVID-19 pandemic compelled state and federal policymakers to remove restrictions on and expand reimbursement for telehealth and virtual care at unprecedented rates.

Health Care Costs Concern Americans Approaching Retirement – Especially Women and Sicker People

Health Populi

Two-thirds of these folks were concerned about potential future changes to their health insurance coverage with changes in federal policies — that is, worries about national health care reform.

8 must-know lessons from telehealth's new normal

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

How to navigate a new policy landscape. Telehealth has been around for a long time, but only recently has it gained the critical mass that most have long expected.

A Conversation: Unpacking Promising Food is Medicine Interventions & Supportive Policies

Kaiser Permanente

In February, Pam Schwartz, executive director of Community Health at Kaiser Permanente, joined leaders from the health care, business, and policy fields to discuss the growing Food is Medicine movement. Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University. .

Americans Grew Digital Health-Data Muscles in the Pandemic – New Insights from the Pew Charitable Trusts

Health Populi

” The Pew asserts that this survey, “can inform federal policies to expand use of electronic health records, protect patient privacy.”

Maine health system embraces telehealth, but looks for policy clarity

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Martel pointed to the temporary federal policy changes around telehealth as an instrumental part of CMH's ability to scale up the program. What the future holds at CMH will depend largely on how many of the temporary changes to telehealth policy the U.S.

Senator Tina Smith: 'We have to learn from our experiences' on telehealth

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

" As noted by the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pension earlier this week , there have been 31 federal policy changes enacted since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic to expand access to telehealth.

“It’s the Deductible, Stupid” – Health Premiums Reach $20,576 in 2019 for a Family

Health Populi

Survey details for this 21st annual encyclopedia on employer-sponsored health care are published in Health Affairs October 2019 issue in a paper titled, Health Benefits in 2019: Premiums Inch Higher, Employers Respond to Federal Policy. politics both at the Federal and State levels.

Texas makes abortion via telehealth a crime

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

And despite revised regulations from the agency that enable abortion via telehealth nationwide, legal experts told local outlets that state laws overrule the new policy. "Mail is regulated by the federal government," said lawyer David Coale to ABC affiliate KVUE.

Federal Judge Dismisses Former NFL Player’s Marijuana Decriminalization Suit

Pharmacy Law Blog

On February 26, 2018, a New York federal judge dismissed a former NFL star’s suit demanding decriminalization of medical marijuana. The suit brought by Super Bowl winner and now weed entrepreneur Marvin Washington and others, seeks to challenge aspects of the Controlled Substances Act (CSA) through the court when remedies are available through federal agencies, like the U.S. By George F. Indest III, J.D., M.P.A., Board Certified by The Florida Bar in Health Law.