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Tackling Another Public Health Emergency: Recent State and Federal Policies to Increase Opioid Use Disorder Treatment Access

Center for Health Insurance Reform

Opioid overdose deaths remain alarmingly high, and the Biden administration recently bolstered the federal government’s response to the opioid crisis with new proposed rules to strengthen access to treatment.

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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.

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Policy Experts Discuss Strategies to Keep Employer-Sponsored Health Insurance Afloat

Center for Health Insurance Reform

Senator Maggie Hassan and a panel discussion moderated by Sarah Kliff of The New York Times, spotlighted state cost containment policies and employer strategies to inform the federal policy process concerning ESI, which covers almost half of all Americans.

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Searching for a New Normal: How Expiration of the Federal Public Health Emergency Impacts Access to Health Care Services

Center for Health Insurance Reform

After more than three years, the federal COVID-19 public health emergency (PHE) is set to expire on May 11, 2023. Once the PHE designation is lifted, a number of federal policies intended to help the U.S. health care system adapt to the pandemic will also expire.

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Facility Fees 101: What is all the Fuss About?

Center for Health Insurance Reform

In a post for Health Affairs Forefront, Linda Blumberg and Christine Monahan provide a primer on facility fees, including the trend of hospital consolidation driving these fees and federal policy options to protect consumers from rising costs in outpatient settings.

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Uneven Ground: Differences in Language Access Across State-Based Marketplaces

Center for Health Insurance Reform

In a new issue brief for the Commonwealth Fund, CHIR experts document how the Affordable Care Act’s Marketplaces are facilitating access to health insurance information for LEP individuals, identify persistent gaps in language services, and recommend federal policies to improve language access in the Marketplaces.

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EPA Retaliation Training

American Medical Compliance

The following EPA Retaliation Training is designed to educate healthcare staff on federal policy regarding retaliation and discrimination complaints. Understanding federal policies on retaliation and discrimination complaints and how they are applicable within your healthcare organization is extremely important.