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The Future of Health Care Reform is Top of Governor Hochul’s State of the State Address

Health Care Law Brief

The address featured a number of health care reform initiatives—a strong indication that New York will prioritize health care issues and spending in the year ahead. Below is a summary of Governor Hochul’s big-ticket health care agenda items.

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Health Care Reform and Equity for Undocumented Immigrants — When Crisis Meets Opportunity


Basic, high-value medical care remains largely inaccessible to undocumented immigrants. Expansion of the current public health insurance system could narrow gaps.


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Guidelines for Processing Medical Loss Ratio Rebates

Compliance Now

By: Megan Diehl, Manager of Compliance Consulting, MZQ Consulting Many sponsors of fully insured health plans either already have or will soon receive checks from their insurance carriers, along with a notice informing them that the review is a medical loss ratio (MLR) rebate. Plan sponsors should receive these checks by September 30, 2023.

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Failures of Imagination in Public Health Policy

Bill of Health

Since markets are inherently individualistic and the basic unit of analysis of public health is the community, this ideology was and is antithetical to our goals. Should we have seen this coming? Absolutely. Their words sound as if they were spoken only yesterday.

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New CHIR Report Assesses the Effectiveness of Policies in Improving Access to Primary Care for Underserved Populations

Center for Health Insurance Reform

It is hard to overstate the importance of primary care in ensuring robust health outcomes at the population level. Continue reading → The post New CHIR Report Assesses the Effectiveness of Policies in Improving Access to Primary Care for Underserved Populations appeared first on Center on Health Insurance Reforms.

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CMS Guidance Ends Waivers for COVID-19

Foster Swift

Read More › Tags: Alerts and Updates , Health Care Reform , Hospitals , Medicare , Medicare/Medicaid. The memorandum, which was issued by the Director of the Quality, Safety & Oversight Group, details the numerous changes that will take place within 30 or 60 days of the memorandum’s publication.

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HIPAA Disclosures of Protected Health Information after Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization: Foster Swift Highlights Navigating Michigan and Federal Law

Foster Swift

Particularly, HHS’s Office for Civil Rights has released guidance regarding how the HIPAA Privacy Rule may or may not permit disclosure of an individual’s sexual and reproductive health information without express authorization from the patient.