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New Georgetown Report and Issue Brief on Outpatient Facility Fee Billing and State Policy Responses

Center for Health Insurance Reform

In a new report and issue brief supported by West Health, CHIR’s Christine Monahan, Karen Davenport, and Rachel Swindle explore outpatient facility fee billing in the commercial sector, including the impact of these fees on consumers and how states are responding.

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New Rule Opens the Affordable Care Act Marketplaces to DACA Recipients

Center for Health Insurance Reform

CHIR's Sabrina Corlette and Julian Polaris of Manatt Health review the rule and its implications for state policy. Department of Health & Human Services has released a final regulation allowing people who receive Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) to access new health insurance options.

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HIMSSCast: ATA CEO says telehealth future is hybrid, outlines policy priorities and challenges

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Federal and state policy to ensure the flexibilities put in place during the pandemic will become permanent following the public health emergency. Current telehealth policy priorities and challenges. The future of telehealth is a hybrid model with in-person care. What this hybrid will look like and how it may change healthcare.

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New Data Reveal Sparse Protections for Students Who Cannot Pay for Meals at School

Bill of Health

Murray, professor of law, and the Center for Public Health Law Research, both at the Temple University Beasley School of Law, captures not only what actions a school is prohibited from taking against students who cannot pay, but also how the school can address unpaid charges, and processes to address violations of the meal charge policy by schools.

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For next steps on telehealth, look to the states

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

"State policy matters. When you put clinically unnecessary barriers to care [into place] through state policy … they can be a big deal," noted Quinn Shean, managing director at Tusk Ventures/Tusk Strategies.

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Registration open for HANYS’ Virtual SWAT

Hanys

27 will examine the state of the managed care market and discuss strategies and explore opportunities for improving your position in the future. Register now and explore trends in federal and state policy, the impact of legal challenges on plan behavior and the use of data to strengthen your financial and business strategies.

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Author Q&A: Hilary Wething on US Paid Sick Leave Policy Impacts

Bill of Health

HW: I hope to see more research on policy design. States are often heralded as the nation’s “laboratories of democracy.” Assessments of state policy design can help policymakers identify the most effective policy design for policies like paid sick leave, paid family leave, and others. go from here?

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