Health Law & Policy

CMS may propose restarting $10B risk-adjustment payments

Originally published by Modern Healthcare on July 19, 2018. Written by Virgil Dickson. The CMS may soon restart making billions of dollars in risk-adjustment payments to insurance companies with plans on the individual market via a new rulemaking. The agency […]

Health Insurers Are Vacuuming Up Details About You — And It Could Raise Your Rates

Originally published by ProPublica and NPR on July 17, 2018. Written by Marshall Allen. To an outsider, the fancy booths at last month’s health insurance industry gathering in San Diego aren’t very compelling. A handful of companies pitching “lifestyle” data […]

CHLPI Offers Support to Maryland’s CHW Training

Written by Hanh Nguyen, Whole Person Care Project Assistant. Community health workers (CHWs) are trained public health workers who play a critical role in helping patients navigate the healthcare system to access essential medical and social services. What makes CHWs […]

CHLPI Welcomes New Team Member Andrea Kunst

The Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation (CHLPI) welcomes Andrea Kunst to the team as theFoundations and Corporate Relations Officer! Andrea Kunst has practiced philanthropic fundraising, strategic advancement, and non-profit organization management for twenty years. She is an accomplished fundraising generalist […]

Rhode Island Expands Access to Life-Saving Hepatitis C Treatment

(Providence, RI – July 10, 2018) The Executive Office of Health & Human Services (EOHHS) and advocates for patients with Hepatitis C (HCV) today announced a change to the state’s Medicaid policy that will increase access to life-saving treatment for […]

Analysis: CMS Stopping Risk Adjustment Payments Leaves Insurance Premiums in Limbo, Jeopardizes Affordable Care Act

Originally published by Healio on July 13, 2018. Written by Janel Miller. The CMS decision to stop further collections or payments under the risk adjustment program leaves many questions about future health coverage and insurance premiums unanswered, experts and medical […]

R.I. Broadens Medicaid Coverage for Treatment of Hepatitis C

Originally published by Providence Journal on July 11, 2018. Written by G. Wayne Miller. Rhode Island’s Medicaid policy has been revised to cover the costs of treatment for all beneficiaries who are living with the potentially deadly blood-borne Hepatitis C […]

Rx: Zucchini, Brown Rice, Turkey Soup

This story is part of a collaboration between WHYY’s The Pulse, The Philadelphia Inquirer and Kaiser Health News. Published on July 8, 2018; written by Phil Galewitz. PHILADELPHIA — Feliciano Pagan stood at his front door when the MANNA food truck pulled up to his […]

Breaking Down the Transportation Barrier to Health Care Access

Written by Hanh Nguyen, Whole Person Care Project Assistant. Transportation is a basic and necessary step to ensure a person’s ability to obtain well-coordinated health care and access to medical services. What would be an effortless and straightforward task for […]

Not All Californians Can Get Life-Saving Hepatitis C Treatment. Governor’s Budget Aims to Fix.

Originally published by The Sacramento Bee on June 27, 2018. Written by Hannah Holzer. Brad Sims, 67, lived with chronic hepatitis C until, two years after a liver transplant in 1991, he went through a multi-week specialized treatment covered by […]