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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 […]

Food Waste Still a Priority in Latest Farm Bill

Originally published by Waste Dive on July 11, 2018. Written by Cole Rosengren. Dive Brief: The Senate’s latest Farm Bill draft—passed as the Agricultural Improvement Act of 2018 on June 28—still contains multiple relevant items on food waste, according to analysis by the […]

Senate Farm Bill Includes Important Measures to Address Food Waste

Introduction 40 percent of food in the U.S. goes to waste each year, causing economic and ecological harm. Given the importance of preventing unnecessary food loss and providing wholesome food to those in need, there is a growing movement to […]

Diversified Agricultural Economies In The Senate Farm Bill

Written by Tess Pocock for FBLE. The Senate passed its farm bill, the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 (S. 3042), on Thursday, June 28th. The bill is a mixed bag for efforts to build local, resilient agricultural systems that create meaningful opportunities […]