This month, a majority of states are beginning to adjourn their 2021 legislative sessions.
A key provision of the American Rescue Plan (ARP) is the establishment of the $350 billion Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds (Fiscal Recovery Funds) for eligible state, local, territorial and Tribal governments (Recipients) to respond to the COVID-19 public health emergency (PHE).
On April 26, 2021, the Office of Inspector General of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services issued a favorable advisory opinion involving a proposed ambulatory surgery center joint venture between a health system, a management company and certain surgeons.
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) National Guidelines for Behavioral Health Crisis Care distill the elements of a crisis system into three components with linkages to broader behavioral health continuums of care.
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues across the United States, states, payers and providers are looking for ways to maintain expanded access to telehealth services.
On April 15, 2021, the HHS announced that the PHE declaration for COVID‑19 will be renewed for another 90 days, beginning on April 21 (the date the PHE was previously scheduled to expire) and extending through July 19, 2021.
Section 9817 of the American Rescue Plan provides states with a one-year, 10 percentage point increase in their federal medical assistance percentage for state Medicaid expenditures for HCBS.
In recent years, state lawmakers have been considering and/or implementing policies to increase affordability for state consumers in the individual market.
The efficient, effective and equitable delivery of care is vital to the well-being of all state residents and necessary for a strong and vibrant economy.
On March 11, the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services released its latest declaration under the Public Readiness and Emergency Preparedness Act.