The COVID-19 pandemic brought America’s behavioral health needs into sharp relief. Drug-related overdoses increased by more than 30 percent from January 2020 to January 2021 across all demographic groups, with COVID-19 exacerbating worsening trends.
Scientific advances in understanding how to manipulate genes to alter the course of disease are now starting to bear fruit.
Currently, states are maintaining continuous enrollment of all Medicaid enrollees as a condition of receiving enhanced federal funding under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act.
As the COVID-19 pandemic approaches the two-year mark, the United States leads the world in new COVID-19 cases and deaths.
Increasingly, states are using their Medicaid managed care contracts to define the role Medicaid and Medicaid managed care plans can play in addressing unmet social needs and promote a “whole person” approach to care.
Medicaid enrollment has increased by over 10 million from February 2020 through February 2021 across all states since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021, made dozens of changes to health care regulation, including a landmark ban on surprise medical billing.
Since December 2020, the United States has administered more than 330 million COVID-19 vaccine doses, with 163 million people, or 49 percent of the population, completing a full vaccine series.
Before leaving for its August recess, the Senate made progress on two major Biden Administration priorities by passing bipartisan infrastructure legislation and a fiscal year 2022 budget resolution.
On July 13, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services released the annual Medicare Physician Fee Schedule proposed rule for calendar year 2022.