On September 27, 2022, California Governor Gavin Newsom signed two bills that collectively aim to strengthen privacy safeguards for individuals seeking abortion services.
On September 23, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) reopened the comment period for a November 2020 interim final rule titled “Additional Policy and Regulatory Revisions in Response to the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency.”
With the prices of homes and rentals continuing to climb alongside already high rates of housing insecurity, access to basic, safe, and clean housing is at risk for many people with low incomes across the country.
There is growing momentum among states to develop innovative models to help people involved with the justice system (i.e., justice-involved individuals) receive health care services covered by Medicaid while they are incarcerated.
On August 19, the Biden Administration released a final rule on the No Surprises Act that primarily addresses regulatory provisions invalidated by the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas regarding how reimbursement amounts for out-of-network providers will be calculated ...
On June 28, 2022, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services approved a five-and-a-half-year renewal of Vermont’s Global Commitment to Health Section 1115 demonstration.
Remote monitoring technology and programs have proliferated over the past five years, accelerated by the continued miniaturization of medical-grade sensors; improvements in device accuracy, validity and pricing; and new reimbursement models such as coverage for remote patient monitoring and remote ...
On July 20, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of the Inspector General issued a new Special Fraud Alert on practitioner arrangements with telehealth, telemedicine or telemarketing companies to warn the industry—particularly providers—about key characteristics of ...
The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 is the primary federal law that protects patients’ health care data and records.
On August 1, CMS released a State Medicaid Director letter laying out a new option for states to cover “health home” services for Medicaid-eligible children and youth with medically complex conditions.