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Policy Update: Drug Pricing - Trump Administration Announces Most-Favored Nation Drug Pricing Model

Global, USA - December 8 2020 Drug prices have emerged as an important US political issue in recent years, with roughly 140 bills on drug prices introduced in the US Congress…

Emily Jane Cook, Dr. Paul Gerrard, Deborah R. Godes, Paul W. Radensky, Christine Park Song

After the Curve Podcast: Focus on Health Policy

USA - October 6 2020 COVID-19 led to major policy changes impacting how healthcare is delivered and reimbursed, but only some of these new policies will endure in coming…

Mara McDermott, Eric Zimmerman

CMS Announces Additional Blanket Waivers for Healthcare Facilities

USA - May 14 2020 On May 11, 2020, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a new suite of blanket waivers to ensure that healthcare facilities have…

Emma J. Chapman, Emily Jane Cook, Eric Zimmerman

But Wait, There’s More! CMS Provides Additional Regulatory Relief Through Expanded Blanket Waivers

USA - May 5 2020 The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued blanket waivers under Section 1135 of the Social Security Act (Section 1135 waivers) on…

Emily Jane Cook, Sandra M. DiVarco, Mara McDermott, Monica Wallace

Key hospital pay-for-performance programs are now in effect

USA - October 18 2012 Two key pay-for-performance programs created by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act—the Hospital Value-Based Purchasing Program and Hospital Re-Admissions Penalties—went into effect this month.

Amy Hooper Kearbey, Eric Zimmerman