Texas and the Trump administration could set dangerous new precedents that could undermine family planning care in Medicaid programs nationwide.
July 18, 2017
Where Medicaid is concerned, the most notable thing about the latest version of the Better Care Reconciliation Act is that despite the drama of the past two weeks, the new iteration leaves untouched the problematic fundamental Medicaid contours of the earlier version.
July 14, 2017
Several organizations filed a lawsuit against the Food and Drug Administration to challenge a final rule issued by the agency on August 17, 2016, regarding the use of substances in food that are “generally recognized as safe.”
July 7, 2017
Each year in the United States, 700 women die during pregnancy, delivery, or soon after delivering. Yet research shows that about half of those deaths may be preventable.
June 29, 2017
With the potential for increased coverage of eating disorder treatment through parity clarification and appropriate federal regulations, there will be a burgeoning interest in quality performance from regulators, payers, and the public.
June 28, 2017
States approved for a Medicaid block grant would not be required to cover the EPSDT, which allows children to receive comprehensive screenings, immunizations, laboratory tests (including blood lead level testing), vital health education, and vision, dental, and hearing services.
June 27, 2017
Buried beneath a very intense discussion on the future of adult coverage in this country has been a far more serious issue in children’s coverage many years in the making.
June 26, 2017
Deploying The Cascade Of Care Framework To Address The Opioid Epidemic Means Taking A Closer Look At Quality Measures
The Cascade of Care is a useful framework to address the opioid epidemic, however to make this vision a reality, we need to develop the framework’s quality measures.
June 21, 2017
Representatives of ten health collaboratives—including hospital leaders, hospital community outreach professionals, and staff of community-based organizations—met in Denver to share experiences and develop skills. What were some of the participants' candid comments, and what did they learn at...
June 13, 2017
Do taxpayers really want the budgets of effective federal public health programs to be cut? Budget decisionmakers are reminded that investing in disease prevention and emergency preparedness protects us all because diseases like pandemic influenza and Zika don't discriminate by party...
June 8, 2017