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Health Law & Policy

Health execs: How I feel about healthcare’s futureWe asked executives how they feel about the future of healthcare. Here’s what they said.
Are ACA’s cost-sharing reduction plans effective?A new Commonwealth Fund study explores cost-sharing reduction plans and marketplace coverage.
Health policy experts predict election outcome, healthcare changesWhile healthcare has flown under the radar for much of this election season, it’s a topic that was not ignored at the Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy (AMCP) Nexus in National Harbor, Maryland.

Clinton lays out healthcare plan in NEJM; Trump opts outUnderstanding both candidates proposals can help executives make informed decisions.
Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement initiative: 3 key opportunitiesAs hospitals begin to search for key post-acute providers and implement new care pathways, providers should be aware of program waivers that afford greater flexibility in determining the most cost-effective care possible to ensure good outcomes for patients within the CJR model.
Up for debate: CMS Star Ratings releasedExperts break down the controversy over the agency’s release of Overall Hospital Quality Star Ratings.

Moderate health spending growth expectedOver the next decade, health spending is expected to grow at an average rate of 5.8% per year.
HHS tackles opioid epidemicHHS is taking formal steps to address opioid addiction, a widely recognized national public health crisis. Find out the policy changes.
Republican alternative ACA plan: 5 takeawaysIs the republican alternative ACA plan a viable trade-off? Here are some key elements of the plan to consider.
Eleven ways MACRA will impact your businessWhat impact will MACRA have on your organization? We asked experts to tell us.