CHA has submitted a letter of concern to the Department of Consumer Affairs about quality-of-care issues inherent in the payer practice known as white bagging.
CHA has issued a members-only summary, prepared by Health Policy Alternatives, Inc., of the recently released proposed rule that proposes certain payment parameters and additional policy changes for health insurance issuers and the health insurance marketplaces (exchanges), applicable to the 2022 plan year and beyond. The proposed rule is intended to expand access to Affordable Care Act coverage through the exchanges.
Today, the U.S. Supreme Court threw out a lawsuit seeking to strike down the Affordable Care Act (ACA), finding that Republican-led states and individual plaintiffs behind the case lacked legal standing to challenge the law. The Trump administration had supported the lawsuit, which argued that the ACA was rendered unconstitutional after Congress got rid of the penalty for not having health insurance […]
On May 3, the Health Resources and Services Administration announced a new program — the COVID-19 Coverage Assistance Fund (CAF) — that reimburses providers for vaccinations administered to patients enrolled in health plans that either do not cover vaccination fees or cover them with patient cost-sharing.
On April 27 and 28, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Office of Minority Health will host a two-day virtual forum highlighting its renewed focus on health equity, addressing structural racism in health care, and establishing federal agencies’ roles as equity partners.
The Health Resources and Services Administration’s (HRSA) federal Office of Rural Health Policy has announced a grant opportunity to improve maternal health in rural communities. The Rural Maternity and Obstetrics Management Strategies (RMOMS) Program will test a network approach to improving maternal health access and outcomes in rural regions.
The Health Resources and Services Administration will host a webinar on April 13 at 11 a.m. (PT) on the COVID-19 Uninsured Program, which reimburses providers for testing, treating, and administering COVID-19 vaccines to uninsured individuals. More information is available in a frequently asked questions document.
On Feb. 2, President Biden signed an executive order focused on immigration policy. Included in the order are instructions to relevant federal agencies to review actions implementing the previous administration’s “public charge” rule, which allows immigration officials to consider legal immigrants’ use of federal nutrition, housing, and health programs – including Medicaid – in their applications for residency.
Covered California is opening a special enrollment period from Feb. 1 to May 15 for those who are uninsured and eligible to enroll in health care coverage through Covered California.
President Biden has signed an executive order intended to strengthen Medicaid and Affordable Care Act (ACA) coverage by requiring the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to reconsider several policies. In addition, HHS will open a special enrollment period for plans on the federal exchanges from Feb. 15 to May 15.