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.
On Jan. 12, the Department of Managed Health Care proposed adopting emergency regulations on the transfers of enrollees per state or local public health orders. Once approved by the Office of Administrative Law and filed with the Secretary of State, the regulations will be effective and remain in effect for 180 days.
On Jan. 6, the Department of Managed Health Care (DMHC) released All Plan Letters (APL) 21-003 and 21-004 in response to the public health order issued and amended earlier this week by the California Department of Public Health.
CHA has issued a detailed summary, prepared by Health Policy Alternatives, of the recently issued Notice of Benefit and Payment Parameters for 2022 proposed by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). This proposed rule would update regulatory and financial standards applied to issuers and exchanges, as well as set parameters for the risk adjustment program.
CHA has issued a detailed summary, prepared by Health Policy Alternatives, of the final rule issued by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) — along with the Departments of Labor and Treasury — that establishes several new price transparency requirements for non-grandfathered group health plans (those not in existence prior to passage of the Affordable Care Act) and health insurers offering non-grandfathered health plans in the individual and group markets.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) – along with the Departments of Labor and Treasury — has issued a final rule that establishes several new price transparency requirements for health plans. The final rule builds on the finalized price transparency requirements for hospitals and reflects President Trump’s June 24 executive order.