The Capitol Connection: A Quarterly Healthcare Policy Update

 In Coding & Compliance, Healthcare Transformation, Interoperability, Patient Experience

Welcome to the Capitol Connection, a quarterly update on what’s happening on Capitol Hill and various state legislature sessions around healthcare policy. Your hosts are Deanne Kasim, Executive Director of Health Policy at Change Healthcare; and Angela Evatt, Senior Manager, State Policy Strategy at Change Healthcare.

Here’s what’s covered in this quarter’s report:

  • The trend of state-based broad data privacy bills
  • State vs. federal privacy provisions & the California Consumer Privacy Act
  • Compliance challenges of juggling multiple state laws instead of one federal law
  • How should health app data & other non-HIPAA regulated data be governed?
  • Bringing transparency to how data is used without stifling innovation
  • States testing public insurance options and addressing challenges to the ACA
  • State approaches to Medicaid expansion, including the block grant system
  • Petitions to CMS to add work requirements to state Medicaid programs
  • CMS price cost transparency rules and related litigation

Episode Resources

  1. Everything You Dare to Ask About Healthcare Interoperability
  2. Getting A Second Opinion on Healthcare with Senator William Frist
  3. Price Transparency is Coming for Payers, Providers, and Pharma. Are You Ready?
  4. The New PAMA Math

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