The election, the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, and a Supreme Court case challenging the Affordable Care Act, all have healthcare leaders wondering on edgealert.  At the same time, public health emergency rules have allowed additional flexibility many would like to see become permanent.

What comes next? On today’s show, Change Healthcare’s Deanne Kasim, Executive Director, Health Policy, and Angela Evatt, Senior Manager Health Policy,  take a look at the current policy landscape through the end of the year and catch us up on for a discussion of what is pending in Congress, with Washington with federal regulators, and in the states; and how some of these issue might play out.

Today’s panel features Angela Evatt, Senior Manager Health Policy, Change Healthcare.

The run down:

  • The stalled rescue package—and whether there will there be action in the lame duck session
  • Legislation to enable greater flexibility for data exchange
  • Whether temporary waivers allowing expanded use of telehealth will become permanent
  • New regulations pending with OMB
  • Status of the final CMS Price Transparency Rule for Payers
  • Medicare Advantage developments and the possibility of new prior authorization rules
  • Amy Coney Barrett’s Supreme Court nomination and the ACA
  • What’s next for Congress
  • State reopening and vaccine distribution plans
  • State budgets and possible Medicaid budget cuts
  • State data privacy and telehealth initiatives
  • Elections and key races to watch

Episode Resources

  1. Deanne Kasim's bio
  2. Angela Evatt's bio
  3. Change Healthcare Government Affairs
  4. Change Healthcare Industry Insights
  5. COVID-19 Updates and Resources
  6. COVID-19 Updates Newsletter
  7. Change Healthcare Insights Newsletter
  8. COVID-19 Updates Newsletter
  9. Change Healthcare Insights Newsletter

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