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7/22/2021

Healthcare Policy Brief: July 22, 2021
Executive order promoting competition, president Biden wants hospitals to comply with the transparency regulations, the surprise medical billing rules will also keep the health plan transparency regulations intact, surprise medical billing update.

7/15/2021

Surprise Medical Billing FAQ
Chris Condeluci, JD, LLM, President, CC Law & Policy and Spring Street Exchange provides answers to the most pressing questions surrounding the Surprise Medical Billing.

7/12/2021

Healthcare Policy Unpacked: Episode 6
This month, the No Surprises Act conversation continues as Chris Condeluci, JD, LLM breaks down surprise billing regulations and the federal roadmap provided to health plans. Dennis Bolin and Chris discuss the Advanced Explanation of Benefits (AEOB) requirements, what information plans will be expected to send participants, and briefly touch on Federal Laws vs. State Laws and when each may apply.

7/7/2021

Healthcare Policy Brief: July 07, 2021
The difference between expansion and buy-in, how will medicare expansion impact other health coverage, enhanced premium subsidies vs. Medicare expansion.

7/1/2021

Healthcare Policy Brief: July 02, 2021
The ACA is the law of the land for the foreseeable future. Due to the current political environment, a Biden Presidency and Democratic majorities in the House and Senate, efforts have been – and will continue to be – undertaken to improve and strengthen the ACA. The repeal and replace era is over and the era of ACA expansion has begun — here's what you need to know.

6/29/2021

Healthcare Policy Brief: June 29, 2021
Transparency and data sharing with self-insured health plans, why is this prohibition against contractual gag clauses so important for self-insured plans, data sharing complexities.

6/21/2021

Healthcare Policy Brief: June 21, 2021
Reconciliation update, an aside on the filibuster, what does the parliamentarian’s ruling mean?

6/16/2021

Healthcare Policy Brief: June 16, 2021
Chiquita Brooks-LaSure was just confirmed by the Senate to serve as the CMS Administrator. With a new Administrator finally in place, we should all expect more policy decisions coming out of CMS/HHS. This issue highlights: standardized plans, a state-based public option through a 1332 waiver, and the value of ICHRAs could take a hit. We will discuss additional subjects in future updates.

6/16/2021

Presentation: Medicare Buy In - Alliance Healthcare Policy Forum - June 2021
With the Biden Administration's policies becoming clearer, get the latest inside information from our colleagues with Spring Street Exchange and Chris Condeluci as they guide us on issues that require our strategic attention.

6/14/2021

Healthcare Policy Unpacked: Episode 5
The reconciliation process continues to come up in the news again and again. Chris Condeluci, JD, LLM breaks down what you need to know about the reconciliation process given the context of recent events as well as looking forward. Then Dennis Bolin and Chris unpack whether or not Health Care Reform will happen in 2021, President Biden's Budget Blueprint and the No Surprises Act transparency provision.

6/9/2021

Healthcare Policy Brief: June 09, 2021
Exchange enrollment surges, adding fuel to the argument that the enhanced premium subsidies should be made permanent.

6/4/2021

Healthcare Policy Brief: June 04, 2021
What’s in store for the rest of 2021? Will Healthcare Reform be a 2022 campaign issue instead?

5/17/2021

Healthcare Policy Unpacked: Episode 4
We are now past the first major milestone of the Biden Administration – the first 100 days. There has been a flurry of legislation, broad in scope, that does not seem to be letting up. In this episode, Dennis and Chris pick up where they left off on the No Surprises Act – a hot topic in Washington, D.C. as we lead up to the Interim Final Rule's release around July 1. Dennis and Chris unpack the Surprise Billing requirements, No Surprises Act Disclosure of Broker and Consultant Compensations (the new 408(b)(2) rules), and President Biden's proposed Infrastructure and American Families Plans.

5/7/2021

Healthcare Policy Brief: May 07, 2021
Healthcare policy update – scenario planning, surprise medical billing update, transparency update, federally developed and maintained database of in-network rates.

4/14/2021

Healthcare Policy Brief: April 14, 2021
Will we see multiple reconciliation bills?, a wild card scenario explored; multiple reconciliation bills, now what?, surprise medical billing update and preemption, the Advanced Explanation of Benefits (AEOB).