Attach is the latest Health Policy in Transit. The Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021 (Section 203 of Title II of Division BB) entitled, Strengthening Parity in Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder Benefits, was signed into law on December 27, 2020, and amended the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act of 2008 (Parity Law) to provide greater requirements for Parity Law compliance and enforcement. On April 2, 2021, the Departments of Labor and Health and Human Services (DOL and HHS, respectively) issued additional regulatory guidance clarifying the impact of this statutory amendment.
2021 Health Policy In Transit 4.13.21 FINAL.pdf
While health care was not a major focus of the bill, there are several health care-related provisions included in the legislation, including funding for COVID-19 testing and vaccines, expanded COBRA eligibility and coverage, and enhanced financial assistance (i.e. premium tax credits) for Marketplace coverage
National Alliance HPIT 03.23.2021.pdf
HPIT FINAL Healthcare Provisions HR 133 02_2021.pdf
Health Policy in Transit- Anti-Competitive Contracting Legislation.pdf
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Health Reform in Transit- Understanding the Senate Health Care Bill.mp4
Webinar recorded 10/21/2021 #Webinar #Fiduciary #Health Policy #Health Policy in Transit
This Health Policy in Transit provides an analysis of potential policies that the National Alliance plans to monitor as we see how a Biden Administration unfolds.
2021 Legislative Outlook _FINAL.pdf
Since we published a Health Policy in Transit describing the "American Patients First" policy blueprint, HHS Secretary Alex Azar has been testifying in Congress on the blueprint. Specifically, he recently told lawmakers that the Administration is in favor of eliminating the "complex system of rebates" that drug companies and pharmacy-benefit managers use to negotiate and set prices. Additionally, he has been promoting new flexibility to support value-based contracting with pharmaceutical companies #Policy #healthcarereform
American Patients First Blueprint UPDATE June 2018.pdf
The agreement includes a $900 billion pandemic relief package that incorporates a federal legislative solution to the surprise billing issue the National Alliance, our members, and our sister organizations in DC have been working on for the past two years
Surprise Billing included in $900 Billion COVID Relief and Appropriations Legislation_FINAL.pdf