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Report 06.14.2016

Medicaid Managed Care Rule: Network Adequacy Standards

Recently the Obama administration released standards for the operation of Medicaid managed care plans. This is the final analysis in a series looking at what advocates should know about the new standards. The series…

Report 06.14.2016

Medicaid Managed Care Rule: What Advocates Should Know

Recently the Obama administration released new standards governing Medicaid managed care plans. These managed care rules haven’t been updated since 2002, and a lot has changed in the past 14 years. There are currently…

Insights Column 06.09.2016

New Rule Banning Discrimination Will Promote Health Equity

No one should ever have to worry that they will be discriminated against when seeking the medical care they need. To paraphrase Dr. Martin Luther King, it is one of the “most shocking and inhumane” of…

Insights Column 06.09.2016

How to File a Health Care Discrimination Complaint under Section 1557

In May, the Obama administration released new regulations that prohibit discrimination by health plans, health facilities, and health care programs. The rules implement Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act, and build upon existing civil rights…

Insights Column 05.17.2016

New Push for Health Coverage for the Justice-Involved Population

The Obama administration recently took steps to help people leaving prison or jail get health coverage more easily. Last month, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released a long-awaited clarification regarding health…