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Perspective: Critical Infrastructure Legislation Must Include Hospitals

Apr 9, 2021
When Congress returns to Washington, D.C., on Monday, lawmakers’ attention will turn to one of the largest infrastructure spending packages in our nation’s history. 

Perspective: Two Words Close Out an Unforgettable Year … Thank You!

Dec 18, 2020
For 50 weeks this year, this Friday column has tracked the ups and downs, the triumphs and the setbacks of the most heroic chapter in the history of America’s hospitals and health systems.

Perspective: More Help Needed for Those Helping Others

Dec 4, 2020
Two hundred twenty-four. That’s the number of days since the last COVID-19 relief package was signed into law.

Recent Reports on Price Variation and Growth Mislead

Nov 13, 2020
In two recent reports, the Health Care Cost Institute (HCCI) appears to use oversimplified analytic approach and draws overly broad conclusions about price variation and price growth variation. Their analysis does not address many of the key factors that can contribute to price variation and growth, while also ignoring broader trends in the health care market.

Perspective: The Power of our Collective Voice

Sep 18, 2020
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services will withdraw its Medicaid fiscal accountability proposed rule from its regulatory agenda.

Perspective: Your Senators Need to Hear from you on COVID-19 Relief Package

Jul 17, 2020
Congress returns to Washington, D.C., on Monday, and the stakes are extremely high. The Senate will begin serious negotiations on the next COVID-19 relief package, and we expect Congress to pass legislation before the August congressional recess.

Perspective: Putting Democracy into Action This Independence Day

Jul 2, 2020
As James Madison wrote in the First Amendment of our Bill of Rights, we have the right to “petition the government for a redress of grievances.” We also have an important right that many in other countries don’t – the right to vote. These two rights go hand in hand as a foundation of our democracy.

Perspective: Regulatory and Legislative Actions Needed to Support Better Care

Jun 26, 2020
Expanding access to telehealth services to provide much more patient-centered, convenient care. Creating additional health care workforce capacity and avoiding workforce shortages. Removing barriers for patients and communities to access needed care.

Perspective: We care, we vote — making our voice heard in 2020

Jan 10, 2020
Election Day is fewer than 10 months away so get ready, get connected and get involved.

Perspective: Knocking down roadblocks to care for patients and providers

Nov 15, 2019
We’re proposing that CMS standardize prior authorization requirements and processes and increase its oversight of the health plans the agency regulates, including Medicare Advantage plans.