Tuesday, October 27, 2020

TOP NEWS STORIESAccess & Coverage: Indiana announced that the federal government granted the state anunprecedented 10-year extension to its Medicaid expansion program that requiresbeneficiaries to work and pay premiums. The waiver extension is more than twice aslong as the three- to four-year period that the CMS normally provides to state programs.The extension will give Indiana

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Wednesday, October 28, 2020

TOP NEWS STORIESAccess & Coverage:D.C. News: The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy listed “ending theCOVID-19 pandemic” as a first-term science and technology accomplishment ofthe Trump administration in a press release, though the U.S. is recording recordlevels of infections and health officials have warned the pandemic could worsenthis winter. A spokesperson for the

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Building a Digital Foundation for the Growth and Rapid Change of the Health System: Secure and Smart Orchestration for an Evolving Connected Care Model

September 2, 2020 – COVID-19 has upended health care delivery in the U.S. and spurred the adoption of technology‑based solutions and platforms. While the exact extent to which care will remain virtual beyond the pandemic, the structural shifts catalyzed by the pandemic will continue to impact the way care is delivered over the coming years.

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David Smith: An Open Letter to My Health Care Colleagues

If you’re not a health care worker or manufacturer of essential medical equipment or technology, sit down. March 22, 2020 – Your neighborhood’s only grocery store has a five-alarm fire. First responders are feverishly rescuing people and attempting to extinguish the flames with a powerful hose. Seeing the distress and chaos you assume that surely

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The Health Care Council of Chicago releases “2018-2019 State of Chicago Health Care” report

Chicago, IL, February 25, 2020 – The Health Care Council of Chicago (HC3), a member-led organization creating uncommon alignment to improve the health and vitality of Chicago, has released the third edition of its annual “State of Chicago Health Care” report exclusively focused on the vibrant health care ecosystem in Chicago and outlying areas. The

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THS Brief: Trump administration releases “Healthy Adult Opportunity” Medicaid block initiative

January 31, 2020 – Yesterday, the Trump administration released a Medicaid block initiative called the “Healthy Adult Opportunity.” The initiative marks an important milestone in the GOP’s efforts to pursue block-grant funding for Medicaid. In 2017, the GOP’s ACA repeal plan included provisions to transition the program to a block grant. Last year, the Trump

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Cheryl Matochik, Commercial Insurance Industry Expert, Joins Third Horizon Strategies as Managing Director

Chicago, IL, January 9, 2020 – Third Horizon Strategies (THS) is pleased to announce that Cheryl Matochik, former senior vice president of strategic resources & initiatives at The Council of Insurance Agents & Brokers (CIAB), has joined the firm as a managing director and partner. At THS, Cheryl will create a new line of business

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THS Brief: Trump administration issues two proposals to permit drug importation

Thursday, December 19, 2019 – Yesterday, the Trump administration released two proposals to lower pharmaceutical prices in the U.S. Collectively, the proposals would effectuate the drug importation action plan released in July. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Alex Azar said the importation proposals “are a historic step forward in an effort to

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The Health Care Council of Chicago forms partnership to address community violence as a public health focus

Chicago, IL, December 12, 2019 – The Health Care Council of Chicago (HC3), a member-led organization creating uncommon alignment to improve the health and vitality of Chicago, has formed a partnership with Acclivus, Forward Health Group, and NowPow to enhance services for secondary violence prevention provided by Acclivus, a  Chicago-based organization dedicated to breaking the

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