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Concerns about health care access in underserved communities call into question a proposed federal rule that excludes essential community providers.        (Source: The Commonwealth Fund: Blog)
Source: The Commonwealth Fund: Blog - January 25, 2023 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Sara Rosenbaum, Caitlin Murphy, Rebecca Morris Source Type: blogs

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Washington, Colorado, and Nevada are partnering with private carriers to offer health insurance plans that meet heightened state public option goals.        (Source: The Commonwealth Fund: Blog)
Source: The Commonwealth Fund: Blog - January 25, 2023 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Christine Monahan, Madeline O ’Brien Source Type: blogs

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CMS has outlined its approach to implementing the first year of the Medicare drug negotiation process, including how it will engage with the public.        (Source: The Commonwealth Fund: Blog)
Source: The Commonwealth Fund: Blog - January 20, 2023 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Lovisa Gustafsson, Rachel Nuzum Source Type: blogs

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Commonwealth Fund President Joseph R. Betancourt lays out his vision for the organization as he takes over its leadership in 2023.        (Source: The Commonwealth Fund: Blog)
Source: The Commonwealth Fund: Blog - January 20, 2023 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Joseph R. Betancourt Source Type: blogs

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Medicare beneficiaries of color used more home health care services than white beneficiaries overall and were more likely to rely on unpaid informal caregivers.        (Source: The Commonwealth Fund: Blog)
Source: The Commonwealth Fund: Blog - January 19, 2023 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Loren Saulsberry Source Type: blogs

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CMS proposed some changes for ACA marketplace enrollment in 2024 that are important for health insurance consumers.        (Source: The Commonwealth Fund: Blog)
Source: The Commonwealth Fund: Blog - January 17, 2023 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Timothy S. Jost Source Type: blogs

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The U.S. lacks affordable and accessible abortion as well as other primary care and social services available in other high-income countries.        (Source: The Commonwealth Fund: Blog)
Source: The Commonwealth Fund: Blog - January 12, 2023 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Shanoor Seervai, Munira Z. Gunja, Laurie Zephyrin, Reginald D. Williams II Source Type: blogs

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Source: The Commonwealth Fund: Blog - January 11, 2023 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Timothy S. Jost Source Type: blogs

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CMS’ new Medicaid waiver policies enable states to pursue new investments, including those addressing health disparities and focused on underserved populations.        (Source: The Commonwealth Fund: Blog)
Source: The Commonwealth Fund: Blog - January 11, 2023 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Cindy Mann, Mindy Lipson Source Type: blogs

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Millions with private insurance and Medicaid expansion plans could lose access to free preventive services if the Supreme Court upholds a recent ruling.        (Source: The Commonwealth Fund: Blog)
Source: The Commonwealth Fund: Blog - January 6, 2023 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Celli Horstman, Jesse C. Baumgartner, Arnav Shah Source Type: blogs

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This post examines the concentration of traditional Medicare spending within regional health care markets known as hospital referral regions (HRRs).        (Source: The Commonwealth Fund: Blog)
Source: The Commonwealth Fund: Blog - January 5, 2023 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Arnav Shah, Gretchen Jacobson, Weizhen (Chris) Ji, Sarah Grace Source Type: blogs

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Policymakers within and outside CMS could take action to update the Medicare physician fee schedule to safeguard the validity of Medicare payments.        (Source: The Commonwealth Fund: Blog)
Source: The Commonwealth Fund: Blog - December 21, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Robert A. Berenson, Adele Shartzer Source Type: blogs

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Spurred by the pandemic, at least 25 states have adopted longer-term legislation regarding telemedicine or amended their existing requirements since March 2021.        (Source: The Commonwealth Fund: Blog)
Source: The Commonwealth Fund: Blog - December 20, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: JoAnn Volk, Madeline O ’Brien, Christina L. Goe Source Type: blogs

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Managed care contracts could be a valuable tool for state Medicaid programs seeking to promote racial equity.        (Source: The Commonwealth Fund: Blog)
Source: The Commonwealth Fund: Blog - December 20, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Shilpa Patel, Laurie Zephyrin Source Type: blogs

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In the two years since the first U.S. COVID-19 vaccine, the campaign has prevented 18 million additional hospitalizations and 3 million additional deaths.        (Source: The Commonwealth Fund: Blog)
Source: The Commonwealth Fund: Blog - December 13, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Meagan C. Fitzpatrick, Seyed M. Moghadas, Abhishek Pandey, Alison P. Galvani Source Type: blogs