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Abigail Painchaud

Policy Associate

Abigail Painchaud is a policy associate at America's Essential Hospitals.

America's Essential Hospitals commented on several policy proposals of interest to essential hospitals and responded to requests for information on maternal health, equity, and climate change.

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The agency's strategy to strengthen behavioral health care focuses on improving access, equity, quality, and data integration.

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CMS on May 25 approved proposals in four states to extend postpartum Medicaid coverage from 60 days to one year after birth.

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CDC is tracking monkeypox, a virus endemic to west and central Africa, after confirming a case in a Massachusetts resident who recently traveled to Canada.

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A new Colorado law mandates that each hospital form a staffing committee and report its annual master nurse staffing plan to the health department.

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The bridge program task force will create a proposal for affordable, continuous health insurance coverage for individuals with frequent income fluctuations.

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The association thanked the administration for taking steps to reverse the damaging 2019 broadened definition of public charge and made recommendations for developing and implementing a new definition.

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Hospitals and other industry stakeholders are invited to pledge by June 3 to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and increase their climate resilience.

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The action plan includes goals to close gaps in health care access, quality, and outcomes through data collection, outreach, and community engagement.

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A federal judge in Florida ruled against the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) travel mask requirement, ending the Transportation Security Administration's enforcement of the mandate. But the CDC continues to recommend masking during traveling.

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Effective April 16, Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra renewed the public health emergency determination related to the continued effects of COVID-19; the determination has been in place since Jan. 27, 2020, and has been renewed every three months.

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New laws in Wisconsin and Utah criminalize threats against health care workers, while other state legislatures consider similar bills.

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Illinois, New Hampshire, and Vermont state health departments scaled back COVID-19 testing and vaccine clinics this spring.

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Recommendations for Medicare and Medicaid equity measures under development focus on standardized data collection and opportunities for testing and feedback.

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The fact sheet highlights CDC goals of expanding collection of disparities and equity data; supporting infection control and patient safety efforts; addressing educational needs that impact diverse health care workers’ ability to protect themselves and their patients from infections; and more.

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Ten states and the District of Columbia no longer report their COVID-19 data on a daily basis.

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At least 20 states are pursuing legislation to limit access to gender-affirming care for transgender youth, while some states have proposed legislation to prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity.

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An analysis finds just 17 governors discussed COVID-19 in their state-of-the-state addresses, with key themes including opposition to vaccine mandates, workforce shortages, and access to COVID-19 vaccines. Active public health emergencies remain in 22 states.

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The laws prohibit pharmacy benefit managers and insurance companies from discriminating against 340B Drug Pricing Program contract pharmacies and covered entities.

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President Joe Biden unveils a new COVID-19 National Preparedness Plan; FEMA extends its 100 percent federal cost share for COVID-19 efforts.

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Coupled with the $11 billion previously distributed, this brings total phase 4 payments to about $11.5 billion, leaving less than $6 billion in pledged funds. These new funds will reach more than 4,000 providers across the United States this week.

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In the early months of 2022, Alabama, Delaware, Kansas, and New Jersey passed legislation to mitigate health care workforce shortages amid the ongoing COVID-19 public health emergency.

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Due to a calculation error in measure results used for calendar year 2021 public reporting, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has delayed until July the overall hospital star ratings update originally scheduled for April.

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The Department of Health and Human Services will distribute $19.2 million in American Rescue Plan Act funds to help train primary care residents to provide quality care to diverse populations and communities, particularly in underserved and rural areas.

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In a letter to CMS, Republican Govs. Glenn Youngkin of Virginia and Jim Justice of West Virginia cite strained health care workforce and staffing crises as reasons for requesting relief. They ask for broader conscience exemptions, flexibility on enforcement, or simply a six-month delay of the rule.

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The funds will reach more than 7,600 providers across the country this week; $6 billion in pledged phase 4 funds remain undistributed.

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The Washington insurance commissioner, state telehealth collaborative, and state health care authority will study proposed methods to measure the impact of audio-only telemedicine on access to health care services for historically underserved communities and geographic areas.

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The relaunched members-only state action page now includes a search-by-state tool and specific areas focused on state responses to COVID-19 and health equity.

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Effective Jan. 14, Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra renewed the public health emergency determination related to the continued effects of COVID-19; the determination has been in place since Jan. 27, 2020, and has been renewed every three months.

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Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson (R) requests $50 million in federal American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds to pay for extra hospital beds across the state; Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz (D) requests $40 million in new ARPA funding to support hospital staffing.

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New York Gov. Kathy Hochul (D) gave her first State of the State address, highlighting plans to retain and grow the state's health care workforce and invest in initiatives to advance health equity.

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