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Julie Kozminski

Senior Policy Analyst

Julie Kozminski is a senior policy analyst at America's Essential Hospitals.

The guidance informs states how to maintain the temporary increased federal medical assistance percentage while returning to normal Medicaid operations.

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Qualified individuals and their families who lose Medicaid or CHIP eligibility once the continuous enrollment requirement ends can apply for marketplace coverage between March 31, 2023, and July 31, 2024.

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The Drug Enforcement Administration no longer will require additional registration for prescribers to prescribe buprenorphine.

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CMS reports that open enrollment through the health insurance marketplaces for 2023 totals 16.3 million people, a 13 percent increase from 2022.

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The association supports HHS' work to align the rule more closely with HIPAA regulations, which will improve care coordination and mitigate discrimination.

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A CMS letter to state Medicaid directors clarifies how in lieu of services (ILOS) can be used to mitigate health disparities, limits ILOS expenditures, and adopts documentation and review requirements.

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The association supports CMS' work to simplify enrollment and asks the agency to ensure equitable access to beneficiaries’ preferred health care providers.

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After the omnibus bill decoupled Medicaid redeterminations from the end of the COVID-19 public health emergency, CMS updates key redetermination dates.

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Medicaid and CHIP coverage of interprofessional consultation is permissible as long as the consultation is for the beneficiary's direct benefit.

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The report summarizes responses to a 2022 request for information, which focus on eligibility and enrollment, access to hospital services, and payment.

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The proposed rule updates essential community provider requirements for qualified health plans and adds a special enrollment period for those disenrolled from Medicaid or CHIP.

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A proposed rule will make permanent a temporary policy to allow providers to initiate buprenorphine prescriptions for new patients through telehealth.

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The dashboard tracks nonfatal opioid overdoses by state and county and will help service providers target substance use disorder interventions and treatment.

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The agency will not enforce a surprise billing requirement that requires good faith estimates to include cost estimates from co-providers and co-facilities.

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The proposed rule aims to align Part 2 more closely with HIPAA, improve care coordination, and increase anti-discrimination protections for patients with substance use disorder.

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The memo reviews regulatory obligations to care for patients in a safe environment, including the need to identify patients at risk for intentional harm to themselves or others.

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After South Dakota voters elected to expand Medicaid eligibility, attention now turns to the 11 states that have yet to expand the program.

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The association urges CMS to educate and provide funding for essential hospital staff to conduct Medicaid and CHIP eligibility and enrollment activities.

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The amendment establishes "Life360 HOMEs" coordinating care for rural residents, pregnant individuals, and young adults at risk for long-term poverty.

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A recent Kaiser Family Foundation survey highlights common trends in health equity, telehealth access and quality, and coverage expansion initiatives.

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Financial, educational, and workplace challenges pose obstacles to recruiting and retaining a diverse behavioral health workforce.

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Currently, 26 states have extended Medicaid and Children's Health Insurance Program coverage from 60 days to 12 months postpartum.

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The waiver provides temporary housing to Medicaid beneficiaries experiencing or at risk of homelessness who have a significant health need or are enrolled in long-term care.

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Section 1115 waivers in Massachusetts and Oregon aim to test improvements in coverage, access, and quality and target unmet health-related social needs.

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The majority of the funding is dedicated to mitigating bed shortages at hospitals and long-term care facilities through increased staffing.

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The roadmap implements the three pillars of the President's March 2022 Strategy to Address our National Mental Health Crisis.

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HHS seeks input on the No Surprises Act's advanced explanation of benefits and good faith estimate requirements for insured individuals; comments are due Nov. 15.

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An Aug. 31 CMS proposed rule aims to streamline Medicaid and CHIP enrollment and ensure continuous coverage throughout the renewal process.

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In a new state policy brief, America’s Essential Hospitals outlines opportunities to expand the health care workforce through Medicaid graduate medical education funding.

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The rule finalizes disclosure requirements for the qualifying payment amount and select provisions for the related independent dispute resolution process.

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The proposed rule expands the definition of discrimination "on the basis of sex" and explicitly includes telehealth services in nondiscrimination policies.

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