Ten Years in the Making: PACE Gets Some Welcome Attention

Today, Community Catalyst’s Center for Consumer Engagement in Health Innovation submitted comments on the proposed regulations updating the Program of All-inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) model. The regulations proposed by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) represent...

Four Burning Questions and Tentative Answers About CMS’ Quality Payment Program

It’s here: the final rule for CMS’ Quality Payment Program (QPP/MACRA) has been released! You dug through 900+ pages, added new acronyms to your vocabulary, submitted comments, and, at the end of a long campaign, have another 2400+ pages to...

We Saw Change in the Making in Atlanta

[Being at the convening] reinforced for me the difference we can collectively make as the health advocacy movement continues to diversify and include more voices and perspectives.

Consumers: The Indispensable North Star for Medicaid ACOs

Last week, the Center for Consumer Engagement in Health Innovation at Community Catalyst published a report, Consumer Engagement in Medicaid Accountable Care Organizations: A Review of Practices in Six States.

CMS Provides Arizona Families with a ‘Waiver’ of Relief

On Friday, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced some good news for Arizona’s children and families.

Fuzzy Math: Congress Makes a Small Down Payment for Opioid Response

Tucked in to last week’s continuing resolution was startup funding for the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (CARA).

Dental Therapy Is a Solution to the Oral Health Crisis Everyone Can Agree On

Chances are you know someone who has struggled to access dental care. It is a nationwide crisis that, according to the American Dental Association, is only projected to worsen. The need for accessible dental care is most urgent in rural...

The Takeaway: Battle Lines Being Drawn

As the race for the White House tightens, a number of stories over the past week have cast a bright light on how the election outcome could shape future health care policy.

Identifying Racial Bias in Treatment for Substance Use Disorders

Implicit bias among health care providers is a key factor contributing to racial and ethnic health disparities.