TrumpCare: As the Puzzle Emerges…

by Gregg A. Masters, MPH As the Trump administration takes form via the nomination of Rep. Tom Price to ‘steward’ (or decimate) the massive bureaucracy of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) with Seema Verma nominated as Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Administration (CMS) the structural touch-points to manifest the ‘repeal and replace‘ agenda […]

Must listen JP Morgan Healthcare Conference Webcasts: @MolinaHealth

by Gregg A. Masters, MPH NOTE: This is the third in a series of ‘Must listen’ webcasts produced at JP Morgan’s 34th Annual Healthcare Conference. The first focused on telehealth sector market leader Teladoc, the second on Centene. For background and details on this august annual gathering, see ‘If It’s January, It’s JP Morgan Healthcare Conference‘. Remaining […]

Must listen JP Morgan Healthcare Conference Webcasts: @Centene

by Gregg A. Masters, MPH NOTE: This is second in a series of ‘Must listen’ webcasts produced at JP Morgan’s 34th Annual Healthcare Conference. The first focused on telehealth sector market leader Teladoc. For background and details on this august gathering, see ‘If It’s January, It’s JP Morgan Healthcare Conference‘. Remaining companies to detail as they represent […]

Care Innovation Summit: A Very Sober Assessment!

By Gregg A. Masters, MPH This session is well worth the time invested. Two veteran healthcare wonks weigh in on the fundamentals of healthcare transformation and where we stand in the glide-path towards sustainability or fulfillment of the ‘triple aim’. Former CMS Administrator and healthcare attorney turned investor Tom Scully (Bush I Administration, see Wikipedia profile) […]

AHIP Back in the ‘huddle’ and Reminiscent of the ‘GHAA Revolution’?

By Gregg A Masters, MPH It’s been a very long time since I participated in an AHIP event. In fact for the record I have NEVER been to an AHIP event – that is before this week in DC. I attended, filmed, tweeted, broadcasted from, and now blog about AHIP’s ‘Medicare, Medicaid and Dual Eligible […]

A Juxtaposition of DC Irony

By Gregg A. Masters, MPH It’s Monday in DC and the Capitol is distinctly vibrant albeit with a peculiar though eclectic mix of create vs.  deconstruct energies. Some might say this attitudinal ‘chemical cocktail’ is in part sourced from a mix of ‘doers’, but also a smidge if not even a heaping portion of the just […]

The ‘Medicaid Expansion’ Map: Where We Stand

By Gregg A. Masters, MPH Courtesy of the good peeps at The Advisory Board, aka @TheAdvisoryBd, the emerging picture of where we are going in terms of the mission critical leg of full ACA implementation, rests to a large degree with the Executive Offices of the respective states. As can be expected, there is a […]

Medicaid and HITECH Conference: Fourth Annual

By Gregg A. Masters, MPH From the CMS. Originally posted here. To view the live conference video streaming feed, including accessing the agenda and related conference materials and handouts, click here. Please join the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) as we host a three-day conference for State Medicaid agencies, and other Federal and […]

SCOTUS and ACA Day 3 Part Deux: Medicaid Expansion

By Gregg A. Masters, MPH Here is the audio for ‘Florida vs. The Department of Health and Human Services’. Here is the transcript. We are actively searching out the submitted briefs and will post them once found. [Editor’s Note: I invite anyone who may have direct access to post them here in the comments section; […]