The Commonwealth Fund
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The COVID-19 pandemic prompted Congress and the Trump administration to rapidly waive or change existing Medicare regulations, providing unprecedented flexibility to help health care providers, Medicare Advantage plans, and Part D plans respond to the public health emergency.
The COVID-19 pandemic has further exposed the health system’s weaknesses. Health policy plays a crucial role in shaping every nation’s health care system and creating opportunities for improvement.
How States Are Using Comprehensive Medicaid Managed Care to Strengthen and Improve Primary Health Care
Federal regulations set broad standards for what state Medicaid managed care contracts must address. But these contracts can vary enormously both in their details and in the degree to which the purchaser sets specific expectations versus broader aims.