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06/10/24

CMS Health Equity Conference: Maternal Health Panel

On May 29-30, 2024, CMS hosted its second Health Equity Conference, where agency leaders gathered to discuss accomplishments and future goals of the agency’s health equity initiatives. This session focused on highlighting efforts taken by the agency to improve maternal health initiatives.

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06/10/24

CMS Health Equity Conference: Access, Affordability, and Quality Panel

On May 29-30, 2024, CMS hosted its second Health Equity Conference, where agency leaders gathered to discuss accomplishments and future goals of the agency’s health equity initiatives. This session focused on highlighting the achievements of various centers within CMS.

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05/31/24

U.S. House of Representatives Budget Committee Hearing on Breaking Up Health Care Monopolies

On Thursday, May 23, 2024, the House Budget Committee held a hearing to discuss the impact of consolidation practices, site-neutral payments, and data transparency on the federal budget and health care system.

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05/26/24

Georgetown CHIR: Is Increasing Competition the Answer to Rising Health Care Costs?

On May 21, 2024, the Georgetown University Center on Health Insurance Reforms hosted a discussion panel to explore solutions to healthcare affordability within employer-sponsored insurance alongside health policy experts. The panel discussed healthcare sector consolidation and its impact on healthcare costs; state perspectives from Texas and Massachusetts were also presented.

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05/26/24

Manatt Webinar: Demystifying the Current State of AI

On May 20, 2024, Manatt, a Washington DC-based law firm, hosted a webinar to explain how artificial intelligence (AI) is currently regulated and opined on how it should be regulated in the future to protect from the harms of the technology.

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05/19/24

Alliance for Health Policy – 2024 Voter Priorities in Healthcare: Telling the Policy Story

On May 15, 2024, the Alliance for Health Policy hosted a webinar to discuss the role of healthcare policy in the upcoming 2024 presidential election. Experts in health policy research and journalism gathered to share insights on how voters will prioritize healthcare issues and which issues will motivate them to show up to the polls.

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05/19/24

CTA The State of Telehealth: Sustaining Access Post-Pandemic

On May 14, 2024, the Consumer Technology Association (CTA) hosted an event with the American Telehealth Association (ATA) to discuss the future of telehealth. It featured a panel of Congressional staffers working on telehealth issues, presentations on how telehealth is currently used in healthcare, and what stakeholders are asking policymakers to do next.

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05/14/24

U.S. Senate Finance Committee Hearing: Hacking America’s Health Care: Assessing the Change Healthcare Cyber Attack and What’s Next

On Wednesday, May 1, 2024, the U.S. Senate Finance Committee held a hearing to discuss the implications of the February 21st cyberattack on UnitedHealth Group’s (UHG) company, Change Healthcare. The Committee heard testimony from UHG’s CEO, Andrew Witty, who discussed the company’s response to the attack and the next steps for UHG.

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05/10/24

Mathematica Webinar: Is it Time to Pump the Brakes–or Hit the Gas–on Health AI?

On May 7, 2024, Mathematica hosted a webinar to discuss the complexities of AI in healthcare. The discussion was about data governance, data-enabled workflows, and things organizations should consider before using AI models.

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05/10/24

Manatt Health Webinar: The Emerging Landscape of Augmented Intelligence in Health Care

On May 1, 2024, Manatt Health hosted a webinar to discuss applications of augmented intelligence (AI) in healthcare, based on a recent study conducted by the American Medical Association (AMA). The four speakers discussed historical AI applications and how physicians should implement the technology in their practices going forward.