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04/21/24

Duke-Margolis Institute for Health Policy: 2024 Health Policy Conference

On April 11, 2024, the Duke-Margolis Institute for Health Policy held its annual health policy conference, with panelists representing federal and state government, industry, and academia. The panel topics focused on advancing value-based care, accelerating innovation and the collection of real-time data, and creating the infrastructure needed to support both of these two goals.

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04/20/24

Wall Street Comes to Washington Healthcare Roundtable

On April 8, 2024, the Brookings Center on Health Policy hosted the 26th Wall Street Comes to Washington Healthcare Roundtable, featuring expert analysts discussing market trends, federal policies, and the future of healthcare.

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04/13/24

HITAC AI Hearing

On Thursday, April 11, the Health Information Advisory Committee (HITAC), or the HHS Office of National Coordinator for Health IT’s (ONC) advisory committee, hosted a hearing on artificial intelligence in health and human services. The hearing featured a diverse set of speakers from across the country, who sat on three panels focused on safety and quality, health equity, and ONC’s recently proposed “FAVES” framework (i.e., promoting AI that is fair, appropriate, valid, effective, and safe).

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04/12/24

House E&C: Legislative Proposals to Support Patient Access to Telehealth Services

On Wednesday, April 10, 2024, the U.S. House Committee on Energy & Commerce held a Health Subcommittee hearing to discuss the considerations for effectively expanding quality telehealth access before pandemic-era telehealth flexibilities expire at the end of the year.

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03/30/24

PHTI Digital Diabetes Management Tools Webinar

On March 28, 2024, the Peterson Health Technology Institute hosted a webinar to discuss its recent report, which found that current digital diabetes management technologies fail to result in clinically meaningful reductions in hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) and other related secondary factors, including—but not limited to—weight, cholesterol, blood pressure, BMI, and medication adherence.

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03/29/24

NIHCM Foundation AI for Health Equity

On March 26, 2024, the National Institute for Health Care Management (NIHCM) Foundation, a Blue Cross Blue Shield health plan organization that funds healthcare research and journalism, hosted a webinar to discuss the impact of bias in the development and implementation of AI models in healthcare. The panel discussed approaches to both identifying and eliminating bias across healthcare delivery and coverage processes.

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03/18/24

Politico 2024 Health Care Summit

On March 13, 2024, POLITICO held their annual Health Care Summit amid the backdrop of an election year. Sessions included the future of healthcare policy to the implications of new technologies and public attitudes toward science. Key themes of discussion across all the panels included the implementation of the Inflation Reduction Act, protecting access to reproductive health services, the mental health crisis, provider shortages – and how all of these issues will be impacted or discussed during a presidential election year.

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03/18/24

MedPAC: A Preliminary Analysis of MA Quality

On March 7, 2024, MedPAC held a meeting to discuss the quality of care provided in Medicare Advantage (MA). Commissioners reviewed a presentation from MedPAC staff to evaluate alternative methods to calculate quality in the program that were discussed in Chapter 12 of the March 2024 MedPAC Report to Congress published on March 15, 2024.

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03/18/24

Paragon Health Institute: Improving Medicare through Medicare Advantage

On March 7, 2024, the Paragon Health Institute, a conservative think tank run by former Trump health policy adviser Brian Blase, hosted a webinar to review its recently published paper suggesting improvements to the Medicare Advantage (MA) program. These policies are a preview of the types of health care policies voters may expect from Republican leadership in the future.

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03/10/24

Federal Trade Commission Workshop: Private Equity in Health Care

On Tuesday, March 5, 2024, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) hosted a public workshop webinar to discuss the role of private equity investments in healthcare markets. The event featured speakers from the three main federal agencies – FTC, DOJ, HHS – as well as stakeholders representing various interests, including experts in economic and health policy.