COVID-19 One Year Later: Progress Made, Progress Remaining
Overview:It’s been a year of health plans’ continued response to COVID-19 and its effects on their members, their communities, and the nation. In addition, with the transfer of power to the Biden Administration and the Democratic 117th Congress, we anticipate significant shifts in the country’s legislative and regulatory agenda. The panelists in this webinar will explore a range of issues facing health plans as they continue to support the immediate and ongoing COVID-19 response and well beyond as we return to normalcy. This discussion will begin with an overview of the policy mechanisms available for effectuating change, followed by an in-depth examination of current, short term, and long term developments and trends related to the following:
- Coverage, reimbursement, and data submission for COVID-19 testing, treatment, and vaccination.
- Increased reliance on data to drive new payment models, health policy reform, and health equity.
- The possibility of telehealth and other government-recognized flexibilities extending beyond the public health emergency.
- Monitoring for future drug pricing controls and government spending reductions.
Kathy Roe, Attorney & Co-Founder, Health Law Consultancy
Ursula Taylor, Founding & Managing Partner, The Law Offices of Ursula Taylor
Miranda Franco, Senior Policy Advisor, Holland & Knight LLP
Jen McDowell (Moderator), Vice-Chair of Educational Programming, AHLA Health Plan Affinity Group