Health Policy

Recent health policy contributions



Len Nichols participated in the December 1 Policy Briefing, What’s Next for Medicare Provider Payment?  Click here to see the video.  The goal of this briefing was to provide an update on MACRA implementation, the issues on the table as policymakers consider next steps around shifting the way providers are paid, by both public and private payers, and what this all means for improving health outcomes and quality.



Virginia Medicaid Webinar:

Len Nichols participated in a Virginia Medicaid Webinar on September 9th for the Virginia Center for Health Innovation (VHIN).

The VHIN is an online learning community administered by the Virginia Center for Health Innovation and is free to join. Creating a profile takes just a few minutes. Once you are logged in to the Network, you can access the webinar page via the “Announcements” section at the top of your member home page, or under “Learn” in the top navigation. For your convenience, the direct link is below: Virginia Medicaid Webinars on the Innovation Network​

Issue Briefs:

‘What Price Should We Pay for Specialty Drugs?’ by Len Nichols
On May 15, 2015 Len Nichols gave a talk and released a new issue brief on specialty drug pricing at the Partnership for Quality Care’s Policy Forum at Kaiser Permanente’s new Center for Total Health in Washington, DC.

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‘The Debate Over any Willing Provider Laws May Return, Sad to Say’ by Len Nichols











‘Enlisting States as Partners in Health Care Cost Savings’ by Len Nichols