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May 27, 2021

Can states build models of health policy innovation supported by federal investment? Early efforts are under way to bring health plans, providers, and regulators together, with an emphasis on innovation. State of Reform’s DJ Wilson joins Deanne Kasim and panelists Angela Evatt, Steve Brennan, and Matt Keppler to discuss the components driving this approach among emerging federal and state legislation.

Today’s special guest is DJ Wilson, founder and CEO of State of Reform. DJ joins Change Healthcare’s Deanne Kasim, executive director of health policy; Angela Evatt, director of state health policy; Steve Brennan, Wester Region senior manager of state health policy; and Matt Keppler, Central Region senior manager of state health policy.

They discussed:

  • Policy takeaways from Biden administration’s first 100 days
  • Public health investment opportunities in upcoming infrastructure legislation
  • The post-pandemic outlook for value-based care
  • Where states are working with federal partners
  • Status of state data privacy bills
  • Progress on health information exchange legislation
  • Public option efforts to control healthcare costs
  • Legislative activity on vaccination credentialing
  • Employers requiring proof of vaccination

Episode Resources

  1. DJ Wilson’s bio
  2. Deanne Kasim’s bio
  3. Angela Evatt’s bio
  4. Steve Brennan’s bio
  5. Matt Keppler’s bio
  6. Change Healthcare Industry Insights
  7. COVID-19 Updates and Resources
  8. COVID-19 Updates Newsletter
  9. Change Healthcare Insights Newsletter

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