In collaboration with Catalyst for Payment Reform (“CPR”), The Source Executive Editor Jaime King discusses state health care legislation trends gathered from the Database of State Laws Impacting Healthcare Cost and Quality (SLIHCQ), particularly in the era of COVID-19, in a series of three blog posts in the Health Affairs Blog.
The first post, Supporting Health Care Competition In The Era Of COVID-19: Three Legislative Models For States, highlights three specific types of state legislation, namely 1) prohibition of anticompetitive contract clauses (see more on The Source Provider Contracts key issue page), 2) Certificate of Public Advantage (COPA), and 3) modification to scope of practice laws. It discusses how these state models can help encourage competition in the era of COVID-19 induced provider consolidation and mitigate its effects on healthcare prices.
The SLIHCQ Database was developed in partnership with CPR and is an interactive tool that hosts ongoing state legislative efforts to implement healthcare reform. It is intuitively designed to allow policymakers and other stakeholders to customize and filter their searches by key issue and state.
See the other two blog posts in the Health Affairs series here.