On August 7, the U.S. Senate passed the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA), a $740 billion reconciliation package. The U.S. House of Representatives is expected to vote on the bill by August 12. This expert perspective describes the healthcare provisions included in the IRA, such as provisions to improve the affordability of healthcare for Medicare and Affordable Care Act (ACA) Marketplace enrollees. The expert perspective also describes several significant healthcare policies included in the House-passed Build Back Better Act that were left out of the Senate package.
Aligning Measure Sets: Tools & Methods for States
Tailored to the needs of state officials and other stakeholders involved in measure set creation, this webinar addresses strategies for developing and maintaining aligned quality measure sets, based on an SHVS issue brief written by Bailit Health Purchasing with support from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF). The webinar also introduces helpful new Excel-based measure set development tools Bailit created for Buying Value, also supported by RWJF. Representatives from Washington and Vermont discuss their experiences developing aligned core measure sets, including their use of the Buying Value tools.