Kayla Holgash

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Kayla is a skilled, passionate health policy professional with experience covering health policy legislation, research, complex policy and data analyses, and strategic planning for leading DC-area institutions. Read Kayla Holgash's full bio.

CMS Approves New York 1115 Medicaid Redesign Waiver

By and on Mar 7, 2024
Posted In Employee Benefits, Health and Welfare Plans

On January 9, 2024, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) approved the New York State (NY) 1115 Medicaid waiver “Medicaid Redesign Team” (MRT). The MRT is a long-standing waiver in NY that has continuously evolved to improve the administration, structure and financing of the NY Medicaid program; enhance Medicaid beneficiaries’ access to services;...

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CMS Releases Proposed Rule: Medicaid Program; Ensuring Access to Medicaid Services

By , , and on May 30, 2023
Posted In Employee Benefits, Health and Welfare Plans

On May 3, 2023, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) published the proposed rule Medicaid Program; Ensuring Access to Medicaid Services. The aim of the proposed rule is to enhance transparency in payment rates, establish uniformity in data and monitoring and provide states with fresh avenues to encourage the active involvement of beneficiaries...

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Healthcare Preview for the Week of May 1, 2023

By , , and on May 4, 2023
Posted In Digital Health, Employee Benefits, Health and Welfare Plans

There has been a flurry of activity in Congress focused on healthcare issues over the last two weeks. Committees in both the US House and Senate held hearings on legislation focused on increasing transparency and competition in the healthcare system that could have significant impacts for certain healthcare providers, healthcare plans and pharmacy benefit managers....

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