Health System Transformation

The Protecting Patient Access to Emergency Medications Act of 2017
An issue brief summarizing the Protecting Patient Access to Emergency Medications Act of 2017, which amended the Controlled Substances Act to include requirements for maintaining and administering controlled substances by emergency medical services

Health Information and Public Health
Resources on law and policy related to health information and public health

Medicaid Service Delivery: Federally Qualified Health Centerspdf icon[PDF – 382KB]
Summarizes the role of Federally Qualified Health Centers in the delivery of healthcare services for the expanding Medicaid population

Tribal Epidemiology Centers Designated as Public Health Authoritiespdf icon[PDF 500KB]
Provides an overview of tribal epidemiology centers and the recent amendment to the Indian Health Care Improvement Act (permanently reauthorized by the Affordable Care Act), which designated these centers as public health authorities. The issue brief further outlines the impact of this designation under HIPAA.

The Affordable Care Act & American Indian and Alaska Native Communities: Selected Readings and Resourcespdf icon[PDF 229KB]
A list of readings and resources that describe the Affordable Care Act and the Indian Health Care Improvement Act’s impact on American Indian and Alaska Native communities. The list includes summaries of the laws, scholarly articles, and resources on enrollment and exemptions.

Health Department Billing for Immunization Services: A Menu of Suggested Provisionspdf icon[PDF – 389KB]
A menu of state law provisions that impact the health department’s authority to bill third parties for services provided. The menu was created by CDC’s Public Health Law Program in cooperation with the National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases.

Accountable Care: Basic Principles and Related Lawpdf icon[PDF – 357KB]
Describes accountable care frameworks and the legal provisions that support them. These resources can help practitioners understand how accountable care might impact public health and engage with accountable care entities in their jurisdictions.

Hospital Presumptive Eligibility Issue Briefpdf icon[PDF – 304KB]
Summarizes Medicaid hospital presumptive eligibility (HPE) program to help practitioners understand state HPE implementation options and how hospitals can expand presumptive eligibility to new populations.

Menu of State Public Health Department Accreditation Lawspdf icon[PDF – 287KB]
An inventory of state laws that reference accreditation and examples of the methods in which states have required, encouraged, or financed public health department accreditation through statutes or regulations.

Public Health Law and Policy Innovations: Social Impact Bondspdf icon[PDF – 357KB]
A descriptive overview of social impact bonds, new financing mechanisms used to attract private investment for public health initiatives. These resources can help public health practitioners responsible for financing and funding, as well as groups and organizations with the responsibility to inform state and local governing bodies regarding public health programing and initiatives.

Selected Issues regarding ERISA, Health Benefit Plans, and State Laws that Address Health System Transformationpdf icon[PDF – 272KB]
Summary of responses to technical assistance requests PHLP received regarding the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA) and its relationship to health benefit plans and state laws that address health system transformation

Summary of the Internal Revenue Service’s April 5, 2013, Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on Community Health Needs Assessments for Charitable Hospitalspdf icon[PDF – 188KB]
Summarizes proposed regulations that provided guidance to charitable hospital organizations on the 501(r) Community Health Needs Assessment requirements and related excise tax and reporting requirements


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