Jordan Roberts

Government Affairs Associate

Posts by Jordan Roberts (page 3)

  • Greensboro-based Cone Health plans to merge with Sentara Healthcare

    Greensboro-based Cone Health and Norfolk, VA-based Sentara Healthcare on Wednesday announced plans to merge the two hospital systems. Tara Bannow from Modern Healthcare reported, The CEOs of both not-for-profit health systems shot down the notion that the proposed deal is happening in response to pressures caused by…
    Jordan Roberts, August 12, 2020
  • Sen. Paul introduces universal HSA bill

    U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) recently introduced a bill that would dramatically liberalize the rules and regulations regarding health savings accounts (HSA). HSA’s are accounts that individuals and employers can donate tax-free dollars to be used on qualified health expenses. Currently, the law says that only those who have…
    Jordan Roberts, August 3, 2020
  • HHS IG says providers can work directly with RIP Medical Debt

    The non-profit RIP Medical Debt was given the green light to work directly with providers to eliminate medical debt for low-income patients. Alex Kacik for Modern Healthcare reported, HHS’ Office of Inspector General recently said it will not penalize health systems and large…
    Jordan Roberts, July 29, 2020
  • Trump’s second term healthcare agenda

    The health care vision of the two political parties in America could not be more different. Democrats and those on the left want to see government play a much larger role than it already does. Many on the left support a single-payer system in which the government is the sole…
    Jordan Roberts, July 24, 2020
  • NHRMC agrees to partnership with Novant Health, UNC Health

    In some non-COVID related health news, the New Hanover Regional Medical Center (NHRMC) is moving forward with its proposed research and clinical partnership with Novant Health and UNC Health. The New Hanover Board of Commissioners voted 4-1 to move forward with the proposed affiliation, which has drawn criticism from…
    Jordan Roberts, July 14, 2020
  • Hospitals must disclose prices, judge rules

    A federal judge ruled the Department of Health and Human Services’ rule to force hospitals to disclose their negotiated prices with insurers was legal. The rule, introduced last November, was quickly challenged in court by America’s powerful hospital lobby. Michael Brady of Modern Healthcare reported: During …
    Jordan Roberts, June 24, 2020
  • How can hospitals better prepare for a potential second wave of Coronavirus?

    When the Coronavirus began to spread in the U.S., no one knew what to expect. Public health officials weren’t sure what infections, hospitalizations, or deaths would look like in our country compared to others. Now, more than four months into the pandemic in the U.S., we have a much better…
    Jordan Roberts, June 23, 2020
  • Medicare Trust Fund outlook worsened by COVID

    As our country continues to deal with the consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic, some of the resulting impacts are starting to come into focus. The Medicare Part A Trust fund is another entity that is impacted by the changes in everyday life arising from life during the coronavirus. A recently…
    Jordan Roberts, June 15, 2020