Jordan Roberts

Government Affairs Associate

Posts by Jordan Roberts (page 4)

  • CMS administrator wants expanded telehealth to stay

    In a live virtual event for STAT, CMS administrator Seema Verma affirmed her support for a post-COVID world where telehealth and telemedicine enjoy the same widespread usage as they are now during the pandemic. Casy Ross from STAT News writes, President Trump’s top Medicare official said Tuesday…
    Jordan Roberts, June 10, 2020
  • Senate bill would protect DPC providers from insurance regulations

    A proposed committee substitute before the Senate Health Committee would protect direct primary care (DPC) providers from having to comply with state health insurance regulations. DPC providers are primary care doctors who do not accept insurance for payment. Instead, they charge each patient a monthly membership for around the…
    Jordan Roberts, May 27, 2020
  • Nursing homes and assisted living facilities account for majority of North Carolina COVID deaths

    COVID-19 tends to disproportionately affect those who are above 65 years old and have pre-existing medical conditions. Younger, healthier people tend to be less affected by the disease. This data is critical for our public officials as they weigh reopening the North Carolina, and the U.S. economy. New data…
    Jordan Roberts, May 26, 2020
  • ICYMI: NCGA to consider universal licensure recognition

    In case you missed it during this busy week, a bill was introduced in the North Carolina Senate to create a system of universal licensure recognition in North Carolina. In a research brief this week, my colleague Jon Sanders wrote about the components of the bill. Sanders writes,…
    Jordan Roberts, May 22, 2020
  • NC Senate wants DHHS to release more data

    Members of the General Assembly introduced COVID-19 related relief packages this week as a new legislative session begins. Competing bills from the North Carolina House and Senate offer proposals to respond to the coronavirus and provide appropriations for the federal relief money sent to the state from Congress.
    Jordan Roberts, April 30, 2020
  • General Assembly to fund antibody testing

    Senator Phil Berger has announced the North Carolina General Assembly would fund a random sample antibody study among North Carolinians. In a post on Medium.com, Berger’s Press Shop wrote:  Raleigh, N.C. — An antibody study of a representative sample…
    Jordan Roberts, April 14, 2020
  • New model suggests social distancing measures may need to stay in place through May

    Researchers from North Carolina released a new model today that suggests North Carolina may need to continue current social distancing measures through the end of May. The model considers two scenarios for the state moving forward: Maintain social distancing (and presumed adherence) beyond the current stay at home order…
    Jordan Roberts, April 6, 2020
  • Thought experiment: Could a floating hospital be used during the next pandemic?

    A lighter post for your Friday… Twitter usually is good for negativity, and people lobbing insults at each other. However, the other night while I was scrolling through the website, I came across a particularly interesting article. The article discusses a concept that I have never heard of:…
    Jordan Roberts, April 3, 2020