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Feb 14, 2020
Two House committees – Ways and Means, and Education and Labor – this week advanced separate legislation to address surprise medical bills. These pieces of legislation also are different from a December agreement between leaders from the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee…
Feb 14, 2020
The Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) passed S.1895, the Lower Health Care Costs Act, with provisions that would restrict certain contracting terms between providers and health plans. Section 302 of the bill would enable health plans to steer patients to particular…
Jan 24, 2020
Recent press reports have highlighted concerns from various health care stakeholders regarding the Department of Health and Human Services Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology’s proposed rule (released in March 2019), which would implement the “information blocking”…
Jan 13, 2020
The Departments of the Treasury, Labor, and Health and Human Services (collectively, the departments) propose to require health plans to provide their enrollees individualized information on their expected cost-sharing liability for a health care event, as well as other important information about…
Dec 13, 2019
Reject any cuts to hospital services as pay-fors As Congress finalizes work on year-end legislation, they are considering a number of key issues affecting hospitals and health systems. These include further delaying the Medicaid Disproportionate Share Hospital cuts and addressing surprise…
Dec 11, 2019
This is a downloadable Model Letter to Submit Comments to CMS on Proposed Rule on Stark Law that the AHA has created for your use.
Dec 9, 2019
Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee Chairman Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) and House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Frank Pallone Jr. (D-N.J.) along with Energy and Commerce Republican Leader Greg Walden (R-Ore.) Dec. 8 announced they have reached an agreement on…
Dec 9, 2019
On Nov. 18, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services issued a comprehensive proposed rule that would significantly change hospital supplemental payments and state Medicaid program financing, as well as enable greater oversight by the agency of these aspects of the program.
Dec 9, 2019
Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee Chairman Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) and House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Frank Pallone Jr. (D-N.J.) along with Energy and Commerce Republican Leader Greg Walden (R-Ore.) Dec. 8 announced they have reached an agreement on…
Dec 9, 2019
Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee Chairman Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) and House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Frank Pallone Jr. (D-N.J.) along with Energy and Commerce Republican Leader Greg Walden (R-Ore.) Dec. 8 announced they have reached an agreement on…