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Analyzing the President’s FY 2021 Budget: Key HHS Proposals

On February 10, 2020, the White House released its $4.8 trillion FY 2021 budget proposal. In the area of healthcare, the president requested $94.5 billion in discretionary budget authority for the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), which represents a 10% decrease from the 2020 enacted level.

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Medicare Advantage Advance Notice and Policy and Technical Changes Proposed Rule

On February 5, 2020, CMS issued two documents impacting the Medicare Advantage program: (1) the Medicare and Medicaid Programs: Contract Year 2021 and 2022 Policy and Technical Changes to the Medicare Advantage Program, Medicare Prescription Drug Benefit Program, Medicare Cost Plan Program, and Programs of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly Proposed Rule; and (2) the…

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McDermottPlus Check-Up: February 07, 2020

The House Ways and Means and Education and Labor committees released information on their surprise billing proposals, and President Trump delivered the State of the Union on the eve of the Senate’s vote to acquit him in the impeachment trial.

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McDermottPlus Check-Up: June 21, 2019

This Week’s Dose: Three weeks down, one week to go in this work period. The Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee is moving forward with its cost containment legislation, and the House passed the first batch of health care extenders.

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CMS Releases Final Rule Aimed at Lowering Drug Prices and Reducing Out-of-Pocket Spending

Since mid-2018, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has been implementing sections of the American Patients First Blueprint, President Trump’s plan to lower drug prices and reduce patient out-of-pocket spending.

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McDermottPlus Check-Up: April 12, 2019

This Week’s Dose: Drug pricing continues to be the focus in Congress with multiple hearings and markups on the subject. So far, lowering drug prices remains a rare area of consensus among lawmakers.

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McDermottPlus Check-Up: January 18, 2019

This Week’s Diagnoses: Shutdown enters historic territory. Prescription drug costs emerge as a priority issue for the 116th Congress. Committee assignments are almost complete.

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