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Payment Innovation: Other

Quality and Safety of Nursing Home Care Under Scrutiny

The quality and beneficiary safety of nursing home care is under scrutiny.

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Prescription Drug: Other

Members Send Letter to HHS Opposing Changes to Protected Classes

On March 13, 2019, more than 70 members joined Representatives Barbara Lee (D-CA) and Will Hurd (R-TX) in sending a letter to Secretary and of Health and Human Services Alex Azar expressing opposition to the CMS proposed rule changing the six protected classes of drugs in Medicare Part D.

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Prescription Drug: Legislation

Prescription Drug Legislation Considered

House E&C Health Subcommittee holds legislative hearing to examine seven bills related to lowering the cost of prescription drugs.

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Insurance Coverage: Legislation

Medicaid Expansion Bill Introduced

On February 14, 2019, Senator Brian Schatz (D-HI) introduced the State Public Option Act (S. 489) which allows states to provide a public option through Medicaid for individuals not otherwise covered under Medicaid or enrolled in other insurance.

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Insurance Coverage: Legislation

Medicare Buy-in Bill Introduced

On February 13, 2019, Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) introduced the Medicare at 50 Act (S. 470) which lowers the eligibility age for Medicare coverage to age 50.

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Insurance Coverage: Legislation

Bill Introduced to Reverse STLDI Plan Expansion

On February 6, 2019, Representative Kathy Castor (D-FL) introduced H.R. 1010 which would rollback the Administration’s short-term limited duration regulation.

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Payment Innovation: Innovation Center

DelBene Leads Letter to CMS to Delay MSSP Application Timeline

Representative Suzan DelBene (D-WA) requests an extension to the application timeline for the new Pathways to Success, Medicare Shared Savings Program Accountable Care Organizations.

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Payment Innovation: Innovation Center

House Ways and Means Bipartisan Letter on CMMI

Congress requests greater transparency from CMMI.

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Insurance Coverage: Stakeholder Engagement

American Medical Association (AMA) Letter to Congressional Leaders on Reform of Health Care System

January 3, 2017: AMA letter to congress requesting replacement policies in place prior to the repeal of the ACA.

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Payment Innovation: Quality Payment Program

Andy Slavitt Provides Testimony at MACRA Hearing

On May 11, 2016 Andrew Slavitt, Acting Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) provided testimony at a hearing on the implementation of the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) of 2015 held by the Subcommittee on Health of the House Ways and Means Committee.

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