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Special Bulletin: December 15, 2006

December 15, 2006

On December 13 CMS issued guidance to state Medicaid directors on their obligations under the Deficit Reduction Act of 2005 (DRA) to implement certain education requirements for providers and others who receive at least $5 million a year in Medicaid payments. Learn More

Special Bulletin: December 7, 2006

December 07, 2006

House and Senate negotiators agreed last night on a package of health care items that may be attached to tax legislation that includes prevention of a 2007 cut in Medicare physician payments. The House is expected to vote tonight, while the Senate may vote tonight or tomorrow. Learn More

Advocacy Update: November 10, 2006

November 10, 2006

With the Democrats controlling both the House and Senate for the first time in 12 years, a "lame-duck" session that is expected to start next week may result in congressional action on the physician fee "fix" or other health care issues before the end of the year. Learn More

Advocacy Update: November 9, 2006

November 09, 2006

With Sen. George Allen's (R-VA) concession to Democrat Jim Webb today in a very tight Virginia race, control of the Senate will be held by the Democrats by a 51-49 margin (two independents are expected to align with the Democrats). Learn More

Advocacy Update: November 8, 2006

November 08, 2006

For the first time in 12 years, the U.S. House will be under the control of Democrats. The Senates final makeup wont be determined until a tight Virginia race is decided, but Democrats picked up several seats there as well. The changes mean that when Congress reconvenes Nov. 14 for a lame-duck session, its only action may be a continuing resolution to fund the government until the new Congress takes control. Learn More

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