Action Alert

Sep 18, 2019
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services in its hospital outpatient prospective payment system proposed rule for calendar year 2020 proposes to require that hospitals publicly post on the internet a machine-readable file containing both gross charges and “payer-specific negotiated charges”…
Jul 16, 2019
Improving maternal safety and outcomes in the U.S. is a top priority for hospital and health systems. While the field has worked hard to improve outcomes, we must continue to pursue advancements in maternal care. Mothers can be at risk from the first days of pregnancy through the postpartum period…
Jul 10, 2019
The House Energy & Commerce Health Subcommittee this week is expected to mark up the No Surprises Act – draft bipartisan legislation focused on ending surprise billing. A full Committee markup could then quickly follow.
Jul 1, 2019
Leaders of the House Energy & Commerce Committee Health Subcommittee may move to mark up the No Surprises Act – draft bipartisan legislation focused on ending surprise billing – as soon as Subcommittee members return from the Independence Day recess the week of July 8.
Jun 25, 2019
Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee leaders today released a manager’s amendment to the Lower Health Care Costs Act of 2019 (S.1895) making several updates to the bill.
Jun 21, 2019
Leaders of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee June 19 released a revised version of the Lower Health Care Costs Act of 2019 – bipartisan legislation focused on reducing health care costs.
Jun 14, 2019
The Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions has released the Lower Health Care Costs Act of 2019 – bipartisan discussion draft legislation to reduce health care costs.
Jun 14, 2019
Recently, a number of proposals have been introduced in Congress to address surprise medical billing.
Apr 10, 2019
Reps. Eliot Engel, D-N.Y., and Pete Olson, R-Texas, are asking their colleagues to join them in urging House leadership to delay for at least two years the Medicaid disproportionate share hospital (DSH) cuts scheduled to take effect Oct. 1.