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 2, 2019
As Congress enters the home stretch for 2019, they are considering a number of key hospital and health system issues as part of year-end legislation. These include addressing surprise medical bills and further delaying the Medicaid Disproportionate Share Hospital (DSH) cuts. In addition, it is our…
Oct 1, 2019
Members of Congress are in their home districts and states for the next two weeks, and it is an excellent opportunity to talk with your lawmakers about important issues they will consider when they return to Washington, D.C.
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 31, 2019
A number of important legislative and regulatory issues are pending for hospitals and health systems.
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.