Action Alert

Mar 25, 2019
Bipartisan bills were recently introduced in both chambers of Congress to help alleviate the critical shortage of physicians. The Resident Physician Shortage Reduction Act of 2019 (S. 348/H.R. 1763) would add 3,000 Medicare-funded residency slots each fiscal year for the next five years, at least…
Dec 6, 2018
The Department of Homeland Security’s recent proposed rule could limit legal immigrants’ future immigration status based on their receipt of public benefits. Specifically, the rule proposes to change current policies that govern “public charge” determinations, which assess how likely an individual…
Nov 8, 2018
Facing deadlines for responding to the lawsuit brought by the AHA, Association of American Medical Colleges, America's Essential Hospitals, 340B Health and three hospital systems, the Health Resources and Services Administration proposes a Jan. 1 compliance date for its final rule on 340B drug…
Oct 18, 2018
One hundred thirty-eight members of the House of Representatives Oct. 18 expressed concern with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' proposal to expand certain site-neutral payment policies to grandfathered off-campus hospital provider-based departments in calendar year 2019.
Oct 15, 2018
Reps. Peter Roskam (R-Ill.), chair of the Ways and Means Health Subcommittee, and Mike Thompson (D-Calif.) are asking their House colleagues to sign on to a letter urging the Centers for Medicare…
Oct 3, 2018
Forty-eight senators Sept. 28 urged the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to reconsider its proposal to expand certain site-neutral payment policies to grandfathered off-campus hospital provider-based departments in calendar year 2019.
Oct 2, 2018
October 2, 2018—Reps. Peter Roskam (R-Ill.), chair of the Ways and Means Health Subcommittee, and Mike Thompson (D-Calif.) are asking their House colleagues to sign on to a letter urging the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to reconsider proposals to cut payments for evaluation…
Jul 10, 2018
On June 25, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) published a Request for Information (RFI) regarding the physician self-referral law, more commonly known as the Stark law. CMS published the RFI to further its efforts to remove unnecessary obstacles to care coordination and…
May 8, 2018
Please urge your representative to cosponsor the Rural Emergency Medical Center Act (H.R. 5678) The Rural Emergency Medical Center Act of 2018 (H.R. 5678) would establish a new rural facility designation under the Medicare program, allowing facilities meeting certain requirements to provide 24/7…