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…
Dec 11, 2017
House and Senate conferees are meeting this week, including a public meeting on Wednesday, on the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, legislation to overhaul the tax code that contains several notable provisions affecting hospitals.
Dec 8, 2017
The Senate has formally voted to go to conference with the House on the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, legislation to overhaul the tax code that contains several notable provisions affecting hospitals (see below). Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and Democratic Leader Charles Schumer (D-NY)…
Dec 6, 2017
The House has named its conferees to reconcile the House and Senate versions of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, legislation to overhaul the tax code that also contains several notable provisions affecting hospitals. The Senate is expected to name its conferees later today.
Nov 27, 2017
The Senate returns to Washington, D.C., today poised to begin debate on tax reform legislation, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017.
Nov 21, 2017
The House of Representatives Nov. 16 passed its version of legislation to reform the tax code. Meanwhile, the full Senate is poised to begin debate on its bill, which cleared the Senate Finance Committee Nov. 16, when it returns to Washington, D.C., on Nov. 27. Outlined are several provisions of…
Nov 20, 2017
Please contact your senators and urge them to oppose inclusion of repeal of the individual mandate in the tax bill.
Nov 16, 2017
House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady (R-TX) and Ranking Member Richard Neal (D-MA) November 15 released the outline of a bipartisan agreement to extend several Medicare payment programs, including the Medicare-dependent Hospital and Low-volume Adjustment programs.