Action Alert

Sep 14, 2016
Sens. Rob Portman and Charles Schumer are asking their Senate colleagues to join them in urging the CMS to provide flexibility for hospital outpatient departments as it implements the site-neutral provisions of last years Bipartisan Budget Act.
Sep 14, 2016
Reps. Devin Nunes and Joseph Crowley are asking their House colleagues to join them in sending the CMS a letter urging the agency to provide flexibility for HOPDs as it implements the site-neutral provisions of last years Bipartisan Budget Act.
Aug 10, 2016
On July 6, CMS released its proposed rule for the 2017 outpatient prospective payment system.
Jul 25, 2016
Reps. Jim Renacci (R-OH) and Kathleen Rice (D-NY) have introduced a bill to delay for at least one year the introduction of the CMS new hospital star ratings.
Jun 21, 2016
On April 27, CMS published a proposed rule implementing key provisions of the new quality payment program for physicians and other professionals mandated by the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) of 2015. Use AHA's model comment letter to assist you in submitting your comments.
Jun 8, 2016
Reps. Pat Tiberi (R-OH) and Ron Kind (D-WI) asks their colleagues to sign a Dear Colleague letter urging CMS to provide regulatory relief for both acute care hospitals and post-acute care providers entering into alternative payment models.
Jun 6, 2016
The U.S. House of Representatives is expected to vote Tuesday evening on the Helping Hospitals Improve Patient Care Act (H.R. 5273).
May 23, 2016
Signatures needed for bipartisan House letter urging CMS to provide regulatory relief for post-acute
May 16, 2016
Reps. Tom Price (R-GA) and James McGovern (D-MA) are asking their colleagues to sign a Dear Colleague letter urging the Centers for Medicare…
May 16, 2016
Bipartisan House letter urges CMS to rescind its prior authorization notice for the Medicare home health benefit.