Special Bulletin

May 23, 2019
Leaders of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) May 23 released the Lower Health Care Costs Act of 2019 – bipartisan discussion draft legislation focused on reducing health care costs.
May 17, 2019
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services May 16 released a final rule with the intent of lowering drug prices for beneficiaries enrolled in Medicare Advantage and Part D programs.
May 8, 2019
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) today released a final rule aimed at increasing drug price transparency and reducing the price of prescription drugs and biological products for consumers.
May 7, 2019
The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office for Civil Rights May 2 issued a final rule concerning federal health care-related conscience protections applicable to programs funded or administered by HHS (e.g., Medicare, Medicaid or grant programs).
Apr 24, 2019
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services April 23 issued its hospital inpatient prospective payment system (PPS) and long-term care hospital PPS proposed rule for fiscal year (FY) 2020.
Apr 24, 2019
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently issued the skilled nursing facility (SNF) and long-term care hospital (LTCH) prospective payment systems (PPS) proposed rules for fiscal year (FY) 2020. AHA Take: As finalized in last year’s rulemaking, a redesigned SNF PPS payment…
Apr 23, 2019
The Department of Health and Human Services and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services April 22 announced a new Primary Cares Initiative.
Apr 19, 2019
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) April 18 issued a final rule implementing the standards governing health plan issuers and the Health Insurance Marketplaces for 2020.
Apr 18, 2019
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) April 17 issued a proposed rule for the inpatient rehabilitation facility (IRF) prospective payment system (PPS) for fiscal year (FY) 2020.
Mar 11, 2019
President Trump today submitted to Congress his budget request for fiscal year (FY) 2020. The budget request, which is not binding, proposes hundreds of billions of dollars in reductions to Medicare and Medicaid over 10 years. The budget request also contains a number of provisions related to drug…