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May 2, 2019
The AHA today voiced support for provisions in the Mothers and Offspring Mortality and Morbidity Awareness Act (H.R. 1897/S. 916) that would improve state maternal mortality data, provide funding to promote safety practices and cultural competency, and extend health coverage and services for low-income postpartum women.
May 2, 2019
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services today issued a final rule that eliminates 2014 regulatory text allowing states to reassign Medicaid payments to third parties on behalf of certain providers.
May 2, 2019
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services will increase the number of opportunities to apply for Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System Level II codes from once per year to quarterly for new drugs and semiannually for new medical devices.
May 2, 2019
The Department of Justice yesterday told the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals that it should affirm a district court decision that struck down the entire Affordable Care Act, reversing its earlier position before the lower court.
May 2, 2019
In a blog post today, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Administrator Seema Verma highlights recent progress in reducing provider complaints related to the Medicare Recovery Audit Contractor program and associated backlog of appeals.
May 1, 2019
Establishing a single-payer system would be a major undertaking that would involve substantial changes in the sources and extent of coverage, provider payment rates, and financing methods of health care in the United States, , according to a report released today by the Congressional Budget Office.
May 1, 2019
The House Judiciary Committee yesterday approved by voice vote the Creating and Restoring Equal Access to Equivalent Samples Act (H.R. 965).
May 1, 2019
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and Department of the Treasury today issued a request for information seeking ideas for additional Section 1332 waiver concepts that states could consider.
May 1, 2019
As the AHA and its members continue to address maternal mortality, the association today voiced support for the Joint Commission’s recently proposed standards for perinatal safety.
May 1, 2019
AHA today urged the Antitrust Division of the Department of Justice to investigate thoroughly Centene's proposed acquisition of WellCare “because it threatens to reduce competition in delivery of Medicaid managed care and Medicare Advantage services to tens of millions of consumers across broad swaths of the country.”