CHIP

May 9, 2018
The White House Office of Management and Budget yesterday proposed that Congress rescind $15.4 billion in prior appropriations to federal programs, including nearly $7 billion from the Children’s Health Insurance Program and $800 million from the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation. The…
Apr 26, 2018
The House Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee yesterday advanced to the full committee a number of AHA-supported bills to address the opioid crisis. The bills would amend the Medicaid Institutions for Mental Disease exclusion; cover IMD substance use disorder treatment for pregnant women up to…
Apr 24, 2018
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services seeks comments through May 25 on potential models for direct provider contracting (DPC) with physician practices in Medicare, Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program to reduce spending and administrative burden while enhancing…
Mar 30, 2018
Nearly 16.4 million people enrolled in Medicaid or the Children’s Health Insurance Program between Oct. 1, 2013 and Jan. 31, 2018, increasing total enrollment in the programs by 29% since the start of the first open enrollment period for the Health Insurance Marketplace, according to a report …
Mar 15, 2018
The Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission today released its March report to Congress, which focuses on Medicaid managed care, telehealth in Medicaid, and disproportionate share hospital allotments to states. With respect to Medicaid managed care, the report recommends allowing…
Feb 13, 2018
The AHA yesterday recommended that the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services provide a complete package of information on its new Bundled Payments for Care Improvement Advanced Model by March 1, and delay the program’s application deadline from March 12 to April 16. “Our members support the…
Feb 9, 2018
Congress today passed and President Trump signed into law a massive two-year budget bill containing a number of priorities important to hospitals and health systems. In addition to immediately funding the government until March 23, the bill also raises the debt ceiling and sets spending levels for…
Feb 9, 2018
The logjam broke this week when Congress passed a spending bill that included many important provisions that benefit the patients and communities we are privileged to serve each day. Importantly, the bill delays for two years cuts to Medicaid disproportionate share hospital payments, which are…
Feb 9, 2018
Rick Pollack President and CEO American Hospital Association February 9, 2018  Today’s continuing resolution includes many important provisions that benefit the patients and communities America’s hospitals and health systems are privileged to serve each day. Importantly, this bill delays…
Jan 29, 2018
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services today extended for another six months its moratoria on enrollment of new Medicare home health agencies in Florida, Illinois, Michigan and Texas, and on new Part B non-emergency ground ambulance suppliers in New Jersey, Pennsylvania. The extension…