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Your advocacy is needed as CBO estimates Senate bill would leave 22M more uninsured

The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) has just released its score for the Better Care Reconciliation Act of 2017 (BCRA), estimating that the Senate version of the health care bill aimed at repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act (ACA) would leave 22 million more uninsured.
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MedPAC recommends Medicare payment system refinements in June report

The Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) has issued its June report to Congress, offering recommendations on refinements to Medicare payment systems and issues affecting...
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5 steps to prepare for switch to Medicare Beneficiary Identifier numbers

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is taking steps to remove Social Security numbers from Medicare cards in an effort to prevent fraud, fight identity theft and protect essential program funding and the private health care and financial information of beneficiaries.

Senate introduces its version of AHCA

The Senate unveiled its version of the American Health Care Act (AHCA) on Thursday morning, briefing Republican members of the chamber before releasing the bill to the public. The full text of the 142-page bill is available online.
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Noem’s IHS bill seeks to boost recruitment and retention, restore accountability

Rep. Kristi Noem testified before a House subcommittee Wednesday in support of her bill to improve the recruitment and retention of Indian Health Service (IHS) employees and restore accountability in the agency.

Senate draft of AHCA expected on Thursday

The American Hospital Association (AHA) has issued a special bulletin noting that Senate leadership is expected to unveil its draft version of the American Health Care Act (AHCA) on Thursday.

Senate vote on AHCA likely by end of June

The Senate is expected to release its version of the American Health Care Act (AHCA) on Thursday or Friday of this week, with the...
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Senate may consider equal funding for Medicaid in low-cost States

Senate Republicans may consider providing equal funding to states, like South Dakota, with low Medicaid spending costs. Sen. Mike Rounds has indicated that he...

Senate vote on the AHCA likely by end of June

We learned today that the Senate will release its version of the American Health Care Act (AHCA) on Thursday or Friday of this week,...
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CMS extends comment deadline for SNF advance notice of proposed rulemaking

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has extended the comment period for its advance notice of proposed rulemaking on potential revisions to the skilled nursing facility payment system.