Senate vote on Graham-Cassidy-Heller-Johnson abandoned

The Senate will not vote this week on the Graham-Cassidy-Heller-Johnson proposal to repeal and replace parts of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), the proposal’s sponsors...

New Medicare cards are coming!

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services will soon be issuing every Medicare beneficiary a new Medicare card. The new card will not include...
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AHA resources on ACA repeal/replace

The American Hospital Association (AHA) has created a special web page of resources related to efforts to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act.

GOP withdraws AHCA ahead of vote

After four hours of floor debate Friday, House Republican leaders withdrew the American Health Care Act (AHCA) before the legislation went to a full vote. Republican Leaders determined they didn't have enough votes to pass the bill that would repeal and replace parts of the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

CMS to give clinicians more options to comply with MACRA in 2017

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Acting Administrator Andrew Slavitt said in a blog post Thursday that the agency will give physicians and...
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Congress extends VA Choice program

With bipartisan support, the House of Representatives approved legislation (S. 544) extending the Veterans Choice Program on Wednesday following Senate passage two days earlier....

AHA hosting open enrollment webcast with HHS secretary

The American Hospital Association will host a special webcast on open enrollment with HHS Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell on Thursday, Oct. 27, from 1-2...
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CMS Rural Health Solutions Summit planned for Oct. 19

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is planning a CMS Rural Health Solutions Summit on Oct. 19 at its headquarters in Baltimore....
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Supreme Court sides with nursing home in Kentucky case

The U.S. Supreme Court has sided with a nursing home in a Kentucky case tied to powers of attorney and arbitration agreements. The high court ruled 7-1 decision that the Kentucky Supreme Court's clear-statement rule violates the Federal Arbitration Act by singling out arbitration agreements for disfavored treatment.

Senate continues work on AHCA … Urgent call to action!

The U.S. Senate returned from recess to tackle the issue of passing the American Health Care Act (AHCA).  It now appears that majority leader...