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Trump nominates Gottlieb to serve as FDA commissioner

President Donald Trump on Monday nominated Dr. Scott Gottlieb to lead the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Gottlieb, a 44-year-old physician, is a fellow at the conservative think tank American Enterprise Institute, researching health policy, regulation and public health.

CBO: AHCA would cause 24 million to lose coverage, reduce deficits by $337B

The non-partisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) said Monday that the House Republican bill to repeal and replace parts of the Affordable Care Act would cause 24 million people to lose health insurance within a decade but reduce federal deficits by $337 billion.
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RHC Program hosting online webinar series

The Rural Health Care Program is hosting an online webinar series to help those thinking of applying to the HCF Program or Telecommunications Program. Each webinar will cover important milestones, discuss what information is on each form and offer a step-by-step walkthrough of each form. Sign up for one or all the webinars below:
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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.

House committees approve ACA repeal and replace bill

The U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee gave its approval Thursday afternoon to a Republican bill to repeal and replace parts of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The American Health Care Act (AHCA) passed along party lines on a 31-23 vote after more than 27 hours of debate.

House Republicans introduce legislation to repeal and replace parts of ACA

House Republicans leaders introduced the American Health Care Act (AHCA) on Monday to repeal and replace parts of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The legislation seeks to reform federal Medicaid financing by creating a per-capita cap model starting in FY 2020.
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CMS merges content to main ICD-10 site

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has merged all up-to-date content from its Road to 10 website to its main ICD-10 site at cms.gov/ICD10.

AHA Annual Survey underway

The online 2016 American Hospital Association (AHA) Annual Survey is now open for data submission. Packets (see letter) were mailed to hospital administrators in...
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Trump renews call to repeal and replace ACA during address to Congress

President Donald Trump renewed his call to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA) during a joint session of Congress on Tuesday. His...
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Sen. Rounds introduces IHS audit bill

U.S. Sen. Mike Rounds on Tuesday introduced a bill to provide for a comprehensive audit of the Indian Health Service (IHS). Rounds' bill would require the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to use existing funds to contract with an independent firm to assess the state of IHS.