Senate vote on new ACA legislation anticipated next week

The Senate appears to be moving toward a potential vote next week on new legislation recently introduced by Sens. Lindsey Graham (R-SC), Bill Cassidy...

Pace quickens related to health care legislative proposals

Senate Republicans continued to press forward related to important health care issues, as the number of legislative days dwindle prior to the end of...
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CMS to host forum on IMPACT Act and care coordination

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will conduct a special open door forum on September 28 at 1:00 p.m. (CST) to provide...
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CMS survey guidance on definition of hospital

On September 6, CMS issued a Survey & Certification Memo to state survey agency directors to clarify guidance under Appendix A of the State...

CMS issues training on emergency preparedness rule

CMS recently released an online training course for state survey agencies regarding emergency preparedness rule and enforcement. The course was designed to help general...

115th Congress returns with a daunting September schedule

Lawmakers returned to work this week facing a myriad of fast approaching deadlines involving significant issues that need to be addressed in a timely...

Submit comments on proposed cuts to Medicare Part B payment for 340B drugs

On July 13, in its 2018 hospital outpatient prospective payment system (OPPS) rule, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) proposed to dramatically...
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Federal judge invalidates white collar overtime rule

On August 31, 2017, a Texas federal judge struck down the Obama administration’s controversial rule that nearly doubled the salary threshold for the Executive,...

Senate HELP committee to hold bipartisan hearings

The U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) will hold two hearings when Congress returns after Labor Day. During the August...
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Panel urges CMS to abandon proposal to cut 340B payments

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Advisory Panel on Hospital Outpatient Payment (HOP) recommended Monday that the agency drop plans to finalize...