HHS Rocky Mountain Region Office presenting free training on HIPAA for small providers

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office for Civil Rights (OCR), Rocky Mountain Region, will be presenting FREE training on the Privacy,...
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Senate Republicans release revised draft of BCRA

Today, the Senate Republican leadership unveiled a revised version of the Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA). The estimated impact of the revisions by the...
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CMS issues OPPS, PFS proposed rules for calendar year 2018

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has issued the proposed rules updating the outpatient prospective payment system (OPPS) and physician fee schedule...

Debate resumes on BCRA; Senate delays recess

Congress is back in session this week and the Senate will delay their August recess by two weeks as work continues on health care...
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CMS changes its policies on civil money penalties for nursing facilities

CMS issued a Survey and Certification memo regarding a revision of their policies and the analytic tool used to calculate CMPs. The changes go into effect July 17.

Work continues on Senate bill to repeal the ACA

Although Congress is in recess this week, Senate staffers are continuing to work on the Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA) and estimates are that...

Senate Republicans challenged by newly release CBO analysis; South Dakota data alarming

With the decision to delay a vote on the Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA) and reeling from the latest analysis from the Congressional Budget...
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AHA to hold 2nd Rural Hospital Policy Forum on Capitol Hill

The American Hospital Association (AHA) will hold the Rural Hospital Policy Forum, July 19-20.  SDAHO board member, Bryan Slaba, administrator/CEO of Wagner Community Memorial...

Senate republican leader delays vote on ACA legislation

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) today decided to delay a vote on the Better Care Reconciliation Act (BRCA) given strong resistance from both...
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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.