Mar 19, 2020
Leaders from the Senate, House and Administration are working on proposals for a third spending package related to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). While legislative language has not been formally unveiled yet, a package is expected to come together very quickly.
Mar 12, 2020
The House of Representatives today is expected to vote on a supplemental funding package, H.R. 6201, the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, released last night by House Democratic leaders related to the outbreak of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).
Feb 24, 2020
Urge Your Representative to Cosponsor Surprise Medical Billing Legislation Approved by the House Ways and Means Committee The House returns to Washington, D.C., Feb. 25, and legislation to address surprise medical bills remains under consideration. House and committee leaders will need to…
Action Alert: Urge Your Lawmakers to Support Ways and Means Committee’s Surprise Medical Billing Legislation
Feb 14, 2020
Two House committees – Ways and Means, and Education and Labor – this week advanced separate legislation to address surprise medical bills. These pieces of legislation also are different from a December agreement between leaders from the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee…
Action Alert: Contact Your Legislators on Surprise Billing Legislation to be Marked Up in House Committees
Feb 10, 2020
Two House committees – Ways and Means, and Education and Labor – this week will mark up their own legislation to address surprise medical bills. The Ways and Means markup is Feb. 12 and the Education and Labor markup is Feb. 11.
Jan 21, 2020
The AHA has developed a model comment letter for hospitals and health systems to use to submit comments to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services on its proposed regulation related to Medicaid program financing and supplemental payments. Because the proposed rule would severely curtail…
Action Alert: Model Comment Letter on Proposed Rule Requiring Health Plans to Disclose Negotiated Rates and Personalized Cost-sharing Information
Jan 17, 2020
The AHA has developed a model comment letter for hospitals and health systems to use to submit comments to the Departments of the Treasury, Labor, and Health and Human Services (the departments) on their proposal to require health plans to disclose all of their negotiated rates, as well as…
Action Alert: Urge Your Lawmakers to Support Hospitals and Patients on Medicaid DSH and Surprise Billing as Congress Considers Year-end Legislation
Dec 13, 2019
Reject any cuts to hospital services as pay-fors As Congress finalizes work on year-end legislation, they are considering a number of key issues affecting hospitals and health systems. These include further delaying the Medicaid Disproportionate Share Hospital cuts and addressing surprise…
Dec 9, 2019
Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee Chairman Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) and House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Frank Pallone Jr. (D-N.J.) along with Energy and Commerce Republican Leader Greg Walden (R-Ore.) Dec. 8 announced they have reached an agreement on…
Dec 2, 2019
As Congress enters the home stretch for 2019, they are considering a number of key hospital and health system issues as part of year-end legislation. These include addressing surprise medical bills and further delaying the Medicaid Disproportionate Share Hospital (DSH) cuts. In addition, it is our…