On December 10, 2021, President Bident signed into law legislation further delaying steep Medicare cuts that were slated to take effect in the new year. Specifically, the moratorium on 2% Medicare sequestration cuts has been extended until April 1, 2022; […]
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has released an interim final rule (IFR) establishing the independent dispute resolution (IDR) process for surprise billing disputes and a similar process for uninsured/self-pay patients, as required by the No Surprises Act. […]
On September 26, 2019, the Senate approved a bipartisan continuing resolution to temporarily delay $4 billion in cuts to Medicaid disproportionate share hospital (DSH) payments. The cuts, originally set to take place on October 1, will now take effect on […]
On February 9th 2018, Congress passed an extensive 2-year budget deal that included a delay to the scheduled DSH cuts until 2020. The bill contained additional health care measures, such as funding to combat the opioid epidemic and technical changes […]
On January 22, 2018, the Senate passed a continuing resolution to reopen and fund the government through February 8, 2018. Included in the bill is a 6-year extension of the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP). The final policy details surrounding […]
The Congressional Budget Office lowered its estimate of the costs of extending CHIP for five years under S. 1827 from $8 billion to $800 million due to the repeal of the Affordable Care Act’s individual mandate.
The House CHIP re-authorization bill would delay cuts in Medicaid disproportionate share payments to hospitals for two years. It is currently making its way through the rules committee and is anticipated to go to the House Friday, November 3rd.
In a final effort prior to the expiration of their budget reconciliation bill on September 30th, Republican senators Lindsey Graham (SC) and Bill Cassidy (LA) have introduced a new proposal to repeal the Affordable Care Act. The plan would terminate […]
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On June 26th, the Senate released a new version of its health reform repeal and replace bill, the Better Care Reconciliation Act, that would impose a six month waiting period to begin coverage for people with significant breaks in coverage […]