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03/19/2017

MGMA Letter to CMS on MIPS


03/19/2017

GOP Gov’s Letter Opposing AHCA


03/05/2017

Docs Urge CMS to Delay 2015 CEHRT


03/05/2017

Congressional Letter Supporting Medicare Advantage


03/05/2017

March MedPAC – Executive Summary


03/04/2017

GOP Gov’s ACA Repeal Replace Working Paper


02/26/2017

Leaked ACA Replacement Bill – Executive Summary


02/26/2017

Governor’s Medicaid Policy Summary – Feb. 24, 2017


01/15/2017

CMS Proposes New Prosthetic Standards – Exec. Summary


01/15/2017

Finance Committee Letter to GOP Governors re: Medicaid


01/08/2017

HOPD Sub-Regulatory Guidance from CMS


01/08/2017

HOPD Preliminary Guidance from CMS


12/04/2016

Health Policy Transition Update – December 4, 2016


12/01/2016

Overtime Ruling Halts Mandatory Regulation


11/13/2016

How Trump Victory Will Impact Health Care


10/23/2016

Final MACRA – 2-Page Highlights


10/10/2016

House HOPD Letter to CMS


09/25/2016

House-Passed Health Care Bills


09/25/2016

CMS Proposes HHA Measure for Major Injury from Fall


09/18/2016

MACPAC Medicaid Analysis


09/11/2016

MedPAC Sounds Alarm on Medicare Spending Growth


07/31/2016

Hospital Star Rating Legislation – Rep. Renacci


07/24/2016

072516 Anthem DOJ Suit


07/24/2016

072516 Aetna DOJ Suit


07/10/2016

CMS’ Proposed HOPD Rules Summary


05/08/2016

AARP Letter Supporting Part B Demo


04/10/2016

House Letter to CMS on Hospital Star Rating System


03/27/2016

SMARTER Act – Executive Summary


03/27/2016

Part B Demo Opposition Letter


03/20/2016

March 2016 MedPAC Report to Congress – Executive Summary


03/06/2016

Truven’s Top 100 Hospitals 2016


03/06/2016

Ways and Means Letter on Medicare Advantage


02/21/2016

CARE Act Summary for Critical Access Hospitals


02/14/2016

CAH Allowable Cost Legislation – February 12, 2016


02/14/2016

340B Study on Payments to Hospitals


01/31/2016

Truven-Mercer January 2016 Report on CEO Compensation


01/10/2016

S&P Ratings Report on Major Insurance Mergers


12/20/2015

Senate Report on Changes to Chronic Conditions Policies


12/19/2015

Senate’s Chronic Care Working Group Report


12/18/2015

2016 Spending, Tax Bills Health Provisions Summary


12/13/2015

750 Hospitals Hit with HAC Penalties


11/22/2015

AMA Letter on MACRA – Physician Payment Reform


11/01/2015

2015 Budget Deal Executive Summary


10/11/2015

House Letter to CMS on OPPS Payment


10/11/2015

2016 Medicare Advantage Star Ratings


09/26/2015

Congressional Letter on Physician Self-Referral Updates in CY2016 Rule


09/26/2015

Congressional Letter on CMS’ Home Health Rule


09/26/2015

Congressional Letter on CMS’ Mandatory Joint Replacement Bundles Rule


09/25/2015

Congressional Letter on CMS’ Advance Imaging Rule


09/20/2015

Congressional Letter to CMS Urging Delay of Bundled Payment Plan


08/30/2015

340B Reg Proposal from HRSA


08/02/2015

Ways and Means DSH Reform Legislation


08/02/2015

Ways and Means IME Reform Legislation


08/02/2015

Ways and Means “Crosswalk” Legislation


07/26/2015

Ways and Means MedPAC Hearing – Executive Summary


07/12/2015

CMS’ New Mandatory Bundling Program – Executive Summary


07/10/2015

21st Century Cures Passed House – Executive Summary


07/10/2015

CMS Proposed Home Health Rule — Executive Summary


07/01/2015

CMS’ Proposed CY16 OPPS Regs – Executive Summary


06/26/2015

12 Health Care Bills Ok’d by Senate Finance Committee – Summary


06/26/2015

REACH Act – Executive Summary


06/26/2015

REACH Act White Paper – June 25, 2015


06/06/2015

RAC Reform – As Passed by Senate Finance Committee — Executive Summary


05/31/2015

10 Health Care Bills Ready to Pass Committee This Week – Executive Summary


05/24/2015

House Committee Proposed 340B Amendment


05/17/2015

Congressional Options for Cutting Medicare – Private Staff Memo


04/19/2015

CMS’ New 5-Star Ratings for Hospitals


04/18/2015

CMS’ Hospital Star Ratings – State Comparison


04/16/2015

Ohio HB 64 Sub Bill


04/12/2015

Healthgrades 2015 Patient Experience Awards – Listed by State


04/12/2015

Healthgrades 2015 Patient Safety Awards – List by State


04/10/2015

HHS Letter to Congress on Maternity Care


04/05/2015

April 2015 MedPAC Meeting – Executive Summary


03/29/2015

New Medicare Physician Payment Program – Executive Summary


03/29/2015

SGR Reform Package – Executive Summary


03/29/2015

Final House Vote on SGR Reform Bill – List of NO Votes


03/22/2015

SGR Replacement Bill – Executive Summary


03/22/2015

House SGR Deal Summary – 1-page


03/21/2015

GOP Arguments For Increasing Beneficiary Costs


03/20/2015

Congress Urges HHS to Make Meaningful Use Changes


03/15/2015

Bill to Fund Nutrition Medical Education


03/15/2015

MedPAC Final Report to Congress – 2016 Recommendations – Summary


03/08/2015

MedPAC March 2015 Executive Summary


03/06/2015

Truven Top 100 Hospitals 2015


02/27/2015

Healthgrades 2015 Best Hospitals List


02/22/2015

CMMI Advanced Primary Care RFI


02/08/2015

Obama 2015 Budget Proposal — Executive Summary


02/08/2015

Provider Groups Seek Major ACO Changes


01/25/2015

Executive Summary: House Hearing on SGR – Doc Medicare Payment Formula


01/18/2015

Memo from CMS Administrator Tavenner on Her Departure


01/18/2015

January 2015 MedPAC Recommendations – Executive Summary


12/21/2014

December 2014 MedPAC Hearings Summary


12/14/2014

FY15 CRomnibus Health Care Summary


11/23/2014

W&Ms Pro-Hospital Full Draft – 146 Pages


11/23/2014

Ways & Means Committee Pro-Hospital Bill – SHC Summary


11/22/2014

Senate CAH Letter to President


11/09/2014

SHC’s 2014 Midterm Election Health Care Impact


10/12/2014

New CoPs for HHAs – Executive Summary


10/12/2014

Pioneer ACO Performance Data from CMS


10/05/2014

Hospital-by-Hospital Readmission Penalties


09/28/2014

Telemedicine Recommendations to Congress


09/21/2014

Congressional Letter to CMS on Hospital Readmissions Program


09/21/2014

CMS Letter to Congress on Hospital Readmissions Program


08/16/2014

U.S. Senator Chris Murphy – Report on For-Profit Health Care


08/10/2014

Docs’ CMS Protest Letter on Sunshine Act


08/03/2014

VA Reform Bill – Provider Impact Summary


08/03/2014

U.S. House Letter Supporting 340B


08/03/2014

U.S. Senate Letter Supporting 340B


06/15/2014

Executive Summary – VA Health Care Reform Bills


06/15/2014

MedPAC June Report to Congress – Executive Summary


06/07/2014

Hospitals United for Veterans – Letter to Congress


06/01/2014

IRS Guidance on Employee Dumping Into Health Exchanges


06/01/2014

Moody’s Report on NFP Hospital System Success


05/24/2014

Post Acute Bundling Bill – Executive Summary


05/10/2014

340B HRSA Audit Results


05/08/2014

Final CMS Regs on Reducing Health Care Regulations


05/04/2014

FY15 Proposed CMS IPPS Rule – Executive Summary


05/04/2014

Organ Procurement Crisis in America


05/03/2014

FY15 LTCH Proposed Rule — Executive Summary


04/19/2014

OIG Report on Reducing Hospital Outpatient Payment Rates


04/19/2014

U.S. Senate Letter Supporting 340B Program


03/30/2014

Consumer Reports Hospital Safety Scores – March 2014


03/30/2014

Summary of SGR Payment Fix Legislation


03/23/2014

Summary of New Congressional Draft Post-Acute-Care Bill


03/16/2014

2014 MedPAC Recommendations to Congress


03/09/2014

March 2014 Truven Top 100 Hospitals


03/08/2014

1-Page Summary – Hospital Readmissions Reform Bill


03/08/2014

Legislation to Reform Hospital Readmissions Program


03/07/2014

Summary of FY15 Obama Budget Impact on Medicare


03/04/2014

Obama’s FY2015 Budget Proposal


03/02/2014

2014 Healthgrades Best Hospitals Report


02/23/2014

2 RAC Reform Bills – Side-by-Side Comparison


02/23/2014

CMS’ 5 RAC Improvements


02/16/2014

Medicare RAC Hearing Forum – Executive Summary


02/16/2014

GOP Attacks Insurers’ Risk Corridors Program – Executive Summary


02/16/2014

Congressional Letter to HHS Regarding RACs


02/09/2014

1-Page Executive Summary of Physician Payment Fix Deal


02/09/2014

10-Page Summary of Physician Payment Fix Deal


02/08/2014

CMS 2-Midnight Conference Call Executive Summary


01/30/2014

List of Possible Cuts to Pay For the SGR Fix


01/26/2014

New Medicare Hearings Suspended


01/18/2014

CMS 2-Midnight Rule Conference Call Summary


01/18/2014

MedPAC Hospital Inpatient Outpatient Recommendations


01/18/2014

MedPAC Home Health and Post Acute Reform Recommendations


01/18/2014

MedPAC ASC Recommendations


01/18/2014

MedPAC Medicare Advantage Recommendations


01/18/2014

MedPAC Inpatient Rehab Recommendations


01/18/2014

MedPAC Outpatient Dialysis Recommendations


01/18/2014

MedPAC Outpatient Dialysis Recommendations


01/18/2014

MedPAC Hospice Recommendations


01/17/2014

CMS’ 2-Midnight Rule Conference Call Summary


12/22/2013

CMS’ 2-Midnight Rule Update – 1-Page Summary


12/20/2013

Federal Budget Agreement – 2-Page Summary


12/15/2013

MedPAC Recommendations: Hospital In & Outpatient Payments 2015


12/15/2013

MedPAC Recommendations: LTCH 2015


12/15/2013

MedPAC Recommendations: Medicare Advantage 2015


12/15/2013

Medicare Payment Changes in Federal Budget Bill


12/15/2013

MedPAC Recommendations: Post Acute Care 2015


12/07/2013

Critical Access Hospital Letter to Congress


12/07/2013

Updated (Dec. 5) SGR Proposal


12/01/2013

Moody’s 2014 Outlook for Not-for-Profit Hospitals


12/01/2013

Final CY14 OPPS ASC Rule


12/01/2013

Final CY14 Physician Payment Rule from CMS


12/01/2013

Final CY14 Health Insurance Tax Rule from IRS


11/24/2013

CMS’ CY14 Home Health Rule


11/24/2013

State-by-State ACA Enrollment Numbers – Updated November 19


11/24/2013

CMS’ CY14 Dialysis Rule


11/24/2013

US Map Showing States’ Response to Insurance Coverage Extensions


11/17/2013

OIG Report on Medicare Outlier Payments to Hospitals


11/17/2013

CBO Options to Reduce the Federal Deficit – Health Care – Page 181


11/10/2013

AMA, AHA Attack CMS’ 2 Midnight Rule


11/10/2013

MedPAC Update on Inpatient Payments


11/10/2013

MedPAC Update on Future of Post Acute Care


11/10/2013

MedPAC Update on Pioneer ACOs


11/10/2013

MedPAC Update on Medicare Advantage


11/03/2013

Physician Payment Formula Fix: Executive Summary


11/03/2013

Physician Medicare Payment Fix Proposal from Senate Finance, Ways and Means


11/03/2013

2013 Joint Commission Annual Report


11/03/2013

GOP ObamaCare Playbook


10/27/2013

OIG – Physician-Owned Distributors’ Influence on Spinal Surgeries


10/27/2013

Detailed AAMC Data on Medical School Enrollment Thru 2013


10/27/2013

State Medicaid Directors’ ACA Update


10/20/2013

Budget Conference Committee – Summary


10/13/2013

Potential Cuts to Health Care in Budget, SGR Deals


10/12/2013

Medicare DSH Payment Rule


10/12/2013

Medicaid DSH Final Rule Summary


10/06/2013

Government Shutdown Impact on Health Care


09/27/2013

109 House Signers of the 2 Midnight Rule Letter to CMS


09/27/2013

New CMS 2-Midnight Rule Conference Call Summary


09/22/2013

Senate Letter to Higher Learning Commission about Hospital Nursing Colleges


09/22/2013

House Letter Supporting CAHs and Necessary Provider Status


09/22/2013

House CAH Support Letter Signers


09/22/2013

JAMA Report on 2 Midnight Rule Impact


09/15/2013

New Critical Access Hospital Letter from Congress


09/01/2013

House GOP Letter to Navigators


08/25/2013

Senators’ Letter Supporting Critical Access Hospitals


08/21/2013

Senate Sign-Letter to Protect CAHs


08/19/2013

Post-Acute Care Settings Payments Final Rule Summary


08/16/2013

CMS’ 2-Midnight Inpatient Reg – Conference Call Summary


08/11/2013

Final FY14 IPPS Regs – Executive Summary


08/11/2013

Repeal Coalition Letter to GOP Leadership


08/04/2013

Senate Letter Supporting CAHs


08/01/2013

Sen. Grassley (R-IA) Letter to Walgreens on 340B Drug Discount Program


07/28/2013

340B House Letter


07/28/2013

340B Senate Letter


07/27/2013

Executive Summary – Ways & Means Bill to Reform Medicare


07/26/2013

Physician Group Letter on SGR Reform Bill


07/21/2013

Physician Payment Formula Repeal & Replace Bill – Summary


07/21/2013

071913 SGR Repeal and Replace Draft Bill – Full Text


07/20/2013

Navigators and ACA Exchanges Final Rule


07/14/2013

CMS’ Proposed 2014 OPPS-ASC Rates – Executive Summary


07/14/2013

CMS’ Proposed 2014 Physician Fee Schedule Regs – Executive Summary


07/01/2013

Long Term Care Commission Hearing Summary


06/30/2013

Home Health PPS Proposed Rule Summary


06/28/2013

CY 2014 Exchange Exemptions Final Rule Summary


06/23/2013

House Member’s Letter Supporting Critical Access Hospitals


06/15/2013

House Ways and Means Hearing Summary on Post Acute Care


06/09/2013

Congressional Hearing on Fixing the Physician Medicare Payment Formula


06/08/2013

Congressional Track & Trace Pharmacy Legislation Moves Forward


05/19/2013

CMS Innovation Center Round Two Awards


05/05/2013

FY14 IPPS Proposed Regs


04/28/2013

Proposed Changes to FY14 Quality Rules for Hospitals


04/28/2013

IPPS, LTCH Medicare Changes for FY14


04/14/2013

Obama Administration FY14 Budget – Health Care Impact


04/13/2013

Navigator Assistance Program – Proposed CMS Rule


04/12/2013

Health Care Groups React to President’s FY14 Budget


04/12/2013

CMS Final Rule on Medicaid Expansion


03/17/2013

House and Senate FY14 Budgets – Health Care Impact


03/17/2013

Corrected March 2013 Hospital List of Readmit Penalties


03/17/2013

Proposed CMS Rule Impacting RAC Payment Policy


03/15/2013

MedPAC Meetings Summary – March 7-8


03/10/2013

CMS Announcement on Budget Sequestration


03/03/2013

CMS’ Blum Testimony Before Senate Finance Committee


02/24/2013

022013 Essential Health Benefits – Final HHS Rule


02/24/2013

021513 MLR for MA and Part D Plans – Proposed Rules


02/17/2013

Final Regs: Reporting Physician Ownership or Investment Interests


02/17/2013

Proposed HHS, IRS Regs: Minimum Essential Coverage & Individual Responsibility


02/10/2013

Proposed CMS Regulatory Relief Rules


01/27/2013

011713 Major HIPAA Modifications – Final HHS Rules


01/27/2013

New CMS Proposed Regs – Medicaid, CHIP & Exchanges


01/13/2013

January 2013 – 106 Medicare ACOs – List


01/12/2013

July 2012 – 87 Medicare ACOs – List


01/11/2013

April 2012 – 27 Medicare ACOs – List


01/10/2013

The 32 Pioneer ACOs – List


01/06/2013

Summary of Health Care Provisions in Fiscal Cliff Law


12/15/2012

121512 Health Insurance Exchanges Status by State


12/15/2012

Major Health Care Trade Association Developments


12/09/2012

Physician Letter Opposing Cut to Primary Care Payment


12/09/2012

121012 Site Neutral Payment Adjustment Formula


12/02/2012

Major Health Care Trade Association Developments


11/17/2012

Federal Grants Update


11/16/2012

Major Health Care Trade Associations Activity Report – November 17, 2012


11/11/2012

Final Tally: Physicians in the 113th Congress


11/10/2012

Major Health Care Trade Associations Activity Report – November 10, 2012


11/05/2012

110212 MedPAC Brief on Ambulance, Home Health, Therapy Caps, Other Issues


11/05/2012

2013 OPPS Final Rule – 5-Page Executive Summary


11/04/2012

Large Physician Contingent Seeking Congressional Seats


11/03/2012

Federal Grants Announcements – Update


11/03/2012

Nation’s Major Heath Care Trade Associations Update


10/14/2012

New Federal Grant Opportunities


10/14/2012

2013 Medicare Advantage Star Ratings Table (Excel)


10/14/2012

Health Care Trade Associations Update


10/14/2012

CDC Meningitis Update


09/10/2012

MedPAC Meetings Executive Summary


09/03/2012

National Medical Associations Update – Focus on Reactions to Stage 2 Meaningful Use Regs


08/06/2012

Final IPPS Rule for FY13 – General Summary


08/06/2012

Final Hospital Value Base Purchasing & Readmission Programs for FY13


08/06/2012

Final Inpatient Quality Reporting Rules for FY13


08/06/2012

FY13 Final LTCH Payment Rules


07/20/2012

Health Systems Letter to Ways & Means


07/16/2012

2013 CMS Physician Payments Proposed Rule – Executive Summary


07/15/2012

HR6118 New CLIA Bill Summary


07/15/2012

CMS 2013 OPPS Proposed Rule – Executive Summary


07/15/2012

CMS Home Health Proposed Rule for 2013 – Executive Summary


07/07/2012

CMS to Increase Payments for HOPDs, ASCs


07/07/2012

CMS Makes Major Medicare Payment Changes for Docs, Others


07/06/2012

Bad Debt Payment Reduction – Proposed Rule


07/01/2012

New Proposed IRS Regs for Charitable Hospitals – Executive Summary


06/30/2012

Health Care Reactions to Supreme Court Decisions


06/15/2012

MedPAC Recommendations to Congress – Executive Summary


06/15/2012

81 New CMMI Innovation Challenge Awards


05/25/2012

340B Drug Program Investigated

Congressional Inquiry Raises Issues


05/12/2012

New Conditions of Participation Rules

CMS Proposal Released May 11, 2012


05/11/2012

House Sequester Replacement Act Passed

Summary of Impact on Health Care


05/11/2012

CMS Innovation Center Detailed Report

Released to Sen. Hatch May 7, 2012


04/30/2012

FY13 IPPS Rule Overview


04/30/2012

Long Term Care Hospital Proposed Regs

FY13 IPPS


04/30/2012

Value Based Purchasing & Readmission Programs

FY13 IPPS Proposed Regulations


04/30/2012

FY13 Inpatient Quality Reporting Program

Proposed IPPS Regulations


04/22/2012

House Committee Details Plans to Cut Health Programs

April 20 Internal Memo


04/15/2012

HHS Wage Index Report to Congress

Executive Summary (2-Pages)


04/15/2012

27 ACOs (MSSP) Announced April 9, 2012

Descriptions of ACOs


04/09/2012

ICD-10 Delayed 1-Year – CMS Regulations

198 pages released April 9, 2012


04/08/2012

April 2012 MedPAC Meetings

Executive Summary


03/18/2012

CRS Report on Provider Taxes


03/16/2012

March 2013 MedPAC Payment Recommendations Summary


03/16/2012

MedPAC Payment Recommendations Complete Report

Released March 15, 2013


03/15/2012

CMMI Nursing Facility Initiative

Released March 15, 2012


03/11/2012

White House Briefing Documents

March 2012 – Supreme Court Preparation


03/04/2012

HRSA TeleHealth Grant

Submission Deadline April 13


03/02/2012

CMS Medicare Overpayment Regs – Proposed

Response Deadline April 16, 2012


03/02/2012

CMMI Bundled Payment Program Changes Deadline

Other Substantive Changes Made


02/18/2012

President’s FY13 Budget Proposal

Impact on Health Care


02/18/2012

CMMI “Strong Start” Grant Summary

LOI Due March 21, 2012


02/18/2012

How Congress Voted on the Doc Bill


02/18/2012

Physician Medicare Payment Fix

Summary of Health Care Provisions


02/11/2012

2012 HHS Post Acute Care Report to Congress

SHC Summary


02/04/2012

GAO Report on Hospital Purchases of Implantable Medical Devices

Released January 2012


02/02/2012

Transmittal 72 – Conditions of Participation


01/28/2012

CMS Innovation Center Summary Report

Issued Jan. 26, 2012


01/27/2012

EHB Three Small Group Summary by State

Posted Jan. 26, 2012


01/22/2012

CBO Medicare Demo Analysis


12/27/2011

FY2012 Federal Health Care Budget with 2011 Comparison


12/17/2011

Summary of SGR, Medicare 2-Month Payment Extension

Enacted by Senate December 17, 2011


12/16/2011

2012 Spending Bill Summary


12/16/2011

Wyden Ryan Medicare Reform Plan – White Paper


12/11/2011

25-Page Summary of House GOP Tax, Medicare Bill

Includes All Sections


12/02/2011

TRICARE DOD Contractor Status Change


12/01/2011

1-Page Summary of House GOP Medicare Provisions


11/20/2011

$1 Billion Workforce Development Challenge


11/02/2011

New ACO Reg Summary


10/12/2011

CMS’ Comprehensive Primary Care Initiative


10/10/2011

Essential Health Benefits Summary


10/05/2011

Medicare Bundled Payments


09/30/2011

Health Insurance Premium Tax Credit – Exchanges


09/30/2011

Community-Based Care Transitions Program


09/30/2011

Medicaid Eligibility Changes – State Exchanges


08/25/2011

Reinsurance, Risk Corridors, and Risk Adjustment


08/25/2011

CMS Proposed Consumer Oriented and Operated Plans Rule Summary


08/25/2011

Health Benefit Exchanges Summary


07/31/2011

Lab Test Demo


05/13/2011

HHS Community Transformation Grant

Executive Summary


05/09/2011

Proposed CMS Medicaid Payment Rule

Filed 05/06/2011


11/12/2010

Final 2011 Physician Fee Schedule


CONFERENCE CALL PRESENTATION MATERIALS

11/21/2016

November 21, 2016


11/03/2011

Final ACO Regs Webinar Presentation

Presented November 3, 2011


10/04/2011

Medicare Bundled Payments Presentation


HCR Provider Impact Summaries