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July 7, 2017

Last week, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) announced that the Senate will delay voting on the Better Care Reconciliation Act, H. R. 1628 (BCRA of 2017). At this point there are not enough votes to pass the legislation with key Senators...

June 30, 2017

This week, the House of Representatives passed the Protecting Access to Care Act of 2017 (H.R. 1215) a bill supported by the Society through our work in The Health Coalition on Liability and Access (HCLA). The bill was introduced by Representative Steve King (R-IA) and would impose limits on medical malpractice litigation in state and federal...

June 30, 2017

AMDA – The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine strongly opposes the Better Care Reconciliation Act, H. R. 1628 (BCRA of 2017). The Society believes this legislation does not address and only worsens concerns...

June 23, 2017

The Society joined with 25 organizations in sending a letter to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) request for information within the Skilled Nursing Facility Prospective Payment System Proposed Rule.

In Section VIII of the proposed rule, titled Request for Information on CMS Flexibilities and Efficiencies, CMS...

June 23, 2017

This week, the Senate Republicans released the draft text of their bill to scrap key parts of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The repeal bill would also overhaul Medicaid and give states the ability to waive ACA insurance requirements. Highlights of the bill include:

  • Medicaid expansion will stay as is under the Affordable Care Act
  • ...
http://www.caringfortheages.com/article/S1526-4114(17)30205-6/fulltext
May 26, 2017

This week the President released his full budget proposal for fiscal year 2018, which begins October 1, 2017. The President’s budget starts the budget process now Congress will develop the full budget and pass measures for the fiscal...

May 26, 2017

This week the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released its estimate of the direct spending and revenue effects of the American Health Care Act (AHCA) of 2017 (H.R. 1628), which was passed by the House of Representatives. The...