Power Play: Washington Week in Review

Power Play: Washington Week in Review Aug. 15

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NEW Logo_PPSV_transparent_smallWeek in Brief

Infant with Microcephaly Dies, Is First Texas Zika-Related Death.

CMS Proposes PACE (Programs of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly) Program Updates.


August 9

Senators Wyden, Markey Celebrate Success of Independence at Home Payment Model.


Department of Health and Human Services

August 5

CMS Issues Final Rule on Hospice Programs for FY 2017.

CMS Submits Final Rule on Prospective Payment System (PPS) Rates for Inpatient Rehabilitation Facilities (IRFs) for FY 2017.

CMS Provides FY 2017 Final Rule for PPS Payment Rates for Skilled Nursing Facilities (SNFs).

FDA Issues Draft Guidance on Submitting New 510(k) Application for Changes to an Existing Device.

NIH Requests Comments on NIH Guidelines for Human Stem Cell Research.
August 9

CMS Payment Model for Home Care Shows Savings, Quality Improvements in Second Performance Year.
August 10

SAMHSA Releases Approaches in Implementing the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act: Best Practices from the States, Guide For Care Providers.

CMS Updates Nursing Home Compare Quality Ratings System.

CMS Issues Comment Due Date Revision for Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Part B CY 2017 Proposed Rule.

Other News

August 5

Texas Republican Delegation Sends Letter to President Obama Calling for Zika Funding

August 10

Florida Democrats Send Letter to HHS Secretary Burwell Urging Sustainable Funding for Zika Vaccine.


Congressional Hearings/Markups

Department of Health and Human Services

For more information about this issue of Power Play: Washington Week in Review or more legislative and regulatory updates, contact the Powers Pyles Sutter & Verville Government Relations and Public Policy group at (202) 466-6550.

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