Power Play: Washington Week in Review

Power Play: Washington Week in Review Aug. 8

By August 8, 2016No Comments

NEW Logo_PPSV_transparent_smallWeek in Brief

CMS Issues Final Rule Updating FY 2017 Medicare Payment Policies and Rates Under the IPPS and LTCH PPS; Rule Rescinds the 0.2% Medicare Rate Cut Under the Two-Midnight Policy.

CMS Announces Open Application Period for Primary Care Practices to Participate in the Comprehensive Primary Care Plus (CPC+).


August 1

House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) and Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch (R-UT) Highlight Findings from a GAO Report on Federal Support for Uncompensated Hospital Care.

August 2

Florida House Representatives Write to CDC Director Requesting Reconsideration of Zika Virus Funding Distribution.


Department of Health and Human Services

August 1

ASPR Awards $5.1 Million to InBios International, Inc. for Continued Development of a Faster Zika Virus Diagnostic Blood Test.
August 3

HHS Secretary Burwell Writes to Congress Requesting Additional Emergency Supplemental Funding to Combat the Zika Virus Domestically.

NIH Announces First Clinical Trial in Humans to Test Zika Virus Vaccine. Page | 2

August 4

CMS Announces Participants in Frontier Community Health Integration Project Demonstration, an Effort to Increase Medicare Beneficiary Access to Care in Rural Areas.

Other News

GAO Releases Reports:


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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