LEGISLATIVE AND REGULATORY UPDATE
Week in Brief
AHCA: House Committee on Rules Adopts AHCA Amendment Before Two-Week Recess.
Health Care Reform: The House of Representatives Committee on Rules Votes in Favor of Bill to Exclude Medical Stop-Loss Insurance Obtained by Certain Health Plan Sponsors.
Medicare Advantage: Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch (R-UT) Issues Statement on Medicare Advantage Rate Announcement & Call Letter.
Medicare Advantage and Part D Programs: Kevin Brady (R-TX), House Ways and Means Committee Chairman, and Congressman Pat Tiberi (R-OH), Health Subcommittee Chairman, Issue Statements on CMS’s Final Updates to Medicare Advantage and Part D Programs.
FDA Commissioner: Senate HELP Committee Chairman Lamar Alexander (R-TN) Issues Statement on Scott Gottlieb, Nominee for FDA Commissioner; Senate HELP Committee Ranking Member Patty Murray (D-WA) Also Releases Statement on the Nominee.
AHCA: House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady (R-TX) Responds to Congressmen Gary Palmer (R-AL) and David Schweikert’s (R-AZ) Proposed AHCA Amendment.
Medicare: Senators Orrin Hatch (R-UT), Senate Finance Committee Chairman ,Ron Wyden (D-OR), Ranking Member, Johnny Isakson (R-GA), and Mark Warner (D-VA) Reintroduce the Creating High-Quality Results and Outcomes Necessary to Improve Chronic (CHRONIC) Care Act of 2017.
Department of Health and Human Services
Medicare Advantage and Part D Programs: CMS Releases “Announcement of Calendar Year (CY) 2018 Medicare Advantage Capitation Rates and Medicare Advantage and Part D Payment Policies and Final Call Letter and Request for Information.”
Accountable Health Communities Model: CMS Announces Participants for the Assistance and Alignment Tracks of the Accountable Health Communities Model.
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