LEGISLATIVE AND REGULATORY UPDATE
Week in Brief
Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA): Senate Committee on the Budget Chairman Michael Enzi (R-WY), Senate HELP Committee Ranking Member Patty Murray (D-WA), House Committee on the Budget Ranking Member John Yarmuth (D-KY), House Energy and Commerce Committee Ranking Member Frank Pallone (D-NJ) and House Ways and Means Committee Ranking Member Richard Neal (D-MA) Issue Statements on the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) Analysis of the Draft Senate Health Care Bill. Senate Finance Committee Ranking Member Ron Wyden (D-OR) Sends a Letter to the CBO Asking for an Analysis of BCRA’s Impact on Medicaid Beyond the 10-Year Budget Window.
BCRA: Senate Help Committee Ranking Member Patty Murray (D-WA) Releases a Statement on the “Continuous Coverage” Provision in the updated Draft.
CRT: House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Greg Walden (R-OR), Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee Chairman Michael Burgess, M.D. (R-TX), House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady (R-TX) and Ways and Means Health Subcommittee Chairman Pat Tiberi (R-OH) Issue a Joint Statement on New CMS Guidance on Access to Complex Rehabilitation Technology (CRT).
ACA: Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch (R-UT) Issues a Statement on the Affordable Care Act.
Veterans & BRCA: Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee Ranking Member Jon Tester (D-MT) Releases a Statement on the Impact of the Better Care Reconciliation Act on Veterans.
BCRA Impact on Children with Disabilities: House Democratic Leaders Release a State by State Report on the Impact of the Republican Health Care Bills on Children with Disabilities.
Medicaid Statistical Information System: House Energy and Commerce Committee Majority Leaders Release a Statement on a New Report from the HHS OIG About a New Data System to Improve the Quality of Medicaid Data, the Transformed Medical Statistical Information System (T-MSIS).
BCRA: House Energy and Commerce Committee Ranking Member Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ) and Senate HELP Committee Ranking Member Patty Murray (D-OR) Issue a Joint Report Regarding the Impact of Actions Taken by Congressional Republicans and the Trump Administration on Individual Insurance Markets.
Medical Liability Reform: House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) and Ranking Member John Conyers (D-MI) Release Statements from the House Floor on the Protecting Access to Care Act (H.R. 1215).
Public Health: House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health Holds a Markup on Four Public Health Bills.
Department of Health and Human Services
Mental Health: HRSA Announces the FY 2017 Access Increases in Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services Supplemental Funding Opportunity.
Medicaid: OIG Issues Status Update: T-MSIS Data Not Yet Available for Overseeing Medicaid.
Healthy People 2030: HHS Seeks Comments on the Proposed Vision, Mission, Goals and Framework for Healthy People 2030.
Zika Health Care Services Program Funding Opportunity: CMS Issues a Reminder Regarding the July 10, 2017 Application Deadline for Round Two of the Zika Health Services Program Which Provides Funding to Qualifying States, Territories, Tribes and Tribal Organizations.
CMS Issues a Notice Regarding the Medical Necessity Disclosure Under MHPAEA and Claims Denial Disclosure Under MHPAEA.
Medicaid/CHIP: CMS Posts a Final Rule Updating the Payment Error Rate Measurement (PERM) and Medicaid Eligibility Quality Control (MEQC) Programs to Reflect Medicaid and CHIP Eligibility Changes Made Under the ACA.
ESRD: CMS Issues a Proposed Rule, Medicare Program; End-Stage Renal Disease Prospective Payment System, Payment for Renal Dialysis Services Furnished to Individuals With Acute Kidney Injury, and End-Stage Renal Disease Quality Incentive Program.
Health Care Reform: CBO Issues Updated Assessment of BCRA’s Long-Term Impact on Medicaid Spending.
No Congressional Events this week due to July 4th Recess.
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