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Congress Examines Veterans’ Health; CMS Announces Expansion of Pioneer ACOs

Legislative Activity Congressional Committees Consider Veterans’ Health, Chronic Conditions Several hearings this week will focus on veterans’ health topics. Both the House and the Senate will discuss the implementation of the Veterans Choice Program early in the week, with the Senate holding a hearing on Tuesday, May 12, and the House following on Wednesday, May … Continue Reading

House Committee On Energy And Commerce Released Updated Draft Legislation That Addresses Physician Payments Under Medicare

Legislative Activity Energy and Commerce and SGR Reform Last week, the House Committee on Energy and Commerce released updated draft legislation that addresses physician payments under Medicare and reforms the sustainable growth rate. While Republicans Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI), Health Subcommittee Chairman Joe Pitts (R-PA), and Michael Burgess (R-TX) have been active in the drafting … Continue Reading

E&C’s Framework to Repeal the SGR Formula & CSHSC Report on Geographic Variations in Medical Spending

Legislative Activity E&C SGR Reform Draft and Hearing House Energy & Commerce Committee staff unveiled a draft legislative framework for repeal of the Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) formula. The proposed framework would repeal and replace the SGR and provide an undefined period of stable payments.  It would also include the development of quality measures for … Continue Reading