Tag Archives: ICD-10

Health Legislation Hits House Floor; Senate HELP Committee To Mark Up Health Bills; ONC Releases Federal Health IT Strategic Plan; Transition to ICD-10 Approaches

Legislative Activity Health Legislation Hits House Floor House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) has announced that the following health-related bills will be considered this week under suspension of the rules: H.R. 1624, the Protecting Affordable Coverage of Employees Act, as amended, which provides that employers with 51 to 100 employees are small employers for purposes … Continue Reading

Republicans Consider Obamacare Repeal; CMS Releases Proposed Update to Physician Fee Schedule; Obama Nominates Slavitt to Lead CMS; GAO Releases Report on 340B Drug Pricing Program

Legislative Activity Republicans Consider Obamacare Repeal Through Reconciliation Some GOP lawmakers continue to advocate for an Affordable Care Act repeal via the budget reconciliation process. Others, however, have been questioning whether this budget tactic would be better used for different policy objectives, such as tax reform. The budget resolution provided a July 24 deadline for … Continue Reading

CMS Releases Payment Data; Second Week of ICD-10 Testing Declared a Success

Legislative Activity This Week’s Hearings: Wednesday, June 10: The House Committee on Ways and Means will hold a hearing titled “Obamacare Implementation and the Department of Health and Human Services FY 2016 Budget Request.” Wednesday, June 10: The House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations will hold a hearing titled “Prescription Mismanagement … Continue Reading

21st Century Cures Act Advances to Committee Markup; HHS Issues Guidance on Preventive Services; CMS Urges Physicians to Prepare for ICD-10

Legislative Activity Committee on Energy and Commerce to Mark Up 21st Century Cures Act On Tuesday, May 19, the House Committee on Energy and Commerce will begin its markup of the 21st Century Cures Act, to be continued on Wednesday, May 20. The legislation is the product of the bipartisan 21st Century Cures Initiative that … Continue Reading

Supreme Court To Hear Oral Arguments On ACA Tax Subsidies; IRS Issues Guidance On Cadillac Tax, Publishes Health Insurance Providers Tax Regulations

Legislative Activity All Eyes On The Supreme Court On Wednesday, March 4, the attention of many lawmakers will turn to the Supreme Court, where oral arguments are slated for the statutory interpretation case of King v. Burwell. The issue in this case is whether the Affordable Care Act (ACA) provides tax subsidies to individuals who … Continue Reading

Senate Takes Shot At Vaccine-Preventable Diseases; Health Cybersecurity Examined; GAO Reports On ICD-10

Legislative Activity Senate Committee Takes Shot At Vaccine-Preventable Diseases This week, as the country faces a well-publicized outbreak of measles, the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) will hold a hearing to discuss the reemergence of vaccine-preventable diseases. The media has publicized the measles outbreak after visitors and workers in California contracted … Continue Reading