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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

SGR Repeal Bill Signed Into Law; Congress Focuses on 21st Century Cures, Telemedicine, Medical Device Tax

Legislative Activity Last Thursday, President Obama signed H.R. 2, the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act, into law. Also known as the Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) package or the “permanent doc fix,” the bill permanently repealed Medicare’s often-criticized physician payment system. The House and Senate each drew support from both sides of the aisle to … Continue Reading