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Hall Render’s This Week in Washington – March 15, 2019

[03/15/19]

Posted on March 15, 2019 in Federal Advocacy

Published by: Hall Render

Presidential Budget for 2020 Proposes Major Health Care Cuts President Trump released his administration’s fiscal year 2020 budget this week. While this proposal stands little chance of being implemented in its entirety, it is a good indicator of where the administration’s priorities stand for the next year, and some of the provisions, especially those... READ MORE

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Hall Render’s This Week in Washington – March 8, 2019

[03/08/19]

Posted on March 8, 2019 in Federal Advocacy

Published by: Hall Render

Congress Tackles Health-Related Issues in Multiple Hearings This Week Congress looked at many health policy issues in a week jam-packed with hearings. Continuing Congress’s probe into drug pricing, the House Ways and Means Health Subcommittee held a hearing on promoting competition to lower Medicare prescription drug costs. While lawmakers questioned whether the drug industry... READ MORE

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Hall Render’s This Week in Washington – March 1, 2019

[03/01/19]

Posted on March 1, 2019 in Federal Advocacy

Published by: Hall Render

House Democrats Unveil Single-Payor Legislation House Democrats introduced sweeping “Medicare for All” legislation, providing the most detailed plan to overhaul the current health care system by enrolling all U.S. residents in a single-payor, government-run health plan. It would cover a more expansive set of benefits than the current Medicare program and restructure payment for... READ MORE

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Health Provider News – March 1, 2019

[03/01/19]

Posted on March 1, 2019 in Federal Advocacy

Published by: Hall Render

NATIONAL CMS paid $84M for nursing home services that didn’t meet Medicare rule, audit finds S. judge will not block Amazon-Berkshire-JPMorgan health venture’s new hire Senate Inquiry On Drug Prices Echoes Landmark Hearings Held 60 Years Ago Physician burnout rate drops 10.5 points after spike The metrics healthcare leaders check daily Amazon exec says... READ MORE

Health Provider News – February 22, 2019

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Posted on February 22, 2019 in Federal Advocacy

Published by: Hall Render

 NATIONAL HHS launches payment model for ambulance providers Medicare ambulance rides may no longer end up at ER Healthcare billing fraud: 8 latest settlements 3 revenue cycle leaders on their hospital’s biggest concern now that standard charges are public 4 strategies for keeping your millennial healthcare workers Rural hospitals face widespread closures CMS can... READ MORE

Hall Render’s This Week in Washington – February 15, 2019

[02/15/19]

Posted on February 15, 2019 in Federal Advocacy

Published by: Hall Render

Government Funded After Congress Borders on Another Shutdown Congressional negotiators have reached an agreement on a funding deal that avoids another partial government shutdown that would have occurred at midnight tonight. The measure would fund nine out of fifteen federal departments through September 30, 2019. President Trump is expected to sign the legislation into... READ MORE

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Health Provider News – February 15, 2019

[02/15/19]

Posted on February 15, 2019 in Federal Advocacy

Published by: Hall Render

 NATIONAL How hospitals use biometrics to prevent patient ID errors, speed service Bonus pay for doctors can boost quality of care OCR sets record in 2018 for HIPAA enforcement actions Healthgrades names ‘America’s Best Hospitals’ 2019 Private equity pushes into healthcare: 9 latest deals 50 best healthcare supply chains in North America, rated by... READ MORE

Hall Render’s This Week in Washington – February 8, 2019

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Posted on February 8, 2019 in Federal Advocacy

Published by: Hall Render

Senate Lays Groundwork for Pricing Transparency Legislation A bipartisan group of senators continue to lay the groundwork for the introduction of pricing transparency legislation. On February 5, the senators released a letter seeking information from stakeholders as they prepare to introduce legislation that builds on draft legislation from last Congress. The effort is being... READ MORE

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Hall Render’s This Week in Washington – February 1, 2019

[02/01/19]

Posted on February 1, 2019 in Federal Advocacy

Published by: Hall Render

HHS Previews 2019 Regulatory Agenda At a symposium on Tuesday, Deputy HHS Secretary Eric Hargan and CMS Administrator Seema Verma outlined the administration’s health care strategy for 2019, which includes advancing the use of technology, adjusting payments in rural areas and testing new ways to reward high-quality care and reforms to the Stark and... READ MORE

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Hall Render’s This Week in Washington – January 25, 2019

[01/25/19]

Posted on January 25, 2019 in Federal Advocacy

Published by: Hall Render

Short-Term Funding Deal Reached to End Government Shutdown This afternoon, President Trump announced a deal to temporarily reopen the federal government and end the longest shutdown in U.S. history. The deal funds the remaining federal agencies until February 15, giving lawmakers more time to try to work out a compromise on the immigration and... READ MORE

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