AHA urges Congress to act on hospital priorities during post-election session

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The AHA last week urged Congress to act on several critical hospital and health system priorities when it returns after the elections.

“America’s hospitals appreciate the leadership and support many in Congress have shown this year on numerous issues important to patients and the hospitals and health... read more

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tags: site neutral payment, Medicare, Critical Access Hospitals, advocacy

A Call for Flexibility

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A bipartisan majority of lawmakers have delivered a strong message to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services: protect patients’ access to care and provide fair payment and more predictability for hospitals in regulations implementing “site-neutral” payment for new off-campus provider-based... read more

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tags: site neutral payment, Medicare, advocacy

Congress urges CMS to provide HOPD flexibility in final OPPS rule

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This week Congress overwhelmingly urged the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to provide flexibility for hospital outpatient departments as it implements the site-neutral provisions in the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015 in its upcoming final rule for the hospital outpatient prospective payment... read more

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tag: site neutral payment

Making the Case

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Hospital leaders earlier this week came to Washington for an AHA-hosted Advocacy Day briefing that laid the groundwork for meetings with lawmakers on Capitol Hill. Front and center in those talks were our concerns about stopping the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services from moving forward with... read more

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tags: site neutral payment, advocacy

Hospital leaders urge Congress to support HOPD flexibility, changes to readmissions program

AHA News

Hospital leaders yesterday urged their federal legislators to support certain provisions critical to patients and hospitals before adjourning this legislative session.

They urged federal legislators to continue to encourage the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to provide flexibility in... read more

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tags: readmissions, site neutral payment, advocacy

Hospital leaders urge Congress to support HOPD flexibility, changes to readmissions program

AHA News Now

Hospital leaders today urged their federal legislators to support certain provisions critical to patients and hospitals before adjourning this legislative session. Specifically, they urged federal legislators to continue to encourage the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to provide flexibility in... read more

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tags: readmissions, site neutral payment, socioeconomic status, Medicare

Hospital Leaders on the Hill

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Today, hundreds of hospital leaders are reaching out to their members of Congress to talk about the challenges facing their patients and communities.

What are the issues facing hospitals and health systems today? Recent developments regarding the so-called site-neutral payment provisions included in the... read more

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tags: quality improvement, patient safety, readmissions, site neutral payment, advocacy

AHA urges CMS to delay site-neutral policy until it can ensure fair payment

AHA News

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) should delay implementing the “site-neutral” provisions of the 2015 Bipartisan Budget Act until it can provide fair and equitable payment to hospitals for the services they provide, the AHA told the agency in its Sept. 6 comments on the hospital... read more

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tags: site neutral payment, Medicare

AHA urges CMS to delay site-neutral policy until it can ensure fair payment to hospitals

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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services should delay implementing the site-neutral provisions of the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015 until it can provide fair and equitable payment to hospitals for nonexcepted services, AHA told the agency today, commenting on the hospital outpatient prospective... read more

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tags: site neutral payment, Medicare

AHA urges CMS to delay implementing site-neutral proposal due to fraud and abuse risks

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Implementing the site-neutral provisions of the Bipartisan Budget Act on Jan. 1 would raise significant compliance risks under the Stark law and the Anti-kickback statute, AHA told the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services today, citing a legal analysis of the agency’s proposal by Hogan Lovells.... read more

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tags: site neutral payment, Medicare

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