Health Reform + Related Health Policy News - December 2014, Issue 1


In This Issue:

- Top News

..Congress Passes Omnibus Spending Package

..HRSA Cancels Plan for 340B ‘Mega Reg’; Congress Weighs Options

..Supreme Court to Hear Challenge to ACA Subsidies

- Congressional Focus

..Republicans Take Senate, Build on House Majority in 114th Congress

..Congress Extends Physician Supervision Exemption for Critical Access, Rural Hospitals

..Brady Unveils Medicare Discussion Draft

- Regulatory Roundup

..CMS Proposes Changes to ACOs in Medicare Shared Savings Program

..Final Rule Cuts Medicare Physician Payments by 21.2 Percent

..CMS Finalizes 2014 Hospital Outpatient Rule

- State Summary

..Maine Expected to Appeal Maintenance of Effort Ruling

- Federal Register

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- Excerpt from Congress Passes Omnibus Spending Package:

Congress passed a more than $1 trillion spending package that will fund the government through the end of the FY 2015. The so-called “CRomnibus” combined 11 appropriations bills, including the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and a short-term Continuing Resolution for the Department of Homeland Security. Highlights of the CRomnibus include...

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