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What's New In Washington - December 2017

December is often the busiest time in Washington, and this year is no different as Congress races toward the holiday finish line. There is still a multitude of problems to solve before members can head back to their...more

House Approves IPAB Repeal Legislation

by Reed Smith on

The House of Representatives has voted 307 – 111 to approve HR 849, Protecting Seniors’ Access to Medicare Act, to repeal the Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB). Under the ACA, the IPAB must submit Medicare spending...more

Capitol Hill Healthcare Update

by BakerHostetler on

The House last week voted to renew the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) through 2022, but disagreements over how to pay for the program are likely to delay consideration in the Senate beyond this month. On a...more

Ways & Means Committee Advances IPAB Repeal Bill

by Reed Smith on

The House Ways and Means Committee has approved by a 24-13 vote HR 849, Protecting Seniors’ Access to Medicare Act, to repeal the Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB). The IPAB was established by the ACA to submit...more

Trustees Predict Medicare Solvent Until 2029; IPAB Not Triggered Until 2021

by Baker Donelson on

On July 13, the Boards of Trustees for Medicare issued the annual Trustees Report to the Congress on the financial operations and actuarial status of the Medicare Program. The trustees estimate that the trust fund financing...more

Capitol Hill Healthcare Update

by BakerHostetler on

Senate Republicans face a key procedural vote this week that would allow for debate of their healthcare legislation, but significant uncertainty remains about whether GOP senators can meet that procedural hurdle, what the...more

No IPAB Medicare Cuts Triggered for 2019, CMS Actuary Rules

by Reed Smith on

The CMS Chief Actuary has officially determined that the projected Medicare per capita growth rate will not exceed the target that would require the Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB) to submit plans to reduce 2019...more

Capitol Hill Healthcare Update

by BakerHostetler on

Senate Reconvenes but No Health Votes Expected This Week - The Senate reconvenes today following the Fourth of July recess, but senators are at least a week away – and perhaps even longer – from voting on legislation to...more

The Independent Payment Advisory Board May Be Dead Before It’s Born

by Alston & Bird on

The Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB) was established under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) with the mission of reducing the growth rate of Medicare spending. The necessary conditions to trigger IPAB activity have not...more

Trump Administration Releases Fiscal Year 2018 Budget Proposal

by Baker Donelson on

On Tuesday, May 23, the White House released the President's fiscal year 2018 (FY18) budget, launching a contentious and consequential debate that is expected to last through the end of the fiscal year and possibly beyond....more

Trump Administration: Impact on Healthcare Policy

by BakerHostetler on

Republicans’ biggest issue will be what to do with the 20 million Americans who have gained coverage under the ACA. Congress reconvened this week for the first time since Donald Trump’s stunning victory, and just as his...more

Health Update - September 2016

The Election’s Impact on Healthcare: Preparing for Potential Scenarios - Editor’s Note: Election 2016 will have a major impact on federal and state healthcare policy. To be prepared for all the possibilities, it’s...more

Washington Healthcare Update: Health Provisions in the Omnibus Appropriations and Tax Extenders Legislation

by McGuireWoods LLP on

The omnibus appropriations and tax extenders package released last night contain many healthcare provisions. The tax extenders package provides for a two-year moratorium for the medical device tax for 2016 and 2017. ...more

Washington, D.C. Update – October 2015

by Baker Donelson on

House Leadership Elections: Republican House leadership changes remain in flux in the wake of Speaker John Boehner's (R-OH) decision to retire and the unexpected delay of the vote to select his successor. House Majority...more

House Ways and Means Committee Approves Bills to Repeal ACA Taxes, Mandates, IPAB

by Reed Smith on

On September 29, 2015, the House Ways and Means Committee approved budget “reconciliation” legislation that calls for repeal of five provisions of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Specifically, the legislation would repeal the...more

House Passes Bills to Repeal ACA Medical Device Tax and IPAB, Revise Medicare Advantage Policy

by Reed Smith on

The House of Representatives has taken action on a number of bills to modify certain Affordable Care Act (ACA) provisions, revise Medicare Advantage policies, and make other health policy changes. On June 23, 2015, the...more

Health Care Reform Implementation Update August 2014

by Cozen O'Connor on

August recess has begun on Capitol Hill. Congressmen and women and senators are home in their districts and states, and Capitol Hill staffers are catching up on piled up work. Nonetheless, last week Congressman Kevin Brady...more

Top Republican Leaders Decline to Make Appointments to IPAB

by King & Spalding on

On May 9, 2013, Speaker of the House, John Boehner (R-OH), and Senate Republican Leader, Mitch McConnell (R-KY), sent a letter to President Obama declining to make appointments of individuals to serve on the Individual...more

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