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May 08, 2020 | Daily News

HHS on Thursday (May 7) distributed $583 million to over a thousand community health centers to bolster COVID-19 testing.

May 08, 2020 | Daily News

America’s Essential Hospitals are pressing CMS to reopen comments on the controversial Medicaid Fiscal Accountability Regulation, saying COVID-19's effects on Medicaid must considered before CMS makes changes to supplemental payments.

May 07, 2020 | Daily News

HHS earlier this month began disbursing the latest round of provider funding to rural providers and hospitals hardest hit by COVID-19, which the rural hospital lobby applauded as immediate relief but now hopes Congress will focus on long-term aid.

May 06, 2020 | Daily News

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) said Wednesday (May 6) that Democrats are looking to include a $500 billion paycheck guarantee as part of the next coronavirus response bill, which could lower the costs for COBRA subsidies that lawmakers are also considering for the package.

May 06, 2020 | Daily News

President Donald Trump on Wednesday squashed speculation that the Department of Justice might alter its position in the high-profile challenge to the Affordable Care Act, affirming the administration will be “staying with Texas” in calling for the ACA to be scrapped, one day after CNN reported that U.S. Attorney General Bill Barr lobbied the White House to change its approach.

May 06, 2020 | Daily News

House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-MD) said Wednesday (May 6) that Democratic priorities for the next coronavirus stimulus package include funding for states and territories, as well as expanded testing and contact tracing.

May 05, 2020 | Daily News

U.S. Attorney General Bill Barr’s reported suggestion that the administration back off asking the Supreme Court to strike the entire Affordable Care Act and instead try to save some pieces is likely a last-ditch effort to save face, former Wisconsin Sen. Russel Feingold (D) and Brad Woodhouse, executive director of Protect Our Care, said in a Tuesday call held one day before Democrats are set to file initial briefs in the high-profile Supreme Court case, California v. Texas, over the constitutionality of the ACA.

May 05, 2020 | Daily News

Lawmakers, providers and hospitals want additional funding for Medicaid and behavioral health included in the upcoming coronavirus stimulus package, as well as funding for providers, although they don’t say how much.

May 05, 2020 | Daily News

ACA advocates and Democratic lawmakers are touting a new poll commissioned by Protect Our Care that finds support across both parties for the key health care policies they want included in any forthcoming coronavirus response bill.

May 04, 2020 | Daily News

Insurers serving largely Medicaid and marketplace eligible Americans are prepping for a tsunami of enrollees over the next year and already see a surge in Medicaid business due to the requirement that states do eligibility redeterminations in order to get increased matching funds, several insurers reported in their first quarter earnings calls.

May 04, 2020 | Daily News

House lawmakers released a concept paper for a second iteration of the 21st Century Cures Act, dubbed Cures 2.0, with provisions to increase the health literacy of Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries and questions on how to update coverage and reimbursement rules in federal health programs.

May 04, 2020 | Daily News

The lobby for community-affiliated health plans is urging Congress to make sure consumers who purchased short-term health plans will be protected from COVID-19 related costs after the administration said the plans will not be eligible for reimbursement from the fund HHS established to pay hospitals for treating the uninsured.

May 01, 2020 | Daily News

Medicaid providers are being shortchanged in HHS’ distribution of coronavirus emergency relief funds, Congress’ Medicaid advisers wrote to HHS Secretary Alex Azar Thursday (April 30), echoing concerns from states and safety-net providers.

April 30, 2020 | Daily News

In another set of wide-ranging emergency waivers and policy changes aimed at tackling the coronavirus pandemic, CMS announced Thursday (April 30) that it is expanding how Medicare pays for COVID-19 diagnostic tests, encouraging hospitals to increase their capacity, and codifying a new requirement for nursing homes to inform residents and their families of any confirmed or suspected COVID-19 cases in their facilities.

April 29, 2020 | Daily News

A bipartisan group of House lawmakers hopes to tuck into the next coronavirus response package a newly introduced bill that would increase federal Medicaid matching funds (FMAP) by 1% for telehealth in states that cover those services.

April 27, 2020 | Daily News

The National Association of Medicaid Directors sent a strongly worded letter to HHS on Monday (April 27), calling for the department to immediately meet with Medicaid directors about when and how they will receive CARES Act funding.

April 27, 2020 | Daily News

The Supreme Court will not suspend the so-called public charge rule during the coronavirus pandemic, but it left open the possibility for opponents of the rule to ask lower-court judges to temporarily halt the rule.

April 24, 2020 | Daily News

CMS is encouraging states to loosen their laws and regulations in order to broaden the use of telehealth in Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program during the coronavirus crisis, coming as CMS relaxes long-standing federal telehealth restrictions in Medicare.

April 23, 2020 | Daily News

The House passed an emergency spending package on Thursday (April 23) that includes $75 billion for providers, which the president is expected to sign into law.

April 23, 2020 | Daily News

HHS on Thursday (April 23) announced that it is awarding $631 million in grants to 64 state and local jurisdictions, which the administration says will help their efforts to relax social distancing guidelines.

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