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America's Essential Hospitals is pleased to see that bipartisan Senate drug pricing legislation would repeal two years of Medicaid disproportionate share hospital payment cuts.

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Lawmakers have three weeks to agree on funding for the federal government and various health care programs, including Medicaid disproportionate share hospital payments. The House resumes its impeachment investigation with a Judiciary Committee hearing.

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America’s Essential Hospitals expressed concern that a proposed drug acquisition cost survey would impose excessive burden on hospitals and raise many operational challenges.

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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services issued a Nov. 18 proposed rule, the Medicaid Fiscal Accountability Regulation, that would make sweeping changes to how states finance the nonfederal share of their Medicaid programs.

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The latest continuing resolution, which funds the government through Dec. 20, will give Congress more time to negotiate a longer-term agreement on government spending and relief from impending cuts to Medicaid disproportionate share hospital payments.

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States are leveraging financial incentives, quality measures, waivers, and public-private partnerships to slow climbing rates of substance use disorder and overdose among pregnant women.

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Essential hospitals The MetroHealth System, UC Health, and The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center play a key role in opioid misuse prevention and intervention.

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We thank House and Senate lawmakers for again standing with essential hospitals and vulnerable patients by delaying an unsustainable, damaging cut to Medicaid disproportionate share hospital payments.

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New requirements call for hospitals to post charges and information based on rates negotiated with third-party payers, as well as standard charge data for a limited set of “shoppable” services, in a consumer-friendly manner.

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The House is scheduled to vote on a continuing resolution that would extend federal funding through Dec. 20 and further delay a scheduled $4 billion cut to Medicaid disproportionate share hospital (DSH) payments; House impeachment hearings continue.

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The report includes updated statistics and, for the first time, uses electronic health data from hospitals to calculate infection and death rates.

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In a letter to the Department of State, America’s Essential Hospitals expressed concern that broadening the definition of public charge would harm the nation’s health care system, vulnerable patients, and state and local economies.

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The agency published new requirements for hospitals to publicly post standard charges, including information based on rates negotiated with third-party payers. 

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The toolkit includes a decision-making framework for antibiotic prescribing and strategies for developing an antibiotic stewardship program.

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The agency proposes to increase transparency in Medicaid supplemental payments and impose more stringent requirements on those payments and their financing for states and providers.

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Rather than empower consumers with meaningful information, the administration's plan only would give health plans an unfair advantage in negotiations with providers and put access to care at risk.

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In this new report, Essential Hospitals Institute explores ongoing work by essential hospitals toward climate resiliency and makes recommendations for policymakers and funders to support the steps they are taking to mitigate their contribution to climate change.

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A new report from Essential Hospitals Institute shows that essential hospitals are taking steps to make themselves and their communities resilient to climate change and to reduce their own carbon footprint, but they face financial and other barriers to these goals.

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The proposed regulation would undermine the financial stability of state Medicaid programs by restricting the flexibility states have to meet their commitment to vulnerable patients and avoid spending cutbacks that threaten access to care.

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While lawmakers continue negotiations on fiscal year 2020 spending bills and prescription drug pricing legislation, committees will hold hearings on electronic cigarette use, state efforts to undermine reproductive health care, and the presidential impeachment inquiry.

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The final rules for Medicare’s Outpatient Prospective Payment System and Physician Fee Schedule for calendar year 2020 also expand access to opioid use disorder treatment and establish a prior authorization process for certain services.

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This year’s update contains new quality and accountability measures and new national context data.

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A new brief summarizes program recommendations from an expert panel, which included America's Essential Hospitals staff.

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The move aims to give researchers a better understanding of key Medicaid and Children's Health Insurance Program information, including on utilization and spending under Medicaid managed care.

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CMS also approved a unique behavioral health transformation waiver for the District of Columbia that targets beneficiaries with serious mental illness or serious emotional disturbance.

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In a new state policy brief, America’s Essential Hospitals examines the unique health care risks homeless individuals face, states leading the way to create long-term solutions, and the role essential hospitals play in providing care to homeless populations.

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Twelve spending bills must advance through Congress and be signed by the president by Nov. 21 to fully fund the federal government for fiscal year 2020.

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Health care providers have until Dec. 3 to download their preview reports, which include overall hospital quality star ratings.

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The report shows a 9 percent decrease in central line–associated bloodstream infections, an 8 percent decrease in catheter-associated urinary tract infections, and a 12 percent decrease in hospital-onset Clostridium difficile infections.

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The final rule includes provisions related to the Quality Payment Program, evaluation and management services, telehealth services, and the Medicare Shared Savings Program.

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In a separate, forthcoming final rule, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services will summarize and respond to the more than 1,400 public comments it received about proposed requirements for hospitals to make public their standard charges.

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The final rule jeopardizes access to care in underserved communities and flouts court rulings on unlawful federal policies regarding payments to hospitals in the 340B Drug Pricing Program and to provider-based outpatient departments.

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This marks the second consecutive year the uninsured rate for children has increased following continuous decreases after enactment of the Affordable Care Act. Only North Dakota saw a decrease in the uninsured rate for children.

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The agency seeks comment on a questionnaire to enforce its revised public charge standard for visa applicants. Separately, the department sought comment and emergency review of information collection to enforce the presidential proclamation suspending the entry of immigrants without health coverage.

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The October refresh does not include an update of overall star ratings, which were last updated in February.

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Applications for the new payment models are due to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Jan. 22, 2020.

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The update covers a wider variety of health care settings and includes guidance for the use of performance measures in infection control quality initiatives.

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A House vote on the Lower Drug Costs Now Act of 2019, scheduled for this week, has been postponed to allot more time for the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) to score the bill.

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The association expressed support for the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration's proposed revisions to confidentiality of records for patients with substance use disorders, while outlining remaining barriers to care coordination.

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One report focuses on available treatment services for pregnant women and children, while the other analyzes states' medication-assisted treatment policies. The reports were mandated by the SUPPORT Act.

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Value-Based Care Collaborative

Our new partnership with Premier will help association members manage financial risk for Medicaid, uninsured, and underinsured populations and integrate their work on social determinants of health with value-based care.

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Tour Population Health Programs

Visit EssentialCommunities.org to learn how our hospitals target social and economic factors to improve health. Take a virtual tour of population health programs nationwide, discover new resources, and share your programs.

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Give Back to Our Community

As a member of the essential hospitals community, we invite you to volunteer. We have opportunities for everyone – from long-term, strategic leadership positions to short-term, project-based activities.

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