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Medicaid provides stability for millions of Americans and for the communities where we live. All that will change if Congress cuts Medicaid. Visit ProtectMedicaid.org to learn the facts about Medicaid and the devastating harm recently proposed legislation would cause.

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Join fellow leadership teams from member hospitals at this one-day summit to explore trends in Medicaid waivers and payment innovation, as well as the national outlook for these programs.

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The Senate voted 51-50 to move to debate on the American Health Care Act; we urge all hospitals to continue to weigh in with their Senate offices this week.

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All plans considered so far by Congress would end with the same terrible result: at least 22 million more uninsured people, devastating cuts to Medicaid, and higher costs for patients and taxpayers.

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The toolkit — released by The MetroHealth System in Cleveland and other partners — outlines steps to help raise awareness of the opioid epidemic.

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The Senate approved a motion to proceed, which is needed to open floor debate of a repeal bill; it remains unclear how the Senate will proceed.

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A publicly released set of slides describes dramatic restrictions to CMS' budget neutrality policy for Section 1115 waivers.

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A vote to consider Affordable Care Act repeal legislation is expected July 25; call your senators and urge them to reject the latest repeal plan.

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The project seeks to reduce harms caused by inappropriate antibiotic use; registration is open for a one-hour introductory webinar about the project.

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The funding will be used to track and prevent opioid overdoses; meanwhile, a report finds a drop in the estimated rate of Americans misusing prescription drugs.

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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services will allow hospitals to submit revisions to Worksheet S-10 of their Medicare cost report for fiscal year 2015 by Sept. 30.

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Of the 303 performance measures submitted during the trial period, 65 were determined to have a conceptual basis for adjustment for social risk factors.

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Proposed rules would affect outpatient payment rates, reduce Medicare Part B payments to hospitals in the 340B Program, and revise site-neutral policies.

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A federal planning guide aims to help local emergency health care personnel prepare for the migration of eclipse watchers to areas without adequate health care infrastructure.

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Senate Majority Leader McConnell said he would bring up a repeal-only bill that includes a two-year transition period for replacing the Affordable Care Act, but three Republican senators oppose the plan.

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We oppose a repeal-and-delay plan, which would leave health coverage for more than 20 million people in limbo and destabilize the individual market.

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The repeal-and-delay strategy would leave millions of lives in limbo and create uncertainty that would destabilize insurance markets and paralyze hospitals.

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The Medicare Physician Fee Schedule proposed rule for calendar year 2018 includes physician payment and quality program changes.

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The study finds urban, nonprofit hospitals recognize the role of health disparities in outcomes, but could use greater incentives to make improvements.

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The proposed rule would increase outpatient payment rates by 1.75 percent and drastically reduce Medicare Part B reimbursement for drugs purchased through the 340B Drug Pricing Program.

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The special report suggests methods to improve care for the top 5 percent of high-need patients, who account for half of the nation's health care spending.

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The Medicare payment rules propose deeply damaging policies that would harm vulnerable patients and essential hospitals by cutting 340B Drug Pricing Program savings and needed support for outpatient services in underserved communities.

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We encourage members to take this new opportunity to weigh in with your senators and remind them that the changes to the BCRA are wholly insufficient.

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The revised Better Care Reconciliation Act leaves untouched the most destructive provisions of the original bill: those that would gut the Medicaid program and strip affordable coverage from millions of people.

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The Evidence-Based Practice Centers Program is seeking suggestions for treatment, tests, and methods of health care delivery that should be considered for extensive evaluation.

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The update calls for improvements to federal network cybersecurity, protection of critical infrastructure, and an international engagement strategy.

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Courts in Minnesota, Tennessee, and Virginia have ruled in favor of hospitals challenging the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services' inclusion of Medicare and commercial payments in the calculation of disproportionate-share hospital payment limits.

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About America’s Essential Hospitals

America’s Essential Hospitals is the leading association and champion for hospitals and health systems dedicated to high-quality care for all, including the most vulnerable. Since 1981, America’s Essential Hospitals has initiated, advanced, and preserved programs and policies that help these hospitals ensure access to care. We support members with advocacy, policy development, research, and education.