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In this webinar we looked back at the 2016 advocacy landscape, discussed the progress we have made on key issues affecting essential hospitals, reviewed our interaction with the Trump transition team, and looked forward to 2017. Webinar Recording

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New law replaces sustainable growth rate with new update schedule and creates quality reporting and merit-based payment systems

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Medicaid and Medicare reform remain a part of budget discussions as Congress continues work toward bicameral budget resolution. Committees review opioid abuse and medical device tax.

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The law also delays Medicaid DSH payment cuts for an additional year - until fiscal year 2018 - and extends CHIP funding for two years.

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Association praises Congress and the administration for replacing broken SGR, delaying DSH cuts an additional year, and extending CHIP funding

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Congress will consider SGR legislation and a final budget resolution. Health committees will hold hearings on medical device tax, post acute care, Medicare appeals and audits, and the Affordable Care Act.

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The Senate will vote on the SGR measure after a two-week recess. Both chambers also passed budget legislation before adjourning.

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The bill now goes to the Senate for consideration. It remains unclear if the bill will garner enough support to quickly move through that chamber.

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DSH cuts would be eliminated in FY 2017, and DSH would be "rebased," extending cuts by one year, to 2025.

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Congress will attempt to pass SGR and budget legislation by Friday. The SGR package includes a one-year delay of Medicaid DSH cuts. House Committees will hold hearings on 340B, heroin and prescription drug abuse, and Medicare Fraud. The Senate HELP Committee will hold a hearing on patient research.

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Contact your lawmakers on the House Energy and Commerce and Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions committees to underscore the critical need for the 340B program. An update on the SGR package will be provided as more information is available.

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The House's bipartisan bill will face a tough road in the Senate. Budget negotiations are also under way, to be completed this month.

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Senate HELP Committee to examine changes that could improve FDA process without compromising safety

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Congress must pass a homeland security spending bill this week, and health insurance marketplaces are under scrutiny as oral arguments in the King v. Burwell Supreme Court case begin.

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Obama delivers annual address; House considers an abortion ban, natural gas permits, and SGR; and Senate considers the Keystone Pipeline and definition of full time.

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Congress meets this week to pass Keystone Pipeline legislation and Homeland Security funding, considers immigration and veterans' mental health.

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Congress convenes with a new Republican majority in the Senate. The House will vote on the ACA 40-hour work week, veterans legislation and the Keystone pipeline. The Senate will elect committee chairs.

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House and Senate lawmakers also to discuss budget proposals, including president's

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In a major victory for essential hospitals, a House committee late last night posted physician payment legislation that includes an additional year delay in Medicaid disproportionate share hospital (DSH) cuts and requires an annual DSH report sought by America’s Essential Hospitals. The changes come in a House Rules Committee bill to extend the current patch

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The bill replaces the SGR with a sensible physician payment system, ensures the continuation of health policies that help low-income patients access health care, and mandates an annual report on Medicaid DSH payments. The association notes that it would not support any methods of paying for the legislation that would "damage access to and quality of care..."

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Senate Finance Committee Chair Ron Wyden moves SGR bill to the floor under controversy, as there are still no agreed-upon ways to pay for the legislation. The Energy and Commerce Oversight subcommittee will look at the impact of psychiatric inpatient treatment capacity on resources and access.

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House and Senate differ on offsets for SGR repeal and replace; ACA alternative details under wraps

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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.

America’s Essential Hospitals was formerly known as the National Association of Public Hospitals and Health Systems (NAPH). Carrying our mission since 1981 into today's health care era

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