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Senate Postpones Decision on SGR

By Leah Ralph, Manager, Provider Economics and Public Policy, ACCC

On Thursday, March 26, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 2, legislation to permanently repeal and replace Medicare’s sustainable growth rate (SGR) formula for physician reimbursement. 65 more words

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SGR Bill Heads to Senate—Contact Your Senators Today!

By Leah Ralph, Manager, Provider Economics and Public Policy, ACCC

On March 26, by a vote of 392-37 the U.S. House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed… 127 more words

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Call to Action: Support Permanent Repeal of the SGR!

by Leah Ralph, Manager, Provider Economics and Public Policy, ACCC

With another SGR deadline looming, leaders in the U.S. Senate and House are coming close to striking a bipartisan, bicameral deal to finally replace the broken Medicare Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) formula. 203 more words

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CANCERSCAPE Session on OCM Brings Insights

by Amanda Patton, ACCC Communications

On Tuesday, March 17, at ACCC’s Annual Meeting, Ron Kline, MD, Medical Officer with the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI), and Kavita Patel, MD, MS, of the Brookings Institution helped bring a little more clarity to CMMI’s Medicare’s… 482 more words

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ACCC on Capitol Hill

by Amanda Patton, ACCC Communications

ACCC’s 41st Annual Meeting, CANCERSCAPE, kicked off on March 16 with Capitol Hill Day. ACCC members from across the country fanned out across the Capitol for more than 70 scheduled meetings with legislators and key staff members from both the House and Senate. 278 more words

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With the Midterm Elections Behind Us, What Lies Ahead for Healthcare in 2015?

By Leah Ralph, Manager, Provider Economics and Public Policy, ACCC

With election results still rolling in, one thing is clear: the 2014 midterm elections dealt an unequivocal win to Republicans, helping them pick up more than the six seats needed to gain the majority in the Senate, bringing both chambers of Congress under GOP control. 675 more words

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The Sun is Shining. . . .Now What?

By Matt Farber, MA, Director, Provider Economics & Public Policy, ACCC

On Sept. 30, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released the first round of… 628 more words

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