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ACCC Advocacy Update

By Leah Ralph, Director, Health Policy, ACCC

Congress closed out 2015 with a bang, passing a number of large, end-of-year spending bills to keep the government funded through 2016 and several provisions that will impact ACCC members. 224 more words

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An Easy—and Empowering—New Year’s Resolution

By Leah Ralph, Director, Health Policy, ACCC

New Year’s resolutions are the very definition of trope: a common or overused theme. But they don’t have to be. 511 more words

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ACCC Comments on Proposed 340B Guidance

By Maureen Leddy, JD, Manager, Policy and Strategic Alliances, ACCC

On October 27, 2015, the Association of Community Cancer Centers (ACCC) submitted comments on the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) “mega-guidance” on the 340B Drug Pricing Program. 621 more words

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ACCC Responds to CMS on Proposed 2016 PFS Rule

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

On September 8th, ACCC submitted comments on CMS’ proposed 2016 Physician Fee Schedule rule. This year, the proposed PFS was released later than usual and contained a number of provisions that ACCC will be watching closely in the coming months. 852 more words

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Proposed 2016 Medicare Rules

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

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) 2016 proposed rules are out, and, not surprisingly, we continue to see the agency push outpatient payments toward more bundled services and move full steam ahead to tie Medicare payments at large to quality and value in the coming year. 439 more words

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King v. Burwell: Federal Health Insurance Subsidies Upheld for Patients

By Maureen Leddy, JD, Policy Coordinator, ACCC

On June 25, the Supreme Court issued their decision in the highly watched King v. Burwell case, ruling that the more than 6 million people currently purchasing insurance through a federal exchange can continue to access subsidies. 396 more words

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HRSA Releases 340B Proposed Rule

By Maureen Leddy, JD, Policy Coordinator, ACCC

A proposed rule regarding 340B pricing enforcement was published in the Federal Register on June 17. The proposed rule responds to a mandate in the Affordable Care Act, which required the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) to provide for imposition of civil monetary penalties on manufacturers that knowingly and intentionally overcharge 340B-covered entities. 151 more words

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