May 17, 2023
The House Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee advanced legislation today that would delay harmful cuts to the Medicare Disproportionate Share Hospital program (DSH) and would include a host of other measures related to the cost of care.
During a meeting today, the subcommittee advanced the Transparent PRICE Act. The legislation, sponsored by Representative Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA), has several new amendments relevant to hospitals and health systems, including:
Additionally, lawmakers narrowly advanced separate legislation that seeks to bolster transparency and oversight of the 340B Drug Pricing Program. The legislation goes to the full committee for review.
In a letter earlier this week, a bipartisan coalition of lawmakers urged action to avert pending cuts to the DSH program that are set to take effect on October 1. HAP continues to monitor the latest legislative activity in Washington and advocate for the resources hospitals need to remain anchors within their communities.
For more information, contact John Myers, HAP’s vice president, federal advocacy.
Tags: Access to Care | Federal Advocacy | Billing/Transparency | Affordable Prescription Drugs | Medicare
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