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IRS Improves Final Guidance Correcting Noncompliance with 501(r) Requirements

March 27, 2015

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has responded to hospital requests to improve its guidance, effective March 10, 2015, finalizing correction and disclosure procedures for noncompliance with 501(r) requirements.

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U.S. House Overwhelmingly Passes SGR Repeal

March 26, 2015

The U.S. House of Representatives voted 392-37, with the support of every member of the Pennsylvania House delegation, to pass H.R.2, the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act, which will institute a stable system for value-oriented payment of Medicare physician services.

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HAP Finalizing PA-HEN 2.0 Proposal

March 26, 2015

Early next week, HAP will be submitting a proposal to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) for a Pennsylvania Hospital Engagement Network (PA-HEN) 2.0 contract under the Partnerships for Patients Initiative.

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HHS Officially Kicks Off Forum to Help Transition Health Care Payment Models that Emphasize Quality and Value

March 25, 2015

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Sylvia Burwell, joined by President Obama, held an event at the White House to officially kick-off the Health Care Payment Learning and Action Network.

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Hospital Priorities and Offsets in Sustainable Growth Rate Repeal Agreement

March 24, 2015

Legislation (H.R. 2) that includes hospital policy provisions, funding offsets related to the repeal of the sustainable growth rate (SGR), and extended funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) has been released. The legislation is the product of a bipartisan agreement crafted by U.S. House Speaker John Boehner and Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi.

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340B Drug Pricing Program Reviewed by U.S. House Health Subcommittee

March 24, 2015

A panel of government witnesses provided testimony about the 340B drug pricing program during a U.S. House Energy & Commerce Health Subcommittee hearing, Examining the 340B Drug Pricing Program.

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DHS Creates Poster for Use to Meet Requirement to Post Signs Promoting New Fraud Tip Line

March 24, 2015

The Department of Human Services (DHS) announced the creation of its new, toll-free fraud tip line to report suspected fraud or abuse of public assistance programs.

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CMS Proposes Next Step in EHR Implementation—Stage 3 Meaningful Use

March 23, 2015

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released its proposed rule for Stage 3 meaningful use—the next step in the implementation of the Medicare and Medicaid Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Programs.

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U.S. Senator Toomey Takes Leadership Role in Addressing Access to Emergency Psychiatric Care

March 23, 2015

A bipartisan coalition of U.S. Senators, led by Senators Pat Toomey (R-PA), Benjamin Cardin (D-MD), and Susan Collins (R-ME), introduced S. 599, the Improving Access to Emergency Psychiatric Care Act, which would extend a demonstration project to address acute psychiatric care needs.

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Help with Electronic Health Record Interoperability Available

March 23, 2015

The Pennsylvania eHealth Partnership Authority has up to $11.8 million in onboarding grant funds available to help connect hospitals and ambulatory practices to its Pennsylvania Patient & Provider Network.

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Consumer Demand for Price Transparency Increasing; Hospitals and Insurers Urged to Provide Guidance and Information

March 20, 2015

A new survey fielded by Public Agenda reveals that more than half of Americans (56%) have tried to get information about out-of-pocket costs before accessing health care services.

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PILOT Resolution Introduced in Philadelphia City Council

March 19, 2015

City Councilman W. Wilson Goode, Jr. (D-At Large) introduced a resolution calling for the city’s major nonprofit organizations to contribute Payments In Lieu Of Taxes (PILOTs) since these organizations are exempt from property taxes.

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DHS Publishes Notice for New Adult Benefit Plan for Medicaid Expansion

March 19, 2015

The Pennsylvania Department of Human Services (DHS) posted an advance copy of the public notice it will file with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) indicating its intent to submit a state plan amendment to create the new Medicaid Adult benefit plan.

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Legislation to Repeal SGR Introduced by U.S. House and Senate Leaders

March 19, 2015

Bipartisan, bicameral legislation to permanently repeal the sustainable growth rate (SGR) for Medicare physician payments was introduced in the U.S. House today. Absent action by Congress, physicians will see a 21 percent reduction in Medicare payments starting on April 1.

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U.S. Senate Releases Proposed Budget

March 19, 2015

The U.S. Senate Budget Committee released its proposed budget resolution for fiscal year (FY) 2016, which seeks to balance the nation’s budget in ten years.

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