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Medicaid Testimony and Correspondence
November 16, 2016
Academic Medicine’s key legislative priorities.
October 13, 2016
The Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC or Association) welcomes this opportunity to comment on the Health Resources and Services Administration’s (HRSA’s) 340B Drug Pricing Program; Administrative Dispute Resolution; Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, 81 Fed. Reg. 53381 (August 12, 2016).
September 14, 2016
The Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC or Association) welcomes this opportunity to comment on the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS’s or the Agency’s) Medicaid Program; Disproportionate Share Hospital Payments – Treatment of Third Party Payers in Calculating Uncompensated Care Costs; Proposed Rule, 81 Fed. Reg. 53980 (August 15, 2016).
April 13, 2016
The AAMC April 12 endorsed the States Achieve Medicaid Expansion (SAME) Act which would provide three years of full federal funding for states expanding Medicaid.
January 5, 2016
The AAMC notes that it has been four years between the time the proposed rule was issued and the issuance of this final rule. Although the final rule is effective as of January 4, 2016, the AAMC appreciates that CMS has provided a comment period and hopes that with this new round of comments CMS will either make substantial changes in the final rule or will withdraw it and issue a re-proposed rule. The Association has the following overarching comments:
August 8, 2014
AAMC submitted a letter to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) on August 8, 2014, to express concern of the delays and complications in the Open Payments Review and Dispute Process.
July 22, 2014
Letter to Marilyn Tavenner, July 21, 2014. Re: Modifications to the Medicare and Medicaid Electronic Health Record Incentive Programs for 2014 and Revisions to the Certified EHR Technology Definition Proposed Rule.
October 9, 2013
AAMC urges support of DSH Reduction Relief Act of 2013 (S.1555).
AAMC Comments on Proposed Rule on Medicaid, CHIP, Exchanges, and Other Health Insurance Marketplace Reform Provisions in the ACA
February 14, 2013
The AAMC recognizes the extraordinary efforts and coordination needed to implement the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA’s) health insurance marketplace reform provisions. AAMC commends CMS on many aspects of the proposed rule that will increase coverage, coordinate eligibility and enrollment processes across insurance affordability programs, and streamline applications and appeals. Consistent with our support for the ACA, the Association strongly supports expanded coverage that will eliminate barriers to access to needed health care services. We look forward to working with CMS to protect patient access to necessary health care services and to address several concerns with the proposed rule.
September 25, 2012
AAMC response to Sept. 24 letter from HHS Secretary Sebelius and Attorney General Holder outlining the federal government’s commitment to preventing billing mistakes and cases of possible fraud reading electronic health records.