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ASH Summary on the Surprise Billing Interim Final Rule

Jul 22
2021

On July 1, 2021, HHS issued an interim final rule with comment period (IFC) to begin the implementation of the No Surprises Act (NSA) which is the law banning “surprise billing” that was enacted by Congress in December 2020.  NSA pro...

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ASH Drug Pricing Update

May 12
2021

Drug Pricing Debate Heats Up in Congress During the second week in May, two key House Committees held hearings to consider drug pricing legislation. The hearings before the House Energy and Commerce Committee and a subcommittee of the Education and...

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2020 ASH Advocacy Efforts to Ensure Patient Access to Care

Dec 10
2020

COVID-19 The COVID-19 crisis dominated much of 2020 and issues surrounding the public health emergency were a main focus of ASH’s advocacy and practice-related efforts. Below is a list of ASH’s key advocacy and practice-related efforts r...

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2020 ASH Advocacy Efforts Related to Sickle Cell Disease

Dec 10
2020

In 2020, ASH continued to work with federal agencies, leaders at the United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the U.S. Congress to help enhance and expand government activities in sickle cell disease (SCD) research, training, a...

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2020 Year-End Physician Payment and Coverage Advocacy Highlights

Dec 10
2020

Medicare Inpatient Hospital Rule ASH offered comments on the 2020 proposed rule for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS). The rule determines payment levels and related provisions for Medica...

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2020 Year-End Research and Public Health Funding Advocacy Highlights

Dec 10
2020

During 2020, ASH continued to be highly visible in our advocacy for federal support of biomedical research and public health funding, including funding for the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CD...

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CMS Releases the CY 2021 Physician Fee Schedule

Aug 13
2020

On August 3, 2020 the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released the CY 2021 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (PFS) proposed rule.

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New Executive Order on Drug Pricing

Aug 06
2020

On July 24, President Trump signed four executive orders all aimed at reducing the cost of prescription drugs. None of the orders will go into effect immediately as all will have to go through some kind of rulemaking process. The orders included:...

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ASH Issues Recommendations to the NIDDK to help inform its Strategic Plan

Jul 31
2020

ASH submitted comments to the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) in response to the institute’s request for information on its strategic visioning process. The Society’s recommendations highlight...

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CMS Expands Telehealth Benefits and Waives Penalties for HIPAA Violations During COVID-19 Outbreak

Mar 25
2020

Expanded Telehealth Benefits  On March 17, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) expanded telehealth benefits for Medicare beneficiaries during the COVID-19 outbreak to allow individuals to receive a wider range of healthcare serv...

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