To read the letter, click here. To read DOE's July 22, 2013 response, click here (and Enclosure).
What They’re Saying On SGR Reform Effort: Members Weigh In On Advanced Legislative Framework to Permanently Fix Sustainable Growth RateJune 28, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Following the Energy and Commerce Committee’s release of an advanced legislative framework to repeal the current Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) system, leading members of Congress reacted with increased optimism on reforming the current Medicare physician payment syst
Committee Leaders Raise Questions About Recent Update to Health Law’s Essential Community Provider ListJune 28, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – House Energy and Commerce Committee leaders today continued their oversight of the implementation of the president’s health care law, writing to Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius regarding a recent update to the “Essential Community Provider” (ECP) list maintained by the department.
Excerpt: The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) requires that insurers offering plans on the Health Insurance Marketplaces, or exchanges, include a “sufficient number and geographic distribution” of providers that serve predominantly “low-income, medically underserved individuals.” These providers are referred to as Essential Community Providers.
Health Subcommittee Examines Proposals for Reform and Improvement of the Medicare Part B Drug ProgramJune 28, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – The Subcommittee on Health, chaired by Rep. Joe Pitts (R-PA), today held a hearing on “Examining Reforms to Improve the Medicare Part B Drug Program for Seniors.” While most drugs under Medicare are offered to seniors through Part D drug plans, some medications and services of physicians are reimbursed through Medicare Part B.
Transparent Medicare Physician Payment Reform Process Gains Momentum - Committee Releases Advanced Legislative FrameworkJune 28, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – House Energy and Commerce Committee leaders today unveiled an advanced legislative framework to repeal the current Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) system and replace it with a fair and stable system of physician payment in the Medicare program.