MACRA threatens to push many providers out of fee-for-service before they have a safe place to land. Policy makers should consider both making the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System less onerous and greatly accelerating the development and implementation of viable alternative payment models.
Democrats and Republicans each need to decide what they want so much that they would be willing to accept something they really loathe in exchange in order to reach consensus on a plan to replace the Affordable Care Act.
On April 20, a one-page summary of amendments to the AHCA proposed by Rep. Tom MacArthur (R NJ) surfaced. Reportedly a compromise between House Republican moderates and conservatives, it could be reduced to legislative language and considered when Congress returns from its spring recess next week.
A new study of nine clinical areas investigated whether Medicaid enrollees in these states were less likely to fill prescriptions for these conditions, compared to enrollees in other states.
April 19, 2017 | Elsewhere@ Health Affairs
ACA Round-Up: Risk Corridor Suit Dismissed As Premature; Supreme Court Ends Challenge To 'Administrative Fix'
A court dismissed an insurer's claim for risk corridor payments as premature, the Supreme Court refused to review a ruling against a challenge to the Obama administration’s "administrative fix," and CMS continued past practice on retroactivity of coverage through special enrollment periods.
April 19, 2017 | Following the ACA
As the administration and House Republicans mull ways to revive the AHCA, it is worthwhile to consider what the CBO report says about the bill, as well as what the reaction to the CBO’s AHCA estimates says about the way the agency’s role in congressional lawmaking has changed.
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April 18, 2017 | GrantWatch
After capping enrollment, the Minnesota legislature also passed a premium relief rebate bill during the first week of the legislative session, and a reinsurance bill was allowed to become law without Governor Mark Dayton’s signature.