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This Week in Washington: Congress Comes Down to the Finish Line

 
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Health Legislation

On Sept. 21, the House Ways & Means Committee passed two bills to improve Medicare’s inpatient psychiatric facility payment system and add intensive inpatient program coverage for beneficiaries with mental health and substance use disorders who need it. The

This Week in Washington: Congress Focuses on FDA User Fee Legislation, Telehealth and Continuing Resolution; Administration Issues Executive Order on Biomanufacturing
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House Passes Legislation to Streamline Prior Authorization in Medicare Advantage

On Sept. 14, the House unanimously passed legislation by voice vote to streamline the Medicare Advantage prior authorization system. The vote came

This Week in Washington: The House and Senate return to face funding the government and other issues; the administration reverses for good the Trump-era “public charge” rule.
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Funding the Government

Current funding for the federal government runs out on Oct. 1; Congress will need to do a short-term Continuing Resolution (CR). Currently being

This Week in Washington: Sen. Manchin Expresses Support for a More Limited Budget Reconciliation Package That Includes Health Provisions
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House Energy and Commerce Committee Passes the Lymphedema Treatment Act

On July 13, the House Energy and Commerce Committee passed the Lymphedema Treatment Act by a voice vote. The bill would extend Medicare coverage

This Week in Washington: Supreme Court Rules in Favor of 340B Hospitals, FDA Approves COVID-19 Vaccines for Children Under Five
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House Veterans Affairs Committee to Hold Legislative Hearing on Healthcare Bills

On June 22, the House Committee on Veterans Affairs Subcommittee on Health will hold a legislative hearing on the following bills related