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Kenny Koerner, CRCE, AAHAM 2nd Vice President, Joshua Johnson, CRCE, AAHAM Government Relations Committee Chair Visit Capitol Hill

Published: Friday, February 21, 2020 by Moayad Zahralddin

Kenny Koerner, CRCE, AAHAM 2nd Vice President,  Joshua Johnson, CRCE, AAHAM Government Relations Committee Chair and Paul Miller, AAHAM’s Legislative Liaison, were on Capitol Hill Wednesday, February 19th as part of a preemptive initiative to solidify and finalize AAHAM’s position on this year’s Legislative Day key topics of Surprise Billing and HR 5330 Consumer Protection of Medical Debts. Also on the agenda were discussions urging movement of AAHAM’s current TCPA petition with the FCC as it pertains to an update in language to follow HIPAA guidelines.

House Ways and Means Committee Advances “Surprise” Billing Legislation

Published: Wednesday, February 12, 2020 by Moayad Zahralddin

On February 12th, the House Ways and Means Committee advanced its version of legislation to end "surprise" medical bills, setting up a showdown among four congressional panels over how to resolve disputes between insurers and providers.

New surprise billing proposal by Ways and Means pushes for arbitration guided by median rates

Published: Monday, February 10, 2020 by Moayad Zahralddin

The House Ways and Means Committee has released a long-expected plan to eliminate surprise medical bills, setting up a showdown between several competing proposals.

CMS Proposes New Rules for ACA Marketplaces

Published: Monday, February 3, 2020 by Moayad Zahralddin

The Trump administration is proposing new ACA marketplace rules for next year, while it also weighs a policy change that could make reenrollment more challenging.

President Trump’s Medicaid Block Grant Program

Published: Friday, January 31, 2020 by Moayad Zahralddin

Medicaid Block Grant Program: Trump administration’s “Healthy Adult Opportunity” will allow states to ask permission to end their traditional Medicaid program and put hard caps on how much money states and the federal government will spend on the poor and disabled.

Ustelecom Industry Traceback Group: 2019 Progress Report

Published: Tuesday, January 28, 2020 by Moayad Zahralddin

Protecting consumers from the dangers of illegal robocalls through the evolution of Industry Traceback Group initiatives. In August, all 51 State Attorneys General and 12 major voice service providers announced their shared commitment to ending illegal robocalls!

CMS May Put Providers Over Insurers in Calculating Medicare Advantage Risk Adjustment

Published: Tuesday, January 7, 2020 by Moayad Zahralddin

CMS wants to give health provider assessments of patients' conditions more weight than private Medicare plans' own reports when deciding how much financial assistance is owed to insurers with sicker customers.

Medicaid Program; Medicaid Fiscal Accountability Regulation

Published: Wednesday, December 18, 2019 by Moayad Zahralddin

SCOTUS Sides with Insurers

Published: Monday, December 16, 2019 by Moayad Zahralddin

SCOTUS Sides with Insurers

Published: Monday, December 16, 2019 by Moayad Zahralddin

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