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AAHAM Government Relations Quarterly Town Hall Discussions
The AAHAM Government Relations Committee will be holding quarterly calls with Chapter Presidents, Chapter Government Relations Chairs and Members who are interested in becoming active in AAHAM’s legislative healthcare reform initiatives. What happens in Washington usually starts back home in your states. These calls will generate discussions on what is happening in Washington and will enable intel to be shared on what is happening across the country at the state level. These sessions will be focused on healthcare issues that are taking place. These calls will also serve as an opportunity to use this information as a grassroots blueprint to utilize in your own chapter.

The next call is tentatively scheduled for scheduled for Thursday, April 27, 2023, at 4:30 PM EST.  The meeting information will be sent the week before the session.

Click here to register for the next call Click here to submit topics for discussion

Federal Court Orders Appeal Rights on “Observation Status” Issue for Certain Medicare Hospital Patients

Published: Thursday, March 26, 2020 by

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic Whole-of-Government Response

Published: Thursday, March 26, 2020 by

Final Phase 3 Stimulus

Published: Thursday, March 26, 2020 by

Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA)

Published: Wednesday, March 25, 2020 by

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

Published: Friday, February 21, 2020 by

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

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

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

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

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

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!

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