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“A serious issue that can disrupt, if not devastate, the lives of individuals and families,” said the chair of the subcommittee holding Congress’ first-ever hearing on surprise medical billing on April 2.

Medicare's decision to reimburse providers for behavioral health integration (BHI) and Collaborative Care Management (CoCM) codes shows the feds want PCPs to address mental health in Medicare. But some Medicaid programs have gotten there first, and can serve as a guide to how it can be done. 

If lately you've been wondering what's been made of a proposed rule that was supposed to change Part B drug payments in the fall of 2016, don't fret about your cognitive state. You didn't suffer a bout of amnesia; the proposal died quietly at some point during the rule-making process and CMS officially cleared it from the books Oct. 3.
The death of the Graham-Cassidy bill seems to stop the clock on ACA repeal. But our experts think it may start up again -- though you'll probably have to wait over a year for it.
After weeks of secret meetings, Senate Republicans have released a ‘discussion draft’ of their proposal to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act and hope to rush the sweeping legislation to a Senate floor vote before the July 4 recess.


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