Nicole Hoffman

MedPAC Releases June 2021 Report to Congress

The Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) has released its June 2021 Report to the Congress, a mandated report that details analysis and recommendations about the Medicare program and health care delivery system.  

Supreme Court Throws Out Challenge to Affordable Care Act

Today, the U.S. Supreme Court threw out a lawsuit seeking to strike down the Affordable Care Act (ACA), finding that Republican-led states and individual plaintiffs behind the case lacked legal standing to challenge the law.   The Trump administration had supported the lawsuit, which argued that the ACA was rendered unconstitutional after Congress got rid of the penalty for not having health insurance […]

CHA Issues Summary of FFY 2022 Long-Term Care Hospital PPS Proposed Rule

CHA has issued a members-only summary, prepared by Health Policy Alternatives, Inc., of the federal fiscal year 2022 long-term care hospital (LTCH) prospective payment system proposed rule issued by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). Comments are due to CMS by 2 p.m. (PT) on June 28 and can be submitted electronically by searching for file […]

Senate Confirms Brooks-LaSure to Lead CMS

Earlier this week, the Senate confirmed Chiquita Brooks-LaSure as Administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). The nomination was approved 55-44, with four Republicans voting yes.   Brooks-LaSure previously served at the Department of Health & Human Services, including CMS, during the Obama administration and helped implement the Affordable Care Act. Before being nominated to lead CMS, she was […]

HRSA Announces Funding for COVID-19 Uninsured Program Reimbursements 

The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) has announced that it will devote $4.8 billion from the American Rescue Plan to support the HRSA COVID-19 Uninsured Program.   The HRSA COVID-19 Uninsured Program provides reimbursements to eligible providers for claims attributed to COVID-19 testing, treatment, or vaccination for uninsured individuals. Additional information about the program is available on the HRSA website.