Advocacy Letters 2019

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  • NAACOS comments in response to HHS proposed changes to the Stark law and anti-kickback statute

  • NAACOS writes the House Energy and Commerce Committee on potential Cures 2.0 legislation

  • NAACOS responds to request for information on a potential Oncology Care First Model

  • NAACOS responds to House Ways and Means Committee Rural and Underserved Communities Health Task Force’s request for information

  • NAACOS and 13 other groups write in support of the Accountable Care in Rural America Act (H.R. 5212)

  • NAACOS submits comments on 2019 proposed rule that makes changes to 42 CFR Part 2

  • NAACOS and 14 other groups write in support of S. 2648, the Rural ACO Improvement Act

  • NAACOS Comments to CMS on 2020 Proposed Medicare Physician Fee Schedule rule

  • Nine stakeholder groups urge CMS to pay 2017 Advanced APM bonuses

  • NAACOS submits comments on the proposed Radiation Oncology Model and ESRD Treatment Choices Model

  • NAACOS responds to Bipartisan Policy Center Rural Health Task Force’s solicitation

  • NAACOS Responds to CMS RFI on Patients Over Paperwork Initiative

  • NAACOS supports bill (H.R. 3436) that removes cost-sharing obligations from Medicare Chronic Care Management codes

  • NAACOS Urges CMS to Postpone Beneficiary Notification Requirement

  • NAACOS filed public comments to CMS and ONC responding to proposed rules on greater health information exchange

      • Joint letter to CMS asked the agency to finalize requirement to share ADT feeds with some changes 

  • NAACOS submits feedback on new Geographic and Professional and Global Options of Direct Contracting Models from the CMS Innovation Center

  • NAACOS calls for MACRA changes in Statement for the Record to the Senate Finance Committee

  • NAACOS-led Letter Urges HHS to Certify Next Generation ACO Model

  • NAACOS advocates for one-sided ACOs to have access to telehealth in revised legislation

  • NAACOS Submits Comments on CQMC Measure Prioritization Approaches

  • NAACOS urges CMS to make changes to scoring of ACO-17 (smoking cessation) quality measure for 2018

  • NAACOS calls for greater transparency in Innovation Center’s work

  • NAACOS writes Senate HELP Committee on ways to lower health care costs

  • NAACOS submits comments on modifying HIPAA Rules to improve coordinated care

  • NAACOS-Led Letter  to CMS Asks for Later Application Deadline

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