Legislative

Overview
The focus of NAACOS Legislative Affairs division is to create and maintain the most beneficial legislative environment for ACOs. This is accomplished through constant communication, education, and advocacy with lawmakers and their staff. Congressional briefings, hearings, letters and in-person meetings are tools to share the positions of NAACOS and our members.

News and Advocacy

  • NAACOS joins 200-plus stakeholders in asking Congress to align substance treatment privacy with HIPAA
  • NAACOS resource on the final 2018 opioids law

  • Part 2 Partnership asks Congress to address privacy protections in final opioids bill

  • NAACOS Testifies on Capitol Hill

  • House committee presses forward on regulatory relief work

  • NAACOS responds to the Health Care Innovation Caucus’s request for information

  • House passes H.R. 6082 by huge margin

  • MedPAC releases its June 2018 Report to Congress
    • NAACOS summary of the June 2018 MedPAC Chapter on ACOs

  • NAACOS supports use of telehealth in opioid addiction treatment

  • NAACOS Continues to Support H.R. 3545 to Combat Opioid Addiction

  • House Members Write CMS Supporting Additional Track 1 Agreement Period

  • NAACOS submits comments to Ways & Means on MACRA Implementation

  • NAACOS Statement on Regulatory Reform for House Ways & Means Committee

  • Part 2 Partnership sends letter to Senate Finance Committee supporting S. 1850

  • NAACOS endorses expansion of telehealth services

  • ACO Provisions in the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018

  • NAACOS Urges Congress to Pass a Medicare Package

  • NAACOS joins the Partnership to Amend 42 CFR Part 2 coalition

  • Five leading healthcare groups endorse the ACO Improvement Act of 2017
  • 2018 House and 2018 Senate Calendars
  • NAACOS thanks Ways and Means leadership for support of access to mental and behavioral health data

  • NAACOS endorses S. 2873, the ECHO act.pdf advancing communication between primary care providers and specialists

  • NAACOS' Advanced Payment Model (APM) Talking Points

  • NAACOS submits comments on the Senate Finance Committee's Bipartisan Chronic Care Working Group Policy Options Document

  • NAACOS letter to the Senate Finance Committee on ACOs positively impacting chronic care management

  • Ways & Means members Rep. Diane Black (R-TN) and Rep. Peter Welch (D-VT) submit letter to CMS in support of the MSSP program. 
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