Tax Bill Goes to President’s Desk for Signature

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act has passed both the House and Senate this afternoon and will now go to President Donald Trump’s desk for a final signature. The bill will likely be signed into law by the end of this week.  

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Rural Advocates Stand Up for CAHs in Letter to Ways and Means Committee

Representative Evan Jenkins (R-WV) and Representative Tom O'Halleran (D-AZ) wrote a bipartisan letter this morning to the Chair and Ranking Member of the Ways and Means Committee opposing using Critical Access Hospital (CAH) cuts as a pay-for in the Committee's Rural Medicare Extenders package.

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Serving Those Who Served: The Veterans Community Care and Access Act

This morning, we wrote a letter to Senator John McCain and Senator Jerry Moran to thank them both for introducing the Veterans Community Care and Access Act of 2017. This bill would create access to community health care for veterans who are currently unable to receive the health care services they need from a Veterans Affairs (VA) facility. This legislation offers veterans the opportunity to receive care in their community, rather than traveling miles and fighting through endless barriers to...

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MedPAC weighs in on Physician Supervision

The Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) released a report to the Congress on physician supervision requirements in critical access hospitals and small rural hospitals on Friday, December 1, 2017. This report was required under provisions of the 21st Century Cures Act. The analysis focuses on both the quality of care and economic impact of the moratorium.

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Senate Passes Tax Reform Legislation

In the early hours of the morning, the Senate passed their version of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.

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