POLICY BRIEFINGS


Hart Health Strategies provides a comprehensive policy briefing on a weekly basis. This in-depth health policy briefing is sent out at the beginning of each week. The health policy briefing recaps the previous week and previews the week ahead. It alerts clients to upcoming congressional hearings, newly introduced bills, regulatory announcements, and implementation activity related to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) and other health laws.


THIS WEEK'S BRIEFING - AUGUST 12, 2019


President Signs Medicaid Extenders into Law


President Trump signed a Medicaid extensions bill into law last week. The Sustaining Excellence in Medicaid Act of 2019 (H.R. 3253) extends or increases funding for several programs within Medicaid, including the Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinics (CCBHC) demonstration program, the Money Follows the Person (MFP) Rebalancing Demonstration Grant program, and the Family-to-Family Health Information Centers program. The bill would also modify Medicare payments for new Part B drugs and extends a measure related to spousal income protections.



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