5 Recent Legislative Developments Affecting the Healthcare Industry


The following is a roundup of legislative developments affecting the healthcare industry that have been reported in the last 30 days.

1. Legislation Introduced to Extend CHIP Funding
Legislation was introduced by Sen. Jay Rockefeller (D-W.Va.) that would extend funding for the Children's Health Insurance Program through Sept. 30, 2019.

2. Senate Passes VA Reform
Senators passed legislation aimed at solving the problems plaguing the Department of Veterans Affairs and its facilities across the country.

3. CMS Asks For Comments on Burdens of In-Office Ancillary Services Exception to Stark Law
CMS announced the opportunity for the public to comment until July 14 on the burdens associated with the in-office ancillary services exception to the Stark Law.

4. Bill Introduced to Coordinate Care for Children on Medicaid
A bill was introduced that would help coordinate care for children with complex medical conditions who have healthcare coverage through Medicaid.

5. Additional Restrictions Imposed on Medicare Advantage Plans Under Proposed Legislation
Legislation that would prevent Medicare Advantage plans from dropping providers in the middle of the year was introduced in Congress.

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