Washington Perspectives

A few years ago, a candidate for mayor of New York City generated a great deal of media coverage by adopting the slogan: “Rent is too damn high.”

As we get ready to head into a new Congress and a new calendar year, you will likely hear politicians of all stripes and perspectives chanting a new mantra: “Prescription drug prices are too damn high.”

What do the proposed changes mean for allergists?

E&M levels are vanishing, and CMS is proposing a new, two-level process for coding and associated payments. 

Budget bill includes good news for allergists and patients.

What happens now after President Trump announced his administration will no longer make payments?

The "skinny option" was defeated. What's next?

Like the American Health Care Act (AHCA), the Senate proposal would provide “refundable” and “advanceable” tax credits for individuals to help lower the cost of purchasing insurance; however, unlike the AHCA, the Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA) would tie the tax credits to BOTH age and income. The AHCA health insurance tax credits would only be available to individuals based on their age.&nbsp

Recently, the Senate GOP leadership released a “discussion draft” of legislation to repeal and replace the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA).

CMS is acting to stabilize the ACA insurance market – what does it mean for you?

An update on actions from within the beltway that may affect you.