The Affordable Care Act (ACA) is the law of the land and must be fully implemented. All efforts to undermine the law must cease, including through the regulatory process.
Archives: CMA Comments, Responses, and Letters
We strongly oppose the changes indicated in the Survey and Certification Letter published on October 27, 2017 (S&C: 18-01-NH).
Our comments primarily address guiding principles, and the question of appropriate models for CMMI support. The comments are informed by our work with Medicare beneficiaries.
We have significant concerns with the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. This massive tax cut for the wealthy sets the stage for deep cuts to Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security in the near future.
The Center agrees with the proposed rule that the current payment system is not aligned with patient needs. However, we urge CMS to exercise caution before continuing to impose rebasing case-mix adjustments that are severely skewed by “usage data” that does not accurately represent patient needs.
Nursing facilities have an obligation to ensure the well-being of their residents, some of our nation’s most vulnerable citizens. Disaster and emergency preparedness is certainly an essential responsibility for keeping residents safe.
Center for Medicare Advocacy comments to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services on the 2018 Physician Fee Schedule proposed rule.
The Center strongly opposes the proposed new Medicare reimbursement system for skilled nursing facilities (SNFs).
Senator Richard Blumenthal Field Hearing Regarding the American Health Care Act, June 19, 2017 - Testimony of Judith Stein In Opposition to the AHCA and the Secret Senate Process.
Center for Medicare Advocacy testimony to the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Ways & Means, Subcommittee on Health Hearing on "the Current Status of the Medicare Program, Payment Systems, and Extenders."
Recommendations on chronic care reform submitted to the Senate Finance Committee on June 22, 2015, focusing on Jimmo v. Sebelius, a nationwide class action lawsuit addressing Medicare coverage of maintenance nursing and maintenance therapy, an issue of particular concern to Medicare beneficiaries who have chronic conditions.
While we recognize CMS’ stated intention to maintain benefit flexibility and efficiency throughout the MA and Part D programs, we stress that CMS’ focus should not be on rolling back regulations, reducing oversight or minimizing plan sponsor burdens.