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Advocacy News

2017

September

FEDERAL | Cassidy & Graham Unveil the Final Repeal/Replace Effort

Sens. Bill Cassidy, MD (R-LA) and Lindsey Graham (R-SC) make a final push to repeal and replace aspects of the Affordable Care Act before the September 30 deadline.

FEDERAL | ASPS Comments on 2018 Physician Fee Schedule Proposal

ASPS informs the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Service on how the proposed changes to the 2018 Physician Fee Schedule could impact the way physicians report patient visits to Medicare.

FEDERAL | Congressional Committees Work to Stabilize ACA Market

The House Ways and Means Committee and the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee work to pass bipartisan legislation to stabilize the individual insurance markets.

STATE | ASPS Backs Wisconsin ASC Tax Repeal Legislation

Following numerous request by ASPS, Wisconsin legislators advance a proposal by Governor Scott Walker to repeal the state's tax on ambulatory surgery centers.

STATE | ASPS to Montana: Maintain Direct Supervision of Nurses

ASPS urged the Montana Board of Nursing to maintain existing regulations that require direct supervision of licensed practical nurses and registered nurses by a physician or advance practice nurse.

FEDERAL | ASPS Submits Comments on HOPPS Proposed Rule

As a direct result of ASPS advocacy efforts, CMS releases a proposal alleviating some of the Society's concerns over the Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System.