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ACEP 911 Network Weekly Update

As part of ACEP's 911 Grassroots Advocacy Network, members are kept up-to-speed on legislative, regulatory and political activity impacting emergency medicine through the “911 Network Weekly Update” which is sent to all Network members by email every week that Congress is in session.

To join the 911 Network or access older editions of the 911 Weekly Update, please email Jeanne Slade, Director of NEMPAC and Grassroots Advocacy, or Sarah Heckman, Manager of NEMPAC and Grassroots Advocacy.

Recent 911 Weekly Updates

911 Weekly Update—March 26, 2021

Senate Approves Legislation to Avert Medicare Cuts; ACEP-supported Workplace Violence Bill Passes Committee; Senate Judiciary Committee Hearing on Firearms Reforms; Senate Committee Examines Health Disparities and COVID-19; Senate Confirmations; Amplify your EM Advocacy on Social Media; Capital (30) Minutes; Presenting the NEMPAC 2020 Cycle Election Report; ACEP and EDPMA Send Joint Policy Recommendations on Implementation of Federal Surprise Billing Law to Federal Agencies; Regs & Eggs: Get Ready! New Data Sharing Requirements Coming into Effect in Early April

911 Weekly Update—March 19, 2021

Action Alerts: Mental Health Resources and Workplace Violence Prevention; House Approves Bill to Prevent Physician Medicare Cuts; House Passes VAWA Reauthorization; Becerra Confirmed as HHS Secretary; Find and Communicate with your Elected Officials!; Regs & Eggs: MedPAC Issues Annual Report on Medicare Payment Policy; CMS Increases Medicare Payments for Administering the COVID-19 Vaccine; CMS Announces Final List of Participants for the Ambulance "ET3" Model; HHS Amends the PREP Act to Include EMTs and Other Provider Types

911 Weekly Update—March 12, 2021

Contact Congress: Ensure Access to Mental Health Resources for COVID-19 Health Care Providers; COVID-19 Relief Legislation Signed Into Law; House Passes Background Checks Legislation; Path Cleared for Becerra Nomination as HHS Secretary; Keep Up with Us on Social Media!; Capital (30) Minutes;  
Regs & Eggs: The Implementation of the "No Surprises Act"- On your Mark, Get Set, Go!; The CDC Issues COVID-Related Guidance for Fully Vaccinated Individuals; ACEP and EDPMA Send Letter to the Small Business Administration on PPP Loan Eligibility 

911 Weekly Update—March 5, 2021

Senate Close to Final Consideration of COVID Relief Legislation; Urge Your U.S. House Member to Co-Sponsor Legislation to Prevent Workplace Violence; Dr. Lorna Breen Bill Reintroduced; Firearms Background Check Legislation Reintroduced in Congress; HHS Secretary Nominee Update; Regs & Eggs Blog: Exciting Developments in the Effort to Address Workplace Violence in the Emergency Department; Last Call: 911 Network Member Survey Closing Tonight!

911 Weekly Update—February 26, 2021

Capital (30) Minutes;Three ACEP-supported Bills Introduced This Week;
House Set to Vote on COVID-19 Relief Reconciliation Bill; Senate Hearings this Week for Biden Health Care Nominees; Last Call: 911 Network Member Survey Closing Next Week!; Regs & Eggs: Paving the Way toward Value-Based Care: ACEP Submits an MIPS Value Pathway (MVP) Proposal to CMS; CMS Announces Automatic Hardship Exemption for MIPS for the 2020 Performance Period Due to COVID-19

911 Weekly Update—February 19, 2021

Next Week in Congress; We Want to Hear from You! 911 Network Member Survey; ACEP Participates in OSHA Meeting on Potential New COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standards; Regs & Eggs Blog: Federal Financial Support for COVID-Related Losses are Still Available—Find Out More About Your Options!; President Biden Fills Key Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Roles; Biden Administration Announces Actions to Expand COVID-19 Testing

911 Weekly Update—February 12, 2021

Capital (30) Minutes; We Want to Hear from You! 911 Network Member Survey; Regs & Eggs: The New Medicare Add-on Code for Medication-Assisted Treatment in the Emergency Department—Got Questions? ACEP’s Got Answers; Biden Administration Purchases Additional Doses of COVID-19 Vaccines from Pfizer and Moderna

911 Weekly Update—February 5, 2021

Congress Approves Budget Resolution to Advance COVID Relief; Senate Reaches Organizing Agreement; Senate HELP Committee Assignments;Regs & Eggs Blog: Breaking Down President Biden’s Executive Order on Strengthening Medicaid and the ACA; President Biden Announces Plan to Distribute Vaccines to Pharmacies; President Biden Announces Renewed Use of the Defense Production Act for COVID-19 Vaccines and Tests

911 Weekly Update—January 29, 2021

Capital (30) Minutes; Senate Prepares for Second Impeachment Trial; Congress Headed toward Budget Reconciliation; Regs & Eggs Blog: X-ing the X-Waiver--The Fight Continues; Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Releases Principles for Using Opioid Settlement Funds; President Biden Issues Executive Order on “Strengthening Medicaid and the Affordable Care Act” 

911 Weekly Update—January 22, 2021

Congressional Calendar/COVID Relief Outlook; New Senators Seated; House E&C Health Subcommittee Assignments; Regs & Eggs: At the Buzzer! CMS’ Last Minute Regulatory Actions; ACEP Hosts Webinar to Discuss New X-Waiver Practice Guidelines; President Biden Releases COVID-19 National Strategy and Associated Executive Orders

911 Weekly Update—January 15, 2021

Capital (30) Minutes; Several House Committees Announce New Members;
HHS Effectively Eliminates the X-waiver Requirement for Physicians; HHS Updates Provider Relief Fund Reporting Requirements and Deadlines; CMS Issues Major Final Rules in Remaining Days of Trump Administration;
ACEP Participates in MIPS Value Pathways Town Hall and Submits Written Feedback

911 Weekly Update—January 8, 2021

Capital (30) Minutes;117th Congress Convenes; Georgia Senate Results; 
Fresh Regs & Eggs: Major Crisis Averted (for Now)-- Rather than Medicare Payment Reductions, a Raise May be Coming Your Way In 2021; HHS Secretary Alex Azar Extends COVID-19 Public Health Emergency; HHS Announces $22 Billion in Funding to Support Expanded Testing, Vaccination Distribution; ACEP Responds to Proposed Rule & Requests for Information Related to Prior Authorization and Information Exchange; ACEP Responds to 2022 Notice of Benefit and Payment Parameters; ACEP Responds to HHS RFI on Extending Regulatory Actions Beyond the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency

911 Weekly Update—December 23, 2020

Special Year-End Edition: Congress Approves Massive Year-End Deal to Fund Government and Respond to COVID; NEMPAC Year-End Update

911 Weekly Update—December 18, 2020

Capital (30) Minutes; Legislators Announce New Bipartisan, Bicameral Agreement on Surprise Billing; Despite Earlier Progress, Congress Heads Towards Possible Government Shutdown; It’s Not Too Late to Support NEMPAC this Year; Regs & Eggs: COVID-19 Telehealth Flexibilities; COVID-19 Vaccine Updates; Provider Relief Fund Update

911 Weekly Update—December 11, 2020

Congress Averts Government Shutdown, at Least Temporarily; Negotiations for Year-End COVID Relief Package Continue; Negotiations on Surprise Medical Bills Continue; Companion Bill to Hold Physicians Harmless from Medicare Cuts in 2021 Introduced in Senate; It’s Not Too Late to Support NEMPAC this Year; FDA Advisory Committee Recommends Pfizer Vaccine for Approval; President-Elect Biden Names Key Members of His Health Care Team; Regs & Eggs: ACEP Responds to Long-awaited DEA Regulation on EMS Controlled Substances Policies; CMS Releases Proposed Rule & Requests for Information Related to Prior Authorization and Information Exchange; HHS Announces Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to HIPAA Privacy Rule

911 Weekly Update—December 4, 2020

Capital (30) Minutes; ACEP President Meets with Congressional Leadership on Medicare Cuts; ACEP Sends Follow Up Response on W&M Health Disparities Initiative; CMS Releases the Calendar Year 2021 Physician Fee Schedule (PFS) Final Rule; CMS Releases the CY 2021 Outpatient Prospective Payment System (OPPS) Final Rule; ACEP Board Member Dr. Ryan Stanton Meets Biden Transition Team to Address the Opioid Crisis; ACEP Responds to DEA Proposed Rule Implementing the “Protecting Patient Access to Emergency Medications Act of 2017."; 2020 MIPS Extreme and Uncontrollable Circumstances Exception Application; Deadline has been Extended to February 1, 2021

911 Weekly Update—November 20, 2020

Capital (30) Minutes; Two ACEP-supported Bills Pass in the House;
Senate Releases FY2021 Appropriations Bills; Includes Bump for ALTO Program; House, Senate Leave for Thanksgiving Recess as Priorities Loom;
Urge Your U.S. Senators to Take Action to Halt Impending Medicare Cuts; NEMPAC Pulse: Post-Election Edition; Regs & Eggs: The Holiday Gift-giving Season (of Regulations) is Here!; CMS Opens Up Applications for New Demonstration to Increase Access to Opioid Use Disorder Treatment Services;
CMS Announces New Demonstration Aimed at Reducing Drug Prices

911 Weekly Update—November 13, 2020

2020 Election Update; ACEP Legislative Update; Regs & Eggs: HHS Issues Regulations and Guidance on COVID-19 Therapeutics and Vaccines; CMS Releases 2020 Medicaid and CHIP Managed Care Final Rule

911 Weekly Update—November 6, 2020

Urge your U.S. House Member to Co-Sponsor Legislation to Halt Impending Medicare Cuts; 2020 Election Update; NEMPAC and the 2020 Elections; Capital (30) Minutes; Regs & Eggs: CMS Finalizes Health Plan Price Transparency Reg

911 Weekly Update—October 30, 2020

2021 Medicare Payment Cut Update; ACEP 2020 Voter Resource Center; ACEP Releases Poll on Emergency Physicians’ Mental Health; HHS Makes Additional Updates to the Provider Relief Fund; ONC Delays Implementation of Information Blocking Requirements; CMS Issues Rule and Resources on COVID-19 Vaccine Coverage and Payment; Trump Administration Finalizes Health Plan Price Transparency Rule; CMS Strictly Enforces New COVID-19 Reporting Requirements for Hospitals

911 Weekly Update—October 16, 2020

Reps. Burgess and Rush Introduce Legislation to Halt E/M Cuts;ACEP Responds to W&M RFI on Health Disparities; ACEP 2020 Voter Resource Center;NEMPAC Events at ACEP20; Regs & Eggs: Upcoming Medicare Requirement Around Electronic Prescribing of Controlled Substances
Don’t Miss Out on ACEP20 Unconventional!

911 Weekly Update—October 9, 2020

Special Regulatory Edition of the Weekly Update:Regs & Eggs Blog: ACEP Responds to a Major Proposed Reg- 2021 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule
ACEP Responds to Electronic Prescribing for Controlled Substances Request for Information; ACEP Responds to 2021 Hospital Outpatient Proposed Rule; Additional Funds Available from the Provider Relief Fund;CMS Announces New Terms for Medicare Advance Payments; The FDA Issues Vaccination Emergency Use Authorization Guidance; President Trump Signs Executive Order on Mental and Behavioral Health; CMS Requires Hospitals to Report COVID-19 Data; ACEP Participates in Panel Hosted by The Joint Commission on Workplace Violence;ACEP20 Countdown: 16 Days Out!

911 Weekly Update—October 2, 2020

Government Shutdown Averted, Temporary Funding Through Dec. 11;
House Approves Another COVID Relief Bill as Negotiations Falter; House Passes Two ACEP-Supported Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Bills; ACEP-supported COVID-19 Survivor Benefits Legislation Introduced;HHS Secretary Extends the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency; HHS Announces Additional $20 Billion Distribution from the Provider Relief Fund; National Academies Release Final Framework for Equitable Allocation of COVID-19 Vaccine; Regs & Eggs: Digging through President Trump’s Health Care Plan-What’s Old and What’s New; ACEP 2020 Voter Resource Center; 2020 Election Update with Charlie Cook at ACEP20 Unconventional

911 Weekly Update—September 25, 2020

President Trump Issues Executive Order including Surprise Billing Provision;
Deal Reached on CR to Fund the Government; House Approves Several Health Care Bills;Senate Committee Continues Oversight of Administration Response to COVID; House Committee Examines ACA and COVID;
Regs & Eggs: Value-based Care--An Example of How the Affordable Care Act Has Impacted Health Care; ACEP 2020 Voter Resource Center; NEMPAC Charity Match; ACEP20 Unconventional Features 250+ Courses, Special Guest Dr. Anthony Fauci

911 Weekly Update—September 18, 2020

ACEP Continues Efforts to Eliminate ED E/M Cuts; Federal Fiscal Year Deadline Approaching; Senate HELP Committee Holds Hearing on COVID-19 Vaccines; ACEP 2020 Voter Resource Center; NEMPAC Charity Match; Regs & Eggs Blog: President Trump Issues Yet Another Executive Order on Drug Prices; ACEP Regulatory Affairs Director Participates in a PTAC Panel Discussion on the Role of Telehealth in Alternative Payment Models; CMS Issues Guidance to States on Medicaid Provider Value Based Payments; HHS and DoD Releases COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Strategy; The CDC Revises Testing Guidance Again; ACEP20 Unconventional Features 250+ Courses, Special Guest Dr. Anthony Fauci

911 Weekly Update—September 11, 2020

House E&C Committee Advances Several ACEP-Supported Bills; Senate Fails to Pass “Skinny” COVID-19 Package; Senate HELP Committee Holds Hearing on COVID-19 Vaccines; House Veterans Affairs Committee Holds Hearing on Suicide Prevention Efforts; ACEP 2020 Voter Resource Center; NEMPAC Charity Match; Regs & Eggs: CMS Establishes New Hospital Reimbursement Policies and Requirements;  HHS Releases the Rural Action Plan; ACEP Responds to National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine’s Draft Framework for Equitable Allocation of COVID-19 Vaccine; Highlights of MedPAC Public Meeting; ACEP20 Unconventional Features 250+ Courses, Special Guest Dr. Anthony Fauci

911 Weekly Update—August 29, 2020

Capital (30) Minutes; House Companion to “Dr. Lorna Breen Health Care Provider Protection Act” Introduced; ACEP’s 2020 Voter Resources; NEMPAC Charity Match; ACEP20 Features 250+ Courses, Plus Special Guest Dr. Anthony Fauci; Regs & Eggs: Trump Administration Continues to Chip Away at Affordable Care Act Requirements; CMS Issues Third COVID-19 Regulation; The CDC Revises Guidance on Testing; ACEP Sends Letter to HRSA Outlining Concerns with the COVID-19 Uninsured Program           

911 Weekly Update—August 7, 2020

Capital (30) Minutes; COVID 4 Negotiations Stall; ACEP Leaders Promote Mental Health Support Services for Emergency Physicians; ACEP, APA, and Others Send Letter to DoD Secretary Esper; NEMPAC Charity Match; CMS Releases Calendar Year (CY) 2021 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Proposed Rule; President Trump Issues Executive Order on Rural Health and Telehealth; CMS Releases the CY 2021 Outpatient Prospective Payment System (OPPS) Proposed Rule         

911 Weekly Update—July 31, 2020

Capital (30) Minutes; Dr. Lorna Breen Health Care Provider Protection Act Introduced in Senate; Senate Finance Committee Holds Hearings on Medical Supply Chain; House Coronavirus Oversight Committee Holds Hearing on Need for COVID-19 Containment Plan; COVID 4 Negotiations Stall; NEMPAC Charity Match; Regs & Eggs: President Trump Issues Executive Orders on Drug Prices; CMS Updates Data on COVID-19 Impacts on Medicare Beneficiaries; HHS Issues New Report on Medicare Beneficiary Telehealth Utilization amid COVID-19; CMS Releases Request for Information on Electronic Prescribing of Controlled Substances in Medicare Part D

911 Weekly Update—July 24, 2020

House Members Send Letter to White House Regarding Surprise Bills; ACEP Endorses Legislation to Provide Sick Leave and Liability Protections to Health Care Workers; Pharmaceutical Executives Testify Before House Committee Regarding COVID Vaccine; Senate Committee Advances Several COVID-Related Bills; House Committee Continues COVID-19 Oversight; NEMPAC Charity Match; HHS Secretary Alex Azar Extends Public Health Emergency Declaration; Regs & Eggs: Concerns and Skepticism about HHS’ Transition to New Hospital Data Collection System; ACEP Meets with the Government Accountability Office to Discuss Federal Response to COVID-19

911 Weekly Update—July 17, 2020

House Committee Advances Several Health Care Bills; ACEP Cited in Ways and Means Rural Task Force RFI Summary; ACEP ALTO & POWER Act Funding Included in House FY2021 L/HHS Appropriations Bill; NEMPAC News; HHS Transitions to New System for Collecting Hospital COVID-19 Data; Regs & Eggs Blog: HHS Finalizes Regulations on Substance Use Disorder Patients’ Confidentiality; ACEP meets with the FDA to Discuss COVID-19 Testing Issues; ACEP President Meets with OSHA Leadership to Discuss PPE Standards; CMS Administrator Writes Blog Assessing the Early Impact of the Expansion of Medicare Telehealth During COVID-19

911 Weekly Update—July 10, 2020

Contact Congress to Expand Mental Health Resources for COVID-19 Health Care Providers; House Committee Reviews Mental Health Legislation; ACEP Submits Statement to House Select Subcommittee on Coronavirus Crisis;

NEMPAC Charity Match – Extended through July; Regs & Eggs: An Update on ACEP’s COVID-19 Advocacy Strategy; ACEP Responds to Fiscal Year 2021 Inpatient Prospective Payment System Proposed Rule

911 Weekly Update—June 26, 2020

ACEP Responds to Senate Committee’s Pandemic White Paper; Senate Committee Conducts Hearing on Pandemic; House Committee Looks at Administration Response to COVID-19; NEMPAC News; Help Eliminate Barriers to Physician Mental Health Care; Regs & Eggs: ACEP’s Alternative Payment Model Strategic Initiative-- An Update and Next Steps; CMS Updates Guidance on the Merit Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS); CMS Releases Medicare COVID-19 Data; ACEP Responds to DEA Interim Final Rule on Electronic Prescribing for Controlled Substances

911 Weekly Update—June 19, 2020

Capital Minute; Case Study: How ACEP Directed 100,000 Messages to Congress about PPE Shortages; ACEP-supported Physician Mental Health Legislation Introduced in House; Help Eliminate Barriers to Physician Mental Health Care; NEMPAC News; Regs and Eggs Blog: Addressing Violence in the Emergency Department—Yes, It’s Still a Priority; ACEP Responds to HHS Final Rule Related to Discrimination in Health Care; HHS Updates FAQs for Provider Relief Fund; ACEP Responds to CDC Request for Information on Pain Management

911 Weekly Update—June 12, 2020

Capital Minute; Introducing the NEMPAC News; Rep. Krishnamoorthi Virtual Discussion on Health Care Worker Mental Health; Federation Advocates for COVID Liability Protections; Senate Committee Examines Federal COVID Procurement and Distribution; Regs and Eggs Blog: HHS Announces Additional Distributions of Provider Relief Funding…But None for Emergency Physicians

911 Weekly Update—June 5, 2020

Urge Congress to Enact Valuable Protections for COVID-19 Health Care Providers; Introducing NEMPAC Charity Match!; Capital Minute; ACEP Sends Letter to Congressional Leadership on COVID-19 Priorities; Senate Passes PPP Loan Modifications, Heads to POTUS for Signature; Advocating for Emergency Physicians’ Mental Health; Happy Anniversary, Regs & Eggs!; ACEP Requests Additional Support for Emergency Medicine from the Provider Relief Fund; CDC Releases Study on Impact of COVID-19 on ED Visits

911 Weekly Update—May 29, 2020

Contact Congress to Urge Due Process Rights for Emergency Physicians; Capital Minute; COVID Health Care Liability Protection Bill Introduced in House; House Approves Modifications to SBA Loans; Recent Advocacy Efforts to Reduce Barriers to OUD Treatment; Regs & Eggs: Summertime is Approaching…Which Means Reg Season is Coming Soon!; ACEP Responds to Request for Information on the Strategic National Stockpile; Updates to COVID-19 Financial Support Options

911 Weekly Update—May 22, 2020

Capital Minute; NEMPAC VIP Donor “Virtual Happy Hour” Series; House Select Subcommittee on Coronavirus Crisis Briefing with Frontline Heroes; Due Process Bill Introduced in House; Regs & Eggs Blog: Ongoing Efforts to Reduce Barriers to Opioid Use Disorder Treatment; Provider Relief Fund Updates

911 Weekly Update—May 15, 2020

Capital Minute; Fifth COVID Relief Package Expected to Receive Approval in the House; Congressional Hearings This Week; Medicare Telehealth Flexibilities…Are They Here to Stay?; President Trump Announces Restocking of Nation’s Strategic National Stockpile (SNS); CDC Releases “Decision Trees for Reopening”; CMS Releases Information on Price Transparency for COVID-19 Testing; CMS Releases Detailed Breakout of Medicare Accelerated and Advance Payments; Updates to Provider Relief Fund; CMS Releases Major Annual Medicare Hospital Inpatient Proposed Rule; Joint Commission Issues Statement on Removing Barriers to Mental Health Care

911 Weekly Update—May 8, 2020

Capital Minute; NEMPAC VIP Donor “Virtual Happy Hour” Series; Senate Returns for Legislative Business: Masks and Virtual Meetings; Regs & Eggs Blog: Another Week… Which Means More COVID-19 Regulatory Changes; HHS Makes Updates to the Provider Relief Fund; Important COVID-19 Testing-Related Announcements; Guidance on Notifying FDA about Device Shortages

911 Weekly Update—May 1, 2020

ACEP Virtual Hill Day 2020; Regs & Eggs Blog: Don’t Blink! Changes to Financial Support Options Are Happening Non-stop!; New ACEP/MC Poll: Nearly A Third Delaying or Avoiding Medical Care During Pandemic; CMS Releases EMTALA FAQs; Physician Virtual March for PPE: Masks 4 Our Lives; CDC Updates Guidance on Criteria for Healthcare Personnel with Confirmed or Suspected COVID-19 Returning to Work; CMS Announces Additional Temporary Regulatory Flexibilities

911 Weekly Update—April 24, 2020

NEMPAC Pulse: COVID-19 Special Edition; NEMPAC VIP Donor “Virtual Happy Hour” Series; CARES “3.5” Package Signed Into Law; Regs and Eggs: You Received Financial Relief? Should You Keep it?; HHS Announces More Details on $100 Billion CARES Act Funding; Updated Recommendations on Providing Non-Emergent Non-COVID Care; CMS Allows Independent Free-standing Emergency Departments to Temporarily Participate in Medicare and Medicaid; HHS Delays Data Sharing and Interoperability Rules; $110 Million in Funds Released for Mental Health; New Telehealth Resources Created; Updated Information on Respirators; Updated Guidance on Coverage and Cost-sharing Requirements for Health Plans; 2020 Medicare Trustees Report Released; HHS Workforce Toolkit & Opportunity for Preparedness Stakeholders

911 Weekly Update—April 17, 2020

Capital Minute; ACEP along with Physician Community Outlines Legislative Requests for Next COVID Relief Package; Action Alert: COVID-19 Relief Is Not the Place for Insurance-Favored Surprise Billing Provisions; ACEP Endorses Due Process Legislation for Emergency Physicians; Registration Reminder: ACEP Virtual Hill Day; ACEP Sends Letter to HHS Secretary on First Wave of $100 billion CARES Act Funding; Trump Administration Issues Guidelines for Reopening Country; CDC Issues New Guidance for Health Care Workers; CMS Posts Medicaid Guidance on Coverage and Cost-Sharing

911 Weekly Update—April 10, 2020

ACEP’s Capital Minute is Going Live!; ACEP Hosts Second Virtual COVID-19 Congressional Briefing; Negotiations Continue as Senate Fails to Pass Additional COVID-19 Relief; HHS Distributes First Wave of $100 billion Stimulus Funding to Health Care Providers; Registration Reminder: ACEP Virtual Hill Day; Virtual Engagement Options with Legislators during COVID-19

911 Weekly Update—April 3, 2020

Capital Minute: COVID-19 Special Edition; ACEP Continues Work on COVID-19 Relief Package; CMS Regulatory Changes for COVID-19 – Wins for Emergency Medicine!; Mark your Calendar: ACEP Virtual Hill Day is April 28; ACEP COVID-19 Media Hub

911 Weekly Update—March 27, 2020

Congress Passes $2 Trillion COVID-19 Rescue Package; Thank you for Taking Action: COVID-19 Grassroots Advocacy Update; Regs & Eggs Blog: ACEP’s Telehealth Advocacy During COVID-19 Pandemic; CMS Issues MIPS Relief; Is your Hospital Restricting PPE or Being Punitive When you Wear it?; ACEP is Continually Tracking Other Federal Updates and Guidance; Additional COVID-19 Resources

911 Weekly Update—March 20, 2020

Urge Congress to Protect Emergency Physicians Managing COVID-19; ACEP President Meets with White House to Discuss Coronavirus Response; Second Coronavirus Package Enacted; Administration Suspends Student Loan Payments; Coronavirus Regulatory Updates; ACEP LAC20 Cancellation - What’s Next

911 Weekly Update—March 13, 2020

President Declares National Emergency for Coronavirus; Congress Continues Focus on Additional Coronavirus Legislation; Capital Minute

911 Weekly Update—March 6, 2020

Federal Coronavirus Response; ACEP Actions to Address Coronavirus –Action Alert; Surprise Medical Billing Update; House Committee Reviews Substance Use Disorder Legislation

911 Weekly Update—February 28, 2020

Capital Minute; Congress, Administration Working Toward Emergency Coronavirus Funding; Senate Legislation Introduced to Help Communities Save Lives; Regs & Eggs: Reducing Your HER Burden; CMMI Announces Selected Applicants for the Emergency Triage, Treat, and Transport (ET3 Model)

911 Weekly Update—February 14, 2020

Two House Committees Vote on Surprise Medical Bill Legislation; ACEP Supports MISSION ZERO Appropriations Request; Regs & Eggs: More Thorns than Petals in the President’s FY 2021 Budget

911 Weekly UpdateFebruary 7, 2020

Additional Surprise Medical Bill Legislation Introduced in House; Update on ACEP’s APM Strategic Initiative; ACEP Responds to Transparency in Coverage Proposed Rule; CMS Releases Proposed Notice on ACA Exchanges for 2021; CMS Releases 2021 Medicare Advantage and Part D Advance Notice and Proposed Rule

911 Weekly UpdateJanuary 31, 2020

Capital Minute; New Details on Congressional Surprise Billing Legislation; Trump Administration Announces New Medicaid "Block Grant" Demonstration; Weekly Regs & Eggs Blog: Addressing Opioid Stigma in the Emergency Department; ACEP Opposes Supreme Court Decision to Allow “Public Charge” Rule

911 Weekly Update—January 17, 2020

Capital Minute; Surprise Billing Update; Congress Examines State Opioid Effects; House Committee Reviews Bills Related to Cannabis; ACEP Participates in Forum on Workplace Violence; ACEP signs onto AMA Letter Opposing Potential Changes to Non-Physician Supervision and Reimbursement Policies under Medicare

911 Weekly Update—December 20, 2019

Year-End Surprise Billing Update; Congress Reaches Deal on Spending Package; Federal Appeals Court Finds ACA Mandate Unconstitutional; It’s Not Too Late to Support NEMPAC This Year

911 Weekly Update—December 13, 2019

House Ways and Means Committee Announces Agreement on Surprise Billing Outline; Continue your Messaging to Congress about Surprise Billing; House Approves Prescription Drug Cost Legislation; Senate Confirms Dr. Hahn to Lead FDA; House Committee Discusses Universal Health Care; FCC Moves Forward with New Suicide Prevention Hotline

911 Weekly Update—December 6, 2019

Surprise Billing Update; Senate HELP Committee Advances FDA Commissioner Nomination; CDC Considers Revising the 2016 Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain; Regs & Eggs: Regulatory Affairs Blog

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