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House panel approves HSA expansion package that also takes aim at Obamacare taxes

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July 13, 2018

The Ways and Means package focuses on allowing more people to invest in HSAs or expanding the medical services and insurance coverage HSA owners can pay for with their funds. By Susannah Luthi  | July 12, 2018 A key House health panel on Thursday approved a $92 billion package of bills focused on expanding investments in… Read More ›

DPC HSA News, Update, POLICY | Primary Care Enhancement Act Passes House Ways and Means Committee

By The Direct Primary Care Coalition | JULY 12, 2018 | DPCare.org The Primary Care Enhancement Act, a bipartisan bill by Rep. Eric Paulsen (R-MN) and Earl Blumenauer (D-OR), passed the House Ways & Means committee by a roll call vote of 26-12 on Wednesday, July 11th. There were also be 10 other pieces of tax/health legislation considered. The markup… Read More ›

AAPS | At Risk, Legislation Allowing Patients to Use HSAs for DPC

By The AAPS | ENewsletter | Tuesday, July 10, 2018 | 10:50PM Earlier this week we heard the good news that H.R. 365 was finally going to be considered by the House Committee on Ways and Means, bringing the use of Health Savings Accounts (HSAs) for Direct Patient Care (DPC) one step closer to reality…. Read More ›

CNBC, Policy, News: The Trump administration could make fee-based doctors more affordable for seniors

The Trump administration could make fee-based doctors more affordable for seniors Concierge medicine and other fee-based primary care practices make up less than 10 percent of physician practices. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services put out a request for information to health-care providers to see how the Trump administration could help fund access to… Read More ›

VIDEO | HHS Secretary Alex Azar … remarks on DPC, May 2018

American Hospital Association YouTube Page | Uploaded on May 9, 2018 “Direct Primary Care offers the opportunity for Seniors to get accessible primary care from a physician that they know at a predictable and affordable price… a significant step representing the fundamental rethinking of provider compensation necessary to deliver value… The proposal also reflects our… Read More ›

Press, Trending: AMGA Recommends CMS Improve ACO Program, Forgo Possible New Direct Provider Contracting Model

Contact: Sharon Grace Vice President, Public Relations 703.838.0033 ext. 393 sgrace@amga.org May 23, 2018 AMGA Recommends CMS Improve ACO Program, Forgo Possible New Direct Provider Contracting Model Alexandria, VA – AMGA recommends that the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) focus its attention and efforts toward improving the Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP) and… Read More ›

DPC Coalition Response the CMS | Request for Information Center for Innovation Direct Contracting Models

May 25, 2018 | By The DPC Coalition The Primary Care Enhancement Act (H.R. 365 and S. 1358 ) is a bipartisan bill which expands access to high-functioning primary care services for Americans of all income and age levels. The legislation clarifies to the tax code to remove a major federal regulatory barrier keeping patients,… Read More ›

Amer. Hospital Assoc. (AHA) | AHA Comments on CMS Proposal to Test Direct Provider Contracting Models

AHA Comments on CMS Proposal to Test Direct Provider Contracting Models May 25, 2018 – 12:06 PM By American Hospital Association – Read Statement Here >> SOURCE: https://www.aha.org/news/headline/2018-05-25-aha-comments-cms-proposal-test-direct-provider-contracting-models

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