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Chairs Smith, Rodgers Lead Members in Urging CMS to Provide Transparency to Patients in Coverage Determination Process

July 14, 2023 — Blog

WASHINGTON, D.C. — In a new letter, top lawmakers are urging Biden administration health officials to provide transparency to patients for how Medicare coverage is determined. Following the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’s (CMS) recent proposal of its Transitional Coverage of Emerging Technologies (TCET) notice and its blanket coverage policy of Alzheimer’s ...

Chairman Smith Floor Remarks – Opening Statement on the Employer Reporting Improvement Act

June 20, 2023 — Floor Statements

As prepared for delivery. "I appreciate the opportunity to say a few words about the Employer Reporting Improvement Act before us today – introduced by my Ways and Means colleagues Representatives Adrian Smith and Mike Thompson. This is a straightforward and effective bipartisan solution to provide small businesses with relief from cumbersome Affordable ...

Chairman Smith Floor Remarks – Opening Statement for the CHOICE Arrangement Act

June 20, 2023 — Floor Statements

As prepared for delivery. "We are here today considering this legislation because we have listened to the American people and are taking action on their behalf. "The Ways and Means Committee has traveled 5,000 miles to hear directly from working Americans about the impact today’s economy has had on them and their communities.

Chairman Smith Committee Remarks: Paperwork Burden Reduction Act

June 07, 2023 — Health

As prepared for delivery. "Small businesses are struggling with inflation, rising interest rates, and labor shortage.   "To add insult to injury, outdated Washington mandates force small businesses to waste precious time processing paperwork, instead of growing their business, expanding opportunities for their employees, and serving their customers.   "The ...