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CMS Follows Ways and Means Lead in Improving Seniors’ Access to Care

January 22, 2024 — Health

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Ways and Means Committee Chairman Jason Smith (MO-08) issued the following statement after the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) took action last week to streamline prior authorization processes. The agency’s decision follows action taken by Ways and Means Committee members in advancing legislation last summer to ...

Brady Applauds House Passage of 4 Bipartisan Health Bills

September 12, 2018 — Press Releases

Washington, D.C. – Today, the House unanimously passed four bipartisan health bills sponsored by House Ways and Means Committee Members. Upon passage of this legislation, House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady (R-TX) released the following statement: “This bipartisan legislation is a continuation of the hard work our ...

Brady, Roskam Write to CMS, Petition for Medicare Red Tape Relief

September 04, 2018 — Press Releases

Washington, D.C. – Today, House Ways and Means Chairman Kevin Brady (R-TX) and House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Health Chairman Peter Roskam (R-IL) wrote three letters to Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Administrator Seema Verma applauding action taken to date and encouraging the Administration to take further steps to improve patient care by alleviating ...

Brady Announces Full Committee Markup

August 31, 2018 — Markup

What: Full Committee on Ways and Means Markup Where: 1100 Longworth House Office Building When: Wednesday, September 5, 2018, at 2:00 PM   The Committee will consider the following: Empowering Seniors’ Enrollment Decision Act of 2018 (

Chairman Roskam Announces Hearing on Modernizing Stark Law

July 10, 2018 — Hearing Advisory

*NEW TIME* All other details remain unchanged. WASHINGTON, D.C. – House Ways and Means Health Subcommittee Chairman Peter Roskam (R-IL) announced today that the Subcommittee will hold a hearing on “Modernizing Stark Law to Ensure the Successful Transition from Volume to Value in the Medicare ...

Brady Announces Full Committee Markup

July 09, 2018 — Markup

What: Full Committee on Ways and Means Markup Where: 1100 Longworth House Office Building When: Wednesday, July 11, 2018 at 2:00 PM   The Committee will consider the following:   To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to include certain over-the-counter medical products as ...

Chairman Roskam Announces Hearing on Lowering Costs and Expanding Access to Health Care through Consumer-Directed Health Plans

May 30, 2018 — Hearing Advisory

WASHINGTON, D.C. – House Ways and Means Health Subcommittee Chairman Peter Roskam (R-IL) announced today that the Subcommittee will hold a hearing on “Lowering Costs and Expanding Access to Health Care through Consumer-Directed Health Plans.” The hearing will examine trends in enrollment and demographics for health spending account holders and the ...

Chairman Roskam Announces Hearing on the Medicare Advantage Program

May 01, 2018 — Hearing Advisory

WASHINGTON, D.C. – House Ways and Means Health Subcommittee Chairman Peter Roskam (R-IL) announced today that the Subcommittee will hold a hearing on “The Current Status of and Quality in the Medicare Advantage Program.” The hearing will focus on opportunities to improve and grow the Medicare Advantage program. The witnesses will speak to the operation of high quality ...