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W&M Approves Bipartisan Bill to Repeal Obamacare’s IPAB

October 04, 2017 — Markup

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, the Ways and Means Committee approved the Protecting Seniors’ Access to Medicare Act (H.R. 849) with bipartisan support. The legislation, sponsored by two physicians in Congress – Reps. Phil Roe (R-TN) and Raul Ruiz (D-CA) – repeals Obamacare’s Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB) and would prevent this unelected, ...

Brady Encouraged by CMS Decision to Move the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation in a New Direction

September 20, 2017 — Press Releases

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady (R-TX) released the following statement in response to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services' (CMS) issuing a Request for Information (RFI) from the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI): "For years, members of Congress on both sides of the ...

Bipartisan Committee Leaders Call on Medicare Officials to Help Protect Seniors and Their Health Care Choices

March 07, 2016 — Correspondence

WASHINGTON, D.C., March 4, 2016 - TO: The Honorable Andy Slavitt FROM: Kevin Brady, Chairman Fred Upton, Chairman Sander Levin, Ranking Member Frank Pallone, Jr, Ranking Member Patrick J. Tiberi, Chairman Joseph R. Pitts, Chairman Jim McDermott, Ranking Member Gene Green, Ranking Member Dear Acting Administrator Slavitt, We are writing regarding the Centers for Medicare and ...

Brady: Congress Must Take Action to Save Medicare

January 26, 2016 — Press Releases

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Ways and Means Chairman Kevin Brady (R-TX) released the following statement in reaction to the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office’s (CBO) report on federal spending and the 2026 exhaustion date of Medicare’s Hospital Insurance Trust Fund. “Our entitlement programs are unsustainable. In 2015, for the first time, federal health care ...

Ways and Means Members Express Concerns Related to Complex Rehabilitation Technology

November 17, 2015 — Press Releases

Washington, DC — Ways and Means Chairman Kevin Brady (R-TX), and Ranking Member Sander Levin (D-MI) sent a letter this morning to the acting administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), Andrew Slavitt. In the letter, the members expressed concerns related to Complex Rehabilitation Technology (CRT), specifically to do with payment for certain accessories as related to ...

Republican Oversight Leaders Question CMS on Fraud Prevention System

October 27, 2015 — Press Releases

WASHINGTON, DC — Today, Republican oversight leaders in the Senate and House sent a letter to Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Acting Administrator Andy Slavitt asking for information on the agency’s plans to update its Fraud Prevention System (FPS), a program that uses predictive analytics and other technology to combat waste, fraud, ...