Channel Sponsor - Coding/Billing/Collections

Sponsored by National Medical Billing Services | info@nationalASCbilling.com | (636) 273-6711

Policy experts advise Congress to hold off on ACA repeal until 2019 — 4 highlights

Heritage Foundation policy experts, Nina Owcharenko and Ed Haislmaier, drafted a report that urges Congress to repeal the ACA in 2019, according to Morning Consult.

Here are four highlights:

1. In the report, the experts say the Trump administration and Congress should take the necessary measures to stabilize the marketplace in 2018, and then move forward with an ACA repeal the following year.

2. Ms. Owcharenko and Mr. Haislmaier advise Congress to first pass a budget for the fiscal year 2017 and follow that plan up with a reconciliation package. The package would eliminate some of the ACA's major components.

3. The report lists the second step as entailing Congress pass a budget for FY 2018, and once again follow-up with a FY 2018 reconciliation package that consists of replacement components.

4. The policy experts say the government should impose less stringent regulations on payers in 2018 and states should take on more control over the marketplaces.

More articles on coding, billing and collections:
Majority of analysts rate Valeant a 'hold' — 4 things to know
DOJ, Anthem-Cigna attorneys make opening arguments in day 1 of antitrust trial — 5 key thoughts
11 common coding mistakes in ASCs & how your center can prevent them

© Copyright ASC COMMUNICATIONS 2019. Interested in LINKING to or REPRINTING this content? View our policies by clicking here.

 

Top 40 Articles from the Past 6 Months