WynneSights Blog

Commentary, news, and updates from the Wynne Health Group.

Advisory

CMS Proposes Extension of and Updates to Joint Replacement Model: WHG’s Top Takeaways

By Josh LaRosa | February 25, 2020

Given rising health care costs, conversations have understandably gravitated toward large-scale reform measures such as Medicare for All or public option plans. But more localized and targeted reforms can impact costs as well. Take, for example, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)’s recently proposed changes to its ongoing Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement…

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Framing the Week

By Alyssa Llamas | February 24, 2020

Back from recess, lawmakers hit the ground running with less than three months to secure a deal on surprise medical billing and prescription drug pricing legislation for inclusion in the “must-pass” health care extenders package due May 22. Pressure is high for Congress and the Trump administration to deliver, as the top priority for American…

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Advocacy

WHG’s Top 5 Telehealth Bills to Watch

By Lauren Testa | February 20, 2020

Last week, we shared with our clients a legislative side-by-side (SBS) of our top five telehealth bills to watch for the remainder of the 116th Congress. Of the bills identified, we suggested that the Expanding Capacity for Health Outcomes (ECHO) Act of 2019 – introduced by Democratic sponsors in both the House and Senate –…

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Framing the Week

By Alyssa Llamas | February 18, 2020

Lawmakers break for a one-week recess after a busy work period, making incremental progress on the surprise medical billing front and beginning the annual appropriations process. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and House Budget Committee Chair John Yarmuth (D-KY) have already said that they will stick to the topline fiscal 2021 spending levels agreed…

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Capitol

Health Care Highlights of the FY 2021 White House Budget Request

By Lauren Testa | February 12, 2020

For access to our complete summary of the 2021 budget request, please contact Lauren Testa at lauren@wynnehealth.com   On February 10, 2020, the White House released its fiscal year (FY) 2021 budget request, “A Budget for America’s Future.” The proposed budget seeks $4.4 trillion in spending cuts over the next decade, including $1.6 trillion in…

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Framing the Week

By Alyssa Llamas | February 10, 2020

With impeachment in the rearview mirror Congress returns to some sense of normalcy this week – perhaps with enough time to pass meaningful health care reform. Between the recesses and caucus retreats, the House and Senate have approximately 35 and 50 legislating days respectively to reach a deal on surprise medical billing and prescription drug…

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Framing the Week

By Alyssa Llamas | February 4, 2020

An extraordinary week lies ahead – Iowa caucuses today, State of the Union tomorrow, President Trump’s expected acquittal on Wednesday, and a House vote on a resolution to disapprove the Trump administration’s new Medicaid block grant guidance on Thursday. State of the Union During the SOTU, President Trump will likely speak on his health care…

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Ten Years Later: The ACA Now (Part I)

By Josh LaRosa | January 31, 2020

Note: This is the first in a three-part blog series highlighting the upcoming 10th anniversary of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). We invite you to visit ACA Now, the most comprehensive and user-friendly online resource summarizing key developments for every provision of the law over the past decade. The Affordable Care Act (ACA) – the…

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Welcome to the WynneSights Blog

By Billy Wynne | July 11, 2019

Welcome to the new WynneSights Blog. Soon we will be posting original commentary on the most important issues driving the health policy debate in Washington and across the country. Feel free to contact us if you have any ideas for topics or would like to post a guest blog. Thank you very much for visiting…

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