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Legislation Providing a Sustainable Medicare Payment Rate for DXA Introduced in the House of Representatives

On May 20th, the "Increasing Access to Osteoporosis Testing for Medicare Beneficiaries Act of 2015," was introduced in the House of Representatives. This bill, H.R. 2461, has been endorsed by AACE and would establish a minimum Medicare payment rate for DX...



Treat and Reduce Obesity Act Introduced in the House of Representatives

Legislation that provides Medicare Part D coverage for FDA-approved obesity medications for chronic weight management was recently introduced in the House of Representatives. H.R. 2404 also authorizes the Secretary of Health & Human Services to expand ...



Congress Acts to End Flawed SGR Formula

The House and Senate approved H.R. 2, the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015, legislation that repeals the flawed Medicare Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) formula and establishes a pathway for Medicare physician payment reform....



AACE and 8 State Chapters Join Societies to Tell Congress to Fix the SGR Now

National AACE and eight AACE state chapters joined other societies in sending a letter to Congress to repeal the Medicare Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) formula before the expiration of the current payment patch on April 1st....



National Diabetes Clinical Care Commission Act Introduced in 114th Congress

The National Diabetes Clinical Care Commission Act (H.R. 1074/S. 539) was introduced in both the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate on Tuesday, March 12th...



Congress Leaves AACE Diabetes Bill and Physician Payment Reform Among Other Issues for New 114th Congress

Upon passage of the "Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act of 2015", a $1.1 trillion spending package, the House adjourned for the year leaving legislation reflecting important AACE priorities for the 114th Congress to address in the new ...



USPSTF Updates Diabetes Screening Guidelines Consistent With AACE Guidelines

On October 6, 2014, the United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) released draft updated diabetes screening recommendations that now closely mirror AACE diabetes guidelines....



Sunshine Act Physician Review And Dispute Period Open

On July 14th, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) opened phase 2 of physician registration for the Open Payments (Sunshine Act) database....



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