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Federal Appeals Court Declines to Rehear 340B, Site-Neutral Cases

The full U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit has denied the American Hospital Association’s (AHA) request to reconsider two decisions from this summer that upheld the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) cuts to Medicare payments for 340B drugs and for off-campus hospital outpatient clinic visits.

 

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CHA Requests Congressional Delegation Support Letter to HHS Reinstating Reporting Requirements

Last week, CHA encouraged Connecticut Representatives to sign onto a letter urging the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) to reinstate the COVID-19 Provider Relief Fund (PRF) reporting requirements outlined in the June 19 Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs).  Those FAQs defined both expenses and lost revenues attributable to COVID-19 as “any revenue that…a health care provider lost due to coronavirus.”

 

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President Trump Signs National Suicide Hotline Bill Into Law

On October 17, the President signed into law the National Suicide Hotline Designation Act, designating 988 as the nationwide phone number to connect people experiencing mental health crises to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline.  The Lifeline is a network of 163 crisis centers that, last year, answered more than 2.2 million calls and 100,000 online chats. 

 

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