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ACMA Shares Observation Concerns and Recommendations with House Ways and Means Health Subcommittee


Posted on: 6/10/2014

On Tuesday, June 3rd, ACMA submitted a letter to the House Ways and Means Health Subcommittee outlining concerns and recommendations related to observation services for consideration by the Committee and for inclusion in the printed record of its May 20, 2014, hearing.

The letter contains feedback and recommendations provided by ACMA's Public Policy Committee and comes in response to the House Ways and Means Health Subcommittee's request for observation status stories and concerns.

On Tuesday, May 20, 2014, the House Ways and Means Health Subcommittee heard testimony from witnesses regarding current hospital issues in the Medicare program, specifically the ongoing problem of observation status. The Congressional hearing is the first to consider hospital observation status.

To view ACMA's letter to the Committee, click here.

Further information on submissions is available at http://waysandmeans.house.gov/committeesubmissions.


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