2019

December 20 - House Passes Drug Pricing Bill 
December 13 - Surprise Billing Protections Proposed 
December 6 - Health Care Issues Under Congressional Review 
November 22 - Government Shutdown Avoided 
November 15 - Rule Against Conscience Rights in Health Care 
November 8 - Rural Health Legislation Introduced  
November 1 - Primary Care First Model Application Request 
October 25 - Prior Authorization CMS Request 
October 18 - HHS Opioid Dosage Guidance 
October 11 - EO Would Equate Reimbursement 
October 4 - Ways & Means Surprise Billing Proposal 
September 27 - Flu Vaccine Executive Order 
September 20 - September 30 MIPS Deadline 
September 13 - Draft Drug Pricing Proposal Pressures Congress 
September 6 - FDA, CDC Vape Investigation 
August 30 - Verdict Against Opioid Manufacturer 
August 23 - Bipartisan Prioritization of Rural Health 
August 16 - Public Charge Rule 
August 9 - Listening Sessions on CMS Proposed Rules 
August 2 - New CMS Proposed Rules for 2020 
July 26 - Advocating for Osteopathic Distinction 
July 12 - New Proposed CMS Models 
June 28 - Surprise Billing Moves to Senate 
June 21 - Legislation to Extend Health Programs 
June 14 - $1 Trillion Package 
June 7 - Surprise Billing Numbers 
May 31 - Final PACE Changes 
May 24 - Lower Health Care Costs Act 
May 17 - Medicare Advantage & Part D Final Rule 
May 10 - Final Drug Price Transparency Rule 
May 3 - Primary Care First Model Details 
April 26 - New CMS Models for Primary Care 
April 19 - E-Cigarette Sustained Focus 
April 12 - 2020 Medicare Final Rule 
April 5 - Health Care Legislative Efforts Pick up Steam 
March 29 - Concern Over Low Primary Care Payment 
March 15 - Budget Proposal Cuts HHS Spending 
March 8 - Primary Care Model 
March 1 - Opioid Mapping Tool 
February 22 - New Ambulance Services Model 
February 15
 - New Legislation Affecting ACOFP Members 
February 8 - Drug Control Strategy 
February 1 - Reduced Drug Prices and EHR Burden 

January 25 - Working for Family Physicians 
January 18 - Innovative Payment Models 
January 11 - Payment Value Considerations 
January 4 - CMS Payments Continue During Shutdown