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21st Century Challenges for Healthcare

21st Century Challenges for Healthcare
July 28, 2017
By Josh Mendelson

New treatments such as targeted cancer therapies and bionic limbs are trademark of medical improvements. This rapid innovation has seen corresponding...

Lessons from No Child Left Behind for Healthcare

Lessons from No Child Left Behind for Healthcare
June 15, 2017
By Nathan Baugh

In 2014, large bipartisan majorities in Congress passed the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act. This legislation, also known as “MACRA,” represents the federal government’s most significant effort...

How the ACA Could Be Repealed and Replaced

How the ACA Could Be Repealed and Replaced
December 2, 2016
By Asad Karamally

As we face the fallout of a contentious election, the conversation is turning toward the legislative agenda in the coming years...

A Deeper Dive into the Medicare Trustees Report

A Deeper Dive into the Medicare Trustees Report
July 11, 2016
By Alex Ehat

In 2015, Republican Congressman and future Speaker of the House Paul Ryan proclaimed that “Medicare is going broke,” and in 2016 Republican Senator Marco Rubio asserted...

Bringing Consumer Transparency to the ACA Exchanges

Bringing Consumer Transparency to the ACA Exchanges
April 7, 2016
By Amanda Goldfine, Nathan Baugh

As one should, before Sue Kearny purchased a health insurance plan from an exchange established by the Affordable Care Act, she confirmed that her preferred doctor and hospital were included as...

Reconciliation Bill Casts Uncertainty on the Future of the Affordable Care Act

Reconciliation Bill Casts Uncertainty on the Future of the Affordable Care Act
January 13, 2016
By Nathan Baugh

Bill Foreshadows What Repeal Would Look Like

The Restoring Americans’ Healthcare Freedom Reconciliation Act of 2015 was recently passed by Congress and vetoed by the President on January 8, 2016. 

As Cadillac Tax Approaches, Opponents Seek Repeal

As Cadillac Tax Approaches, Opponents Seek Repeal
November 13, 2015
By Cullen Biever, Nathan Baugh

About 160 million Americans currently receive their health insurance through their employer tax free. This Employer Sponsored Insurance (ESI) tax exemption costs the U.S. government $250 billion...

Study Shows Medicaid Enrollees Are More Likely to Acquire Appointments at RHCs

Study Shows Medicaid Enrollees Are More Likely to Acquire Appointments at RHCs
July 17, 2015
By Lasanthi Fernando

A recent experiment conducted by researchers from the University of Pennsylvania provided evidence to determine that Rural Health Clinics (RHCs) 

King v. Burwell Ruling Favors Obama Administration

King v. Burwell Ruling Favors Obama Administration
June 30, 2015
By Matt Habig, Nathan Baugh

In a 6-3 decision, the Supreme Court granted the Obama administration a major victory for its health care law last Thursday. The issue in King v. Burwell was whether the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) tax credits...

21st Century Cures Act - Not Just an FDA Reform Bill

21st Century Cures Act - Not Just an FDA Reform Bill
May 18, 2015
By Matt Reiter, Nathan Baugh

Fresh off the passage of the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act, The House Energy and Commerce Committee is now considering another significant piece of healthcare legislation. The 21st Century Cures Act...

Alternative Payment Models – The Undefined Future of Healthcare Payment
April 30, 2015
By Nathan Baugh

When you hear healthcare wonks talk about healthcare reform, buzzwords such as “quality” and “value” are often used with little hesitance.  This is because a consensus has been built around shifting the payment model from fee for service to alternative payment models (APMs) that factor in outcomes.  It is argued that our healthcare system should pay for quality not quantity and that results and value should affect physician pay.

Capitol Associates Hires Nathan Baugh as an Associate
By Bill Finerfrock

Capitol Associates Inc. is happy to announce the addition of Nathan Baugh to the CAI team. 

Welcome To Our Blog

Welcome To Our Blog
April 1, 2015
By Bill Finerfrock
Tags: Welcome

Since 1984, CAI has been offering premier Federal government relations services to our clients. We are extremely proud of the work we have done for our clients throughout these years.

Congress Nears Historic Reform of Medicare Payments

Congress Nears Historic Reform of Medicare Payments
April 1, 2015
By Matt Reiter
Tags: Congress

For over a decade Congress has struggled to figure out a long-term fix for the flawed Medicare Sustainable Growth Rate formula (SGR). The SGR ties Medicare spending to performance of the economy as a whole.