Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Congress Out for Easter

Drew Thies

Action on Capitol Hill will be calming down next week as both the House and the Senate leave Washington for the Easter recess. Neither chamber will conduct legislative business during the weeks of April 14-18th and April 21st-25th.

This break comes on the tails of a renewal and patch of the sustainable growth rate (SGR), or “doc fix,” which was signed by the President April 1st. The patch avoided a 24% drop in Medicare payment for physicians, instituted a new readmissions policy for skilled nursing, and extended the therapy exceptions process.

The AHCA/NCAL DC office will be using the time to continue preparing for Congressional Briefing, which is nearly a month away. Registration is open and hotel rooms are filling fast, so sign up today.

This is a great opportunity for you to contact you Members of Congress while they are back in your districts. The AHCA/NCAL Grassroots team has everything members need to reach out to a Representative or Senator and schedule a facility tour. These are one of the best ways to show those in Washington just how much your work matters.

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