September Policy Update

The ACNS Advocacy Committee has published the September 2023 Policy Update. Covered in this month's update:

Congress Returns to a Busy September
Congress returned from the August recess on September 11 with a full agenda of items that are set to expire at the end of the month. Top of mind is the need to pass a continuing resolution by September 30 in order to avoid a government shutdown on October 1 when the new federal fiscal year begins.

House Health Leaders Introduce Price Transparency Legislative Package
The House Energy & Commerce, Ways & Means, and Education & Workforce Committees released a combined health transparency and extenders draft legislation on September 6.

Update on Prior Authorization Regulation
Members of Congress are waiting for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to publish the final prior authorization rule. Lawmakers have written to CMS about whether the final rule will include a “real-time” prior authorization process for routinely approved times and a 24-hour response period for urgent care.

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