NCHC Policy Correspondence

As part of its mission to bring together stakeholders to achieve an affordable, high-value health system, NCHC advocates for constructive policy change. While some members of NCHC do not, or cannot, take positions either on specific legislation, strategies or on any policies outside their respective mission areas, all that can, do endorse broad policy positions in support of comprehensive health system change.

2017

>> Joint Letter to Congress regarding the FY2018 Budget – April 5, 2017
>> Joint Fact Sheet  in Support of the Improving Access to Medicare Act
>>  Joint Letter-Urging the President to Preserve Funding for Public Health and Prevention -March 3, 2017
>> NCHC Letter Opposing Elimination of the State Option to Expand Medicaid Eligibility – February 1, 2017
>> Joint letter to the Administration Urging Support for the Value-based Care Movement – January 25, 2017
>> Joint Letter to Congress Urging Support for the Value-based Care Movement – January 25, 2017

2016

>> Letter to Congressional Leadership regarding Payment Model Testing and Expansion – December 6, 2016
>> Joint Letter: Friends of AHRQ, House – October 12, 2016
>> Joint Letter: Friends of AHRQ, Senate – October 12, 2016
>> Joint Letter: Trust for America’s Health, Vision for a Healthier America – October 2016
>> Joint Letter of Support for CHIP – October 14, 2016
>> Joint Letter on Medicare Part B Premiums and the Part B Deductible – September 27, 2016
>> NCHC Comments on Post Acute Care Value Based Purchasing Act of 2015 – September 27,2016
>> NCHC Comments on Proposed Physician Fee Schedule Rule – September 7, 2016
>>  Joint Letter: Secretary Burwell Meeting Request on MA Benchmark Cap – July 26, 2016
>> Joint Letter of Support for the Access to Better Care Act of 2016 – July 7, 2016
>> NCHC Comments on MACRA Implementation – June 27, 2016
>> Joint Letter of Support for the Community Based Independence for Seniors Act (HR 4212) – June 6, 2016
>> NCHC Letter on Substance Abuse Records Disclosure – April 15, 2016
>>  NCHC Letter on Proposals to Delay Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement Model – March 29, 2016
>>  NCHC Comments on Proposed MSSP Rule – March 28, 2016
>> NCHC Letter of Support: CONNECT for Health Act – March 11, 2016
>> NCHC Comments on 2017 Advance Notice and Draft Call Letter – March 4, 2016
>> NCHC Letter of Support: Medicare Advantage Quality Payment Relief Act of 2015 – February 3, 2016
>> NCHC Response to Chronic Care Working Group’s Policy Options Document – January 26, 2016

2015

>> NCHC Leadership Letter on Proposals to delay Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement (CJR) Implementation – December 3, 2015
>> NCHC Comments on Proposed Changes to the CMS-HCC Risk Adjustment for Payment Year 2017 – November 25, 2015
>> NCHC Response to Request for Information Regarding MACRA 2015 Implementation – November 17, 2015
>> Joint Letter to FDA on International Nonproprietary Naming – October 27, 2015
>> NCHC Comments on FDA Draft Guidance on Nonproprietary Naming of Biological Products – October 27, 2015
>> Joint Letter in support of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality – October 22, 2015
>> NCHC Comments on Proposed 2016 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Rule – September 8, 2015
>> Joint Letter on Exclusivity in HELP Innovation Initiative – August 13, 2015
>> Joint Letter of Support: Stopping Medication Abuse and Protecting Seniors Act – August 3, 2015
>> NCHC Letter of Support: Quality Care for Moms and Babies Act – July 27, 2015
>> NCHC Letter of Support: Independence at Home Practice Demonstration Improvement Act – June 25, 2015
>> NCHC Chronic Care Letter to Finance Committee – June 22, 2015
>> NCHC Comment Letter on Expansion of Bundled Payments for Care Improvement Initiative – June 16, 2015
>> NCHC Letter of Support: Senior’s Health Care Protection Act – June 15, 2015
>> NCHC Letter of Support: VBID for Better Care Act – May 22, 2015
>> NCHC Letter of Support: Comprehensive Care Payment Innovation Act – May 21, 2015
>> NCHC Letter of Support: VBID Seniors Copayment Reduction Act – May 21, 2015
>> Joint Letter: Support for PRR in 21st Century Cures – May 14, 2015
>> Stakeholder Letter: 21st Century Cures – May 8, 2015
>> Joint Letter: Medicare Patient Review and Restriction Programs – May 7, 2015
>> Joint Letter: Medicare Diabetes Prevention Act – April 29, 2015
>> Joint Letter: Prevention and Public Health Fund – March 25, 2015
>> NCHC Letter of Support: Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 – March 25, 2015
>> Joint Letter: Medicare Therapy Cap – March 16, 2015
>> Joint Letter: Quality Data, Quality Healthcare Act – March 11, 2015
>> NCHC Response to 21st Century Cures Discussion Draft – March 3, 2015
>> Joint Letter: CHIP Reauthorization – February 26, 2015
>> Joint Letter: Protecting and Strengthening MA – February 13, 2015
>> Joint Comment Letter: 2015 MSSP Rule – February 6, 2015
>> NCHC Comment Letter: HIP Act – January 28, 2015

2014

>> Joint Letter: Pass SGR Repeal and Reform Legislation During Lame Duck – November 20, 2014
>> NCHC Letter of Support: FAST Generics Act of 2014 – November 6, 2014
>> Joint Letter: Funding Extension to Avoid Primary Care Cliff – October 28, 2014
>> Joint Letter: CHIP Funding Extension – October 23, 2014
>> NCHC Response to PIMA Discussion Draft – September 5, 2014
>> Joint Letter: Reforms to Improve Federal Data Policy  – August 18, 2014
>> NCHC Letter to Members of Congress Urging CHIP Funding Reauthorization – July 29, 2014
>> NCHC Letter of Support: Value Based Insurance Design for Better Care Act – July 24, 2014
>> NCHC Letter of Support: IMPACT Act – July 14, 2014
>> Joint Letter to FDA on INN – July 1, 2014
>> Joint Letter: Expanding the Availability of Medicare Data Act – June 5 2014
>> NCHC Letter of Support: IMPACT Act – May 19 2014
>> Joint Letter: Urging Senate Passage of S. 2110
>> Joint Letter: CAHC and NCHC Comments on Health Care Workshop Project #P131207 – March 10, 2014
>> Joint Letter: Bringing S. 2000 H.R. 4015 to the Floor

2013

>> NCHC Letter of Support: Medicare Better Health Rewards Program Act – Jul 3 2013
>> Joint Letter: Urging SGR Reform in 2013- Apr 26 2013
>> Joint Letter: Medication Therapy Mgmt Empowerment Act – Apr 22 2013
>> Joint Letter: Medicare Diabetes Prevention Act – Mar 19 2013
>> NCHC Letter of Support: Excellence in Mental Health Act – Feb 12 2013