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  • Welcome and Housekeeping  (David Lipschutz, Moderator) 
  • Health Reform: House Passes American Health Care Act (AHCA) (David Lipschutz) 
    • What’s in AHCA
      • Impact on Affordable Care Act, Medicaid and Medicare
    • Next up: the Senate
  • Update on Home Health Access Initiative Project (Kathy Holt) 
  • Speech Generating Devices (SGDs) (Kathy Holt)
    • Steve Gleason Act           
  • Observation Status (Toby Edelman)
    • Medicare Outpatient Observation Notice (MOON) – are people receiving it?  
    • Reintroduction of Improving Access to Medicare Coverage Act  
  • Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking re: Medicare Reimbursement for Skilled Nursing Facilities (Toby Edelman)
    • Potential impact includes:
    • Paying more for reduced length of stay and less therapy
  • Litigation Update   (Ali Bers)
    • Jimmo (Improvement standard)
    • Barrows (formerly Bagnall) (Observation)
    • Sherman (Lower level Medicare appeals)
    • Other updates
  • General Medicare Q&A (Moderator)
  • Wrap-up  (Moderator)

REMINDER: Other information available at: https://www.medicareadvocacy.org/take-action/national-medicare-advocates-alliance/medicare-advocates-alliance-issue-briefs/

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