Healthcare Leaders Praise Lawmakers for Including Key Healthcare Provisions in COVID-19 Relief Package

December 22, 2020

WASHINGTON – The Healthcare Leadership Council (HLC) applauded congressional leaders for including provisions in the just-passed COVID-19 relief package that will strengthen both healthcare quality and access during the current … Continued

Inclusion of Patient Matching Provision in COVID Relief Package Will Improve Quality Healthcare, Reduce Possibility for Medical Errors

December 15, 2020

WASHINGTON – Health industry leaders today applauded a bipartisan U.S. Senate working group for including in the COVID-19 relief package they are developing language from a Senate bill that will … Continued

Statement by HLC President Mary R. Grealy on the FDA’s Emergency Use Authorization Decision for the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine

December 12, 2020

The FDA’s decision to grant an Emergency Use Authorization for the COVID-19 vaccine developed by Pfizer and BioNTech is a tremendous achievement for healthcare innovation and a beginning of the … Continued

Healthcare Leaders See Significant Positives in Proposed HIPAA Reforms

December 11, 2020

WASHINGTON – Reforms to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) announced yesterday by the Department of Health and Human Services appear to provide some much-needed improvements and modernization … Continued

HLC Most Favored Nation Media Briefing

December 10, 2020

The Healthcare Leadership Council hosted a media briefing on December 10 focused on the potential adverse effects of the Administration’s Most Favored Nation interim rule.  Speakers included Mary R. Grealy … Continued

Statement by HLC President Mary R. Grealy on Selection of Xavier Becerra to Serve as HHS Secretary

December 7, 2020

Attorney General Becerra brings extensive policy experience and expertise to one of the most important positions in the federal government. He has been a recognized champion and defender of the … Continued

CMS Implementation of Rule Mandating E-Prescribing of Controlled Substances in 2021 is Right Move for Public Health

December 2, 2020

WASHINGTON – The Healthcare Leadership Council (HLC) applauded an announcement by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) that it would make a rule mandating e-prescribing of controlled substances … Continued