Correspondence

This section is populated with a variety of content produced by HLC.  This includes but is not limited to materials and correspondence that HLC has produced in its communication efforts with Congress on the various issues of interest to our members and their companies as well as affiliated coalitions, campaigns, task force groups as well as documents from testimony before Congress.

January 2018
Letter Urging Repeal of the medical device tax and Health Insurance Tax
Alex Azar Finance Committee letter

December 2017
Letter to the House Ways and Means Committee on the Affordable Care Act’s Taxes and Mandates
Coalition for Affordable Health Coverage Letter on the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee Hearing on the Cost of Prescription Drugs
Comments to the Food and Drug Administration on Regulatory Reform
Group Thank You Letter on Funding for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

November 2017
Letter in Support of the Preventive Health Savings Act
Obesity Care Advocacy Network Letter to the United States Pharmacopeia on the New Class for Anti-Obesity Agents
Letter of Support for Alex Azar’s nomination as HHS Secretary (HELP Committee)
HLC’s response to CMS’ Request for Information on the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation
Response to the 2019 Notice of Benefit and Payment Parameters
Statement of Commitment to Clinician Well-Being and Resilience
Letter to Senator Gardner on the Health Insurance Tax
Letter to Senator Hatch on the Medical Device Tax
Letter to Representative Paulsen on the Medical Device Tax
Letter in Support of Legislation on the Section 1332 State Innovation Waivers
Diabetes Advocacy Alliance Response to the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation Request for Information
Letter to Senate Health Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee on the Hearing on Healthy Communities

October 2017
Coalition to Promote Independence in Medicare Letter in support of the Community-Based Independence for Seniors Act
Letter Urging the Inclusion of Telehealth Provisions in Upcoming Legislation
Group Letter on the CHRONIC Care Act
Diabetes Advocacy Alliance Comments on the Department of Health and Human Services Strategic Plan for 2018-2022
Comments on the Department of Health and Human Services Strategic Plan for 2018-2022
Comments to the Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission
Letter in Support of S. 1978, the Small Business and Family Health Tax Relief Act
Letter to Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee on the October 19 Wellness Hearing
Letter to Acting Secretary Hargan on the National Clinical Care Commission Act
Letter on the Community-Based Independence for Seniors Act
Letter to Senator Gardner on the Health Insurance Tax Relief Act
Letter to the Senate Finance Committee on the Children’s Health Insurance Program
Letter to the House Energy and Commerce Committee on Public Health Programs

September 2017
Letter on the Healthcare Workforce
HLC Comments on W&M Medicare
HLC Comments on E&C Health Subcommittee
Diabetes Advocacy Alliance Letter on the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule and the Diabetes Prevention Program
Diabetes Advocacy Alliance Letter on the Preventing Diabetes in Medicare Act
Letter on Extending Safety Net Programs
Letter to the Senate Finance Committee on the Children’s Health Insurance Program
Letter to Senate Finance Committee on Health Reform
Letter to Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee on Health Reform

August 2017
Response to the Request for Information on Medicare Flexibility and Efficiency
Letters to Senators Heller and Nelson on the Resident Physician Shortage Act
HLC Comments on W&M Red Tape Initiative
HLC Comments on CY18 QPP
OPPS Act Letter of Support

July 2017
Letter in Support of the Nomination of Dr. Jerome Adams to be Surgeon General
Letter in Support of the Patient Choice and Quality Care Act
Letter to the Energy and Commerce Committee on the Medicare Advantage Special Needs Plans
Diabetes Advocacy Alliance Letter on the Preventive Health Savings Act
Letters in Support of the Personal Health Investment Today Act
Response to the Department of Health and Human Services’ Request for Information on Reducing Regulatory Burdens Imposed by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act

Diabetes Advocacy Alliance Letter on Funding for Diabetes Programs

June 2017
Diabetes Advocacy Alliance Letter on the Medicare Diabetes Prevention Program
Letter on the Alternative Payment Model Framework Refresh
Letter on the State Children’s Health Insurance Program and the Federally Qualified Health Centers
Letter to the Ways and Means Committee on Medicare Advantage
Senate Health Reform Statement
Medicaid Principles

May 2017
Letter on Alternative Payment Models in Medicare Advantage
Letter to Administrator Verma on Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System Codes
Letter to Chairman of the Senate Committee on Finance
Letter to Representatives Crowley and Costello in Support of the Resident Physician Shortage Reduction Act
Letter to Ways and Means Committee on Medicare Hearing
Reforms to Regulations that will Improve Care Delivery and Lower Costs
Letter on Medicare Advantage and Alternative Payment Models
HLC Letter on the Medical Product Communications Act (H.R.1703)
Letter in Support of CONNECT for Health Act

April 2017
Letter in Support of the National Clinical Care Commission Act
Letter to Congressional Leadership on the Cost Sharing Reduction Subsidies
Letter in Response to the Medicare Transformative Ideas Request for Information
Letter in support of the CHRONIC Care Act
Letter to Secretary Price on Market Stabilization
FY1718 Labor-H Patient Matching Report Langauge Support Letter v FINAL

March 2017
Letter on Education and Workforce March 1 hearing
Comments on the Lower Drug Costs through Competition Act
Medicare Advantage Call Letter Response
Letter on the Market Stabilization Rule
Letter to Chairman Walden and Chairman Brady on the AHCA
Diabetes Advocacy Alliance Letter to Secretary Price
Diabetes Advocacy Alliance Letter in support of National Diabetes Prevention Program funding

February 2017
Partnership for Safe Medicines letter to Congress
Judiciary Protecting Access to Care Act
Protect Patient Access to Medication Group Letter on Non-Interference
SAMHSA SNPRM Rule Partnership Comments
Group Letter in Support of IPAB Repeal
Letter of Support for Seema Verma’s nomination as CMS Administrator
Letter of Support for the Saving Lives, Saving Costs Act of 2017
Letter to Small Business Committee on their Healthcare Hearing February 7
Letter to Energy and Commerce Committee on exchanges
Letter to Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee on stabilizing the individual market

January 2017
Comments to the National Quality Forum on the African American Heart Failure eMeasure 2764
Comments to the National Quality Forum on African American Heart Failure Measure MUC 16-74
Jan 25 Value Letter-Administration
Letter to Ways and Means Committee on individual mandate hearing
Letter of Support for Rep. Price’s nomination as HHS Secretary (Finance)
Letter of Support for Rep. Price’s nomination as HHS Secretary
Group Letter on Medicare Non-Interference & Importation

December 2016
Letter to New Administration

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