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November 23, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON - As part of its Regulatory Sprint to Coordinated Care, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced Friday transformative regulatory changes to the Stark Law and Anti-Kickback Statute that has stood in the way of value-based coordinated care for millions of Americans. 

November 23, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON — On Friday the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services finalized regulations to eliminate middlemen from reaping drug discounts for Medicare beneficiaries and instead deliver drug discounts directly to seniors at the pharmacy counter, resulting in cost savings for Medicare recipients. 

November 2, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON - The Administration recently finalized a rule ensuring greater price transparency on medical services and prescription drugs that will enable Americans to make better informed decisions about their health care. Under the order, health insurance companies will be requires to disclose what they pay for their covered services and prescription drugs, and providers will also have to disclose the estimated cost of office visits and procedures.  

October 30, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON - The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) on Wednesday announced its plan to ensure all seniors have access to the COVID-19 vaccine at no cost once the vaccines are approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). This announcement builds on previous frameworks to provide the vaccine to those in nursing homes and assisted living facilities, ensuring that millions of older Americans are protected.

October 28, 2020 Press Release

In response to recent reports that several hospitals in Kansas are reaching capacity in their COVID-19 units, U.S. Congressman Roger Marshall, M.D. issued the following statement:

“The Vice President and his team have been outstanding and stand ready and willing to help in any way possible. As has been the case in the past, his team has made very clear that they are at the Governor’s beck and call for any needed supplies, personnel, or additional support, an offer I know Kansans appreciate.”

October 26, 2020 Press Release

WASHNGTON, D.C. — U.S. Representative Roger Marshall, M.D. (R-KS) joined five members in co-leading a bipartisan effort to ensure the Provider Relief Fund (PRF) continues to give hospitals the resource flexibility they need during the COVID-19 pandemic. Specifically, a letter was submitted to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) expressing concerns on how new PRF reporting requirements negatively impacted hospitals’ ability to cover financial losses as a result of the pandemic. Since this spring, Rep.

October 23, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. — U.S. Representatives Roger Marshall (R-KS), Terri Sewell (D-AL), Jodey Arrington (R-TX), and Mike Thompson (D-CA) introduced the Home Health Emergency Access to Telehealth (HEAT) Act, a bipartisan bill to provide Medicare reimbursement for audio and video telehealth services furnished by home health agencies during the COVID-19 emergency and future public health emergencies. Senators Susan Collins (R-ME) and Ben Cardin (D-MD) introduced companion legislation in the Senate. 

October 23, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON - The Department of Health and Human Services today announced it would be sending 125 million cloth masks to schools to aid in the continued reopening and safe return to classroom instruction. The announcement builds on funding, testing and other assistance provided to schools by this Administration. 

October 22, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and Department of Defense recently announced agreements with CVS and Walgreens to provide and administer COVID-19 vaccines to residents of long-term care facilities nationwide with no out-of-pocket cost. 

This is the latest step in the Administration’s actions to develop and distribute a safe and effective vaccine. All nursing homes in the U.S. currently have 15-minute, point-of-care testing and have been provided additional personal protective equipment by the Administration. 

October 19, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON - The Medicare Open Enrollment period has started for 2021 Medicare plans. As a physician and member of the GOP Doctors Caucus, U.S. Congressman Roger Marshall, M.D., encourages seniors across Kansas to review health and prescription plans and make changes to their 2021 coverage to respond to changes in health and finances.

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