This week in Washington: The 117th Congress will be in session on Jan. 21.

Administration

CMS: 2022 Requests for Applications for the Value-Based Insurance Design (VBID) Model and its Hospice Benefit Component
On Jan. 8, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced that the Value-Based Insurance Design (VBID) Model team will host a

This week in Washington: COVID-19 relief bill negotiations begin in earnest; Congress works on Appropriations bills hoping to have them passed before government funding ends on Dec. 11.

House

Pelosi, Schumer Support Bipartisan $908B Pandemic Relief Proposal
On Dec. 2, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said they are endorsing a

This week in Washington: House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy announced he is waiting to see who will become the next House speaker before working on another COVID-19 stimulus package; Senate Appropriations Committee releases Republican draft proposals for FY 2021.

House

Minority Leader McCarthy Will Wait for Next House Speaker to Negotiate COVID-19 Relief
On Nov.

This week in Washington: Washington is relatively quiet because of Election Day on Tuesday, Nov. 3rd.

Senate

Grassley, Hassan Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Increase Transparency and Accountability within the Federal Government
On Oct. 26, Sens. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH), along with Reps. Ted Lieu (D-CA) and Jody Hice (R-GA), introduced bipartisan legislation

This week in Washington: Mnuchin and Pelosi continue discussions for COVID-19 stimulus package.

House

Bipartisan Members Defend Preexisting Condition Protections, Disagree on Definition
On Oct. 20, the House Ways & Means oversight subcommittee had a bipartisan group of members pledge support for protecting people with preexisting conditions. The members disagreed on what defines preexisting condition