Joint comments to CMS on Hospital Inpatient PPS for Acute Care Hospitals and Long Term Care Hospitals FY2020

June 25, 2019

AABB, America’s Blood Centers and the American Red Cross appreciate the opportunity to submit comments in response to the proposed rule updating the hospital inpatient payment system and the long-term care hospital (LTCH) payment system for 2020 (Proposed Rule). Collectively, our organizations represent the nation’s blood collection establishments, transfusion services, and transfusion medicine professionals. Our…

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Joint Comments to CMS Regarding Inpatient Rehab Facility Prospective Payment System FY 2020

June 25, 2019

AABB, America’s Blood Centers and the American Red Cross welcome the opportunity to submit comments to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) in response to the proposed rule entitled, “Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility Prospective Payment System for Federal Fiscal Year 2020 and Updates to the Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility Quality Reporting Program” (Proposed Rule), which…

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Joint Comments to CMS Regarding Skilled Nursing Facility PPS FY 2020

June 17, 2019

AABB, America’s Blood Centers and the American Red Cross appreciate the opportunity to submit comments in response to the proposed rule announcing the hospice wage index and payment rate update and hospice quality reporting requirements for fiscal year 2020 (Proposed Rule), which was published in the Federal Register on April 25, 2019. Collectively, our organizations…

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Joint Comments to CMS Regarding Hospice Wage Index and Payment Rate Update FY 2020

June 17, 2019

AABB , America’s Blood Centers and the American Red Cross appreciate the opportunity to submit comments in response to the proposed rule announcing the hospice wage index and payment rate update and hospice quality reporting requirements for fiscal year 2020 (Proposed Rule), which was published in the Federal Register on April 25, 2019. Collectively, our…

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ABC Submits Comments on Bacterial Risk Control Strategies for Blood Collection Establishments and Transfusion Services to Enhance the Safety and Availability of Platelets for Transfusion Draft Guidance

March 8, 2019

In April 2017, we provided comments to the FDA including additional important information intended to reinforce positions stated in our May 2016 comments. This information was intended to identify specific critical concerns important to both blood collection establishments and transfusion services and to alert FDA to adverse, unintended consequences expected to impact the blood supply…

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ABC, AABB, and the American Red Cross Joint Letter Requesting that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Create “miscellaneous/not otherwise classified” HCPCS II Code for Blood Products as Part of the HCPCS 2020 Annual Update

January 4, 2019

ABC, AABB and the American Red Cross joint letter requesting that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) create “miscellaneous/not otherwise classified” HCPCS II code for blood products as part the HCPCS 2020 annual update.

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AABB, America’s Blood Centers, the American Red Cross Encourage Congress to Pass PAHPAI

December 7, 2018

AABB (formerly known as the American Association of Blood Banks), America’s Blood Centers and the American Red Cross encourage you to pass the Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness & Advancing Innovation Act (PAHPAI, S. 2852 and H.R. 6378) before Congress adjourns for 2018. Collectively, our organizations represent the nation’s blood collection establishments, transfusion services, and transfusion…

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December 2018 Medical Device Tax Repeal Coalition Letter

December 5, 2018

There are millions of Americans who struggle to manage complex, chronic and rare diseases. They, as well as their families and caregivers, rely on medical technology to not only save and extend lives, but also improve quality of life. On their behalf, the undersigned patient advocacy, disability, research, community, and healthcare industry organizations are writing…

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AABB, ABC, ARC Provide Feedback on ASPR National Health Security Framework

October 26, 2018

AABB (formerly known as the American Association of Blood Banks), America’s Blood Centers and the American Red Cross appreciate the opportunity to provide feedback regarding the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response’s (ASPR’s) four pillars to achieving national health security. Collectively, our organizations represent the nation’s blood collection establishments, transfusion services, and transfusion medicine professionals.

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Joint Statement Regarding Medicare Program: Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment and Ambulatory Surgical Center Payment Systems and Quality Reporting Programs; Proposed Rule (CMS-1695-P)

September 24, 2018

AABB, America’s Blood Centers and the American Red Cross welcome the opportunity to submit comments to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) in response to the proposed rule related to the hospital outpatient prospective payment system (OPPS) that was published in the Federal Register on July 31, 2018. Collectively, our organizations represent the…

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