The Alliance of Specialty Medicine was invited to provide comments to the Senate Finance Committee related to the committee′s efforts to reform or replace the Affordable Care Act. Knowing that efforts to reform the nation′s healthcare system may have to come in several steps, the Alliance organized its six-page letter into comments reflecting what is likely to fall under the budget reconciliation process and those which should be addressed under regular order.
Among the issues the Alliance would like to see addressed are:
- Ensuring Network Adequacy
- Maintaining the elimination of pre-existing conditions exclusions
- Repealing the Independent Payment Advisory Board
- Maintaining a Viable Fee for Service Option