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Statement from THA President and CEO Craig Becker on Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015

“The Tennessee Hospital Association (THA) supports H.R. 2, the U.S. House of Representatives’ bipartisan package known as the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015, to permanently repeal the Medicare physician Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR). We are especially relieved by this solution because the 17 short-term SGR fixes over the past few years have nearly all included cuts to hospitals and other providers. These fixes typically were less than a year each and this bill draws these short-term solutions to an end.

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Official Statement on Defeat of Insure Tennessee Resolution

Tennessee Hospital Association President and CEO Craig Becker has made the following statement about today’s Insure Tennessee decision:

“THA and its members are extremely disappointed by the action today of the Senate Health Committee. For more than two years, hospitals in this state have advocated and worked hard to find a way to provide healthcare coverage for the uninsured of Tennessee.

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State of Tennessee Launching Breastfeeding Campaign

The Tennessee Department of Health (TDH), Tennessee Initiative for Perinatal Quality Care (TIPQC) and the THA Tennessee Center for Patient Safety are working together on a breastfeeding public relations campaign, which will be launched with a news release today. The campaign includes print ads in the regional Parents Magazinepublications, posters for providers and social media. Breastfeeding posters will be distributed to all Tennessee birthing hospitals, obstetricians, pediatricians and other entities in an effort to increase the rate and duration of breastfeeding statewide. 

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