Late last year, Representative Kevin Brady (R-TX), chair of the House Ways and Means Committee’s Health Subcommittee, released his “Hospital Improvement for Payment Act of 2014.”

At the time, Rep. Brady invited comment on his Medicare proposal, which was widely viewed as a preview of the agenda he intended to pursue in 2015.

NAUH LogoYesterday the National Association of Urban Hospitals (NAUH) sent Mr. Brady extensive comments on his bill.  Among the many issues NAUH addressed in its letter are the bill’s proposal for a new way for Medicare to pay for short hospital stays; its call for the annual publication of non-profit hospitals’ charity care figures; and the need for risk adjustment of Medicare’s hospital readmissions reduction program.

See all of NAUH’s comments in its letter to Rep. Brady, which you can find here.