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Healthcare news from Capitol Hill and the Department of Health and Human Services - February 7, 2011

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • February 7 2011

On January 25, lawmakers in both the House and Senate introduced companion bills that would immediately repeal the $20 billion tax on medical devices that was included in the new healthcare reform law - the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA

Last week in DC: the healthcare reform debate

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • July 27 2009

It was a roller coaster week for healthcare reform that included Democratic frustration, a breakdown of the committee markup process, strong Republican opposition, and a prime time effort by President Obama to get his number one domestic policy priority back on track

House passes bill to amend PPACA

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 7 2011

The House took up legislation last week that would repeal the so-called "1099 provision" in the PPACA

Physician groups propose permanent “doc fix”; HIPAAHITECH enforcement expected to increase in 2013

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 22 2012

In an October 15 letter, the American Medical Association (AMA) and more than 100 other medical societies and physicians’ organizations urged Congress to consider a permanent replacement for the Medicare physician payment system

As debt reduction “super committee” begins to meet, House Democrats discuss Medicare cuts

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 12 2011

As the debt reduction “super committee” tasked with finding at least $1.2 trillion in deficit reduction began its formal meetings last week, Democrats on the House Ways and Means Committee were circulating a document containing more than $500 billion in potential cuts to the Medicare program over 10 years

HHS ups Medicaid expansion payments funding

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 2 2013

On March 29, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued a final rule under which the federal government will pay the entire cost

Last week in DC: the healthcare reform debate

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 19 2009

The healthcare reform debate moved forward largely behind closed doors last week, as House and Senate leaders face the critical and complicated task of merging various committee-approved versions of healthcare reform into a single bill for consideration on the House floor, and a single bill for consideration on the Senate floor

Senators weigh in with CMS on face-to-face regulation

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • May 25 2011

A bipartisan group of 50 Senators, led by Senators Maria Cantwell (D-WA) and Susan Collins (R-ME), recently wrote to CMS, asking the agency to ease new face-to-face rules that may hinder Medicare beneficiaries' access to home health care

Adminstration delays employer mandate

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • February 23 2014

On February 10, 2014, the U.S. Department of the Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service issued final regulations implementing the Affordable Care

Meaningful use update

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 7 2011

As the Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) for Health Information Technology (IT) at HHS works to implement meaningful use requirements in the adoption of electronic health records (EHR), industry stakeholders have begun to weigh in on the need to delay the onset of Stage 2 in this process