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Sebelius: most states will participate in Medicaid expansion; new funding made available for health insurance exchanges

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
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  • USA
  • -
  • July 16 2012

In a speech on July 11, Health and Human Services Secretary (HHS) Kathleen Sebelius expressed confidence that most states will participate in the expansion of the Medicaid program provided for in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA

CMS delays data collection under Sunshine Act; new rules to ease burdens on providers; MA bills target healthcare costs; CMS proposes Medicaid payment increase; New bill proposes repeal of SGR

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • May 15 2012

In a May 3 notice on its official blog, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services announced that it will not require data collection under the Physician Payments Sunshine Act, part of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, until January 1, 2013

White House issues health reform progress report

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • January 23 2012

In a January 18, 2012 report, the White House stated that all states have “taken some action to implement health reform,” and that 28 states and the District of Columbia are “on their way toward establishing their own Affordable Insurance Exchange.”

New HIPAA regulations released

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • January 18 2013

On January 17, 2013, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services released final regulations implementing changes to HIPAA mandated by the HITECH

Last week in DC: the healthcare reform debate

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 5 2009

Healthcare reform efforts inched forward last week, as the Senate Finance Committee completed its marathon markup in the early morning hours on Friday, following seven days of heated debate and late night sessions

Impact of cuts to community health centers

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 21 2011

Even though federal funding for community health centers received a boost in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), cuts to the program that were included in recent House-passed legislation - H.R. 1 to fund the government for the remainder of Fiscal Year (FY) 2011 could put health centers at risk

CMS issues proposed MLR rule for Medicare advantage and Part D

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • February 25 2013

On February 15, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services issued a proposed rule to implement medical loss ratio (MLR) requirements for the

New ACOs approved; more states receive approval for exchanges

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • January 15 2013

On January 10, the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) announced that it had approved 106 new accountable care organizations (ACOs

Medical liability reform would produce savings

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 21 2011

As a bill to reform the nation's medical liability system advances in the House, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) has determined that enacting such legislation would reduce national healthcare spending by an estimated 0.4 percent

CMS releases final rule for Value-Based Purchasing

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • May 16 2011

CMS also recently issued a final rule for the Hospital Value-Based Purchasing (VBP) program