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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

Providers weigh in with deficit reduction super committee

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 11 2011

As the debt reduction “super committee” tasked with finding at least $1.2 trillion in savings by late November continues to meet, healthcare providers with a stake in the committee’s action (or inaction) have begun to weigh in on the deficit reduction process

Consensus at Senate hearing: Medicare reform is necessary

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • June 19 2012

Healthcare industry executives speaking at a Senate Finance Committee roundtable hearing on June 14 agreed that the current Medicare physician payment system is in need of reform

Accountable care organization (ACO) efforts ramp up

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • February 22 2011

On February 11, eight Democratic Senators sent a letter to the Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), asking the two entities to work together on antitrust guidance for the Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) that will soon be created under the new healthcare law, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA

CMS report addresses Recovery Audit Contractors' actions

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 11 2011

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently released a report to Congress detailing the actions of Recovery Audit Contractors (RACs

CMS publishes final 36-month rule

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • November 22 2010

As we reported to you in our September 27 update, several dozen comments associated with CMS’s proposed rule for the Medicare Home Health Prospective Payment System (HH PPS) Rate Update for Calendar Year 2011 addressed the so-called “36-month rule” for home health agencies (HHAs) that went into effect in January 2010