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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

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

Medicare Shared Savings Program update: final accountable care organization rule released

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 24 2011

On October 20, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released its final rule for accountable care organizations (ACOs), under the Medicare Shared Savings Program created by Section 3022 of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA

Grassley urges action on Sunshine Act; HHS awards new exchange grants

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • January 28 2013

In a January 22 letter to the White House, Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) bemoaned the administration’s continued delay in implementing the Physician

State budget shortfalls put Medicaid and other programs at risk

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 5 2012

According to a new report on state budgets from the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, “states still face a long and uncertain recovery.”

CMS releases proposed FY 2012 hospice payment rule, including face-to-face language

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

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently released its Fiscal Year (FY) 2012 proposed rule for hospice reimbursements that would provide for a 2.3 percent payment increase

HHS issues final rules on Medicaid expansion and insurance plan coverage

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

On March 16, HHS released a final rule (CMS-2349-F) to implement PPACA provisions that replaced existing Medicaid eligibility categories with a fixed income-based standard of 133 of the federal poverty level

White House brief says PPACA can survive without individual mandate

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • February 6 2012

In a brief filed on January 27, the Obama administration told the U.S. Supreme Court that the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act could survive even if the individual mandate provision were declared unconstitutional