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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

Administration delays online enrollment for small businesses; CMS issues four CY2014 final rules

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • December 3 2013

On November 27, 2013, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid (CMS) announced its plan to delay online enrollment in the Small Business Health Options

Federal government to delay employer mandate

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • July 3 2013

The so-called "employer mandate" under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), requiring businesses to provide healthcare coverage to their employees or pay

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

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

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.”