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Healthcare news from Capitol Hill and the Department of Health and Human Services September 13, 2010

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 13 2010

In early September, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released a proposed rule that seeks to repeal specific elements of Medicaid prescription drug regulations that were published in 2007

Lawmakers agree on year-long "doc fix"

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • December 20 2010

Following the enactment of a one-month fix in order to prevent looming Medicare cuts to physicians for the month of December, Congress moved swiftly to clear a longer-term solution

HHS “early innovator” grants announced

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • November 8 2010

In late-October, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced state grants to design and implement information technology in order to operate health insurance exchanges

HHS awards consumer assistance grants

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 25 2010

The following day, HHS announced $30 million in grants in conjunction with another portion of Public Law 111-148 - the effort to strengthen consumer assistance programs

Healthcare news from Capitol Hill and the Department of Health and Human Services - January 24, 2011

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

On January 7, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released a proposed rule to establish a value-based purchasing (VBP) program to reward hospitals for providing safe, high-quality care

Some large insurers stop offering children's policies

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 24 2010

Aetna, Anthem Blue Cross, Cigna, Humana, WellPoint, and the Golden Rule subsidiary of UnitedHealth are among the companies that have decided to stop selling child-only policies rather than comply with the new Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) requirement that they cover children with pre-existing conditions effective September 23, 2010

Federal Court calls "individual mandate" unconstitutional

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • December 16 2010

A Federal Court in Virginia ruled on December 13 that the provision of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act requiring most Americans to carry insurance or pay a fine is unconstitutional

NAIC adopts model regulation for final medical loss ratios

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • November 4 2010

On October 21, 2010, the Executive and Plenary committees of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners ("NAIC") voted to adopt a model regulation containing the definitions and methodologies for calculating medical loss ratios as stipulated under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act ("PPACA"

Federal government issues final medical loss ratio regulations

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • November 24 2010

On November 22, 2010, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued final regulations on the medical loss ratio requirements provided for in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA

Congressional research unveils missed reform deadlines

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 12 2010

Also in early October, the non-partisan research arm of Congress - the Congressional Research Service (CRS) - released a memorandum stating that HHS did not meet seven of 22 recent deadlines regarding the implementation of the new healthcare reform law