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CMS expects to issue ACO rules by mid-January 2011

  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • December 6 2010

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services officials announced they expect to issue proposed regulations for accountable care organizations (ACO) by mid-January 2011, and also revealed Medicare beneficiaries will be informed when they are assigned to an ACO

Significant health reform ideas: Fiscal Commission Report may impact health policy

  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • December 8 2010

The President's Fiscal Commission Report contains significant recommendations for health care policy that could yet influence policymakers

MedPAC makes recommendations to CMS on ACOs

  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • December 7 2010

In a letter to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services regarding accountable care organizations (ACOs), the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission supported a two-sided financial risk model to give more ACOs more incentive to control spending

Home Health Agency 2011 rate update implements key health reform provisions for home and hospice care

  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • December 15 2010

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services' Final 2011 Home Health Agency Prospective Payment System update significantly clarifies the application of the 36-month change of ownership rule for home health agencies and exceptions to that rule

Medicare and Medicaid Extenders Act: significant changes for health care providers

  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • December 22 2010

The Medicare and Medicaid Extenders Act of 2010 (MMEA) was signed into law on December 15, 2010, sparing hospitals, physicians and other health service providers from numerous significant payment cuts

CMS proposes rule to pay hospitals for delivering quality care to inpatients

  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • January 13 2011

Today, January 13, 2011, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) published a proposed rule that would reward hospitals for providing safe and high quality patient care

GOP introduces bill to repeal health reform; Cabinet letter to Congress supports health care law; CBO estimates cost of repeal

  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • January 6 2011

On January 5, 2011, GOP Members of the House of Representatives introduced legislation entitled "Repealing the Job-Killing Health Care Law" (HR 2) and three cabinet Secretaries, including the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS), sent a letter to Members of Congress emphasizing the merits of the Affordable Care Act (ACA

Letter from twenty-one GOP governors emphasizes uncertainty of ACA's future while also seeking targeted modifications that would improve ACA

  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • February 8 2011

On February 7, 2011, Republican Governors sent a letter to Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS), Kathleen Sebelius, emphasizing that the future of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is uncertain and suggesting a short of list of "improvements" to ACA

Florida federal court rules health reform law unconstitutional; implementation continues; challenges inevitably headed for Supreme Court resolution

  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • February 3 2011

On Monday, January 17, 2011, a U.S. District Court in Florida found the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) to be unconstitutional, virtually assuring that the Supreme Court will resolve the question of PPACA’s constitutionality

CMS proposed rule adds new QIO notice requirement

  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • February 8 2011

Under a proposed rule published by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), thousands of Medicare providers and suppliers would have an obligation to provide Medicare beneficiaries with written notice about the right to contact a Quality Improvement Organization to report concerns over quality