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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

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

AHA letter calls for medical loss ratio rule changes

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • February 4 2011

In a comment letter to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the American Hospital Association has asked that the final medical loss ratio (MLR) rules under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act be changed

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

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.”

New HIPAA regulations released

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • January 18 2013

On January 17, 2013, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services released final regulations implementing changes to HIPAA mandated by the HITECH

CMS issues proposed MLR rule for Medicare advantage and Part D

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • February 25 2013

On February 15, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services issued a proposed rule to implement medical loss ratio (MLR) requirements for the

Proposed bill would eliminate Stark Law exception for some services; Oregon exchange won’t be completely ready by deadline; “doc fix” bill advances in House

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 12 2013

The “Promoting Integrity in Medicare Act of 2013," introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives on August 1, would eliminate one of the Stark Law’s