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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 unveils website and call center for exchanges; CMS releases proposed rule on exchange operation

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • June 26 2013

On June 24, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) unveiled a revised HealthCare.gov website and a 24-hour-a-day consumer call center to

Sebelius: most states will participate in Medicaid expansion; new funding made available for health insurance exchanges

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • July 16 2012

In a speech on July 11, Health and Human Services Secretary (HHS) Kathleen Sebelius expressed confidence that most states will participate in the expansion of the Medicaid program provided for in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA

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

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