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CMS releases ACO notice for using identifiable data

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 26 2011

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently released a notice that will establish a system of collecting and using Medicare beneficiary information for those who participate in Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs

MedPAC proposes plan to fix medicare physician payment formula

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 26 2011

The Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) recently unveiled a new approach to overhaul the complicated Medicare physician payment formula

President proposes Medicare changes in deficit reduction plan

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 26 2011

As the debt reduction “super committee” tasked with finding at least $1.2 trillion in deficit reduction by late November continues to meet, various proposals to reduce the deficit are being unveiled and discussed

As debt reduction “super committee” begins to meet, House Democrats discuss Medicare cuts

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 12 2011

As the debt reduction “super committee” tasked with finding at least $1.2 trillion in deficit reduction began its formal meetings last week, Democrats on the House Ways and Means Committee were circulating a document containing more than $500 billion in potential cuts to the Medicare program over 10 years

CMS unveils final rule on electronic prescribing program

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 12 2011

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently released its final rule to amend the Medicare electronic prescribing incentive program

Appeals court throws out two challenges to the constitutionality of PPAcA

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 12 2011

On September 8, the Fourth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals threw out two challenges to the constitutionality of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), declining to pass judgment on last year’s healthcare reform law and the constitutionality of its individual mandate that all Americans be required to obtain health insurance

Community health center grants announced; PPACA individual mandate ruled unconstitutional; skilled nursing facilities will see rate cuts

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 22 2011

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) recently announced more than $28 million in grant funding geared toward the development and expansion of community health centers

Debt ceiling legislation’s impact on Medicare; CMS releases final inpatient hospital rule

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 9 2011

On the evening of July 31, President Obama announced that he and congressional leaders from both parties had reached a deal on a debt reductiondebt ceiling increase package, paving the way for legislative action to be completed before the August 2 default deadline

CMS to begin bundled payments

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • July 25 2011

In other healthcare news, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently announced that they will soon launch the first in a series of “bundled” Medicare payment models a single payment system for multiple services performed by multiple providers on a single patient

Negotiations continue on deficit reduction package

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • July 25 2011

House Republicans and Senate Democrats are now crafting separate strategies to raise the debt ceiling and cut spending, as bipartisan talks at the White House broke down over the weekend and as the August 2 deadline to raise the debt ceiling draws closer