Federal Regulations

Proposed Regulations to Implement Section 2401 Proposed rules published by CMS in the February 25, 2011 Federal Register implementing a new Medicaid state option to provide home and community-based attendant services and supports. These services and supports may be offered through the Community First Choice state plan option.

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Federal Agency Guidance

Delayed Filing Season for Certain Tax-Exempt Hospitals IRS Announcement 2011-20 stating that in order to complete implementation of changes to IRS forms and systems that are required to reflect the Section 9007 changes, hospital organizations with original 2010 tax year filing due dates before August 15, 2011 are granted an automatic three-month extension of time to file the Form 990.

Affordable Care Act Supports States in Strengthening Community Living February 22, 2011 HHS news release announcing funding and the Community First Choice Option available to states through Section 2401.

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Litigation and Court Challenges

Mead v. Eric Holder February 22, 2011 decision of the D.C. District Court finding the individual mandate constitutional.

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Statutory Sections Added to the Section-By-Section

Community First Choice Option Section 2401 of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act

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