Regulations

Interim Final Rule

Advance copy of the interim final rule to implement Section 2718(a) - (c) of the Public Health Service Act as amended by Section 10101 of the Affordable Care Act: Medical Loss Ratio Requirements. The rule adopts and certifies in full all of the recommendations in the model regulation of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners.

Commentary from Final Rule on Physician Assistants

On November 29, 2010, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services will publish final rules in the Federal Register entitled Payment Policies Under the Physician Fee Schedule and Other Revisions to Part B for CY 2011. These final rules include a number of provisions to implement various sections of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. Among these provisions are implementing regulation for section 3108: Permitting Physician Assistants to Order Post-Hospital Extended Care Services.

Commentary From Final Rule on Improvements to the Physician Feedback Program

On November 29, 2010, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services will publish final rules in the Federal Register entitled Payment Policies Under the Physician Fee Schedule and Other Revisions to Part B for CY 2011. These final rules include a number of provisions to implement various sections of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. Among these provisions are implementing regulation for section 3003: Improvements to the Physician Feedback Program.

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Federal Agency Guidance

Questions and Answers Regarding the Medicare Physician Feedback Program

From the CMS website, a series of questions and answers on the feedback program.

Fact Sheet on the Medical Loss Ratio Regulations

Fact sheet from the HealthCare.gov website on the November 22, 2010 interim final medical loss ratio regulations.

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