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Healthcare news from Capitol Hill and the Department of Health and Human Services - January 24, 2011
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • January 24 2011

On January 7, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released a proposed rule to establish a value-based purchasing (VBP) program to reward hospitals for providing safe, high-quality care.


Healthcare news from Capitol Hill and the Department of Health and Human Services
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • January 10 2011

In late December, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a number of announcements.


Federal government issues final medical loss ratio regulations
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • November 24 2010

On November 22, 2010, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued final regulations on the medical loss ratio requirements provided for in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA).


HHS “early innovator” grants announced
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • November 8 2010

In late-October, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced state grants to design and implement information technology in order to operate health insurance exchanges.


Additional grants announced for primary & preventative care
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • November 8 2010

Also in the last week of October, HHS announced the availability of grants for health information centers and community health centers.


NAIC adopts model regulation for final medical loss ratios
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • November 4 2010

On October 21, 2010, the Executive and Plenary committees of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners ("NAIC") voted to adopt a model regulation containing the definitions and methodologies for calculating medical loss ratios as stipulated under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act ("PPACA").


HHS awards consumer assistance grants
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • October 25 2010

The following day, HHS announced $30 million in grants in conjunction with another portion of Public Law 111-148 - the effort to strengthen consumer assistance programs.


CMS administrator touts creation of innovation center
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • October 25 2010

In other healthcare reform news, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Administrator Donald Berwick spent time on October 18 promoting a provision of the healthcare reform law - Public Law 111-148 - that will establish a new Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMI).


Congressional research unveils missed reform deadlines
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • October 12 2010

Also in early October, the non-partisan research arm of Congress - the Congressional Research Service (CRS) - released a memorandum stating that HHS did not meet seven of 22 recent deadlines regarding the implementation of the new healthcare reform law.


Senior Medicare Patrol programs receive federal grants
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • October 12 2010

On October 1, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced a series of Senior Medicare Patrol (SMP) program grants totaling $9 million.