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Locke Lord LLP | USA | 26 Jul 2010

Lawmakers urge CMS to halt hospital cuts

In an effort to convince CMS to reconsider its proposed Medicare inpatient hospital payment reductions due to documentation and coding practice changes, 242 House Members sent a letter to the agency's newly-installed Administrator, Donald Berwick, on July 12.

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Locke Lord LLP | USA | 26 Jul 2010

HHS releases final ‘meaningful use’ rules

Under the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act of 2009, eligible hospitals and healthcare professionals qualify for Medicare and Medicaid incentive payments when they adopt certified electronic health records (EHR) technology and use it to achieve specified objectives.

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Locke Lord LLP | USA | 12 Jul 2010

Lawmakers request speedy implementation of home care demo

In late June, two Members of Congress requested that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) expedite the implementation of a Medicare home care demonstration project.

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Locke Lord LLP | USA | 28 Jun 2010

Healthcare news from Capitol Hill and the Department of Health and Human Services June 28, 2010

In advance of a June 18 deadline for comments, top hospital groups expressed strong opposition to proposed payment cuts issued by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).

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Locke Lord LLP | USA | 1 Jun 2010

Healthcare news from Capitol Hill and the Department of Health and Human Services June 1, 2010

In late May, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released a supplemental proposed rule that would result in Medicare payment reductions to hospitals.

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Locke Lord LLP | USA | 3 May 2010

Healthcare news from Capitol Hill and the Department of Health and Human Services - May 3, 2010

The past two weeks brought several notable healthcare developments, as the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) continued preparations for implementation of the new healthcare reform law - Public Law (PL) 111-148.

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Locke Lord LLP | USA | 26 Apr 2010

Health care legislation imposes tax on annuity income

The Health Care and Reconciliation Act (the "Act"), signed into law on March 30, 2010, imposes a tax on annuity income to help pay for the multi-billion dollar reform package set forth in both the Act and the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, signed into law on March 23, 2010.

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Locke Lord LLP | USA | 19 Apr 2010

Last week in DC: news from Capitol Hill and the Department of Health and Human Services - April 19, 2010

After weeks of uncertainty, Congress finally cleared a federal program extension bill last week that will prevent Medicare physician payment cuts.

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Locke Lord LLP | USA | 15 Apr 2010

Iowa enacts law requiring 30-day rate hike notice from health insurers

On April 9, 2010, Iowa's governor Chet Culver signed measures (Senate File 2201) designed to create greater transparency and disclosure of health insurance premiums, and to expand the rights of consumers prior to any rate increases by insurance companies.

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Locke Lord LLP | USA | 25 Feb 2010

Medicare secondary payer reporting deadline extended

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services ("CMS") has revised the timeline for non-group health plan ("NGHP") reporting under the Medicare secondary payer reporting provisions of Section 111 of the Medicare, Medicaid and SCHIP Extension Act of 2007 ("Section 111").

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