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Locke Lord LLP | USA | 7 May 2013

HHS releases new exchange application forms

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has released revised, more user-friendly application forms for use by consumers who apply for

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Locke Lord LLP | USA | 2 Apr 2013

HHS ups Medicaid expansion payments funding

On March 29, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued a final rule under which the federal government will pay the entire cost

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Locke Lord LLP | USA | 25 Feb 2013

HHS releases "Essential Health Benefits" rule

On February 20, HHS released a final rule entitled "Standards Related to Essential Health Benefits, Actuarial Value, and Accreditation" which

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Locke Lord LLP | USA | 25 Feb 2013

Federal government to operate exchanges in 26 states

February 15 was the deadline for each state to elect whether to operate its own health insurance exchange (or "marketplace," the term that the

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Locke Lord LLP | USA | 25 Feb 2013

HHS releases "market reform" rule and report

On February 22, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released a final rule to implement several key provisions of the Patient Protection

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Locke Lord LLP | USA | 28 Jan 2013

Grassley urges action on Sunshine Act; HHS awards new exchange grants

In a January 22 letter to the White House, Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) bemoaned the administration’s continued delay in implementing the Physician

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Locke Lord LLP | USA | 18 Jan 2013

New HIPAA regulations released

On January 17, 2013, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services released final regulations implementing changes to HIPAA mandated by the HITECH

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Locke Lord LLP | USA | 15 Jan 2013

New ACOs approved; more states receive approval for exchanges

On January 10, the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) announced that it had approved 106 new accountable care organizations (ACOs)

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Locke Lord LLP | USA | 17 Dec 2012

"Save and Strengthen Medicare Act" introduced; CMS issues nine conditional approval for exchanges; HHS rejects "partial" medicaid expansions

On December 11, the outgoing chairman of the House Ways and Means Health Subcommittee introduced a bill (the "Save and Strengthen Medicare Act," H.R. 6645) that proposes major changes to the Medicare program.

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Locke Lord LLP | USA | 27 Nov 2012

HHS releases proposed rules to implement PPACA reforms; number of Medicare ACOs expected to double

On November 20, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued three proposed rules to implement core provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA).

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