Monthly Archives: November 2010

Health Care Reform Implementation Update

On Monday, November 22, 2010, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued its long-awaited regulations on medical payouts required under the health care law, a standard known as the medical loss ratio (MLR). The new rules say that

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Posted in Health Reform, HHS, HITECH, Kathleen Sebelius, PPACA, Washington, D.C.

Health Care Reform Implementation Update

On Wednesday (11/10), an official with the National Governors Association told insurance executives at a conference hosted by America’s Health Insurance Plans that the challenges states face in creating health insurance exchanges, coupled with the changed political landscape, may lead

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Posted in CMS, HHS, Medicaid, Medicare, National Academy for State Health Policy, National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform, NCQA, PPACA, President Obama, Washington, D.C.

Health Care Reform Implementation Update

In the week following the midterm elections, House and Senate Republicans have made known their intent to “repeal and replace” the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA). Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell said Republicans in Congress should “repeatedly” seek

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Posted in Affordable Care Act, CMS, HHS, John Boehner, Medicaid, Medicare, Mitch McConnell, PPACA, President Obama, Washington, D.C.

Health Care Reform Implementation Update

Much of the health care news this week focused on the effect the election may have on PPACA. Many think major Republican gains could mean significant hold-ups in the legislation’s implementation, or possibly even repeal. Democratic pollsters warned Republicans that

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Posted in CMI, HHS, Kathleen Sebelius, PPACA, Washington, D.C.
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