Monthly Archives: May 2013

Infrastructure Alert – May 21, 2013

On May 17, President Obama issued a presidential memorandum to aid in streamline permitting processes for infrastructure projects.  The memorandum creates a steering committee whose goal is to cut project completion times in half. Among the departments participating are the

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Health Care Reform Implementation Update – May 15, 2013

Last week the Senate agreed to vote on Marilyn Tavenner’s nomination to lead the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS); the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced an initiative that will give consumers information on what hospitals

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Posted in ACA, Articles, CMS, doc fix, Health Care Reform Implementation Updates, HHS, Medicaid expansion, Medical Accountability and Care Act, Medicare Physician Fee Schedule, MedPAC, SGR, Washington, D.C.

Health Care Reform Implementation Update – May 6, 2013

Last week the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued new proposed regulations on FY 2014 payment updates and regulatory policy changes for inpatient and long term care hospitals, skilled nursing facilitates, hospices and inpatient rehabilitation facilities; the Internal

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Infrastructure Alert – May 1, 2013

President Obama has nominated Anthony Foxx, the Mayor of Charlotte to replace Ray LaHood as Secretary of Transportation.  Mayor Foxx oversaw several large transportation projects during his tenure as mayor, including the construction of a new runway at Charlotte Douglas

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