Monthly Archives: June 2013

Health Care Reform Implementation Update – June 27, 2013

The countdown is on now. Less than 100 days until the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) main provisions go into effect, and Organizing for Action and Enroll America kicked outreach efforts to the uninsured into high gear last week. Also in the past

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Posted in ACA, CMS, consumer oriented and operated plan (CO-OP), Health Care Reform Implementation Updates, HHS, Hospital Fairness Act of 2013, Medicaid expansion, Medicare, Washington, D.C.

Infrastructure Alert – June 19, 2013

New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli released a report titled Private Financing of Public Infrastructure: Risks and Options for New York State, which chronicles the state’s public-private partnership progression and has the potential to serve as a roadmap for

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Posted in Amtrak, Articles, carbon tax, FAA, High-Speed Rail, Highway Trust Fund, NHTSA, P3, public-private partnership, sequestration, TIGER, Washington, D.C.

Health Care Reform Implementation Update – June 18, 2013

Last week the House Committee on Ways & Means Health Subcommittee held a hearing on Medicare overhaul proposals affecting post-acute care; the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) wrote to House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan announcing that it will not update

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Posted in ACA, Articles, CMS, doc fix, Health Care Reform Implementation Updates, Medicaid, Medicaid expansion, Medicare, Medicare Advantage, MedPAC, SGR, SHOP, Washington, D.C.

Health Care Reform Implementation Update – June 12, 2013

Discussions around reforming Medicare’s sustainable growth rate (SGR) continued this week as the Committee on Energy & Commerce held a hearing to solicit input on a draft bill for replacing the current SGR formula; the Ways and Means Committee noticed

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Posted in ACA, Articles, CHIP, CMMI, CMS, doc fix, Health Care Reform Implementation Updates, Medicaid expansion, Medicare, PCIP, SGR, Washington, D.C.

Infrastructure Alert – June 6, 2013

Following the I-5 bridge collapse in Washington and the Baltimore train derailment, expect a medley of Congressional hearings, investigations and proposed legislation to address the shortcoming of the national infrastructure and what should be done to ameliorate deteriorating transportation systems.

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Posted in Amtrak, Articles, CBP, DHS, FAA, gas tax, Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund, High-Speed Rail, Infrastructure Bank, NTSB, sequestration, Washington, D.C.

Health Care Reform Implementation Update – June 4, 2013

Medicare Trustees released their annual report finding that the Medicare trust fund will be exhausted in 2026, two years later than was predicted last year; over the past two weeks, as Washington has investigated the Internal Revenue Service’s (IRS) use

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Posted in ACA, Articles, CCIIO, CHIP, CMMI, CMS, doc fix, Health Care Reform Implementation Updates, HHS, IPAB, IRS, Medicaid, Medicaid expansion, Medicare, PCIP, SGR, SHOP, Washington, D.C.
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