Monthly Archives: August 2013

Health Care Reform Implementation Update – August 26, 2013

In response to security concerns about personal information in the health insurance exchanges, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released a new security agreement for the data hubs where this information will be stored. Opposition to the Affordable

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Posted in ACA, Articles, CCIIO, CMS, Employer Mandate, exchange, Health Care Reform Implementation Updates, health insurance marketplaces, HHS, IRS, Medicaid expansion, Washington, D.C.

Health Care Reform Implementation Update – August 19, 2013

With less than 50 days until open enrollment begins, tensions in Washington and around the country are high among health care stakeholders.  Businesses, individuals and even some in the government are concerned about whether all the pieces of the Affordable

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Health Care Reform Implementation Update – August 12, 2013

The House Energy and Commerce Committee voted unanimously on legislation that would repeal the sustainable growth rate (SGR) formula that has historically led to annual decreases in physician payments that are fixed at the last minute each year; the Centers

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Infrastructure Alert – August 6, 2013

On Friday, both the House and Senate began their summer recess and will not return until Monday, September 9. After returning from the recess, Congress will have several pressing infrastructure issues to consider. Both the House and the Senate have

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