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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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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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Health Care Reform Implementation Update – March 26, 2013

Last week, as the Affordable Care Act turned three, the drumbeat of concern over Medicare Advantage cuts grew louder when Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus and Ranking Member Orrin Hatch – as well as 98 house members – wrote

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Health Care Reform Implementation Update – March 14, 2013

Last week, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) conditionally approved state partnership marketplaces in Iowa, Michigan, New Hampshire and West Virginia; Accountable Care Organizations wrote to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) arguing that the quality

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