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Health Care Reform Implementation Update – September 11, 2013

After spending the past month in their home districts listening to constituents, this week House and Senate members are back in Washington and Congress is back in session. Though the attention of many has turned to back-to-school, back-to-football, and to

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Health Care Reform Implementation Update – September 3, 2013

There is only one week left of Congress’ summer recess. While the members have been in their home districts, the agencies in Washington have been finalizing Affordable Care Act (ACA) regulations on everything from the individual mandate to eligibility appeals,

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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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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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Health Care Reform Implementation Update – July 16, 2013

Affordable Care Act Takes Ones Step Back: Employer Mandate Delayed Until 2015 Business Relieved; Congress Seeks Answers, Seeks Similar Relief for Individuals Capitol Hill and the agencies went back and forth last week on the impact and consideration involved in

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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 – 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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Health Care Reform Implementation Update – December 12, 2012

  As the year’s end approaches, the Hill is a flurry of activity with representatives from various health groups trying to ensure that whatever solution Congress finds to the fiscal cliff problems does not negatively affect them and those they

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