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July 21, 2014
  • HHS Intends to Proceed With Interpretive Rule or Guidance on 340B Drug Discounts
  • CMS Launches Innovation ‘Accelerator' To Help States Improve Medicaid Delivery
  • CMS Reports on Enrollment Growth For Medicaid, CHIP Programs in May
  • Rep. Waxman Says Expanding Medicaid Across All States Must Be Top Priority
  • U.S. Territories Receive Exemption From Major ACA Insurance Market Rules
  • HHS Official: 2015 Premiums Will Be Lower Due to More Competition in Marketplaces
  • Plans That Drop Contraceptive Coverage Must Make Expedited Disclosures, DOL Says
  • Senate Rejects Democrats' Bill Responding to Hobby Lobby Decision
  • Senate Panel Explores Ways To Improve Care for Chronic Conditions
  • House Republicans Dismayed with CMS Effort to Fix Marketplace Inconsistencies
  • OIG: Limited Submission of Medicaid Data Contributed to Improper Payments
  • Senators Question Pricing Of Gilead's Hepatitis C Drug
  • Constitutional Experts, Lawmakers Debate Merits of House Lawsuit Against Obama
  • ONC Response to House Republicans' Concerns Not Sufficient, Blackburn Says
  • Congress Must Act to Ensure Benefits Of Health IT Revolution, House Panel Told
  • Senate Panel Hears Policy Solutions To Improve Patient Safety, Prevent Deaths
  • CMS Begins DME Bidding Process In Areas Where Contracts Expire in 2016
  • Data Point to Coverage Gaps For Residents Tossed From Medicaid
  • Massachusetts Governor Signs Bill On Compounding Pharmacy Safety
  • Medicaid, Individual Plan Enrollment Poised for Growth, Report Says
  • Agency Seeks Comments, Will Hold Meetings on State Health Plan Update
  • Google Allies With Novartis's Alcon Unit for Smart Contact Lenses
  • Giving Cancer Doctors Lump-Sum Payments Slashes Costs, Insurer Finds
  • GAO Finds Large Variations in State Spending, but Notes Data Limitations
  • Some 10.6 Million Helped by Assisters To Enroll in ACA Health Plans, Survey Finds
  • CBO: Health Spending Estimated At 8 Percent of GDP, Unchanged From 2013
  • GAO: Medicaid Pays Less for Certain Physician Services Than Private Insurance
  • Insurers Review Reimbursement Policies For Orphan Drugs, Tufts Center Study Says
  • 2015 Plans Show Changes To Deductibles, Out-of-Pocket Costs
  • Budget Cuts to Public Health Funding Hurt Care, Access, Research Report Says
  • Most HSAs Had Leftover Funds Of Less Than $2,000 at End of 2012
  • E-Prescribing Rates Increase For Physicians, Pharmacies, ONC Reports
  • Prescription Drug Misuse Declining, But Still Prevalent in U.S., Study Says
  • Mouse Clicks Replace Stethoscopes as U.S. Web Care Grows
  • CONGRESSIONAL CALENDAR
  • REGULATORY CALENDAR
July 14, 2014
  • Senate to Consider Bill to Counter Hobby Lobby Decision Week of July 14
  • Proposed Doctor Fee Schedule Would Change Process for Setting New Payments
  • CMS Proposes Requiring Physicians to Use EHRs to Capture, Share Chronic Care Plans
  • Medicare Physician Fee Rule Would Add More ACO Quality Measures for 2015
  • Outpatient Hospital Payments Would Increase $5 Billion Under CMS Proposal
  • ACA Allies Scout Courthouses, Churches To Sustain ACA Enrollment Momentum
  • Boehner Faces Tough Climb, Political Risks in Bid to Sue Obama
  • Senate Report Recommends Changing RAC Payment Structure, Streamlining Contractors
  • CMS Certifies Nonprofit as First Entity To Have Access to National Medicare Data
  • Health Industry Groups Largely Support Proposed Framework for Health IT Oversight
  • HHS Announces $100M to Increase Access Via Community Health Centers
  • HHS Provides $83 Million to Support Training of New Primary Care Providers
  • Supreme Court Grants Injunctive Relief To College in ACA Contraception Case
  • HHS to Provide Up to $360M For Health Care Innovation Awards
  • Senators Take Issue With FDA Proposed Rule To Allow Destruction of Imported Drugs
  • Insurance Exchange's Website on Track To Achieve Full Functionality by Nov. 15
  • State Releases First-Year Report On Insurance Exchange Enrollment
  • Health Plans File Proposals For 2015 Premium Rate Increases
  • EmblemHealth Reaches Agreement With State Over Denied Mental Health Claims
  • New Laws Give Small Employers More Time For ACA Compliance, Clarify Cost Disclosure
  • Providers Ask Court to Halt Dual Eligibles Demonstration Project
  • Referendum to Ask Voters' Views On Insurance Coverage for Birth Control
  • Drop in Hospital Charity Care Early Sign Of ACA Success in State, Executive Says
  • DHS Finds 16,000 MNsure Applicants Still Without Medical Assistance Coverage
  • Four New Insurers Seek Approval to Sell Plans Through State's Exchange in 2015
  • Governor Signs Legislation Legalizing Medical Marijuana, Imposes Tax on Sales
  • U.S. Intervenes in FCA Action Against Hospitals Over Medicaid Overpayments
  • Law Requires Imaging Facilities to Inform Some Women About Mammogram Limitation
  • New Law Requires Health Providers, Others To Report Suspected Elder Abuse as of July 1
  • New State Law Limits Fees Charged For Copies of Patient Health Records
  • Blue Cross Plan Sued for Allegedly Misrepresenting ACA Plan Provider Networks
  • Court Bars State From Enforcing Restriction on Zohydro ER Prescriptions
  • Federal Court Refuses to Compel Abortion Clinic to Disclose Financial Data
  • Groups Launch Effort to Study Health Law's Impact on Hospitals
  • Blues Plans Moving Away From FFS, Investing in Value-Based Care Models
  • CareFirst Says Patient-Centered Program Produced Lower Costs, Higher Quality Care
  • Technical Problems With ACA Marketplaces Hindered Enrollment, J.D. Power Survey Says
  • More Individuals Insured; Majority Happy With New Coverage, Survey Finds
  • Survey Shows Fewer Employers Expect Significant Effect From ACA Than Year Ago
  • Excluding Broker Commissions From MLR Would Reduce Insurer Rebates, GAO Finds
  • Payment Reforms Likely to Drive Big-Data Initiatives, Health Policy Researchers Say
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July 07, 2014
  • White House Report Says States Refusing Medicaid Expansion Lost Out on $88 Billion
  • ACA Marketplaces Failed to Resolve Inconsistencies in Applicants' Data, OIG Says
  • Patient Education Pivotal to Fixing Health-Care System, Senator Says
  • Hospitals Object to HAC Policy, No Solution To Short-Stay Pay Policy in Proposed Rule
  • Backlash Against RACs May Be Near Tipping Point, Congressional Aide Says
  • FDA Releases Several Policy Documents On Expectations for Drug Compounders
  • HHS Awards $840 Million to Boost Health Systems' Disaster Preparedness
  • Home Health Payments Would Drop $58 Million in 2015 Under CMS Proposal
  • ESRD Providers to Get Slight Increase In Payments Under 2015 Proposed Rule
  • AMA, MGMA Seek Extension of Deadline For Filing MU Hardship Exception Requests
  • 11th Cir. Enjoins Contraceptive Mandate Enforcement Against Catholic TV Network
  • State Submits Waiver Request to Use ACA Funds for Medicaid Alternative Plan
  • CMS Gives State One-Year Extension For Its Medicaid Waiver Program Plans
  • New Law Reduces Hospital Medicaid Tax, Guarantees Uncompensated Care Payments
  • Medicaid Officials Developing Policy For Use of $1,000-Per-Pill Hepatitis C Drug
  • State Releases Preliminary Data On ACA Plans to Be Offered in 2015
  • One County's Health Plan Seeks Withdrawal From ACA Exchange
  • New Law Requires Hospitals to Assign No More Than Two ICU Patients Per Nurse
  • Lawmakers Pass Bill to Toughen Rules for Compounding Pharmacies
  • State Sees Surge in Individual Insurance, Medicaid Enrollment, Baumgarten Reports
  • Suit Alleges Oregon Blues Plan Fails to Live Up to Nonprofit Status
  • State Improperly Claimed Reimbursement For Some Nonemergency Medicaid Transports
  • WellPoint Exec Says Medical Claims Data for ACA Marketplaces Will Lag
  • Consumer Group Urges Joint Commission Investigation of Firm's Accreditation Claims
  • ‘High-Value’ Network Plans Reducing Premiums Up to 20 Percent, Report Finds
  • Hospital Outpatient Costs Higher Than in Community Settings, Study Finds
  • Commonwealth Fund Report Says 20 Million Gained Coverage From ACA
  • Federal Health Program Costs Triple Those of Employer Plans, Study Says
  • Medicare Part D Plans Pay 32 Percent More Than Medicaid for Rx Drugs, Report Finds
  • Health-Care Spending Growth Slows Worldwide, but U.S. Exceeds Other Nations
  • Employers Requiring Workers to Pay More As Health Costs Continue to Rise, PwC Finds
  • HSA Owners More Cost-Aware Than HRA Users, EBRI Survey Finds
  • Wellness Programs Shouldn't Be Tied To Health Insurance Premiums, Public Says
  • For-Profit, Closely Held Corporations Can Opt Out of Contraceptive Mandate
  • ACA Supporters, Opponents React to Contraception Decision
  • ACA Birth-Control Benefits Under Pressure From Court Ruling
  • High Court Worsens Pain Of ACA Birth-Control Compromise
  • New Specialty Drug Puts Spotlight On Costs, Impact on U.S. Health-Care System
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June 30, 2014
  • Burwell Justifies HHS Authority To Operate Risk Corridor Program
  • HHS Aims for Simplified ACA Enrollment Renewal in 2015
  • In Light of HHS Stance on 340B Rule, Drug Industry Group Asks Court for Relief
  • Lawmakers Grill Officials Over Medicare Program Integrity Lapses, Call for Action
  • HHS Hires UnitedHealth's Slavitt To Lead Health Law Effort at CMS
  • IRS Issues Final Rules on Tax Credit For Small Employer Health Coverage
  • Federal Government Has Few Changes In Final ACA Rules on Orientation Periods
  • New ACO Rules for Second Round Of Contracts Land at OMB for Review
  • House Bill Would Coordinate Care For Children With Complex Medical Needs
  • Harkin's Bill Aims to Encourage Community-Based Living for Disabled
  • Witnesses Tell House Panel of Need For Accuracy in Digital Health World
  • Senators Ask CMS to Put Changes To Doc Fee Codes in Proposed Rule
  • Senators Introduce Bill to Change Hospital Readmissions Penalty Program
  • House, Senate Leaders Introduce Bill To Change Post-Acute Care System
  • MedPAC Urges CMS to Suspend Policy On Drug Payments for Hospice Enrollees
  • District Courts Enjoin Enforcement Of Contraceptive Mandate Against Nonprofits
  • Federal Court in Illinois Denies College Injunction Against Enforcement of Mandate
  • IRS Issues Final Rules on Disregarded Entities, Indoor Tanning Services Excise Tax
  • Association Urges CMS to Issue Guidance Discouraging Excessive Transaction Fees
  • HHS Names New OCR Director To Replace Outgoing Leon Rodriguez
  • New Law Expands Medicaid Benefits, Raises Hospital Reimbursement Rates
  • House of Delegates Hires Attorneys To Fight Governor's Medicaid Expansion Bid
  • New Law Grants Clinical Psychologists Prescribing Authority for Controlled Drugs
  • State's Marketplace Likely to Expand From One Insurer to Five Offering Plans for 2015
  • Wellmark Again Chooses Not to Participate In State's Federally Facilitated Marketplace
  • State Reaches Agreement With CGI, Contractor Blamed for Website Problems
  • Budget Funds Medicaid Expansion, Continues Provider Reimbursement Cuts
  • CalPERS Board Approves Premium Rates With Modest Hikes, Reductions for Employees
  • New Law to Require Hospitals To Provide Notice of Observation Status
  • Governor Signs Biosimilars Bill With Patient Notification Provision
  • Governor Signs Bill Establishing Statewide Vaccine Purchase Program
  • Medicaid Program Should Collect Provider Overpayments, Audit Says
  • Supreme Court Won't Review Injunction Against Law on Abortion Provider Rules
  • State Amends Breach Notice Statute To Add Health Data, Set 30-Day Notice
  • State's Health Agency Says Hackers Gained Access to Personal Health Data
  • Employers Considering Sending Nonworkers To Exchanges as They Calculate ACA Costs
  • Project to Prevent Readmissions Nets Savings of About $70M Over Three Years
  • Claims That Blue Cross Association, Members Allocate Insurance Markets Survive Dismissal
  • Indiana HIE Says It Can Deliver Continuity Of Care Documents on Hospitals' Behalf
  • Care Delivery Group Receives $10M Loan to Fund New Care Models
  • GAO Finds 14 Percent of Applicants For Nursing Home Care Had Over $100,000
  • Number of Uninsured Lower in Cities In Medicaid Expansion States, Study Finds
  • More Plans to Be Offered in 2015; Subsidy-Eligible Could Face Premium Hikes
  • GAO Report on 2013 Small Group Premiums Establishes Benchmark
  • Stronger Economy, Specialty Drug Use Seen Leading to Higher Employer Costs
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