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  • Health IT incentives for state Medicaid programs
  • Health system reform:
    • Access to insurance
    • Quality improvement initiatives
    • Cost containment efforts
  • HIPAA privacy rule enforcement
  • Medicare drug benefit regulations
  • State efforts to cope with Medicaid expansion, cost growth
  • State efforts to curb rapidly rising medical malpractice insurance premiums
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  • ERISA provisions affecting employer group health plans
  • Federal and state health-insurance regulations
  • Federal health care reform legislation and regulations
  • Medicare, Medicaid, and Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP)
  • Tax laws and IRS regulations

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ACA Subsidies Upheld by Supreme Court, Ensuring Help for Federal Exchange Buyers
June 29
Obama Revels in Another ACA Victory at Supreme Court
June 29
‘Massive Disruption’ Avoided by High Court Decision on ACA Subsidies, Actuary Says
June 29
Despite High Court Decision, Employers Might Still Seek Changes
June 29
Doctor Groups React With Relief To Court Ruling on Health Reform Law
June 29
Hospitals Praise High Court Decision Upholding ACA Coverage Subsidies
June 29
Republicans Weighing Options In Wake of Supreme Court ACA Decision
June 29
ACA Repeal Would Increase Uninsured, Medicare Spending
June 29
House Lawmakers Question Process CMS Uses to Approve Waiver Projects
June 29
2016 ACA Premium Increases Higher For Subsidized Enrollees, House Panel Told
June 29
Democratic Leaders Urge HHS To Release Medicaid Equal Access Rule
June 29
Senators Urge HHS to Release Remaining FY 2015 Community Health Center Funding
June 29
House Passes Bill to Repeal Medicare Cost-Cutting Board
June 29
Senate Panel Approves Bills to Make Outpatient Observation Status, Other Changes
June 29
Nonprofit Organizations Must Comply With ACA Contraceptive Coverage Rules
June 29
CMS Changes Investment Model For ACOs Ahead of Application Period
June 29
Hospital Groups Ask CMS to Amend Inpatient Rehab Payment Proposal
June 29
Providers Ask Congress to Improve Coverage For Beneficiaries With Chronic Conditions
June 29
Consultant Finds Medicare Quality Measures Lacking for Some Costly, Prevalent Diseases
June 29
Health Coverage Tax Credit Clears Final Hurdle as Trade Bill Advances
June 29
No Near-Term Action on Device Tax Repeal Likely in Senate Despite Calendar Placement
June 29
Pilot Projects to Focus on Networks, Medicine Management, Rx Sale Rejections
June 29
AHRQ Funds Centers to Support Patient-Centered Outcomes Research
June 29
CBO Puts ‘Cures' Cost at $106 Billion, Even as Medicare Part D Offset Disappears
June 29
Governor Drops HHS Lawsuit Over Medicaid, Hospital Funding
June 29
House, Senate Pass Bills Taking Different Approaches to Medicaid Reform
June 29
Insurers Request Higher Premiums For Individual, Small Plans in 2016
June 29
New Law Requires Certification, Background Checks for Navigators
June 29
New Biologic Substitution Law Includes Notification Provision Set to Expire in 2019
June 29
Use of Telemedicine for Medication Abortions May Not Be Banned, Iowa High Court Decides
June 29
Abortion Providers Ask Supreme Court To Delay Enforcement of State's Abortion Law
June 29
Texas Medical Board Says It Is Immune From Telehealth Provider's Antitrust Suit
June 29
Cigna Rejects $47 Billion Bid From Anthem Amid Leadership Clash
June 29
Health Insurers Seen in Merger Race to Win Antitrust Clearances
June 29
Insurer UnitedHealth Group Leaves Industry Association
June 29
Uninsured Rate Fell From 20.4 Percent To 16.3 Percent in 2014, CDC Reports
June 29
Over 1,400 Pharmacies Submit Questionable Medicare Claims in 2014, HHS Agency Finds
June 29
CONGRESSIONAL CALENDAR
June 29
REGULATORY CALENDAR
June 29
MACPAC: More Oversight Needed For Medicaid Value-Based Purchasing Waivers
June 22
HHS Issues Proposed Rule On 340B Drugmaker Penalties
June 22
Health Insurers May Use 2015 Subsidies In 2016 Notices as Estimates, Guidance Says
June 22
Senators Request More Information On Oversight of ACA Insurance Subsidies
June 22
Lawmaker Pushes for Support of Bill To Overhaul Mental Health Treatment System
June 22
Health Plans, Providers Generally Support CMS Medicaid Mental Health Proposal
June 22
Federal Government Increases Payments To Cover High-Cost Health Insurance Claims
June 22
With ACA in Peril at High Court, Government Offers Scant Relief
June 22
Federal Government Finalizes Changes For ACA Summary of Benefits and Coverage
June 22
House Passes Four Bipartisan Bills Affecting Medicare Advantage Plans
June 22
House Flirts With Veto-Proof Majority In Backing Medical Device Tax Repeal
June 22
CMS Official Floats Idea of Creating ACO-Type Model for Dual Eligibles
June 22
CBO's Hall Warns About Price of Delay On Budget; Hints ACA Repeal Could Cost
June 22
House Delays 21st Century Cures Proposal to Address Insurers' Objections
June 22
Lawmaker ‘Nervous' About Cures Bill, Possible New Senate Health IT Proposals
June 22
Democrats Object to Using ACA Cuts To Pay for Medicare Board Repeal
June 22
Bill to Repeal Medicare Board Will Cost Over $7 Billion, CBO Says
June 22
Health-Care Research Agency Would Die In Republican Plan Approved by House Panel
June 22
MedPAC Calls for Medicare Audit Reforms, Changes to Coverage for Nursing Home Care
June 22
House Lawmakers Seek GAO Review Of Medicare Fraud Prevention System
June 22
Groups Raise Concerns About Pay System For Long-Term Care Hospitals in Proposal
June 22
Hospital Groups Urge CMS To End Short-Term Admission Policy
June 22
Religious Nonprofits Ask Supreme Court To Review Contraceptive Mandate Cases
June 22
IRS Issues Draft Versions Of 2015 ACA Reporting Forms
June 22
Federal Agencies Charge 243 Individuals In $712 Million Medicare Fraud Crackdown
June 22
California, States Using Incentive Pay In Medicaid Must Evaluate Effectiveness
June 22
HHS Gives Three States Approval To Operate State-Based Marketplaces
June 22
New Mexico's Model Offers Way For Other States to Set Up Exchanges
June 22
Lawmakers Agree on Plan to Offset Reduced Low Income Pool, Await Final OK
June 22
HHS Grants One-Year Rating Factor Waiver to Massachusetts Health Connector
June 22
Illinois Hospitals Float Plan Responding To Potential Adverse ACA Court Ruling
June 22
Insurers Face Copay Limits, Anti-Bias Review for 2016 Florida Health Plans
June 22
Texas Questions Need for Stay of Decision Allowing Implementation of Abortion Law
June 22
Texas Law Adds New Rules for Minors Seeking Abortions Without Parental Consent
June 22
Abortion Reversal Notice Law Implementation Delayed in Arizona, Thanks to Agreement
June 22
State's Speech-and-Display Abortion Law Won't Get Hearing in U.S. Supreme Court
June 22
North Carolina Increases Abortion Waiting Period
June 22
Pilot Programs Needed to Test Ways To Pay for High-Cost Drugs, Analyst Says
June 22
Doctors Looking to Medicare Chronic Care Management Payments for Extra Cash
June 22
Government Report Questions Accuracy Of $2.8B in Subsidy Payments to Insurers
June 22
Greater Health Spending Will Drive Increased Debt, CBO Report Says
June 22
About 3 Million in Southeast Risk Losing Health Insurance With Supreme Court Ruling
June 22
REGULATORY CALENDAR
June 22
CONGRESSIONAL CALENDAR
June 22
Obama Calls Attacks on ACA ‘Cynical’ Ahead of Court Ruling
June 15
Burwell Says Administration Won't Sign Republican Responses to Subsidy Case
June 15
Republicans to Offer Subsidy Plan Despite Presidential Veto Threat
June 15
House Lawmaker Seeks Input on Improving Transparency in 340B Discount Program
June 15
White House Finishes Its Review Of 340B Drugmaker Penalties Rule
June 15
States Allowed to Use Federal Money For ACA Outreach, Education in Some Cases
June 15
HHS Campaign to Focus on Educating Consumers, Value of Preventive Services
June 15
Senators Join Call for Delay to Stage 3 Of Incentive Program, Push for Changes
June 15
Stakeholders Say ACO Rule Should Have Offered More Waivers
June 15
‘Troubled Picture’ of IRS Development Of Insurance Subsidy Rule, Witness Says
June 15
Long-Term Care Hospitals Shouldn't Get Medicare Pay Raise in 2016, MedPAC Says
June 15
Advocacy Group Concerned Over Drug Pricing Implications in Pacific Trade Deal
June 15
Aetna, Providers Ask Lawmaker to Press CMS On Including Medical Device IDs in Claims
June 15
Republicans Have Choose-Your-Own-Baseline Option for Health-Care Reconciliation Bill
June 15
House Democrats Seek Stronger Warnings In Labeling for Immediate-Release Opioids
June 15
New Colorado Law Establishes Rate Review Process for Medicaid
June 15
House Lawmakers Vote Down Plan For Exchange-Based Medicaid Expansion
June 15
Brown Opposes Budget Provision on Medicaid For Children of Parents in U.S. Illegally
June 15
High Court Rejects Maine's Challenge To Medicaid Maintenance-of-Effort Provision
June 15
Governor Pledges to Help Transition State's Noncompliant Exchange to HealthCare.gov
June 15
State's Insurance Exchange Board OKs 3.5 Percent Fee on Premiums for 2016
June 15
Lawmakers Pass Bill on Registration, Background Checks for ACA Navigators
June 15
Lawmakers Pass Bill to Require Health Plans To Pay for Full Year of Contraceptive Fills
June 15
New Florida Law Gives Patients ‘Right to Try’ Unapproved Treatments
June 15
Disabled Medicaid Patients in Idaho Entitled to Continued Benefits, 9th Cir. Rules
June 15
OIG Finds Texas Medicaid Made $191M In Improper Payments for Orthodontic Care
June 15
New Abortion Waiting Period Law Prompts Legal Challenge Under State's Constitution
June 15
5th Cir. OKs Strict Abortion Scheme, Leaving Fewer Than 10 Clinics in State
June 15
Abortion Rights Groups to Seek High Court Review of Fifth Circuit Ruling
June 15
Planned Parenthood Says Abortion Law Compels Practice of ‘Bad Medicine'
June 15
Drugmakers Have ‘Blank Check' on Prices; Soaring Costs Not Sustainable, Insurers Say
June 15
AMA Calls for Physician Engagement In Health-Care Pricing Transparency
June 15
AMA to Assist Physicians During Transition to Value-Based Payment Models
June 15
AMA Unfazed by Potential Negative High Court Ruling in Insurance Subsidy Case
June 15
Highmark Gets Approval, Completes Merger With Blue Cross of Northeastern Pennsylvania
June 15
ACA Insurers Propose 12 Percent Average Premium Rate Increases for 2016
June 15
Americans Should Expect Out-of-Pocket Health-Care Costs to Rise Again by 2019
June 15
For-Profit Hospitals Dominate List Of Those With High Markups, Study Says
June 15
TIGTA: IRS Not Able to Verify Premium Tax Credit Eligibility With Data It Is Using
June 15
HHS Should Improve Oversight Of Mental Health Grants, Report Says
June 15
CONGRESSIONAL CALENDAR
June 15
REGULATORY CALENDAR
June 15
White House Says States Refusing Medicaid Expansion Lost Out on $29 Billion
June 8
Lawmakers Angered by Rising Medicaid Improper Payments Rate
June 8
States Have One Year to Screen High-Risk Medicaid Providers, CMS Says
June 8
Medical Loss Ratio Proposal Not Seen As Too Onerous for Medicaid Health Plans
June 8
Newly Released Hospital Data Show Uptick in Billings for Common Procedures
June 8
Deadly Infections Drive Billions In Hospital Bills to Medicare
June 8
CMS Releases Data on $90 Billion In Medicare Pay to 950,000 Providers
June 8
Full Year of ACA Experience Leads Plans to Boost Proposed Rates for 2016
June 8
Final Rule on Medicare ACOs Includes New Risk Model for Providers
June 8
Senate Finance Approves Bill On Medicare Appeals, Audits
June 8
Panel OKs Medicare Pay Board Repeal Bill, Other Bills Affecting Medicare Advantage
June 8
Ways and Means Approves Bill To Repeal Medical Device Tax
June 8
Fewer Hospitals, Doctors Participating In EHR Incentive Program, CMS Data Show
June 8
Physician Groups Call for Halt To EHR Incentive Program Rulemaking
June 8
Health Insurers Trying to Pass On Brokerage Fees to Consumers, CMS Says
June 8
Pharmacy Benefit Managers Object To Medicare Offsets in ‘Cures’ Bill
June 8
Greater Access to Medicare Claims Data Part of Effort to Spur Technology Innovation
June 8
Health Researcher Named Chief Technology Officer at HHS
June 8
Official: ACA Repeal's Economic Effect Could Ease Impact on Deficit
June 8
MedPAC Opposes Hike for Rehab Facilities, Urges Fewer Quality Measures for Providers
June 8
MedPAC Supports Proposed Changes To Medicare Hospice Payment Structure
June 8
Accounting Rule to Force Cities to Disclose Liabilities for Worker, Retiree Health Benefits
June 8
Study Could Ease Entry of For-Profits Into Home-Based Care Program for Elderly
June 8
Louisiana Senate Passes Hospital Measure Paving Way for Possible Medicaid Expansion
June 8
Audits Show Lack of Internal Controls Causing Cost, Payment Problems in Medicaid
June 8
State Files Formal Application For a State-Based ACA Marketplace
June 8
Health Plans Request Rate Hikes Averaging 13.5 Percent for 2016
June 8
Six Insurers Submit Increases for 2016 In Double Digits for Individual Health Plans
June 8
Governor Signs Bill Ratifying Deal To Improve Physician License Portability
June 8
Company Wins Injunction of Texas Rule Limiting Provision of Telehealth Services
June 8
Alabama Joins List of States Allowing ‘Right to Try’ Unapproved Treatments
June 8
Law Gives Terminally Ill State Residents ‘Right to Try’ Experimental Drugs, Treatments
June 8
Lawmakers Pass Bill Increasing Wait Period For Abortions; Governor Says He'll Sign It
June 8
Court Holds Pain-Capable Abortion Law Violates Women's 14th Amendment Rights
June 8
University of Iowa Health Care Launches Internet-Based Clinic for Minor Illnesses
June 8
UAW and Ford Officials See Health Care As Major Issue in Contract Negotiations
June 8
Patients Exploring Ways to Save on Expensive Hepatitis C Pills
June 8
Groups Say ‘Cures' Bill Could Lower Certain Drug Approval Standards
June 8
CMS: Medicaid, CHIP Enrollment Tops 71 Million at End of March
June 8
States Not Doing Enough to Screen Beneficiaries, Providers for Fraud, GAO Says
June 8
Enrollment Declines in ACA Exchanges, But Data Show 10.2 Million Paid Premiums
June 8
Report: Republican Supreme Court Victory On ACA Could Backfire in 2016 Swing States
June 8
BCBS Plans Report $1 Billion In Savings From New Care Models
June 8
Expanding Bundled Payments May Improve Medicare Payment System, New Study Says
June 8
Insurers Say Risk Mitigation Programs Promoted Market Participation, GAO Finds
June 8
Study Suggests Need for Integrating, Promoting Preventive Care in Communities
June 8
CONGRESSIONAL CALENDAR
June 8
CMS Official Not Concerned About Opt-Outs From Medicare-Medicaid Demo
May 18
Administration Clarifies Cost-Sharing Rules For Contraceptives Coverage in New Guidance
May 18
CCIIO Clarifies Out-of-Pocket Limits For Individuals in Family Health Plans
May 18
Lobbyists Ready to Shift Focus Now That SGR Repeal Has Passed
May 18
Health Plans Will Seek Higher Rates In 2016, Blue Cross Executive Says
May 18
17 Senators Ask HHS to Improve Mental Health Coverage Protections
May 18
Federal Marketplace CEO Cites Risk of ‘Too Much Choice’
May 18
Finance Committee Aims to Pass Medicare Chronic Care Bill This Year
May 18
House Passes Bill to Ban Abortions After 20 Weeks
May 18
Ninth Circuit Reverses in Provider Action After High Court's Supremacy Clause Ruling
May 18
House Lawmakers Urge Support For Bill to Repeal Payment Advisory Board
May 18
Sen. Alexander Begins Investigation Into Agencies' Use of Regulatory Guidance
May 18
21st Century Cures Legislation Approved By House Health Panel Without Changes
May 18
House Committee Updates Draft Of 21st Century Cures Legislation
May 18
Senate May Delay ‘Cures' Vote to Fall, Behind House Goal of Summer Floor Vote
May 18
Group of Democrats Asks House Leaders to Move on Device Tax Repeal
May 18
HHS Says Alzheimer's Drug Switch Could Cost Federal Programs Billions
May 18
Gov. Scott to Get Capitol Hill Hearing On Possible Medicaid Expansion Coercion
May 18
State to Seek Medicaid Waiver For Uninsured Care Coordination Pilot
May 18
State Lawmakers Pass Bill to Ensure Adequacy of Health Plan Provider Networks
May 18
Governor Signs Bills Increasing HMO Premium Tax, Extending Other Taxes
May 18
New Law Gives Terminally Ill Patients Right to Try Unapproved Drugs, Treatments
May 18
Gov. Dayton Signs Bill Allowing Terminally Ill to Try Investigational Drugs
May 18
Section 1332 Innovation Waivers Could Reinvigorate Health-Care Reform Efforts
May 18
Wellmark Again Won't Participate In State's Insurance Marketplace
May 18
Attorney General Proposes Stiffer Rules For Insurers on Access to Free Birth Control
May 18
State Official Must Provide Proof of Purpose Behind Abortion Admitting Privileges Rule
May 18
UnitedHealthcare Begins Covering Virtual Physician Visits for Some Members
May 18
Managed Care Stakeholders Awaiting New Rule to Completely Overhaul Industry
May 18
Better Criteria Needed for Evaluating Funds Given to States for Medicaid Pilots, GAO Says
May 18
GAO Finds Problems With Oversight Of States' Medicaid Hospital Payments
May 18
Hepatitis C, Cancer, Compounded Drugs Driving Increase in Rx Costs, Report Says
May 18
Concerns About ‘Cadillac’ Tax Growing, Employers Taking Action, ACA Survey Finds
May 18
Insurers Should Offer ACA Plans With Lower Out-of-Pocket Costs, Families USA Suggests
May 18
Small Percentage of Medicaid Enrollees Accounts for Most Spending, GAO Finds
May 18
American Hospital Association Issues Guide On Effective Use of Social Media Strategies
May 18
CONGRESSIONAL CALENDAR
May 18
REGULATORY CALENDAR
May 18
White House OMB Begins Review Of ‘Omnibus’ Guidance on Rx Discounts
May 11
GOP Leaders Consider Preserving ACA Subsidies Until After 2016 Election
May 11
Senate Adopts Budget Resolution Allowing for ACA Repeal Attempt
May 11
Patient Care Coordination Test May Expand To Other Medicare Programs, Officials Say
May 11
OMB Reviewing Final Rule on Changes For Medicare Shared Savings Program
May 11
HHS Awards $101 Million To Community Health Centers
May 11
Obama Nominates ONC's DeSalvo To Be HHS Assistant Secretary for Health
May 11
CMS Asked to Clarify State Guidance On Marketplace Use of Federal Funds
May 11
Senators Tell Federal Agencies EHRs Not Working, Ask for Solutions
May 11
Faith-Based College Wins Stay In 3rd Cir. Contraceptive Mandate Case
May 11
CMS Will Examine Treatment Of MA Plans With Many Dual Eligibles
May 11
FDA, CMS Officials Outline Efforts to Combat Opioid Abuse
May 11
Cures Legislation Will Aid Drug, Device Companies' Bottom Line, Ex-FDA Official Says
May 11
Postmarket Surveillance Comments Expose Rift on Adding Device Identifiers to Claims
May 11
Little Change in HSA Tax Deduction Caps, High-Deductible Health Plan Limits for 2016
May 11
State Asks HHS Secretary for Cap On State's Share of Medicaid Expansion
May 11
Governor Meets With HHS Secretary, Still Awaiting Answer on Hospital Funding
May 11
Governor Sends CMS Letter of Intent To Implement State-Based Marketplace
May 11
State Should Add Performance Goals For Medicaid Managed Care, Analyst Says
May 11
Debate Under Way Over Costs, Benefits of Medicaid Expansion
May 11
Special Enrollment Period for Those Facing Tax Penalty Nets 4,700 More Insured
May 11
New Law Likely to Speed Resolution Of Malpractice Suits, Medical Group Says
May 11
New Law Increases Waiting Period To 72 Hours for Women Seeking Abortions
May 11
Report Says ‘High Harm' Events Declined 45 Percent Over 10 Years
May 11
Aetna's 19.2 Percent Hike for Small Groups Unreasonable, Excessive, DMHC Official Says
May 11
Armstrong Decision Not Fatal to All Claims In Action on Medicaid Pediatric Care Access
May 11
Group Aims for Health-Care Quality, Cost Information for Half of U.S. by 2020
May 11
Nursing Home Group Expands Quality Improvement Program
May 11
Gilead's Gaffe Leads Drugmakers To Pledge More Openness on Price
May 11
Brand, Generic Firms Establish Forum To Expand Patient Access to Biosimilars
May 11
Provider Suits Over Medicaid Rates: How We Got to Where We Are Today and the Shapes of Things to Come
May 11
CMS Says Medicaid, CHIP Enrollment Topped 70 Million at End of February
May 11
RAND: Net Number of Insured Grew By 16.9 Million During ACA Implementation
May 11
Poll: Doctors Say ER Use Rising, Despite ACA Coverage Expansion
May 11
Analysis Finds Most Payments Still Focus on Volume, Not Value
May 11
Health-Care Cyberattacks Now Most Prevalent Source of Breaches, Study Says
May 11
CONGRESSIONAL CALENDAR
May 11
REGULATORY CALENDAR
May 11
Safety-Net Hospitals Want CMS To Ensure Higher Medicaid Rates
May 4
Witness: Adverse ACA Ruling Could Sweep Millions Out of Small Business Coverage
May 4
CMS Issues Ruling Modifying DSH Payments For Qualifying FY 2004 and Earlier Appeals
May 4
HHS Inspector General Warns States May Be Misusing ACA Funds
May 4
Republicans Ask MACPAC To Work on Improving Medicaid
May 4
HRSA Moves Closer to Creating Website On Drug Ceiling Prices Under 340B Program
May 4
House Adopts Budget Resolution Allowing for ACA Repeal Attempt
May 4
IRS Defines CHIP ‘Buy-In' Eligibility For Purposes of Premium Tax Credit
May 4
33 Hospitals Sue CMS to Repeal Ruling on Hospital Payments for Duals
May 4
CMS Proposed Rule Would Increase Inpatient Psych Payments by $80 Million
May 4
CMS Proposed Rule Would Increase Hospice Payments by $200M in FY 2016
May 4
Appeals Backlog Could Be Reduced By Restructuring Process, Senator Says
May 4
Senators Ask GAO to Study Risks Posed by Use of Electronic Health Records
May 4
Citing OIG Report, Florida Senator Calls for Medicare-Medicaid Rebate Parity
May 4
High Court Again Punts on Nonprofit Groups' Challenge to ACA Contraceptive Mandate
May 4
House Lawmakers Introduce Bill To Repeal ACA's ‘Cadillac Tax’ Provision
May 4
FDA Releases Three Final Guidances For Industry on Developing Biosimilar Drugs
May 4
More FDA Final Guidance Needed On Biosimilars, Republican Senators Say
May 4
Cures Legislation Needs More Work, Energy and Commerce Panel Says
May 4
Review Extended for Rule on Sharing Mental Health Data for Background Checks
May 4
Governor Signs Medicaid Expansion Bill; Filing CMS Waiver Application Next Step
May 4
Laws Allow Industry Groups to Start Medicaid Insurance Group, Change UPL Rate
May 4
Governor Files Lawsuit Against HHS, Claims Medicaid Expansion Coercion
May 4
Bill to Require Waiting Period Prior to Abortion Heads to Governor
May 4
Law Requires Certain Health Plans To Cover Autism Therapy for Young Children
May 4
House Passes Bill to Allow Video Monitoring Of Nursing Home Patients to Promote Safety
May 4
Telemedicine Rules to Require Initial In-Person Visit Prompt Concerns
May 4
Blue Cross, Blue Shield Plans Preparing To Launch Private Exchange for Retirees
May 4
Anthem, Aetna Profits Beat Estimates As Several Insurers' Enrollments Climb
May 4
Large Companies Looking to Foster Startups With Innovative Ideas for Health Applications
May 4
Safety Scorecard Records Little Progress By Hospitals to Prevent Errors, Accidents
May 4
Tax Preparers Report Many Taxpayers Having to Repay Portion of ACA Subsidies
May 4
Many Employers Unsure How They'll Comply With ACA Reporting Rules, Survey Finds
May 4
TIGTA: More Data Will Help Compliance For $3.3M in Unpaid Health Insurance Fees
May 4
CONGRESSIONAL CALENDAR
May 4
REGULATORY CALENDAR
May 4
CONFERENCES
May 4
CMS Issues Proposed Mental Health Parity Rule for Medicaid, CHIP Plans
April 13
OMB Reviewing Penalty Proposal For 340B Drug Discount Program
April 13
ACA Provision Blocks Hospital's Challenge To HHS's Method of Calculating DSH Payment
April 13
Rising Prices of Drugs Unsustainable, Consumer Groups, NAMD, Others Say
April 13
CMS Bumps Up MA Rates for 2016, In Light of New Data From Previous Years
April 13
Patient-Centered Outcome Fee Increases 4 Percent for Policies Ending Before Oct. 1
April 13
House Lawmakers Announce New Caucus To Raise Awareness of Public Health Issues
April 13
Senators Request More Funding For HHS to Combat Rx Drug Abuse
April 13
FTC Sees Need for ONC's Interoperability Roadmap to Address Health-Care Competition
April 13
Initial Guidance on ACA's Cadillac Tax Will Be ‘Conversation Starters,' Official Says
April 13
Recipients of Erroneous Marketplace Forms May File for Extension to Avoid ACA Penalties
April 13
Participation in Incentive Programs Higher Than Expected, but Attestation Rates Low
April 13
Survey Results Cast Doubt on Smooth ICD-10 Transition, Industry Group Says
April 13
Seventh Circuit Hears From Government, College in Contraceptive Mandate Debate
April 13
Final Brief Filed in Administration's Bid to Dismiss House's ACA Lawsuit
April 13
Governor Casts Doubt on Medicaid Expansion, Presses Feds on Hospital Funding
April 13
Governor Signs New Law Clarifying State Authority to Investigate PBM Pricing
April 13
Court Grants TRO in Suit Alleging Violations Of Medicaid Law for Terminated Enrollees
April 13
New Law Allows Pharmacists To Make Biologic Drug Substitutions
April 13
Law Requires Pharmacists to Notify Doctors When Biosimilar Drugs Dispensed
April 13
State Repeals Rule Requiring Drugmakers To Report Annual Spending on Advertising
April 13
Drug Manufacturer to Pay $25M to Resolve Allegations of Inflated Medicaid Drug Prices
April 13
Governor Asks Maker of Drug to Reverse Opiate Overdoses to Halt Spike in Pricing
April 13
Coalition Formed to Advocate For Health-Care Transparency
April 13
Health Execs Launch Initiative to Make Data Transferable to Other Devices, Systems
April 13
The Opportunities and Constraints of the ACA's State Innovation Waivers
April 13
States Should View Expansion Under ACA As More Than Cost Proposition, Report Says
April 13
Health-Care Coverage, Cost Issues Vary Among Four Largest States, Study Finds
April 13
Study of Blues Program Shows Incentives Can Improve Primary Care Within FFS Model
April 13
Slowdown in Health Cost Growth Likely Due to ACA, but Effect Hard to Measure
April 13
Avalere: Federal Exchanges Performed Better Than State Exchanges for Enrollment in 2015
April 13
Enrollment in Private Exchanges Projected to Double to 6 Million in 2015
April 13
Report Lists EHR Data Integrity Among Top 10 Patient Safety Concerns for 2015
April 13
Drug Alert Program May Improve Patient Safety in ACOs, Study Finds
April 13
Spending More on Cancer Care Yields Better Outcomes, Researcher Says
April 13
REGULATORY CALENDAR
April 13
Supreme Court Says Providers Can't Sue States to Force Increase in Medicaid Pay
April 6
High Court Ruling on Provider Lawsuits Could Limit Beneficiaries' Access to Care
April 6
ONC Announces New IT Tools for States Participating in CMS Innovation Program
April 6
CMS Urges Congress to Pass ‘Doc Fix' As Numerous Extender Provisions Expire
April 6
Senators Urge Continuing Funds To Support Community Health Centers
April 6
ACA Has Helped U.S. Economy, White House Economic Adviser Says
April 6
Expect Final SBC Rules in ‘Near Future,' Template by January 2016, Agencies Say
April 6
Senators Query HHS About Managing COIs Concerning Acting CMS Head, UnitedHealth
April 6
36,000 Tax Filers Signed Up for ACA Plans Using Special Enrollment, CMS Says
April 6
IRS Reduces Affordable Care Act Fee For Expatriate Health Plan Providers
April 6
Religious Nonprofit Plaintiffs Seek Rehearing In Third Circuit Contraceptive Mandate Case
April 6
MedPAC Adopts Recommendations Affecting RACs' Audits of Hospitals
April 6
HHS Chief Technology Officer To Step Down From Post by May
April 6
FDA Recommends Health-Care Facilities Implement New Scope Cleaning Instructions
April 6
CMS Releases Documents on Paying For Biosimilars in Medicare, Medicaid
April 6
Apple Watch, Other Consumer Products Get FDA Attention as Part of Tech Boom
April 6
Talks on Hospital Funding Suspended; Senate Advances Medicaid Expansion
April 6
State Halts Construction of Exchange, Opts to Lease HealthCare.gov Platform
April 6
Governor Signs Mental Health Parity Bill, Others on Drug Authorization, Telemedicine
April 6
New Law Requires Health Plans To Cover Telehealth When Appropriate
April 6
Lawmakers Pass Budget Legislation With $45M for Health Information Network
April 6
Supreme Court Affirms Approval of Plan To Cut Medicaid Coverage for Legal Aliens
April 6
State Misallocated $28M in Costs To Insurance Exchange, OIG Report Says
April 6
Health Plan Enrollment in State Grew By Nearly 7 Percent in ACA's First Year
April 6
State Proposes Amended Regulations On Drug Compounding for Pharmacies
April 6
Safety Culture Can Protect Organizations From IT Mishaps, Joint Commission Says
April 6
Aetna Reduces Patient OOP Costs For Most HIV Drugs After Group's Complaint
April 6
United's OptumRx to Combine With Rx Benefit Manager Catamaran
April 6
GAO: CHIP Plans Generally Cheaper For Consumers Than Exchange Plans
April 6
Insurance Plans Falling Short in Coverage For Mental Health, Advocacy Group Says
April 6
Report: $5.8 Billion in ACA Advance Tax Credits Disbursed in Early FY 2015
April 6
Study Says MA Plan Ratings Should Account For Worse Outcomes of Poorer Beneficiaries
April 6
Less Than 20 Percent of MA Enrollment In Employer Plans, Health Plan Analyst Finds
April 6
Self-Insured Plan Assets Jump $35B In Three Years, DOL Reporting Data Says
April 6
EBRI: Fewer Employers Contributing to HRAs, HSAs
April 6
CONGRESSIONAL CALENDAR
April 6
REGULATORY CALENDAR
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CONFERENCES
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