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Proposed Rule Seeks to Expand Access to Associated Health Plans

In an effort to increase access to affordable healthcare coverage, the Trump Administration on Thursday morning proposed a new rule that aims to expand access to certain associated health plans. The rule is meant to stir competition in the health insurance markets. Within the rule, small businesses and those who are self-employed will be able [...]

By | 2018-01-05T15:20:22+00:00 January 5th, 2018|Articles, Government Mandates and Compliance|0 Comments

GOP Tax Reform Bill Causes a Big Hit to the ACA

Tax Reform Bill Repeals Individual Mandate in the Affordable Care Act Last week, the GOP tax reform bill was passed, which contained a provision that dismantled an individual mandate in the Affordable Care Act that will affect health care in the U.S. President Trump had stated that with the passing of this bill, his Administrations [...]

By | 2017-12-27T10:30:44+00:00 December 27th, 2017|Articles, Government Mandates and Compliance|0 Comments

GOP Tax Proposal Aims to Abolish Individual Mandate

GOP Tax Proposal Will Abolish Health Insurance Enrollment Requirement The Affordable Care Act's individual mandate that requires that most individuals must be enrolled in a health insurance policy or face an insurance penalty is facing possible repeal, as a GOP tax proposal is set for a vote Tuesday. For those individuals who do not enroll [...]

By | 2017-12-19T10:04:45+00:00 December 19th, 2017|Articles, Government Mandates and Compliance|0 Comments

Trump Administration Will End Cost Sharing Subsidies

Federal Judge Approves Trump Administration's Decision to End Subsidies to Insurance Companies Earlier this month, The Trump Administration announced that federal cost-sharing reduction (CSR) subsidies that are paid out to insurance companies. The CSRs are intended to benefit low-income Americans by reducing the costs for health insurance. These insurance companies are required under the Affordable [...]

By | 2017-10-26T10:01:36+00:00 October 26th, 2017|Articles, Government Mandates and Compliance|0 Comments

Graham-Cassidy Bill Pulled Due to Opposition

The Graham-Cassidy bill was recently proposed by Senators Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and Bill Cassidy (R-LA)  and aims to give states the policy decisions regarding insurance subsidization and regulation. The bill was expected to undergo a vote by the end of September, but the bill was quickly pulled by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, Graham and [...]

By | 2017-09-26T13:56:10+00:00 September 26th, 2017|Articles, Government Mandates and Compliance|0 Comments

Graham-Cassidy Bill Seen as Last-Ditch Effort to Repeal ACA

In recent efforts to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA), the Graham-Cassidy Bill, proposed by Senators Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and Bill Cassidy (R-LA), which aims to give states the policy decisions regarding insurance subsidization and regulation. The main proponent of the bill is that it will replace the premium credits and Medicaid expansion [...]

By | 2017-09-22T13:38:52+00:00 September 22nd, 2017|Articles, Government Mandates and Compliance|0 Comments

Budget Proposal Aims to Reduce Spending by $487 Million

In an effort to reduce spending, the House Budget Committee approved a budget proposal that will cut Medicare spending by $487 million between 2018 to 2027. The budget proposal also aims to cut Medicaid spending by billions of dollars. Additionally, the proposal aims to cut an additional $114 billion from Medicaid within the next decade. [...]

CMS Proposes Easing MACRA Requirements for Physicians, No Exception for Hospitals

Under the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA), physicians and hospital organization were required under to attest to meaningful use, meaning that a certified version of EHR must be utilized. According to a proposal that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) released on Tuesday, physicians would be given a break on the EHR [...]