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Democrats Condemn Trump’s ACA Abolishment

The Trump Administration had ordered the Justice Department to abolish the Affordable Care Act (ACA), which had been enacted nine years ago under the Obama Administration. The House of Representatives voted on Wednesday to stop the Justice Department from carrying out the ACA termination, with the final tally set at 240 to 186, counting eight [...]

By | 2019-04-04T15:11:54+00:00 April 4th, 2019|Articles, Government Mandates and Compliance|0 Comments

Federal Judge Overrules AHP Final Rule

On Thursday, a U.S. District Judge ruled against the Trump administration's efforts to expand on association health plan rules. The Trump administration had developed a final rule that allows for association health plans to be developed by associations and employers, which the judge has ruled that it is beyond the Trump administration's authority under the [...]

By | 2019-03-29T09:36:29+00:00 March 29th, 2019|Articles, Government Mandates and Compliance|0 Comments

Fewer Providers Participating in the Bundled Payments for Care Improvement Advanced Model

On Thursday, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) made the announcement that the number of providers who participate in the Bundled Payments for Care Improvement (BCPI) Advanced model has decreased by 16%, scaling down to 1,086 providers from 1,299 providers. The BCPI Advanced model was initially started in October 2018 as the first [...]

By | 2019-03-22T13:01:14+00:00 March 22nd, 2019|Articles, Government Mandates and Compliance|0 Comments

CMS Administrator Announces Stark Law Overhaul

After having received over 300 comments on recommended modifications to the Stark law, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) decided to make major changes to the federal law. CMS Administrator Seema Verma announced part of the big improvement to the Stark law on Monday, stating that the CMS will a major part will [...]

Texas Judge’s Ruling on ACA Impedes Medicaid Expansion Plans

On Friday, a federal judge from Texas had ruled that the Affordable Care Act, ACA, is unconstitutional, and has in turn caused some difficulties in Medicaid expansion. The federal judge, U.S. District Judge Reed O'Connor's ruling would most likely impact funding for Medicaid expansion, which provides healthcare support for adults with lower incomes. Judge O'Connor's [...]

By | 2018-12-19T13:31:49+00:00 December 19th, 2018|Articles, Government Mandates and Compliance|0 Comments

States Given Flexibility in Insurance Markets with Waivers

On Monday, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services released a guidance that gave states more power to overhaul their own individual insurance markets through the 1332 waiver. The waiver is meant to stimulate enrollment and allow states to offer more cost-effective but lean association and short term insurance plans. Through the Affordable Care Act, [...]

By | 2018-10-25T09:25:23+00:00 October 25th, 2018|Articles, Government Mandates and Compliance|0 Comments

Republicans Pressured to Keep Promise on Pre-Existing Conditions Coverage

According to GOP leaders, House and Senate Republicans stated that they want to retry their efforts to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act in 2019. Despite their efforts to repeal and replace the current healthcare legislation, they were faced with much backlash and could not push forward with a significant plan. Analysts doubt that [...]

By | 2018-10-19T13:13:37+00:00 October 19th, 2018|Articles, Government Mandates and Compliance|0 Comments

Health Groups Given $26.6M To Create Quality Measures

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid services issued a funding agreement under the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 to progress the current quality measures for the Quality Payment Program under Medicare. The agency has announced it will give $26.6 million to the chosen healthcare organizations for assisting in the development of the [...]

By | 2018-09-27T09:59:09+00:00 September 27th, 2018|Articles, Government Mandates and Compliance|0 Comments

Federal Judge Unsure of ACA Without the Tax Penalty

On Wednesday, U.S. District Judge Reed O'Connor stated his uncertainty on the validity of the individual mandate without holding a tax penalty for the mandate. In the 2017 tax overhaul, Congress had revoked the tax penalty, which penalized individuals who did not have health insurance. Judge O'Connor questioned whether the overhaul of the tax penalty [...]

By | 2018-09-07T10:06:19+00:00 September 7th, 2018|Articles, Government Mandates and Compliance|0 Comments