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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

Health Insurance Premiums Will Go Up Slightly in Some States

Amidst the uncertainty of the direction that health insurance will go these days, health insurance premiums are only expected to increase slightly in some states. The Trump Administration has been acting to radically change the Affordable Care Act and thus creating uncertainty and risk for health insurance carriers in the marketplace. The proposed health insurance [...]

By | 2018-08-17T09:27:15+00:00 August 17th, 2018|Articles, Government Mandates and Compliance|0 Comments

New Rule Will Expand Health Insurance Access

In an effort to make health insurance more affordable, the trump Administration has finalized a rule to expand access to health insurance coverage. This is aimed at consumers who were unable to purchase health insurance coverage in the individual market. The health insurance plans being offered are much more limited to other health insurance plans [...]

By | 2018-08-03T10:34:46+00:00 August 3rd, 2018|Articles, Government Mandates and Compliance|0 Comments

The CMS to Begin Auditing States for Improper Payments

The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), announced Tuesday that the organization will be enhancing their auditing efforts with the goal of ensuring that Medicaid beneficiaries are handled the right way. Medicaid beneficiaries are supposed to be identified as either expansion or pre-expansion enrollees, and states will receive match rates for the type of [...]

By | 2018-06-26T15:21:05+00:00 June 26th, 2018|Articles, Government Mandates and Compliance|0 Comments

U.S. Justice Department Declines to Defend Obamacare in Lawsuit

On Thursday, the U.S. Justice Department declined to defend the Affordable Care Act against states request to invalidate the mandate. The lawsuit, filed by 20 Republican state attorneys general, was pushed back  by the Justice Department, due to the fact that the tax penalty is still in motion until the beginning of 2019. The Justice Department's [...]

By | 2018-06-08T14:48:13+00:00 June 8th, 2018|Articles, Government Mandates and Compliance|0 Comments