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Risk Corridor Payments Brought to Supreme Court

On Tuesday, the United States Supreme Court heard a lawsuit pertaining to unpaid risk corridor payments ranging from 2014 to 2016. Risk corridor payments are a component of the Affordable Care Act that limits the risk from qualified health plans on the insurance marketplaces that work to minimize year-end losses of insurers who cover older, [...]

By | 2019-12-12T10:15:12+00:00 December 12th, 2019|Articles, Government Mandates and Compliance|0 Comments

Finalized Rule Can Jeopardize Legal Immigrants Residency for Using Medicaid

The Trump Administration finalized a rule on Monday that allows for legal immigrants to have their legal status threatened if these individuals utilize certain government benefits, such as Medicaid. The rule was published by the Federal Register by the Department of Homeland Security and will give authority to federal immigration officials to scrutinize the use [...]

By | 2019-08-16T13:44:36+00:00 August 16th, 2019|Articles, Government Mandates and Compliance|0 Comments

Hospitals, Insurers Dispute Price Transparency Proposed Rule

Earlier this week, the Trump Administration had announced a proposed rule that will require hospitals to publicly post their prices for services on their websites. These prices are highly regarded by hospitals as secretive, as these are rates that are privately negotiated with healthcare insurance companies. Hospitals and insurers are speaking out against this rule, [...]

By | 2019-08-02T10:16:36+00:00 August 2nd, 2019|Articles, Government Mandates and Compliance|0 Comments

Short Term Health Plans Approved by Federal Judge

U.S. District Judge Richard Leon in Washington D.C. has ruled that short-term, limited-duration health insurance plan expansions are approved to move forward. In a court ruling, the Association for Community Affiliated Plans had attempted top strike down the Trump Administration's motion to expand the short-term plans, but had lost in the ruling. The Association for [...]

By | 2019-07-26T10:31:13+00:00 July 26th, 2019|Articles, Government Mandates and Compliance|0 Comments

Executive Order Issued on Healthcare Price Transparency

On Monday, June 24th, 2019, the Trump Administration will enact an executive order on the transparency of healthcare pricing. Within the order, healthcare providers and insurers will be required to disclose information about their negotiated rates and discounts. Through the Outpatient Prospective Payment System (OPPS) rule, federal agencies will be required start the regulatory process [...]

By | 2019-06-21T09:09:54+00:00 June 21st, 2019|Articles, Government Mandates and Compliance|0 Comments

Trump Issues Rule to Allow Employer Funded Health Plans

According to a new rule issued on Thursday by the Trump Administration, employers will be allowed to fund individual health plans for their workers. Previously, employers were allowed to fund health reimbursement accounts (HRAs) for workers to receive reimbursement for out-of-pocket medical expenses, but through this new rule, those HRAs can be used to purchase [...]

By | 2019-06-14T14:47:28+00:00 June 14th, 2019|Articles, Government Mandates and Compliance|0 Comments

Stark Law Hindering Progress for Value-Based Care Reimbursement

As the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) continue their initiative to move healthcare towards a value-based care system, which is a form of reimbursement that ties payments for care delivery to the quality of care provided and rewards providers for both efficiency and effectiveness, one particular regulation stands in their way - the [...]

By | 2019-06-21T08:51:17+00:00 May 31st, 2019|Articles, Government Mandates and Compliance|0 Comments

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