Deborah Bachrach

Deborah Bachrach

Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP

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Manatt on Medicaid: Arkansas—A Leading Laboratory for Healthcare Payment and Delivery Reform

Increasingly, states are moving beyond their traditional Medicaid programs to embrace new roles as leaders of statewide payment and delivery system transformation. The search for statewide solutions is fueled by cost...more

9/10/2014 - Healthcare Healthcare Reform Medicaid

Manatt on Medicaid: Pennsylvania Receives Federal Approval to Implement Medicaid Expansion

On August 28, 2014, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) approved Pennsylvania’s application under Section 1115 of the Social Security Act to implement a Medicaid expansion effective January 1, 2015, through a...more

9/4/2014 - Affordable Care Act CMS Healthcare Reform Medicaid Medicaid Expansion

Health Update - Jun 2014

Removing Regulatory Barriers to Accelerate EHR Adoption - Recognizing the potential long-term value of EHRs for improving care and reducing costs, many hospitals considered offering physicians financial support to...more

6/24/2014 - CMS Data Protection EHR Healthcare Healthcare Reform Medicare Medicare Part D PHI Stark Law

Manatt on Medicaid: Addressing Patients’ Social Needs: An Emerging Business Case for Provider Investment

Social and economic factors such as income, educational attainment, access to food and housing, and employment status have a profound impact on health. In fact, these nonmedical factors account for as much as 40 percent of...more

6/5/2014 - Affordable Care Act DSRIP Healthcare Medicaid Patient Centered Medical Homes

Manatt on Medicaid: Indiana Releases Draft Waiver for Approval to Implement ACA Medicaid Expansion

On May 15, 2014, Indiana released a draft waiver under Section 1115 of the Social Security Act, requesting approval to implement a Medicaid expansion through the Healthy Indiana Plan (HIP) 2.0, building on its existing...more

5/20/2014 - Healthcare HSA Medicaid Medicaid Expansion Section 1115 Waivers

Manatt on Medicaid: Are Health Homes Here to Stay?

Launched amid a flurry of activity in late 2010, the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA’s) Medicaid health home program was quickly adopted by several states. To spur adoption of this coordinated care model, the ACA provided a 90%...more

5/15/2014 - Affordable Care Act CMS Healthcare Home Health Care Medicaid

Manatt on Medicaid: New Hampshire Elects to Expand Medicaid Using Private Plans

Last week, New Hampshire’s governor signed a law (Senate Bill 413-FN-A) that will expand Medicaid to adults with incomes up to 133 percent of the federal poverty line. The law is expected to result in some 50,000 New...more

4/3/2014 - Healthcare Medicaid Medicaid Expansion Medicare

Health Update - Feb 24, 2014: Manatt on Medicaid: Pennsylvania Submits Waiver Application for Approval to Implement ACA Medicaid...

On February 19, 2014, Pennsylvania submitted to CMS an application requesting approval under Section 1115 of the Social Security Act to implement the Affordable Care Act (ACA) Medicaid expansion effective January 1, 2015....more

2/25/2014 - Affordable Care Act CMS Healthcare Reform Medicaid Medicaid Expansion

Health Update - Feb 20, 2014: Manatt on Medicaid: Medicaid Premium Assistance for Employer-Sponsored Insurance

The Medicaid expansion under the ACA has triggered a renewed interest in the Health Insurance Premium Payment (HIPP) program, a longstanding option for states to use premium assistance to subsidize employer-sponsored...more

2/21/2014 - Affordable Care Act Employee Benefits Employer Mandates Healthcare Healthcare Reform Medicaid Medicaid Expansion

Health Update - Jan 27, 2014

Going Digital with Patients: Managing Potential Liability Risks of Patient-Generated Electronic Health Information - Patients are increasingly using new electronic tools, such as personal health records and mobile...more

1/27/2014 - Affordable Care Act Cybersecurity Data Breach Data Protection EHR Health Insurance Exchanges Healthcare PHI Professional Liability

CMS Approves Michigan’s Amendment to Its Waiver Implementing ACA Medicaid Expansion through “Healthy Michigan”

On December 30, 2013, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) approved Michigan’s request to amend an existing waiver to implement the Affordable Care Act (ACA) Medicaid expansion effective April 1, 2014 through...more

1/7/2014 - Affordable Care Act CMS Healthcare Healthcare Reform Waivers

SPECIAL EDITION: CMS Approves Iowa’s Waivers to Implement ACA Medicaid Expansion

On December 10, 2013, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) approved Iowa’s waivers to implement the Affordable Care Act (ACA) Medicaid expansion. The state plans to provide coverage for the new adult group...more

12/16/2013 - Affordable Care Act CMS Healthcare Healthcare Reform Medicaid Waivers

Final Mental Health Parity Rules Clarify Requirements Regarding Treatment Limitations and Plan Disclosure Obligations

On November 8, 2013, over three years after issuing interim final regulations, the Obama administration released final rules implementing the Paul Wellstone and Pete Domenici Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act of...more

11/13/2013 - Healthcare MHPAEA Substance Abuse

Insights on Arkansas’s “Private Option” Medicaid Expansion

On September 27, 2013, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) approved Arkansas’s waiver to implement the Affordable Care Act (ACA) Medicaid expansion by using premium assistance to purchase QHPs in the Health...more

10/8/2013 - Affordable Care Act CMS Health Insurance Exchanges Healthcare Medicaid Premiums Qualified Health Plans

Healthcare Law -- Sep 26, 2013

Engaging Consumers to Improve Integrated Care Models - Integrated care is a growing trend in health reform, as states seek to improve care quality, health outcomes and patient satisfaction while containing healthcare...more

9/27/2013 - ACOs Affordable Care Act CMS Health Insurance Exchanges Healthcare Integrated Care Program Medicaid Premiums Qualified Health Plans Subsidies Tax Credits

Healthcare Law -- Jul 15, 2013

How Does the DOMA Defeat Impact Healthcare Reform and Health Insurance Access? - NOTE: The Supreme Court's 5-4 decision to invalidate the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) will affect more than 1,000 federal statutes—and...more

7/16/2013 - Affordable Care Act Delays DOMA Employee Benefits Employer Mandates Health Insurance Health Insurance Exchanges Healthcare Healthcare Reform HHS Medicaid Pay or Play Pharmacies Same-Sex Marriage SCOTUS Shared Responsibility Rule U.S. Treasury

Coverage Alternatives for Low and Modest Income Consumers

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) describes a continuum of subsidized coverage for individuals with incomes below 400 percent of the Federal Poverty Level (FPL): Medicaid, the Children’s Health Insurance...more

6/20/2013 - Affordable Care Act CHIP Federal Poverty Line Healthcare IAPs Medicaid Premiums Qualified Health Plans Tax Credits

Simplified, Real-Time Verification Issue Brief

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) requires a coordinated and streamlined eligibility and enrollment process for all Insurance Affordability Programs (IAPs), including Medicaid, the Children’s Health Insurance Plan (CHIP), and...more

6/19/2013 - Affordable Care Act CHIP Eligibility FDSH Health Insurance Exchanges Healthcare Medicaid Qualified Health Plans

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