Elizabeth Osius

Elizabeth Osius

Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP

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Manatt on Health Reform: Weekly Highlights - May 2016 #3

Maryland becomes the first State to mandate over-the-counter contraceptive coverage; Missouri plans to increase Medicaid asset limitations by 500% by 2021; and HHS' final rule extends protections against sex discrimination to...more

5/18/2016 - Affordable Care Act Contraceptive Coverage Mandate Health Insurance Health Insurance Exchanges HHS Medicaid Opioid Religious Accommodation SCOTUS Sex Discrimination Zubik v Burwell

Manatt on Health Reform: Weekly Highlights - May 2016 #2

South Dakota expects additional $18 million in Medicaid expansion savings due to CMS's revised IHS rules; Arizona uses procedural maneuvers to reinstate enrollment in CHIP; and comprehensive Medicaid managed care enrollment...more

5/11/2016 - Affordable Care Act CHIP CMS Managed Care Contracts Medicaid Expansion Public Health Insurance Marketplace

Manatt on Health Reform: Weekly Highlights - May 2016

CMS encourages access to Medicaid for eligible inmates transitioning to their communities, while New York seeks to extend Medicaid coverage to eligible inmates in the days prior to release; Pennsylvania seeks to shift $6...more

5/4/2016 - Alternative Payment Models (APM) CMS Federal Health Care Programs (FHCP) FQHC Incarcerated Beneficiaries Managed Care Contracts Medicaid Mental Health Public Health Insurance Marketplace

Manatt on Health Reform: Weekly Highlights - April 2016 #4

CMS's sweeping final rule aligns Medicaid and CHIP managed care with QHP and Medicare Advantage regulations; New York's DSRIP is enabling change in the State's Medicaid delivery system; and Medicaid expansion reduces...more

4/27/2016 - Affordable Care Act CHIP CMS DSRIP Health Insurance Exchanges Medicaid Medicaid Expansion Medicare

Manatt on Health Reform: Weekly Highlights - April 2016 #2

California's Marketplace revises its QHP contract to improve care quality and value, and announces its support for a 1332 waiver to allow undocumented immigrants to purchase Marketplace plans; Wisconsin proposes transitioning...more

4/13/2016 - 1332 Waiver Administrative Appointments CMS Domestic Violence Healthcare Medicaid Medicaid Expansion Open Enrollment Prescription Drug Coverage Public Health Insurance Marketplace

Manatt on Health Reform: Weekly Highlights - April 2016

Oklahoma proposes Medicaid coverage for 175,000 currently uninsured; a report finds State-based Marketplaces boost Medicaid enrollment growth rates; and CMS issues a final rule on mental health parity in Medicaid and CHIP....more

4/6/2016 - Affordable Care Act CHIP CMS Contraceptive Coverage Mandate Employer Mandates Enrollment Medicaid Expansion Mental Health SCOTUS State Health Insurance Exchanges Zubik v Burwell

Manatt on Health Reform: Weekly Highlights - March 2016 #4

Rhode Island's Medicaid reforms will save the State $75 million this year; HHS finds that Medicaid expansion improves behavioral healthcare; and California's Marketplace may exclude poor performing hospitals from its QHP...more

3/30/2016 - CMS Congressional Budget Office GAO Governor Vetoes Healthcare.gov HHS Hospitals Managed Care Contracts Medicaid Medicaid Expansion Public Health Insurance Marketplace

Manatt on Health Reform: Weekly Highlights - March 2016 #3

Oklahoma seeks federal approval for premium assistance program targeted to American Indians/Alaska Natives; Louisiana estimates $100 million in net savings from Medicaid expansion; and Vermont becomes the first state to...more

3/23/2016 - 1332 Waiver Co-Op Drug & Alcohol Abuse GAO Health Insurance HHS Medicaid Medicaid Expansion Mental Health Native American Issues Premium Assistance Public Health Insurance Marketplace SHOP Program

Manatt on Health Reform: Weekly Highlights - March 2016 #2

The IRS releases guidance on resolving Form 1095 conflicts; New Hampshire's Medicaid expansion renewal clears a hurdle in the State; and New York providers get $1.5 billion in long-awaited DSRIP capital and infrastructure...more

3/16/2016 - CMS DSRIP Health Insurance Healthcare Reform IRS Legislative Agendas Medicaid Medicaid Expansion Prescription Drugs Public Health Insurance Marketplace State and Local Government

Manatt on Health Reform: Weekly Highlights - March 2016

HHS approves waiver extending Medicaid coverage to Flint residents impacted by the water crisis; SCOTUS rules that states cannot require self-insured health plans to provide claims data; and seven insurers sign on to...more

3/9/2016 - Affordable Care Act ERISA Federal Health Insurance Exchanges Gobeille v Liberty Mutual Insurance Com. Health Insurance HHS Medicaid SCOTUS Self-Insured Health Plans

Manatt on Health Reform: Weekly Highlights - March 2016

STATE STAFFING UPDATES: Nevada: New Insurance Commissioner Appointed - The Director of Nevada's Department and Industry announced Barbara Richardson as the Commissioner of the Division of Insurance. Richardson...more

3/2/2016 - Affordable Care Act CHIP CMS GAO Healthcare Reform Healthcare.gov HHS Managed Care Contracts Medicaid Medicaid Expansion Native American Issues OIG State Health Insurance Exchanges

Manatt on Health Reform: Weekly Highlights - February 2016 #4

Medicaid expansion cuts the number of low-income adults without health insurance in Kentucky by nearly 70%; the Georgia legislature considers a "Private Option" coverage expansion bill; and CMS and AHIP collaborate on quality...more

2/24/2016 - CMS Health Insurance Healthcare Reform Medicaid Medicaid Expansion State and Local Government State Health Insurance Exchanges

Manatt on Health Reform: Weekly Highlights - February 2016 #3

Alabama receives federal approval for its Medicaid transformation waiver, while Michigan's Governor submits a Medicaid waiver on behalf of Flint residents; CMS announces $7.7 billion in reinsurance payments; and Vermont seeks...more

2/18/2016 - CHIP CMS Healthcare Reform Hospitals Medicaid Medicaid Expansion Public Health Insurance Marketplace Qualified Health Plans Reinsurance SHOP Program State Medicaid Programs Waivers

Manatt on Health Reform: Weekly Highlights - February 2016 #2

CMS details requirements for Kentucky's transition to HealthCare.gov; a new special enrollment period is established for subsidy-eligible individuals who failed to file their 2014 taxes; and President Obama sends his final...more

2/10/2016 - Affordable Care Act Cadillac Tax CMS Federal Budget Healthcare Reform Healthcare.gov Medicaid Medicaid Expansion State Medicaid Programs Waivers

Manatt on Health Reform: Weekly Highlights - February 2016

Virginia submits a $1 billion DSRIP application; Michigan's Governor will request authority to extend Medicaid coverage to Flint residents aged 21 and under; and Hawaii reinstates small business tax credits in its updated...more

2/3/2016 - DSRIP Eligibility Enrollment Healthcare Reform Healthcare.gov Medicaid Expansion State Medicaid Programs Waivers

Manatt on Health Reform: Weekly Highlights - January 2016 #3

Louisiana's Governor pushes ahead on Medicaid expansion, while expansion is blocked by Wyoming's Legislature; Massachusetts plans to submit a 1332 waiver application to preserve its merged markets; and CBO lowers its 2016...more

1/28/2016 - Affordable Care Act CMS Healthcare Reform Healthcare.gov Medicaid Medicaid Expansion Medicare Prescription Drugs State Budgets State Health Insurance Exchanges Tax Credits

Manatt on Health Reform: Weekly Highlights - January 2016 #2

Minnesota's Task Force recommends maintaining their State-based Marketplace while Oregon considers bringing back theirs; CMS narrows the criteria for special enrollment periods; and President Obama seeks an extension of full...more

1/25/2016 - Barack Obama CMS Enrollment Governor Dayton Health Insurance Healthcare.gov IRS Medicaid Expansion State Health Insurance Exchanges Tax Credits

Manatt on Health Reform: Weekly Highlights - January 2016

Louisiana's Governor signs an executive order on his first day in office to expand Medicaid; Kentucky's Governor opts to replace, rather than repeal, its Medicaid expansion program; and New York and Missouri make it easier...more

1/13/2016 - CMS Federal Health Insurance Exchanges Healthcare Reform Managed Care Contracts Medicaid Medicaid Expansion OIG Tax Credits

Manatt on Health Reform: Weekly Highlights - December 2015 #4

HealthCare.gov enrolls 8.2 million; Manatt and RWJF release an open access dataset on Marketplace plans nationwide; Montana names administrator for its Medicaid expansion; and Michigan gets the green light in the nick of time...more

12/24/2015 - Affordable Care Act CMS Healthcare Hospitals Managed Care Contracts Medicaid Medicare Public Health Insurance Marketplace Self-Insured Health Plans

Manatt on Health Reform: Weekly Highlights - December 2015 #3

Guidance from HHS and Treasury sets a high bar for 1332 waiver approvals; Kentuckians support Medicaid expansion and their State Marketplace despite plans to change course; and South Dakota's executive budget includes funds...more

12/16/2015 - CHIP CMS Co-Op Health Insurance HHS IRS Managed Care Contracts Medicaid Expansion Public Health Insurance Marketplace Shared Responsibility Rule State Health Insurance Exchanges U.S. Treasury Waivers

Manatt on Health Reform: Weekly Highlights - December 2015 #2

A flurry of support for Medicaid expansion this week…with Virginia hospitals backing a provider assessment, Wyoming's Governor putting forth a budget initiative, and Arkansas announcing plans to extend its waiver. Meanwhile,...more

12/10/2015 - Affordable Care Act CMS Comment Period Conflicts of Interest Enrollment Governor Pence Healthcare Costs Healthcare Reform Medicaid Medicaid Expansion State Budgets Waivers

Manatt on Health Reform: Weekly Highlights - December 2015

CMS concludes no QHPs can be certified as comparable to CHIP coverage; California's Marketplace plans to connect consumers to vision coverage issuers; and states react to CMS's proposed HealthCare.gov user fee....more

12/2/2015 - Affordable Care Act CHIP CMS Health Insurance Healthcare.gov Premiums Public Health Insurance Marketplace Qualified Health Plans State Medicaid Programs

Manatt on Health Reform: Weekly Highlights - November 2015 #4

HHS proposes significant new network adequacy standards and surprise billing protections for 2017 QHPs; Louisiana's Governor-elect reiterates his intent to expand Medicaid on "Day One"; and California considers pursuing a...more

11/25/2015 - Affordable Care Act Comment Period Cost-Sharing Health Insurance Healthcare Costs Healthcare Reform HHS Medicaid Expansion Qualified Health Plans Waivers

Health Update - November 2015

Best Practices for Using Social Media in Healthcare: Maximizing Impact, Mitigating Risk - Editor's note: In a generation more likely to seek health information online than see a doctor, social media is playing an...more

11/23/2015 - Affordable Care Act Ann Taylor Form 1095 FTC FTC Endorsement Guidelines HCQIA Health Information Technologies Health Insurance Exchanges HIPAA Hyundai IRS Licensing Boards Marketing NC Board of Dental Examiners v FTC Peer Review Reporting Requirements SCOTUS Social Media State Action Immunity

Manatt on Health Reform: Weekly Highlights - November 2015 #3

Kansas legislators supportive of Medicaid expansion are pulled from committee; Montana’s Medicaid expansion is off to a strong start; and New Mexico sees declines in uncompensated care since ACA implementation....more

11/18/2015 - Affordable Care Act CMS Final Rules Healthcare.gov Legislative Committees Managed Care Contracts Medicaid Expansion Medicaid Reform Request for Proposals State Health Insurance Exchanges Waivers

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