Elizabeth Osius

Elizabeth Osius

Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP

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

Washington and Iowa report surges in insurer participation in Marketplaces for 2016; Maine considers legislation to maintain premium subsidies regardless of King v. Burwell. KING V. BURWELL ACTIVITY: Maine:...more

5/20/2015 - Affordable Care Act Health Insurance Health Insurance Exchanges Healthcare Healthcare Reform Insurance Industry Insurers King v Burwell Medicaid Premium Subsidy Bill Public Health Insurance Marketplace

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

Latest numbers show dramatic post-ACA coverage gains; in California, an increase in dental-related ER visits follows cuts to Medicaid dental benefits; and the Massachusetts governor requests to maintain its definition of...more

5/14/2015 - Affordable Care Act Dental Benefits Employer Group Health Plans Health Insurance Healthcare Healthcare Reform Medicaid Medicaid Expansion

Manatt on Health Reform: Weekly Highlights - May 2015

This week Montana became the 30th state to expand Medicaid, and the battle over Medicaid expansion and uncompensated care reached a breaking point in Florida. Meanwhile, as the King v Burwell decision looms, Congress and...more

5/6/2015 - Affordable Care Act Catholic Church Contraceptive Coverage Mandate Health Insurance Health Insurance Exchanges Healthcare Reform Hospitals King v Burwell Medicaid Medicaid Expansion Medicaid Reform Public Health Insurance Marketplace SCOTUS

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

CMS releases new redetermination regulations and links uncompensated care funds to expanding Medicaid, and New York becomes the second state to launch the Basic Health Program. ...more

4/29/2015 - CMS Health Insurance Health Insurance Exchanges Healthcare Healthcare Reform Healthcare.gov Medicaid Medicaid Expansion State Budgets

Marketplace Premium Assistance: Creating Alignment Between Medicaid and Qualified Health Plans

Arkansas broke new ground with its Marketplace Premium Assistance Medicaid expansion (widely referred to as the “Private Option”) last year, spurring additional states to consider the model. Under Marketplace Premium...more

4/27/2015 - Medicaid Public Health Insurance Marketplace Qualified Health Plans

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

This week, CMS proposes continued 90% funding for Medicaid eligibility and enrollment system development. Montana is on the verge of becoming the 29th state (plus D.C.) to expand Medicaid eligibility, and Florida Governor...more

4/22/2015 - Affordable Care Act CMS Federal Grants Governor Scott Health Insurance Healthcare Reform King v Burwell Legislative Agendas Medicaid Medicaid Expansion Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization (MACRA) Physician SGR Formula Public Health Insurance Marketplace

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

The uninsurance rate for U.S. adults dips to 11.9%, national health expenditures come in below estimates and Medicaid expansion appears imminent in Montana....more

4/15/2015

Manatt on Health Reform: Weekly Highlights - April 2015

Early data emerges on the impact of Medicaid expansion on states’ budgets and enrollees’ healthy behaviors. Read on for the latest in state and federal health reform updates and Manatt’s staffing announcement. ...more

4/8/2015 - CHIP Healthcare Healthcare Reform HHS Medicaid Medicaid Expansion

Manatt on Health Reform: Weekly Highlights - March 2015 #5

This week, Medicaid expansion gains traction in Montana, California submits its waiver application to renew DSRIP and to propose several new delivery system transformation and alignment initiatives, and the Supreme Court...more

4/1/2015 - DSRIP Health Care Providers Healthcare Medicaid Medical Reimbursement Physician Medicare Reimbursements Standing

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

This week, Alaska’s Governor introduced Medicaid expansion bills in both the House and Senate after failing to get approval in his budget. Colorado determined that non-ACA-compliant plans cannot be sold in 2016, a year ahead...more

3/25/2015 - Affordable Care Act CMS Employer Group Health Plans Health Insurance Exchanges Healthcare Healthcare Reform Medicaid Medicaid Expansion Subsidies

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

FEDERAL NEWS: More than 8 in 10 Federal Marketplace Enrollees Receive Tax Credits - According to data released by CMS, 7.7 million consumers, or 87 percent of those on the Federally-facilitated Marketplace with...more

3/19/2015 - Affordable Care Act Health Insurance Health Insurance Exchanges Medicaid Medicaid Expansion Tax Credits

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

King v. Burwell speculation has been rampant since the Supreme Court heard oral testimony on Wednesday. All eyes are on Justices Kennedy and Roberts, who are likely to wield the deciding votes. In other news, CMS approved a...more

3/11/2015 - Affordable Care Act CMS Enrollment Health Insurance Exchanges King v Burwell Medicaid Medicaid Expansion Pregnancy SCOTUS State Budgets Subsidies Tax Incentives

Manatt on Health Reform: Weekly Highlights - March 2015

Media is abuzz with speculation on the potential impact of King v. Burwell—arguments begin tomorrow, March 4th, at 10 a.m. Many consider the case the greatest threat to the Affordable Care Act since SCOTUS upheld the...more

3/5/2015

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

Wrapping up the 2015 enrollment period, Healthcare.gov and State-based Marketplaces in seven states have announced special enrollment periods (SEPs) for people who were uninsured in 2014 and discover they owe a “shared...more

2/25/2015 - Affordable Care Act CMS Enrollment Statistics Health Insurance Health Insurance Exchanges HHS Insurers Medicaid Shared Responsibility Rule State Budgets Tax Penalties

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

Although the official February 15th enrollment deadline has now passed, the 2015 open enrollment period isn’t over for the Federally-facilitated Marketplace (FFM) and many State-based Marketplaces (SBMs).While the FFM...more

2/19/2015 - Affordable Care Act Health Insurance Health Insurance Exchanges Healthcare Reform Medicaid Medicaid Expansion Public Health Insurance Marketplace

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

HHS ramps up for the final week of open enrollment. Families buying into CHIP in Pennsylvania are granted tax relief, and though Medicaid expansion efforts seem to have hit a wall in Tennessee and Wyoming, Arkansas assures...more

2/11/2015 - Affordable Care Act CHIP Employer Group Health Plans Enrollment Health Insurance Health Insurance Exchanges Healthcare Healthcare Reform Medicaid Medicaid Expansion

Manatt on Health Reform: Weekly Highlights - February 2015

The President’s budget reveals the healthcare agenda for his Administration’s penultimate year. Medicaid expansion proposals advance in Arkansas and Wyoming; California’s Marketplace reports 9 out of every 10 enrollees remain...more

2/4/2015 - Affordable Care Act CHIP Enrollment Health Insurance Health Insurance Exchanges Healthcare Medicaid Medicaid Expansion Open Enrollment

Manatt on Health Reform: Weekly Highlights #4

This week, the IRS announces relief for some taxpayers who received excess advanced premium tax credits; Indiana and Arkansas make major announcements on Medicaid expansion and Iowa’s Governor announces a shift towards...more

1/28/2015 - Affordable Care Act CHIP Congressional Budget Office Drug Testing Health Insurance Health Insurance Exchanges Healthcare Reform IRS Managed Care Contracts Medicaid Medicaid Expansion Medicare Reimbursements SCOTUS Tax Credits

Manatt on Health Reform: Weekly Highlights: January 2015 #3

This week, leadership changes at CMS continue, Montana’s Governor introduces Medicaid expansion legislation, and the California Marketplace allows new health plan entrants into the individual and SHOP Marketplaces for the...more

1/22/2015 - CMS Enrollment Health Insurance Health Insurance Exchanges Healthcare Healthcare Reform Healthcare.gov Medicaid Medicaid Expansion Proposed Legislation

Manatt on Health Reform: Weekly Highlights: January 2015 #2

This week’s highlights include movement in states’ Marketplace and Medicaid leadership positions; Idaho takes a hard look at Medicaid expansion, and federal officials help Marketplace enrollees prepare for the 2014 tax...more

1/14/2015 - Affordable Care Act Employer Mandates Enrollment Health Insurance Health Insurance Exchanges Healthcare Reform King v Burwell Medicaid Medicaid Expansion Subsidies

Manatt on Health Reform: Weekly Highlights: January 2015

Enrollment and coverage expansion tops the new this week. Federal officials announced 6.5 million people have enrolled through the Federally-facilitated Marketplace and released the first in a monthly series of detailed...more

1/8/2015 - Affordable Care Act CMS Enrollment Health Insurance Health Insurance Exchanges Healthcare Reform Healthcare.gov Medicaid Medicaid Expansion

Manatt on Health Reform: Weekly Highlights: December 2014 #4

With the holiday season underway, this week the Federal government awarded $110 million in exchange establishment grants, released proposed rules to permit employees to receive employer-sponsored insurance and tax credits,...more

12/24/2014 - Affordable Care Act CMS Employer Group Health Plans Health Insurance Exchanges Healthcare Healthcare Reform HHS Medicaid Expansion

Manatt on Health Reform: Weekly Highlights: December 2014 #3

Enrollment numbers and Medicaid reform top the news this week. Federal officials report 1.4 million consumers have selected plans on healthcare.gov. And in the states, Michigan and New Hampshire announce Medicaid expansion...more

12/17/2014 - Affordable Care Act Enrollment Healthcare Healthcare Reform Medicaid

Manatt on Health Reform: Weekly Highlights: December 2014 #2

Several federal reports topped the news this week: 2015 Marketplace plans are more affordable than last year; more than three-quarters of applicants through the Federally Facilitated Marketplace have selected a plan to date;...more

12/10/2014

Manatt on Health Reform: Weekly Highlights: December 2014

This week, a federal Issuer Bulletin describes how issuers in the Federally Facilitated Marketplace will identify their existing enrollees who are switching plans for 2015 coverage. The Exchange Board in New Mexico proposes a...more

12/4/2014 - Affordable Care Act CMS Enrollment Health Insurance Health Insurance Exchanges HHS IRS Marketplace Notice Medicaid Medicaid Expansion SHOP Program Subsidies

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