Matthew Murer

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Health Reform + Related Health Policy News - September 2014, Issue 1

In This Issue: - Top News ..The Congressional Agenda is Light as the Focus Shifts to the Midyear Elections ..Physician Supervision Requirement for Small and Rural Hospitals ..CMS Offers Hospitals...more

9/29/2014 - Affordable Care Act CMS Healthcare Healthcare Reform HHS Hospitals HRSA Medicaid Medicare Medicare Part B MedPAC

Health Reform + Related Health Policy News - April 2014

In This Issue: - Top News ..Sebelius: No More Health Law Delays; No Enrollment Extension ..CMS Announces Innovative Hospice Care Model - State News ..17 States and D.C. Implementing SHOP Health Insurance...more

4/4/2014 - CMS Health Insurance Exchanges Healthcare Reform HHS Medicaid Waiting Periods

Health Reform + Related Health Policy News - January 2014, Issue 1

In This Issue: - Top News ..Congress Approves Budget Deal with Short-Term ‘Doc Fix' ..CMS “Two-Midnight” Rule delayed until March 31, 2014 ..Individuals with Canceled Insurance Policies May Apply for...more

1/24/2014 - Affordable Care Act CMS EHR Exempt Organizations Healthcare Healthcare Fraud Healthcare Reform HHS HIPAA Hospitals Medicare Misbranding OCR OIG Prescription Drugs Tax Exemptions

Health Reform + Related Health Policy News - December 2013

In This Issue: - Top News ..CMS Releases Payment Rules for the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule, Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System, Renal Dialysis and Home Health ..President Signs the Drug Quality...more

12/17/2013 - CMS Drug Compounding FDA Health Insurance Exchanges Medicaid Medicare Pharmacies Physician Fee Schedule Stark Law

Health Reform + Related Health Policy News - October 2013

In This Issue: - Top News ..Judge Orders $237.4 Million Penalty Against Tuomey for Stark Law and False Claims Act Violations ..Glitches and Demand Lead to Marketplace Frustration ..HHS Delays Small...more

10/16/2013 - Affordable Care Act CMS False Claims Act FDA Health Insurance Exchanges Healthcare Healthcare Reform HHS Medicaid Medicaid Expansion Medicare Open Enrollment Pharmacies Physician Medicare Reimbursements Stark Law

Failure To Maintain Automatic Sprinkler Systems In Nursing Homes Now Leads To Survey Citations And More

As of August 13, 2013, all nursing homes participating in Medicare or Medicaid must have automatic sprinkler systems installed throughout the building. CMS first established the sprinkler requirement in a final rule published...more

9/26/2013 - CMS Healthcare Medicaid Medical Liability Medicare Nursing Homes Safety Precautions

Health Reform + Related Health Policy News - July 2013

In This Issue: - Top News ..Obama Administration Delays Employer Mandate One Year ..House Energy and Commerce Committee Releases Draft Legislation for SGR Fix ..CMS Proposes Payment Changes for Medicare...more

7/11/2013 - Affordable Care Act CMS Competitive Bidding Contraceptive Coverage Mandate Contraceptives Delays Drug Distribution FDA Healthcare Healthcare Reform HHS Home Health Care Medicaid Medical Devices Medicare OIG Over-the-Counter Sales Pay or Play Pharmaceutical Prescription Drugs

Health Reform + Related Health Policy News - June 2013

In This Issue: - Top News ..CMS Finalizes MLR Rule for Plans, Maintaining Application to Part D Sponsors ..Early State Filings Show Premium Reductions under ACA ..HHS Received More Than 830 Letters of...more

6/11/2013 - Abortion Affordable Care Act Anti-Kickback Statute CMS FDA Health Insurance Exchanges Healthcare HHS Medicaid Expansion Medicare Preexisting Conditions State Health Plans Wellness Programs

Health Reform + Related Health Policy News - May 2013

In This Issue: - Top News ..Tavenner Wins Senate Confirmation to Head CMS ..US Charges 89 in Nationwide Medicare Fraud Crackdown - State News ..Vermont Becomes Fourth State to Allow Physician-Assisted...more

5/30/2013 - Affordable Care Act CMS DOL Fraud Healthcare Medicaid Medical Loss Ratio Medicare OIG Physician-Assisted Suicide Prescription Drugs Supply Chain

Health Reform + Related Health Policy News - May 2013

In This Issue: - Top News ..HHS Releases Hospital Pricing Data in Transparency Effort; Results Show Significant Variation ..States Divided on Medicaid Expansion ..CMS Issues FY 2014 Proposed Rules for...more

5/13/2013 - CMS Contraceptives Health Insurance Exchanges HHS Hospice Hospitals Long-Term Care Medicaid Medicaid Expansion Nurses Proposed Regulation

CMS Creates "Open Payments" Website For Reporting Under The Physician Payment Sunshine Act

On April 12, 2013, the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (“CMS”) created the “Open Payments” website where reported information under Section 6002 of the Affordable Care Act (“ACA”), commonly referred to as the...more

4/18/2013 - CMS Physician Payments Sunshine Act Websites

Health Reform + Related Health Policy News Update - April 2013

In this Issue: - Top News ..Large Hospital Systems Settles for $25.5 Million for False Claims Act Allegations ..Catholics’ Challenge to Contraceptive Coverage Mandate Dismissed As Not Ripe - States...more

4/17/2013 - CMS Contraceptive Coverage Mandate False Claims Act Healthcare Hospitals IRS Medicaid Expansion Medicare Advantage Physician Payments Physicians Subcontractors Sunshine Act Supervision Sustainability

Physician Payment Sunshine Act Final Rule Released

In This Issue: - Interpretation and Clarification of Key Definitions ..Applicable Manufacturers ..Applicable GPOs ..Covered Drug, Device, Biological or Medical Supply ..Covered Recipients ...more

3/7/2013 - Affordable Care Act CMS Healthcare Manufacturers Medical Devices Pharmaceutical Physicians Sunshine Act

Health Reform + Related Health Policy News Update - February 6, 2013

In This Issue: - Top News ..CMS Announces Round 2 Competitive Bidding Single Payment Amounts ..CBO Lowers SGR Repeal Cost by $100 Billion ..Republicans Press HRSA on 340B Audits ..HHS Proposes...more

2/7/2013 - CMS Competitive Bidding Contraceptive Coverage Mandate FDA GAO Health Insurance Exchanges HHS Medicaid Shared Responsibility Rule Sunshine Act

Health Reform + Related Health Policy News Update: January 30, 2013

In This Issue: - Top News ..CMS, IRS Issue Proposed Rules on Health Insurance Mandate, Minimum - Essential Coverage ..Insurers Weigh Options for Exchange Participation ..Quality Improvements in Care...more

1/31/2013 - Affordable Care Act CMS DOL Health Insurance HHS HIPAA Individual Mandate IRS

Notable Healthcare Provisions Passed In The American Taxpayer Relief Act Of 2012

In This E-Alert: - Notable ATRA Provisions - Medicare Extensions - Other Health Provisions - Other Health Extensions - Excerpt from Notable ATRA Provisions: Medicare Physician Payment Update...more

1/30/2013 - American Taxpayer Relief Act CMS Extensions MPFS Overpayment

Health Reform + Related Health Policy News Update - January 16, 2013

In This Issue: - Fiscal Cliff Deal Lengthens Medicare Overpayment Recovery Period - Cutting Medicaid Provider Tax May Shift Costs to States, CRS Finds - MedPAC Finalizes Payment Recommendations, GAO Solicits...more

1/18/2013 - American Taxpayer Relief Act CDC CMS Fiscal Cliff GAO Health Advisor Medicaid Medicare MedPAC OIG Overpayment SMART

Health Reform + Related Health Policy News - November 28, 2012

In This Issue: - CMS Releases FY 2012 Financial Report; Misses Target forReductions in Improper Payments - CMS Releases Guidance on Medicaid/CHIP Issues - HHS Secretary Extends Deadline for Decision on...more

12/3/2012 - CMS FDA Health Insurance Exchanges HHS Medicaid Medical Devices Medicare OIG

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