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

Enrollment in Health Plans under ACA Exceeds Projected Number of 7 Million - The White House announced on April 1 that 7.1 million Americans had enrolled in health plans under the Affordable Care Act ("ACA"). ...more

4/28/2014 - Affordable Care Act Healthcare Reform HHS HIPAA Medicare Physician Medicare Reimbursements Risk Assessment Same-Sex Marriage

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 - November 2013 - Issue 1

In This Issue: - Top News ..HHS Gives Mixed Messages Regarding Federal Health Care Program-Status of Qualified Health Care Plans (QHPs) ..HHS Issues Health Insurance Marketplace Enrollment Report...more

11/25/2013 - Health Insurance Exchanges Healthcare HHS Open Enrollment Qualified Health Plans

Health Reform + Related Health Policy News - October 2013 - Issue 3

In This Issue: - Top News ..Deal to Raise Debt Ceiling, End Shutdown Yields No Major Changes to Health Care Law ..Problems with HealthCare.gov Website Continue; HHS Working to Fix Issues ..Kaiser Study...more

11/1/2013 - Abortion Affordable Care Act Debt Ceiling Fraud Government Shutdown Health Insurance Exchanges Healthcare Healthcare.gov HHS Insurers Medicaid Medical Devices OIG Premiums Subsidies

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

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 ..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

Breaking Down The HIPAA Rule Changes: Part 5 Of 5 - Changes To Patients' Rights Under The Final Rule

In This Issue: - Right to Access Protected Health Information - Restrictions on Health Plan Disclosures - Guidance on How to Comply With the Expanded Patient Rights ..Evaluate Electronic Systems ..Revise...more

2/18/2013 - Covered Entities Electronic Medical Records Health Plan Disclosures HHS HIPAA HIPAA Omnibus Rule HITECH Patient Rights PHI

Breaking Down The HIPAA Rule Changes: Part 4 Of 5 - Uses And Disclosures Of PHI Under The Final Rule; Changes Related To...

In This Issue: - Modifications Related to the Use and Disclosure of PHI for Marketing Purposes - Modifications Related to the Use and Disclosure of PHI for Research Purposes ..Compound Authorizations...more

2/13/2013 - Business Associates Covered Entities Fundraisers HHS HIPAA Omnibus Rule Marketing PHI

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

Breaking Down The HIPAA Rule Changes: Part 2 Of 5 - Changes Affecting Who Is A Business Associate And New Business Associate...

In This Issue: - Expansion of, Clarifications to, and Explicit Inclusions in the Definition of BA - BAs’ Direct Liability Under the Final Rule - BAAs: Required Provisions Under the Final Rule and the Compliance...more

2/6/2013 - Business Associates Compliance Covered Entities HHS HIPAA HIPAA Omnibus Rule HITECH PHI Privacy Rule Subcontractors

Breaking Down The HIPAA Changes: Part 1 Of 5 What Covered Entities And Business Associates Need To Do To Comply With The Final...

In This Issue: - Brief Overview of Key Modifications in the Final Rule - Suggested Action Items for Compliance with the Final Rule ..Covered Entities ..Business Associates - Consequences of Noncompliance...more

2/1/2013 - Business Associates Compliance Covered Entities Data Breach Enforcement HHS HIPAA HITECH Notice Requirements PHI Third-Party

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

Final Omnibus HIPAA Rule Released By HHS

On January 17, 2013, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued an advance copy of the final omnibus rule which implements changes to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996, and the...more

1/22/2013 - Data Breach Data Protection Enforcement GINA HHS HIPAA HIPAA Omnibus Rule HITECH Notice Requirements OCR Privacy Policy

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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