Health Care Reform Update -- April 22, 2013

In This Issue:

Implementation of the Affordable Care Act; Other HHS and Federal Regulatory Initiatives; Other Congressional and State Initiatives; Other Health Care News; and Hearings and Mark-Ups Scheduled.

Excerpt from Implementation of the Affordable Care Act -

On April 16th Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ (CMS) acting-Administrator Marilyn Tavenner provided answers to follow-up questions from her confirmation hearing before the Senate Finance Committee. Acting Administrator Tavenner said CMS has spent over $393 million to support the federal insurance exchange and the federal data services hub, and suggested that President Obama will nominate individuals to for the Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB) in the near future.

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