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 Exchanges for Small Businesses

..Arkansas “Private” Medicaid Plan

..Missouri Medicaid Work Requirement

..Nearly One Million More Individuals Signed up for Obamacare Plans in February, But Only One Quarter are Young Adults

..The State of New York and CMS Reach Agreement in Principle on Medicaid Waiver

- Regulatory News

..Settlements and Judgments

..Record-breaking Year for Healthcare Fraud Recoveries

..HHS Releases Next Edition of EHR Technology Certification Criteria

..CMS Adds Physician Quality Data to Physician Compare

..CMS Seeks Input on Next Phase of DMEPOS Competitive Bidding Program

- Additional Reading

- Federal Register

..HHS Releases Rules on 90-day Waiting Period for Eligibility for Group Health Plans

..HHS Releases Final Rule Establishing the Basic Health Program

- For More Information

- Excerpt from Sebelius: No More Health Law Delays; No Enrollment Extension:

On March 12, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius testified before the House Ways and Means Committee that there would be no further delay of the Affordable Care Act’s individual mandate, which requires individuals to obtain acceptable health insurance by March 31, 2014.

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