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 Snapshot
..President Obama Announces Administrative Fix for Cancelled Health Plans
- State News
..Covered California Leads the Way in State-Based, Federal Exchange Success
..Michigan Senate Bill Could Expand APNs Role
..District Court Grants Partial Judgment to United States Finding Halifax Hospital Violated Stark Law
- Regulatory News
..Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act
..IRS modifies “Use-or-Lose” Rule of Health Flexible Spending Arrangements (FSAs)
- Additional Reading
- Federal Register
- Excerpt from HHS Gives Mixed Messages Regarding Federal Health Care Program-Status of Qualified Health Care Plans (QHPs):
On October 30, 2013, Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius issued a response letter clarifying whether Qualified Health Plans (QHPs) available on health insurance exchanges would be considered “federal health care programs” under the Social Security Act. Status as a federal health care program would subject arrangements involving QHPs to legal scrutiny under the federal Anti-Kickback statute.
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