Health Care Reform Update -- July 30, 2012

In This Issue:

Implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA); Other HHS and Federal Regulatory Initiatives; Other Congressional and State Initiatives; Other Health Care News; and Hearings & Mark-ups Scheduled.

Excerpt from Implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA):

On July 23rd the Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) began accepting public comment on a draft Methodology Report. The report puts forward standards to guide patient-centered outcomes research. Comments will be open until September 14th and a public meeting will be held in November.

On July 23rd the Republican Governors Association (RGA) released a letter written by Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell, Chairman of the RGA, to Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius. The letter follows up on a July 10th letter asking HHS thirty questions about the ACA’s Medicaid expansion and the implementation of health insurance Exchanges. The letter notes that HHS has only given vague answers to most of the questions.

Please see full issue below for more information.

LOADING PDF: If there are any problems, click here to download the file.

DISCLAIMER: Because of the generality of this update, the information provided herein may not be applicable in all situations and should not be acted upon without specific legal advice based on particular situations.

© Mintz Levin - Health Law & Policy Matters | Attorney Advertising

Written by:


Mintz Levin - Health Law & Policy Matters on:

Readers' Choice 2017
Reporters on Deadline

"My best business intelligence, in one easy email…"

Your first step to building a free, personalized, morning email brief covering pertinent authors and topics on JD Supra:

Sign up to create your digest using LinkedIn*

*By using the service, you signify your acceptance of JD Supra's Privacy Policy.

Already signed up? Log in here

*With LinkedIn, you don't need to create a separate login to manage your free JD Supra account, and we can make suggestions based on your needs and interests. We will not post anything on LinkedIn in your name. Or, sign up using your email address.