Health Care Reform Update - June 14, 2011

Implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA)

On June 6th House Republican Policy Committee Chair Tom Price (R-GA) introduced H.R. 2077, legislation to repeal the medical loss ratio (MLR) requirements in the ACA. The Congressman?s press release on the introduction of the bill can be found here.

On June 6th the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced it was launching a demonstration project to help promote patient centered medical homes with support from the ACA. The demonstration provides for $42 million over three years to fund health centers implementing a medical home model and care coordination for up to 195,000 Medicare patients. The HHS press release on the Federally Qualified Health Center Advanced Primary Care Practice (FQHC APCP) demonstration project can be found here.

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