In early February, U.S. Senator Mary L. Landrieu (D-La.) introduced legislation aimed at amending the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) to exclude insurance agent and broker commissions from the calculation of administrative costs. Senators Johnny Isakson, (R-Ga.), Ben Nelson (D-Nebr.) and Lisa Murkowski (R-Ark.) signed on as co-sponsors of the bill.. The cost calculation is vital to the computation of new pricing rules under the PPACA, which require carriers to establish premium rates based on a Medical Loss Ratio (MLR). The MLR measures the expenses of insurance carriers and forbids non-medical payment expenses to exceed 20% of premiums charged.. As Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) Kathleen Sebelius explains on her blog: "The laws 80-20 Rule requires insurers to spend at least 80 cents of each premium dollar on actual health care services and activities that improve health care quality, rather than administrative costs and CEO bonuses. If insurers dont abide by ...
PATIENT PROTECTION and AFFORDABLE CARE ACT. P. L. 111-148, Signed into Law, March 23, 2010 Amended by Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act, P.L. 111-152, Signed into Law, March 30, 2010. KEY FEATURES. Dramatic Reduction in Number of Uninsured Americans Phased Effective Dates Slideshow 4252243 by seanna
RINs: 0938-AS95; 0938-AS87). (i) Cost-benefit analysis. The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) summarized the costs and benefits of the final rule. HHS provided an accounting table describing the annualized monetized costs. These costs reflect direct administrative costs to health insurance issuers and Web-brokers as a result of the provisions. The costs also include administrative costs related to requirements that are estimated in the Collection of Information section of this final rule. Finally, the costs include costs associated with the risk adjustment user fee paid to HHS by issuers, and a decrease in medical loss ratio rebates to consumers. In 2018, HHS expects to collect a total of $40 million in risk adjustment user fees or $1.68 per enrollee per year from risk adjustment issuers.. HHS stated that the benefits of this final rule include providing consumers with affordable health insurance coverage, reducing the impact of adverse selection, stabilizing premiums in the ...
One year ago today, Republicans passed a bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act and roll back the new freedoms for all Americans that the health care reform law provides. Since then, Republicans have voted fourteen times to repeal patient protections and put insurance companies back in control of health care, and have not put forward a new plan of their own to rein in costs and protect patients - despite their own promises to do so in their Pledge to America and a resolution instructing committees to report legislation replacing the Affordable Care Act.
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Health Care Reform - What is It? Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) - signed on March 23, 2010 Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act (Reconciliation Act) - signed on March 30, 2010 The health care reform law makes sweeping changes to our nations health care system
Empire Justice filed comments with the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services on the federal definition of Essential Health Benefits to be provided by qualified health plans in New York States Health Benefit Exchange.
Earlier this month the Center for Public Integrity (CPI) published a sharp-edged piece on PCORI-the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute. The piece raised some salient issues and its timely to take stock of PCORI at the half way point of its authorized funding. (Unless renewed, PCORI sunsets in 2019.) The Affordable Care Act created PCORI as an independent nonprofit (non-government) entity. But PCORIs funding and structure makes it more or less quasi-government. It gets its money from the Medicare trust fund, treasury general funds, and a tax on private insurers and self-funded insurance plans ($2.08 per covered life). PCORI launched in late 2010 and began funding research in earnest until 2013. The main focus of that research, mandated by Congress, is to compare treatments in a way that results in meaningful results for doctors and patients as they make clinical decisions. No small task. The CPI piece probes the emerging debate about how PCORI is being operated and spending its ...
An ACT to Amend the Public Health Service ACT with Respect to Childrens Health. by United States National Archives and Reco, 9781240761210, available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide.
On August 22, 2011, proposed regulations were published in the Federal Register regarding the standards and requirements for the new summary of benefits and coverage under Public Health Service Act Section 2715, along with a proposed SBC template (including instructions, samples, and related materials) and proposed uniform glossary.
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act include two new taxes scheduled to take effect in January 2…
This is the 52nd in a series of WorkCite articles concerning the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and its companion statute, the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010. United States Employment and HR McGuireWoods LLP 11 Aug 2015
PCORI now seeks public comments on whether these draft priorities and research agenda capture the areas where more evidence is needed to support decision making. In addition, PCORI will hold forums during the comment period (January 23-March 15), including focus groups in cities across the country and a National Patient and Stakeholder Dialogue in Washington, DC, February 27, in which anyone can participate either in person or via Webcast.. PCORI will review all of the input received and use it to revise the draft priorities and agenda before it adopts them. Once the initial priorities and agenda are adopted, PCORI will issue its first funding announcements for primary research in May. ...
PCORI now seeks public comments on whether these draft priorities and research agenda capture the areas where more evidence is needed to support decision making. In addition, PCORI will hold forums during the comment period (January 23-March 15), including focus groups in cities across the country and a National Patient and Stakeholder Dialogue in Washington, DC, February 27, in which anyone can participate either in person or via Webcast.. PCORI will review all of the input received and use it to revise the draft priorities and agenda before it adopts them. Once the initial priorities and agenda are adopted, PCORI will issue its first funding announcements for primary research in May. ...
If youre like many business owners, you may find the various provisions of the Affordable Care Act difficult to sort out. Here are 5 key facts that every
As of October 2011, the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act remained contested, with disagreement among circuit courts about the implications of the individual mandate. Virtual Mentor is a monthly bioethics journal published by the American Medical Association.
The constitutional challenges to PPACA keep coming in. So far, the tally is two decisions for and two against. Two decisions are currently on appeal, and the most recent decision will likely be headed to the appellate courts soon.. The decisions in favor of PPACA:. As reported earlier here and at SSDs Sixth Circuit blog, in October, a federal court in Michigan dismissed claims raised in Thomas More Law Ctr v. Obama that PPACAs requirement of individual health insurance was constitutional. The issue will be presented to the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals early next year.. In November, the federal court for the Western District of Virginia found that Congress was within its authority in passing PPACA and that dismissed claims challenging the statute on religious and other constitutional grounds in Liberty University v. Geithner. This case is also on appeal, to the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, with briefing in the first quarter of 2011.. The decisions against PPACA:. Also in October, a ...
In some states, policymakers and stakeholders are considering adoption of the Basic Health Program (BHP) option permitted under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA). Federal regulations allow BHP implementation beginning in 2015. Through BHP, consumers with incomes at or below 200 percent of the federal poverty level (FPL) who would otherwise qualify for subsidized qualified health plans (QHPs) offered in health insurance marketplaces instead are offered state-contracting standard health plans that provide coverage no less generous and affordable than what have been provided in the marketplace. To operate BHPs, states receive federal funding equal to 95 percent of the premium tax credits (PTCs) and cost-sharing reductions (CSRs) that BHP enrollees would have received if they had been covered through QHPs. This paper seeks to inform state-level analysts about the characteristics of BHP-eligible people in their state and how to use that information to estimate the approximate ...
The Health Care Cost Monitor provides commentary and opinion on cost control as part of the implementation of health care reform. It was created to fill a void: the cost crisis has not been addressed in the public and legislative arenas with the care, depth, and nuance it requires. This forum starts with expert analysis and commentary, and then invites readers to comment in hopes of initiating a conversation that extends beyond this blog to policymakers charged with carrying out health reform and setting spending priorities that enable the country to flourish.. New England Health Care Institute ...
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WASHINGON, DC - The U.S. Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and the Treasury today issued a proposed rule to amend the requirements for grandfathered group health plans and grandfathered group health insurance coverage to preserve their grandfather status. The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) provides that certain group health plans and health insurance coverage that existed as of the laws enactment are treated as grandfathered health plans. Grandfathered group health plans are subject to some of the ACAs requirements, such as the prohibition on preexisting condition exclusions, but are exempt from many others. On Jan. 20, 2017, the President signed an Executive Order directing the Departments to minimize the unwarranted economic and regulatory burdens of the ACA. Consistent with this direction, the Departments issued a request for information on Feb. 25, 2019 to gather input from the public to determine whether there are opportunities to assist plans and issuers, ...
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On March 23, 2010, President Obama signed into law the first U.S. comprehensive health care reform bill, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA). After almost a century of failed attempts, the U.S. now has a national health care system which promises to increase access to care, increase consumer choice, and ban insurance discrimination for individuals with preexisting medical conditions. The PPACA is expected to expand insurance coverage to 32 million individuals by 2019 through a variety of measures. At a cost of $938 billion over 10 years, the PPACA is projected to reduce the deficit by $143 billion in the first decade and $1.2 trillion over the second. Almost everyone will be required to purchase health insurance by 2014, with certain exceptions, or face a penalty. The mandate is coupled with sliding scale subsidies to make the purchase more affordable, and it limits annual and out of pocket spending. If the penalty is strong enough, the mandate will be effective in expanding the pool
This essay for our symposium is by Richard A. Epstein, the Laurence A. Tisch Professor of Law at New York University, Peter and Kirsten Bedford Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, and Senior Lecturer at the University of Chicago. Professor Epstein started his legal career at the University of Southern California, where he taught from 1968 to 1972. He served as Interim Dean from February to June, 2001.. I have now had the chance to read the posts (in alphabetical order) of Jonathan Adler, Elizabeth Price Foley, and Ilya Somin, each of which take the position that the unprecedented extension of federal power under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) exposes the individual mandate under the bill to serious constitutional challenge, for exceeding the scope of federal power under the commerce power.. What is so striking about these arguments is that none of them starts with the text of the Commerce Clause itself. Each begins with the sensible assumption that the law as stated ...
Preventative care and essential health benefits are two terms that you may have heard in relationship to you the Affordable Care Act (ACA). You may at quick glance or without thought think they are referring to the same benefits but they in fact are separate health benefits covered under the ACA.. The ACA ensures all Americans will have 10 essential health benefits:. ...
May 11, 2016. H.R. 5195 (114th). To require that health plans provide coverage for a minimum hospital stay for mastectomies, lumpectomies, and lymph node dissection for the treatment of breast cancer and coverage for secondary consultations. In GovTrack.us, a database of bills in the U.S. Congress.
Intravenous literature: Lopez, J.L.G, del Palacio, E.F., Marti, C.B., Corral, J.O., Portal, P.H. and Vilela, A.A. (2009) COSMOS - a study comparing peripheral intravenous systems. British Journal of Nursing. 18(14), p.844-853.. Abstract:. In many areas of the world, safety peripheral intravenous systems have come into widespread use. The Madrid region was the first in Spain to adopt such an approach. These systems, though initially introduced to protect users from sharps injuries, have now evolved to include patient protection features as well. Patient protection, simply stated, means closing the system to pathogen entry. The authors purpose was to investigate, in a prospective and randomized study, the clinical performance of a closed safe intravenous system versus an open system (COSMOS - Compact Closed System versus Mounted Open System). COSMOS is designed to provide definitive answers, from a nursing perspective, to many topics related to peripheral venous catheterization, which have ...
S. 1782. A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to modify the definition of full-time employee for purposes of the employer mandate in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. In GovTrack.us, a database of bills in the U.S. Congress.
If a state informs CMS that it does not have authority to enforce one or more of the provisions of the Affordable Care Act, and the state has not entered into a collaborative arrangement, CMS has the responsibility to directly enforce the relevant provisions in the state with respect to health insurance issuers in the group and individual markets. To do so, CMS will notify issuers in the state that they must submit policy forms to CMS for review. After collection and review of policy forms for compliance with the respective market reform provisions, CMS will notify issuers of any concerns. CMS will also conduct targeted market conduct examinations, as necessary, and respond to consumer inquiries and complaints to ensure compliance with the health insurance market reform standards. CMS will work cooperatively with the state to address any concerns.. At any time, a state that is willing and able may assume enforcement authority of the Affordable Care Act market reform standards. When that happens, ...
With the passage of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, the National Compensation Survey has worked to evaluate the potential effects on the cost, coverage, and provisions for the employer-sponsored health care data it currently publishes; and explore possibilities for future collection and publication efforts.
Why should people who care about the environment also support affordable housing and anti-displacement efforts?. Consider Santa Monica, where I work in NRDCs office. The population here triples during the day because many people who work here cant afford to live here. And while nonprofit Community Corporation of Santa Monica has built 1,700 affordable units in town, its not nearly enough. Unfortunately, the same is true of most California cities, including Los Angeles: theres a gross imbalance of jobs and housing, and not enough affordable housing, especially near transit. And the problem is getting worse. As Ive previously blogged, LAs (overwhelmingly low-income) primary users of public transit are being pushed farther and farther out as our transit corridors become less and less affordable. Not only does this displacement have serious negative impacts on families and communities, but it also has serious negative environmental consequences for us all. Studies have shown that transit use ...
Letter to the Director of the Office of Health Reform urging collaboration with the Office of Management and Budget to make the necessary funds available to the Department of Labor to fulfill implementing the survey of employer-sponsored coverage mandated by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA, PL 111-148). ...
This document contains corrections to final regulations (TD 9708) that were published in the Federal Register on December 31, 2014 (79 FR 78954). The final regulations provide guidance regarding the requirements for charitable hospital organizations added by the Patient Protection and Affordable...
Along with these broader concerns, there are some ways these issues could play out more specifically in the Portland market. Actuarial anxiety. As in other markets, Portland health plan respondents were anxious about pricing products appropriately low enough to be competitive and high enough not to lose money. The plans are grappling with uncertainty about how sick the newly insured population will be and how intensively new enrollees will use services. If plans set premiums too high, they would cede market share to rivals and would have to return excess premiums to policyholders since the resulting medical loss ratios might not meet ACA standards. But, if plans set premiums too low, not only would plans lose money, but the states annual rate review might prevent plans from raising future premiums sufficiently to offset the error.. Oregon commissioned a study, commonly known as the Wakely Report, to assess the ACAs impact on prices in the nongroup and small-group markets. The report estimated ...
Medical managers have long addressed the vexing and chronic problem of Hispanics getting less preventive care than any other ethnic or racial group. Now theres even more incentive for health plans to solve it.. Mirian Zavala, RN, the chairwoman of the policy committee at the Association of Hispanic Healthcare Executives, says that the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) makes it crucial for medical directors to encourage Latinos to take advantage of preventive care services.. "Health care reform is going to add 32 million more people, and that means that 8.8 million uninsured Hispanics will have access," says Zavala, whose not-for-profit organization seeks to increase the number of Hispanics in administrative positions. "Studies have shown that health outcomes improve and the economic cost of managing chronic diseases, such as diabetes, is reduced through effective and efficient health interventions and preventive care, which is a provision in the health care reform act.". Miguel ...
Employers: Find answers from Ceridians industry experts about health reform and the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA).
The Senate could potentially vote on the latest repeal-and-replace plan for the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) next week. The bill has won mixed reviews inside and outside Congress, according to a report by The Hill. The proposal, sponsored by Senators Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina ...
What Preventive Services Does the Affordable Care Act Cover? - Preventive services have more coverage in the Affordable Care Act. See what preventive services are included in the Affordable Care Act.
Additional affordable housing. In addition to the minimum requirement of ten-percent on-site affordable housing, a density increase is permitted where proposals provide on-site housing opportunities for low- or moderate-income senior households. For the purpose of this section, affordable housing shall be defined as dwelling units that are sold to, and occupied by, households earning up to 80% of the median area household income, as such median is defined by the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Affordable units shall, by deed restriction, remain affordable in perpetuity. The Planning Board will require that the developer provide legally enforceable assurances, which are acceptable to the Planning Board, that the affordable dwelling units will continue to be affordable in perpetuity. Affordable units shall be dispersed throughout the senior village and shall be externally indistinguishable from the market-rate units. If the affordable units are part of a ...
Additional affordable housing. In addition to the minimum requirement of ten-percent on-site affordable housing, a density increase is permitted where proposals provide on-site housing opportunities for low- or moderate-income senior households. For the purpose of this section, affordable housing shall be defined as dwelling units that are sold to, and occupied by, households earning up to 80% of the median area household income, as such median is defined by the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Affordable units shall, by deed restriction, remain affordable in perpetuity. The Planning Board will require that the developer provide legally enforceable assurances, which are acceptable to the Planning Board, that the affordable dwelling units will continue to be affordable in perpetuity. Affordable units shall be dispersed throughout the senior village and shall be externally indistinguishable from the market-rate units. If the affordable units are part of a ...
This notice is a request for information from the public regarding the recent amendment to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) that requires employers to provide reasonable break time and a place for nursing mothers to express breast milk for one year after their childs birth. The Department of Labor (``the Department) administers and enforces the FLSA through its Wage and Hour Division. Contained in this notice are the Departments preliminary interpretations of the new break time amendment to the FLSA. The Department seeks information and comments for its review on various issues addressed in this notice, as it considers how best to help employers and employees understand the requirements of the break time for nursing mothers law. The break time requirement that is now part of the FLSA is set forth in Section 4207 of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, Public Law 111-148 (``Affordable Care Act). The provision requires employers to provide ``reasonable break time for an ...
While the Obama administrations Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) has expanded health care coverage for millions of Americans, it has fallen short in offering universal health care to all. In Health Care as a Right of Citizenship, Gunnar Almgren argues that the ACAs primary significance is not in its expansion of health care entitlements but in its affirming by an act of Congress the idea that comprehensive health care must be available to all as a right of citizenship. The mainstream American public now views access to affordable health care to all citizens as a crucial function of just and effective governance-and any proposed alternative to the ACA must be reconciled with that expectation. This ambitious book examines how the American health care system must be further reformed to bring it closer in line with the ideals of a modern democracy, as well as how the ACA may change in the coming years. It suggests the next, natural step in the realization of health and well being ...
These are just a few of the ways that Americans are benefiting from the Affordable Care Act. The law has already strengthened the health care system for millions of Americans and is helping to control health care costs. To start, we have been implementing the Patients Bill of Rights to put American consumers back in charge of their health care and put an end to the worst abuses of the insurance industry. Today, 102 million Americans whose health plans included lifetime dollar limits have more peace of mind, no longer living in fear that their insurance will run out just as they need it the most. And the Affordable Care Act has finally put an end to insurers retroactively dropping coverage for sick patients based on an unintentional mistake in their paperwork. Before the law was passed, thousands of Americans each year would be dropped suddenly when they got sick and left with no coverage to pay for critical care. The Affordable Care Act is also providing new ways to help people stay healthy. ...
The Affordable Care Act. When the law was passed, my family was safe and secure in a state-run program that offered families a way to ease off of medical assistance by providing an opportunity to purchase subsidized insurance when they no longer qualified for fully-funded insurance. Im not entirely sure how this program really worked, because this month is the first time I made enough to be eligible for the transition and the Affordable Care Act killed the program. Now, my choice is Obamacare or bust.. When President Obama first started pushing this legislation, I wasnt exactly supportive. On the one hand, we really do have a problem in this country, so there was a part of me that really wanted it to work. On the other hand, this legislation doesnt do anything to fix the problem, because, as the system stands, healthcare cannot be "affordable" for providers and insurers and the people. Somebody has to lose out on that deal. Seeing as the major supporters of the legislation included providers ...
Toronto City Councils Executive Committee meets on Jan. 24th to consider an unprecedented recommendation from Toronto Community Housing Company (TCHC) to sell-off 675 buildings that include 740 affordable homes. The scheme comes at a time when Torontos affordable housing wait list sets new records month after month, and the vacancy rate in the private rental sector is dropping sharply. TCHC says that it needs the cash to pay for a huge capital shortfall created by the federal and provincial governments when they downloaded social housing stock to the city a decade ago. TCHCs fiscal woes got worse earlier this week when Toronto City Council approved a 2012 operating budget that includes a $6 million cut to the city subsidy to the affordable housing agency.. TCHC provides a home to more than 164,000 Torontonians, among the poorest and most vulnerable households in the city. Research by the Wellesley Institute and others demonstrates the clear links between good housing and good health. Poor ...
The Affordable Care Act Supports Women -- Now We Must Support the Affordable Care Act: Reflections on the Importance of Health Care Reform for Women Living With HIV, at TheBody.com, the complete HIV/AIDS resource.
US President Donald Trump signed four executive orders implementing policies on drug pricing on July 24. One of the orders directs the secretary of the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to condition future grants under Section 330(e) of the Public Health Service Act on Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) establishing practices that ensure the 340B discount they receive on insulin and injectable epinephrine is passed through to low-income patients who lack insurance or have high co-pays or deductibles. The HHS secretary has discretion to set the standard for eligible patients. This policy is limited in scope to one category of covered entities-it does not extend to hospitals-and two categories of drugs, but is consistent with the legislative intent of the 340B program to make outpatient drugs accessible to poor and uninsured or underinsured patients of federal grantees.. The action contemplated in this executive order could help prevent prescription rejections of these ...
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