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Federal Regulations

HHS Issues Final Essential Health Benefits Rule

The Department of Health and Human Services this week finalized regulations on a key element of health reform, the essential health benefits package. Background. Under [...]

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CMS: No Enhanced Match Available for Partial Medicaid Expansions

In a recent letter to State Medicaid Directors and accompanying FAQ, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services issued clarifying guidance on a number of [...]

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HHS Releases Essential Benefits Guidance

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) this week released new guidance about the essential health benefits that will be available to consumers through [...]

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CMS Clarifies Application of Essential Benefits to Medicaid

Although HHS stated clearly that its proposed rule extends only to health plans sold in the individual, small group, and exchange markets, the Centers for [...]

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HHS Extends Deadline for States to Submit Health Insurance Exchange Decisions

States will now have until December 14th to submit their applications to run their state-based insurance exchanges, according to a letter issued last week by [...]

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President Obama Wins Re-election; How will Behavioral Health Fare in the New Congress?

Yesterday, Americans made their voices heard at the polls, returning Barack Obama to the presidency. After a bitterly fought election stretching over nearly two years, [...]

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CMS Issues Stage 2 Meaningful Use Rule

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has released its final rule on the criteria for meeting Stage 2 Meaningful Use of health information technology. [...]

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HHS Publishes Final Rule on Data Collection in Essential Health Benefit Plans

The Department of Health and Human Services has released a final rule outlining data collection requirements for each of the insurance plans that may be [...]

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Overview: Proposed Federal Rules for Increased Medicaid Payment for Primary Care Providers

On Wednesday, May 9, 2012, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released proposed language for implementing the Medicaid primary care rate increase under [...]

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HHS Issues Proposed Guidance on Medicaid Pay Bump for Primary Care Services

The Department of Health and Human Services has released a proposed rule outlining the approach it intends to take in implementing a temporary Medicaid physician [...]

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