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Pre-Existing Condition Insurance Plan extended until April 30
By Virgil Dickson | March 14, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
The Obama administration is extending for the third time a safety net insurance program for Americans with pre-existing conditions to give them more time to sign up for a standard health plan though the insurance exchanges.
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Costs of CMS' emergency preparedness plan worry providers
By Steven Ross Johnson | March 14, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
The federal government's plans to bring healthcare providers participating in Medicare and Medicaid under a uniform standard for emergency preparedness have raised concerns that the costs associated with compliance could further strain an industry already under pressure from reimbursement cuts.
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White House reverses $10B in cuts to ACA cost-sharing subsidies
By Paul Demko | March 13, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
The White House has decided to reverse roughly $10 billion in cuts to the cost-sharing subsidies that were part of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. That program was originally expected to be slashed by 7.3 % in fiscal 2015 and beyond as part of the sequester cuts.
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Reform Update: Enrollment efforts surge as March 31 deadline looms
By Paul Demko | March 13, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
With just over two weeks left in Obamacare's 2014 open enrollment period, insurers, hospitals, insurance exchanges, community health centers and not-for-profit groups across the country are racing to sign up millions of uninsured Americans. At stake is the public perception heading into the...
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Paying for SGR fix with mandate delay would add millions to uninsured, CBO says
By Jessica Zigmond | March 13, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
A House GOP plan to pay for a permanent repeal of Medicare's physician-payment formula by delaying financial penalties for those without health insurance coverage by five years would increase the number of Americans without health insurance by about 13 million in 2018, the nonpartisan Congressional...
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No delays on individual mandate, Sebelius confirms
By Jessica Zigmond | March 12, 2014
The Obama administration will not extend open enrollment for health insurance on the exchanges past this month and has no intention of delaying the 2010 health reform law's individual mandate.
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Obama 'Between Two Ferns' video spikes HealthCare.gov traffic
By Rachel Landen | March 12, 2014
A marketing tactic aimed at encouraging younger Americans to sign up for health insurance hit its mark early this week. HealthCare.gov saw a surge in traffic Tuesday with visitors flocking to the Affordable Care Act website after viewing President Barack Obama's video posted to the comedy website...
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Exchange enrollment tops 4.2 million through February, but pace slackens
By Paul Demko | March 11, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Nearly 950,000 Americans selected a health insurance plan through the state and federal exchanges in February. That brought the total to 4.2 million with one month left in the open enrollment period.
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Reform Update: Health advocates seek clarity on how ACA affects pregnant women
By Virgil Dickson | March 11, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Health advocates are pushing the Obama administration to address widespread confusion about how the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act affects coverage options for pregnant women.
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CMS issues guidance on Stage 2 hardship exceptions
By Rachel Landen | March 11, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Answering pressure to provide more details about hardship exception from Stage 2 meaningful-use requirements, the CMS issued guidance that gives hospitals and eligible professionals more time if their EHR vendor is to blame for their failure to meet the deadline.
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