Major Themes of Health Care Reform for Providers, Part Two

Putting aside hotly contested issues such as the proper scope of federal authority and the cost of expanded coverage, the new law has pragmatic implications for health care providers in five broad areas that will affect provider activity in a number of different ways.  Today is Day Two of covering the major …

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Preparing for Health Care Reform: Implications and an Action Plan for Providers

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) is now law. And while federal reform legislation may evolve over time, absent outright repeal, the new law will reshape America's delivery system—with significant implications for hospitals, physicians, and other providers nationwide. For leaders in the …

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Are applications for the Early Retiree Reinsurance Program being accepted yet?

Yes.  On June 29, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) began accepting applications.  HHS posted on its website the Official Early Retiree Reinsurance Program (ERRP) Application, application instructions, FAQs about the program, and a new document “Application Submission Dos and …

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What health care reform changes should employers be thinking about right now?

The following health care reform changes are already effective for 2010: For federal tax purposes, imputation of income no longer required for health coverage of children age 26 or younger Breaks required for nursing mothers Adoption assistance program limit can be increased Early Retiree Reinsurance Program …

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