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Summary of the Senate Health Care Reform Bill: The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act

December 03, 2009

On November 18, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid \(D-NV\) unveiled the PatientProtection and Affordable Care Act of 2009 \(H.R. 3590\), the merged product of the health reform bills from the Senate Finance and HELP committees. This advisory provides a detailed summary of key proposals affecting hospitals. Learn More

Summary of House Health Care Reform Bill: Affordable Health Care For America Act Of 2009

November 16, 2009

On Saturday, November 7, the House passed by a vote of 220 to 215 the Affordable Health Care for America Act of 2009 \(H.R. 3962\). The bill, which reflects the outcome of the mark-up of three committees with jurisdiction over health care reform as well as negotiations conducted by the House leadership, is estimated by the Congressional Budget Office to expand coverage to 36 million people \(96 percent of all those legally residing in the U.S. or 94 percent of all those residing in the country\) and cost .052 trillion over the 10-year period \(fiscal years 2010-2019\). Learn More

Medicare Outpatient PPS and ASC Final Rule for CY 2010

November 13, 2009

On October 30, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services \(CMS\) released the outpatient prospective payment system \(OPPS\) and ambulatory surgical center \(ASC\) final rule for calendar year \(CY\) 2010. Learn More

HIPAA Enforcement Updated Under HITECH: The Interim Final Rule

November 10, 2009

The HHS recently released an interim final rule updating the enforcement rule for the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 \(HIPAA\). These updates were necessitated by the passage of the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act \(HITECH\). Learn More

Medicare End-Stage Renal Disease PPS: The Proposed Rule

November 03, 2009

On September 14, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services \(CMS\) released the end-stage renal disease \(ESRD\) prospective payment system \(PPS\) proposed rule Learn More

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