Health Care Reform

:: Health Care Reform – Fact Check #1: Reform Proposal Will Cost Many Their Current Plans Contrary To Obama Pledge

(b) GRACE PERIOD FOR CURRENT EMPLOYMENT BASED HEALTH PLANS.— (1) GRACE PERIOD.— (A) IN GENERAL.—The Commissioner shall establish a grace period whereby, for plan years beginning after the end of the 5-year period beginning with Y1, an employment-based health plan in operation as of the day before the first day of Y1 must meet the …

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:: Bending The Medicare Cost Curve – Practical Versus Political

Edward Zelinsky, Morris and Annie Trachman Professor of Law at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law of Yeshiva University, has proposed a means of restoring a measure of fiscal soundness to the Medicare program in his post entitled ”Bend The Cost Curve: Raise the Medicare Eligibility Age to 67″.   He observes: As Congress debates national health care reform, …

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:: Equitable Liens In Restitution – An Alternative Under ERISA Section 502(a)(3)?

Werner also sought restitution, asking the district court to impose a constructive trust or an equitable lien on the $ 3895 that Primax obtained from Progressive. The court found that request to be moot, however, because Primax had returned those funds to Progressive nearly 20 months prior to Werner’s filing of this action. Werner argues …

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:: Medicare Cuts Leave Seniors Seeking Care Among A Shrinking Pool Of Physicians

Physicians say they are shunning Medicare because they are tired of dealing with the yearly threat of a payment cut under federal law requiring that reimbursement rates be adjusted annually based on a formula tied to the health of the economy. “Ditched by your doctor – blame Medicare“, CNN Money, Parija Kavilanz, senior writer (March …

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:: Health Care Providers Warn Of Failure In HIT Compliance

The proposed rule takes an “all-or-nothing” approach, where failure to meet any one of the requirements means the provider will not receive an incentive payment. Letter to Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius Healthcare providers need additional time and greater flexibility to meet criteria of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ proposed electronic …

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