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Archive: May 2010

Sebelius and HHS Officials talk about reform implementation

Posted on May 28, 2010

Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius discusses steps taken to implement the health reform law in a webcast on the Department’s website.

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CMS issues Medicaid cost-sharing final rule with comment

Posted on May 28, 2010

The Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services has issued the Medicaid cost-sharing final rule.

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Federal agencies hold 2nd meeting of Medicaid, Children’s Health Insurance Program and Employer Sponsored Coverage Coordination Working Group

Posted on May 28, 2010

The Departments of Labor and Health and Human Services announce the second meeting of the Medicaid, Children’s Health Insurance Program, and Employer Sponsored Coverage Working Group to be held June 14, 2010.

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Medicare Prescription Drug Coverage: Discount and Rebate Program and Aid to Low-Income Beneficiaries

Posted on May 27, 2010

The new health reform law phases out the coverage gap under Medicare Part D byreducing over time the amount of cost sharing incurred by beneficiaries for both generic and brand name drugs in the coverage gap. The law also establishes a “coverage gap discount program” as a condition of Part D program participation for pharmaceutical manufacturers.

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HHS health IT office announces $30.3 million in Beacon Community grants

Posted on May 27, 2010

The Department of Health and Human Services Office of the National Coordinator of Health Information Technology has announced a second round of awards totally $30.3 million to Beacon Communities.

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IRS issues notice on exempt hospitals, solicits comment

Posted on May 27, 2010

In Notice 2010-39, the Internal Revenue Service solicits comment on new requirements for tax-exempt hospitals under the health reform law.

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Tax Credits for Small Employers

Posted on May 26, 2010

The Act provides a small-employer tax credit available in two phases: the 2010-2013 time period, and the time period that begins with the establishment of state health insurance exchanges in 2014 and beyond.

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HHS files motion to dismiss Virginia health reform lawsuit

Posted on May 26, 2010

The Department of Health and Human Services has filed a motion in the District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia to dismiss the case brought by the Commonwealth of Virginia alleging that the health reform law’s individual mandate is unconstitutional.

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The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation: Medicaid Coverage and Spending in Health Reform

Posted on May 26, 2010

Medicaid Coverage and Spending in Health Reform: National and State-By-State Results for Adults at or Below 133% FPL

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CMS mails info on health reform to Medicare beneficiaries

Posted on May 25, 2010

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has sent a letter to Medicare beneficiaries detailing what the agency says are “the immediate benefits they may see from the enactment of the Affordable Care Act.”

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