Congressional Budget Office Scoring of American Health Care Act

March 15, 2017 at 9:49 am | National

On March 13th, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released a report (Click Here to Download the Report) providing its estimates of the impact the American Health Care Act (AHCA) would have on federal spending, the health insurance market, and the number of Americans with health care coverage.  Below is a top line summary of the […]


Health Reform Update

March 13, 2017 at 3:32 pm | National

On Thursday, March 9, the House Committees on Ways and Means and Energy and Commerce completed consideration of draft reconciliation legislation.  The Ways and Means committee considered the bill for approximately 18 hours while the Energy and Commerce committee meeting lasted more than 27 hours.  In the end, neither bill was amended significantly and the […]


Quality Payment Program Feedback

March 13, 2017 at 9:46 am | National

  CMS has contracted with Ketchum to conduct focus groups and interviews with administrative staff charged with implementing the Quality Payment Program (QPP) —  MIPS and APMs. Specifically, CMS wants feedback and input into the educational resources they are developing.  Sessions will be on hour and participants will receive $150 for their time. Sessions will take […]


DOL Penalties Increase for 2017

February 8, 2017 at 5:05 pm | National

In 2015, Congress passed the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act of 2015 (the “Inflation Adjustment Act”) to direct federal agencies to adjust the civil monetary penalties for inflation every year. Civil penalties ensure compliance with federal regulation by incentivizing employers not to violate federal regulation and providing federal agencies the power to ensure compliance. […]


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