Orlando Regulatory

McConnell Has About $200B In 'Candy' To Make Deals On Obamacare Repeal

Jul 06, 2017 at 12:24 pm by Staff

Michael McAuliff Kaiser Health News The path to 50 votes for an Obamacare replacement bill seemed to narrow dramatically as efforts to craft a quick compromise fou.... Read More

Among Doctors in Decision-Making Roles, Fewer Than One in Four Feel 'Well Prepared' For Quality Reporting Rules: AMA/KPMG Survey

Jun 28, 2017 at 08:50 am by Staff

The Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA) promises to reshape how Medicare pays physicians under the Quality Payment Program (QPP). Yet, a survey of 1,0.... Read More

AMA Announces Opposition to Senate Health System Reform Legislation

Jun 26, 2017 at 12:41 pm by Staff

CHICAGO - The American Medical Association (AMA) today, in a letter to Senate leaders, outlined its opposition to the Better Care Reconciliation Act. Throughout the health s.... Read More

New CMS Proposed Rule Would Refine MACRA

Jun 25, 2017 at 05:33 pm by Staff

From Polsinelli Firm On June 20, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) posted a prepublication version of a proposed rule implementing changes to payment for.... Read More

Service Animals and Physician Practices: A look at the ADA and Florida Statute 413.08

Jun 25, 2017 at 04:47 pm by Staff

By law, service animals should be allowed to go almost everywhere their owner goes. The relevant laws defining the rights of persons with disabilities and their service or ass.... Read More

'Coverage Gap' For Poor May End, But Many Will Still Have Trouble Affording Plans

Jun 25, 2017 at 02:35 pm by Staff

Phil Galewitz Kaiser Health News Having long decried the failings of the Affordable Care Act, Senate Republicans are purporting to fix one of its loopholes with t.... Read More

Promises Made To Protect Preexisting Conditions Prove Hollow

Jun 24, 2017 at 12:47 pm by Staff

Jay Hancock and Rachel Bluth Kaiser Health News Senate Republicans praised the Affordable Care Act replacement bill they presented Thursday as preserving coverage.... Read More

Winners And Losers: 40 Is Old In Senate GOP Health Plan's Subsidy Structure

Jun 24, 2017 at 12:35 pm by Staff

Julie Appleby Kaiser Health News People getting subsidies to help buy health insurance would see at least three sharp changes -- tied to both age and income -- th.... Read More

Senate Releases Health Care Legislation

Jun 22, 2017 at 12:22 pm by Staff

Kaiser Health News Senate Releases Health Care Legislation: Read The Bill Read The Full Bill Text:

CMS Proposes Quality Payment Program Updates to Increase Flexibility and Reduce Burdens

Jun 20, 2017 at 06:03 pm by Staff

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a proposed rule that would make changes in the second year of the Quality Payment Program as required by the Me.... Read More

AMA Praises Administration's MACRA Moves to Give Physicians More Flexibility

Jun 20, 2017 at 05:59 pm by Staff

American Medical Association (AMA) President David O. Barbe, M.D. today released the following statement commending the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) for.... Read More

Ear To The Door: 5 Things Being Weighed In Secret Health Bill Also Weigh It Down

Jun 17, 2017 at 11:57 pm by Staff

Julie Rovner Kaiser Health News Anyone following the debate over the "repeal and replace" of the Affordable Care Act knows the 13 Republican senators writing the b.... Read More

White House Task Force Echoes Pharma Proposals

Jun 17, 2017 at 11:42 pm by Staff

Emily Kopp Kaiser Health News President Donald Trump repeatedly talks tough about reining in the pharmaceutical industry, but his administration's efforts to lowe.... Read More

Governor Scott "Absolutely" Will Sign New Medical Marijuana Legislation

Jun 12, 2017 at 10:47 am by Staff

After the Florida Legislature overwhelmingly passed new Medical Marijuana legislation, Governor Rick Scott has indicated he will sign it before the July 3 deadline. The.... Read More

Feds To Waive Penalties For Some Who Signed Up Late For Medicare

Jun 06, 2017 at 06:03 pm by Staff

Susan Jaffe Kaiser Health News/NPR Each year, thousands of Americans miss their deadline to enroll in Medicare, and federal officials and consumer advocates worry.... Read More

CMS Issues Proposed Revision Requirements for Long-Term Care Facilities' Arbitration Agreements

Jun 05, 2017 at 03:56 pm by Staff

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued proposed revisions to arbitration agreement requirements for long-term care facilities. These proposed revisio.... Read More

California's New Single-Payer Proposal Embraces Some Costly Old Ways

Jun 01, 2017 at 09:39 am by Staff

Chad Terhune Kaiser Health News Three of the dirtiest words in health care are "fee for service." For years, U.S. officials have sought to move Medicare away from paying doc.... Read More

A Busy Week For Health: Budget Cuts, CBO Scores And Mitch McConnell's Cryptic Signal

May 28, 2017 at 09:56 am by Staff

Kaiser Health News It was a hectic week for people who follow news about health politics. Kaiser Health News veteran reporters Mary Agnes Carey and Julie Rovner sat down to di.... Read More

Review 2017 Program Requirements on the EHR Incentive Programs Website

May 25, 2017 at 10:35 am by Staff

Returning EPs in the Medicare EHR Incentive Program Eligible professionals (EPs) who demonstrated meaningful use successfully in a prior year for the Medicare EHR Incentive Pr.... Read More

California Wants to Go Statewide Single-Payer

May 23, 2017 at 08:46 pm by Staff

Chad Terhune Kaiser Health News A proposed single-payer health system in California would cost about $400 billion annually, with up to half of that money coming from a new p.... Read More