Tag Archives: Affordable Care Act

Are You Overlooking the Ability to Use an ACO Waiver?

By: Mike Segal I believe that many ACOs may be overlooking the ability to enter, pursuant to an ACO waiver (a “Waiver”), into certain transactions that might be beneficial for the ACO but could implicate the Stark or anti-kickback laws, … Continue reading

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ACO or Bundled Payment? The Choices are Not Mutually Exclusive

By: Stephen Siegel Full implementation of “Obamacare” is drawing closer and one important question these reforms were designed to answer is becoming clearer: How will mechanisms designed to infuse accountability into the healthcare delivery system be implemented? Please click here … Continue reading

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Consequences and Rewards for an Employer’s Decision to Provide Health Insurance for Their Employees Under Health Reform

By: Fred Segal On March 23, 2010, President Obama signed into law the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (P.L. 111-148) (i.e. “PPACA” or “Obamacare”). One of the main purposes of this health reform law is to expand healthcare coverage … Continue reading

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Quality Healthcare: The Future of Medicine

By Heather Miller The government has taken an active role in shaping the way that healthcare will be provided in the future. The historic first step taken by Congress was to pass the controversial Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act … Continue reading

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Primary Care Shortage

By Mike Segal A recent Washington Post article discusses in some depth the primary care shortage in this country and the critical need to address that. It says, “The greatest threat to the health overhaul might not be the Supreme … Continue reading

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Medicare Patients Aren’t the Only Patients Entitled to Enhanced Quality of Care

By Heather Miller On January 4, 2012, the Secretary of Health and Human Services (“HHS”) issued a final notice in the Federal Register announcing the initial set of 26 quality measures for Medicaid-eligible beneficiaries, which covers areas including prevention, care coordination, … Continue reading

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