Tag Archives: healthcare reform

The ACA has been live for a year. So why are millions still uninsured?

Last year, more than seven million people purchased health insurance plans on the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) exchanges. At the same time, about six million Americans enrolled in states’ Medicaid programs. But despite this—and a mandate requiring people to obtain … Continue reading

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Christine Burke Worthen Published by AHLA

Christine Burke Worthen, Of Counsel in our Fort Lauderdale office, was recently published by the American Health Lawyers Association (AHLA). Her article, “Legal Considerations in Negotiating ACO Contracts: The New World of Risk Assumption, Enterprise Data Analytics, and Population Health Management,” … Continue reading

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Why Medicare Advantage costs taxpayers billions more than it should

Regulators have kept problems secret, and there’s no fix in sight, according to an article published by The Center for Public Integrity. Key Findings: Federal officials have made billions in “improper” payments to Medicare Advantage plans traced to risk score … Continue reading

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Accountable Care Organizations and Patient Safety

By: Vanessa Reynolds The Affordable Care Act created incentives for Accountable Care Organization (ACO) providers to coordinate patient care across inpatient and outpatient settings to avoid unnecessary duplication of services and to improve patient outcomes. The latter are often dependent … Continue reading

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CMS Releases Interim Financial Results for ACOs Enrolled in the Medicare Shared Savings Program

By: Fred Segal On January 30, 2014, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (“CMS”) released interim financial results of the first contract year of its Shared Savings Program (“MSSP”). According to these results, ACOs that began the MSSP in … Continue reading

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Will We Ever Move Beyond a Patch for the “Doc Fix”?

By: Heather S. Miller Not surprising, House Speaker John Boehner announced there will be another twelve month patch for the 24% reduction in Medicare payments to physicians which is set to expire March 31st.   As expected, the House and Senate … Continue reading

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Electronic Health Records: Present State and Future Trends

By: Christine Burke Worthen Since the passage of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), there has been a flurry of activity in the realm of electronic health records (EHRs). From the realization that EHRs are a vital component to effectively manage … Continue reading

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Health Law Attorneys Participate in HCCA Regional Conference

Managing Partner Gabriel Imperato and Of Counsel Christine Worthen of our Fort Lauderdale office will be participating in the Health Care Compliance Association (HCCA) South Atlantic Regional Annual Conference in Orlando, Florida on Friday, February 7, 2014. Imperato, as the … Continue reading

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Some States See Surprisingly Good Enrollment in the Obamacare Healthcare Exchange Plans

By: Fred Segal The consensus opinion by just about every expert, journalist, and even the White House itself, is that the Government did a poor job in its execution of rollout of the Healthcare Exchanges under the Patient Protection and … Continue reading

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Gabriel Imperato to be Featured Speaker at Health Care Fraud Seminar

Gabriel Imperato, the managing partner of Broad and Cassel’s Fort Lauderdale office, will be a featured speaker next week at a seminar hosted by the Institute of Continuing Legal Education in Georgia. Imperato will speak on the “Affordable Care Act … Continue reading

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