Tag Archives: Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act

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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Today is deadline for posting revised HIPAA privacy notice

Sept. 23 is the deadline for hospitals and other entities covered by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act to post updated privacy notices under the HITECH Act of 2009. A final rule implementing the HITECH Act’s HIPAA provisions introduced … Continue reading

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Tenet Buying Vanguard and Buying Into the Commercial ACO Model

By: Ramona Thomas Tenet Healthcare Corporation’s recent announcement of its intent to purchase Vanguard Health Systems is one of the largest deals among investor-owned hospital chains since the passage of President Obama’s healthcare reform. The purchase will put Tenet in … Continue reading

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Affordable Care Act’s “Employer Mandate” to Be Delayed One Year

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”). PPACA’s “employer mandate” penalizes certain employers who do not offer affordable coverage to its employees. … 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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Healthcare Marketplace Developments

By Mike Segal A recent article in USA Today, received courtesy of Kaiser News, once again highlights the virtually universal opinion of those in the know that the healthcare marketplace is irrevocably changing. The article focuses on the ongoing evolution … Continue reading

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2012 is Going to Be a Busy Year

By Stephen Siegel 2012 is shaping up to be critical for the effort to implement the provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (“PPACA”) that are designed to reform the nation’s healthcare delivery and reimbursement systems through the … Continue reading

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CMS’ ACO Pioneer Program Up and Running

By Fred Segal On December 19, 2011, CMS announced the 32 organizations selected by the CMS Innovation Center to participate as a Pioneer ACO. These ACOs have entered into contracts that commenced on January 1, 2012. The Pioneer ACOs were … Continue reading

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