Monthly Archives: March 2011

Extended Grace Period For Some New Affordable Care Act Health Claims & Appeals Rules Gives Health Plans, Insurers Limited & Imperfect Relief

The Departments of Labor, Health & Human Services and Internal Revenue Service are extending a previously announced enforcement grace period under which the agencies will not take enforcement against health plans or health insurers that attempt to operate in good … Continue reading


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ONC Says Studies Prove Investment in Health IT Justified

Researchers from the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) and other Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) leaders are touting new studies they say show the benefits of investing in health information technology (health IT). Continue reading

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CMS Finalizes Allotments To States To Pay Medicaid Part B Premiums For Qualifying Individuals

Charts showing the final allotments made by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to States of funds to use to pay the Medicare Part B premiums for Qualifying Individuals (QIs) for the Federal fiscal year (FY) 2010 and the preliminary QI allotments for FY 2011 appear in the March 19, 2011 Federal Register.

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