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October 04, 2019 | Daily News

The Supreme Court announced that it will hear a challenge to the Louisiana abortion law that requires doctors who perform abortions to have hospital admitting privileges and abortion clinics to have access to emergency medical care.

October 02, 2019 | Daily News

Reps. Phil Roe (R-TN) and Kim Schrier (D-WA) introduced legislation to improve the accuracy of the information listed on health plans’ provider directories to prevent patients from receiving surprise out-of-network bills.

October 02, 2019 | Daily News

The Department of Treasury is pondering the legalities of issuing a regulation that would increase the amount of tax-free flexible spending account (FSA) contributions that a worker could carry over from one year to the next and is considering whether a subsequent reduction in total contributions may be needed, according to sources tracking the rule.

October 01, 2019 | Daily News

House Ways & Means Committee Chairman Richard Neal (D-MA) is floating a surprise billing fix that calls for negotiated rulemaking by three federal agencies to set out-of-network payment rates and to determine when to use arbitration, essentially punting the issue from the halls of Congress to the executive branch.

October 01, 2019 | Daily News

The case to overturn the Trump administration's rule on short-term plans will not be decided until months after the start of the Affordable Care Act next open enrollment period, according to a recently released briefing schedule from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.

September 30, 2019 | Daily News

The Trump administration is inviting states to participate in health-contingent wellness demonstrations for their individual markets that would lower premiums by up to 30% for people who meet certain health requirements.

September 30, 2019 | Daily News

The proposed 2021 Notice of Benefit and Payment Parameters, which will lay out exchange-related policies and is expected to include revised guidance on drug co-pay coupons that was delayed for 2020, is now under review by the White House Office of Management and Budget.

September 30, 2019 | Daily News

The Department of Justice is now appealing U.S. District Judge Reed O’Connor’s ruling in a class action case -- DeOtte v. Azar - that bars HHS from enforcing the Affordable Care Act’s contraceptive mandate on essentially any individual or employer that objects to the requirement.

September 30, 2019 | Daily News

CMS continues to urge companies to take advantage of a new rule finalized in July that lets them fund tax-free health reimbursement arrangements for workers to purchase individual coverage on- or-off the health insurance exchanges and released a new tool that can help businesses with the decision-making process.

September 27, 2019 | Daily News

The White House Office of Management and Budget is reviewing a proposed regulation on transparency in cost-sharing for Affordable Care Act plans that likely stems from the president’s June Executive Order.

September 27, 2019 | Daily News

House lawmakers on both sides of the aisle are concerned the chamber’s impeachment investigation could delay surprise billing legislation, but lawmakers from both parties say they still hope to pass a surprise billing fix by the end of the year.

September 26, 2019 | Daily News

Families USA, along with 13 other organizations, launched a philanthropy-backed, half-million-dollar ad campaign encouraging lawmakers to pass legislation by the end of the year that ends surprise medical bills.

September 26, 2019 | Daily News

Consumer advocates are urging CMS to extend for at least another year a policy that provides penalty relief for Medicare beneficiaries who did not enroll in part B due to misinformation about Affordable Care Act plans.

September 25, 2019 | Daily News

Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA) filed paperwork forcing the Senate to vote on a resolution under the Congressional Review Act that would undo the Trump administration's policy that allows states to use Affordable Care Act 1332 waivers to navigate around the law's coverage requirements.

September 25, 2019 | Daily News

BURBANK -- Representatives from California’s Attorney General Office and Department of HHS expressed confidence the Affordable Care Act would survive the latest legal challenge and stressed, if the law were to be overturned, California would try to protect consumers but it would be impossible to fully mitigate the loss of federal funds.

September 24, 2019 | Daily News

Lawmakers are searching for a way to penalize private equity-backed physician staffing firms that rely on surprise billing as part of their business model, but experts say that it is nearly impossible to target these “bad actors” without handicapping the entire system.

September 24, 2019 | Daily News

California Assemblyman Richard Bloom (D) last week succeeded in his long-term effort to get the legislature to pass a bill requiring that all issuers in the state cover hearing aids for children, but he pulled the measure before it was officially sent to Gov. Gavin Newsom due to concerns raised by the governor’s office, including whether the bill runs afoul of Affordable Care Act age discrimination requirements by focusing on children, a Bloom aide says.

September 23, 2019 | Daily News

An en-banc panel of 11 judges from the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco discussed whether to reverse a ruling by the same appeals court that allowed the Trump administration to proceed with its rule preventing facilities that perform abortions or refer patients for abortions from receiving Title X funds, also known as the Title X “gag rule."

September 23, 2019 | Daily News

Former Vice President and Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden is ramping up his health care message and will spend the week highlighting the Trump administration’s attacks on the Affordable Care Act and alleging a second Trump term would result in millions of people without coverage.

September 23, 2019 | Daily News

Advocates for Medicaid beneficiaries on Monday (Sept. 23) filed another lawsuit challenging Medicaid work requirements -- this time by contesting the controversial policy, along with various other coverage restrictions, in an 1115 waiver for Indiana.

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