ACA and Healthcare Reform

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Williams Mullen: The Definition of Identify: The 60-Day Rule
Posted on 3 Sep 2015 by Williams Mullen

By Ruth Levy & Patrick C. Devine, Jr. | The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (“PPACA”) established that any person who receives an overpayment from the Medicare or Medicaid programs and who does not report and return the overpayment... Read More

State Net Capitol Journal: Medicaid Outpaces Private Insurance in ACA’s Opening Weeks
Posted on 5 Nov 2013 by State Net

In May the Congressional Budget Office projected that as a result of the Affordable Care Act, nine million more Americans would enroll in Medicaid in 2014 and seven million would sign up for private health coverage through new health-insurance exchanges... Read More

State Net Capitol Journal: The Obamacare Pitfall: Health Care Issues Dominate State Politics
Posted on 17 Jan 2014 by State Net

By Lou Cannon Obamacare remains an untidy work in progress in the states, which are struggling with Medicaid expansion, website problems, and insurance issues in an election year in which health care policy issues are overshadowed by partisan politics... Read More

Cadwalader: Federal Court Upholds Provider Mandate to Report and Return Medicare and Medicaid Overpayments in 60 Days
Posted on 6 Aug 2015 by Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP

Introduction | The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (“PPACA”), signed into law on March 23, 2010, included a provision (the “Report and Refund Mandate”), broadly requiring health care providers, suppliers, Part D plans... Read More

State Net Capitol Journal: A Tale of 2 Obamacares
Posted on 17 Jan 2014 by State Net

The starkly contrasting ways in which Democrat- and Republican-led states have generally responded to the Affordable Care Act is creating two separate health care systems, according to a report released last week by the Obama administration. Democrat... Read More

State Net Capitol Journal: Ohio Governor Decries ‘War on the Poor’
Posted on 5 Nov 2013 by State Net

Ohio Gov. John Kasich (R) has ended months of wrangling with his own party over his desire to expand Medicaid last month, opting to have the state's little-used Controlling Board approve his proposal to accept $2.55 billion of federal funding to pay... Read More

State Net Capitol Journal: Alaska Gov. Parnell Rejects Medicaid Expansion
Posted on 23 Nov 2013 by State Net

Calling the ongoing rollout of the Affordable Care Act "a failed experiment," Alaska Gov. Sean Parnell (R) announced The Last Frontier State will not expand Medicaid eligibility in line with the law. "I believe a costly Medicaid expansion... Read More

Study Finds States With Expanded Medicaid Experiencing Bump In ER Volume
Posted on 11 Sep 2014 by Bryan Redding

GREENWOOD VILLAGE, Colo. — (Mealey’s) States with expanded Medicaid under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) saw a threefold increase in emergency-department visits over nonexpansion states in the second quarter of 2014,... Read More

State Net Capitol Journal: Ohio Gov. Kasich Still Pushing Medicaid Expansion
Posted on 16 Jul 2013 by State Net

The Ohio Legislature has been out on its summer recess for almost two weeks, but Gov. John Kasich (R) has not given up hope lawmakers will return to Columbus sooner than later to green light his call to expand the Buckeye State's Medicaid rolls. At... Read More