SGR/Legislative Action –
New Legislation –
ACA Oversight –
High-Risk Pools – On March 14, CMS announced that it will further extend Pre-Existing Condition Insurance Plan (PCIP) coverage through April 30 for individuals who have not enrolled in an Exchange plan. More information: http://bit.ly/NQBvTr
MedPAC – On March 14, MedPAC released its March 2014 report to Congress on Medicare payment policy. Press release: http://1.usa.gov/1donyZb Fact sheet: http://1.usa.gov/1j0mnPJ Report: http://1.usa.gov/1jbrJKn
Medicare Advantage –
Health IT –
ACA Legal Challenges – On March 25, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in two cases challenging the legality of the ACA’s contraception coverage requirements, Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby Stores and Conestoga Wood Specialties v. Sebelius. Meanwhile, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia heard oral arguments in a case challenging the legality of premium subsidies for individuals purchasing insurance through federal Exchanges, Halbig v. Sebelius.
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