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Podcast - Changes to Medicare and Medicaid by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, with Mary Alice Jackson, Bradley Frigon and Stuart Zimring

On this edition, Mary Alice Jackson, Bradley Frigon and Stuart Zimring discuss how the new law changes Part D coverage and how Medicare premiums are determined, tax issues created by the act such as the new Medicare tax on individuals and Medicaid issues...

Steve Zubiago
A Linchpin of Health Care Reform: Accountable Health Care Organizations

By Stephen D. Zubiago, Partner, Nixon Peabody Improving the quality of health care services delivered and reducing the cost of such services must be among the primary goals of health care reform. At first blush, these goals may seem incompatible, but...

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Linn Foster Freedman
The Advantage of Physicians and Hospitals to Connect to an HIE in Order to Achieve Meaningful Use to Obtain Stimulus Funding

By Linn Foster Freedman, Partner, Nixon Peabody On July 16, 2009, the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information (ONC) Health IP Policy Committee voted on recommendations from workgroups, including a matrix of the qualifications that...

Michele A. Masucci and Brooke Santeramo
Patient-Centered Medical Homes May Reduce Health Care Costs and Improve Patient Health

By Michele A. Masucci and Brooke Santeramo, Attorneys, Nixon Peabody The “medical home” model of patient care has been the subject of much attention in recent years, as many experts believe it has the potential to simultaneously reduce...

Cheryl Keely
Challenge to Health Care Reform - Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act: Certiorari Denied by Supreme Court

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The U.S. Supreme Court on Nov. 8 declined review of the first petition for writ of certiorari filed in a case challenging the recently enacted Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) ( Steven Baldwin, et al. v. Kathleen...

Eric Paley
In This Era of Bitter Partisanship, Politics Often Subsume Policy

By Eric Paley, Partner, Nixon Peabody On November 7, 2009, the House of Representatives votes 220 to 215, almost entirely along party lines, in favor of a health care overhaul—the Affordable Health Care for America Act, which was championed by...