Tag: Affordable Care Act

Health Care News, Health Center Federal Policy

First Look: House Releases ACA “Repeal and Replace” Bill

Last night around 6pm, the Congressional effort to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act entered a new phase, as House Republicans released the draft legislative text of their proposal. The legislation will be considered this week by the two primary committees with jurisdiction over health care – the Energy and Commerce Committee and the Ways and …

Health Care News, Health Center Federal Policy

As Congress Returns, Leaks, Rumors and Disagreements Dominate the ACA Debate

By Oliver Spurgeon and John Sawyer, NACHC Federal Affairs Team Normally, a Congressional recess, where Members travel home to hold meetings with constituents in their districts, is a relatively quiet time for those of us in Washington. Staffers on the Hill don jeans in lieu of suits, and may pull back to working 8 or …

Health Center Regulatory Issues

2013 Medicare Upper Payment Limits Announced

By: Susan Sumrell CMS has released the 2013 Medicare Upper Payment Limits (also known as the “Medicare cap”). For rural centers, the limit will be $110.78 and for urban centers the limit will be $128. This represents a 0.8% increase in the Medicare Economic Index (MEI) over the 2012 limits. This limit is effective January …

Health Center Regulatory Issues, Uncategorized

CMS Release FAQ on Medicaid/CHIP ACA Implementation

By: Susan Sumrell Earlier this week CMS released a FAQ on Medicaid and CHIP Implementation of the Affordable Care Act, specifically focusing on the benefits and delivery system.  This FAQ answers a number of important questions on the Essential Health Benefits (EHB) and benchmark plans. NACHC has been following the development of EHBs very closely.  We …