Tag: Affordable Care Act

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 …