Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010

  • Health Access & Health Care Reform .pdf by Beth Giesting
    • April 7, 2010
      Health Care Reform: Better Than Just Insurance Expansion
      Increases funding for Community Health Centers and National Health Service Corps., Promotes Patient-Centered Medical Home, and Expands Medicaid Eligibility
  • Hawai‘i’s Uninsured Population and Health Insurance Reform .pdf by Gerard Russo
    • April 7, 2010
      Topics: U.S. Health Care Financing, Hawai‘i Uninsured Population, and Health Insurance Reform
  • Health Reform Legislation Provisions Regarding Fraud and Abuse .pdf by GreenbergTraurig
    • April 2010
      "Although most people know that the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (“PPACA”) proposes to expand access to health insurance, lesser known provisions of PPACA will have a significant impact on the laws that prohibit “fraud and abuse”
      of federally funded health care programs. These provisions of PPACA make important changes to key fraud and abuse statutes, as well as increase funding for fraud and abuse enforcement."
    • "This GT Alert discusses: (i) amendments to a number of provisions of the Stark antireferral law; (ii) an amendment to the False Claims Act that will likely increase whistleblower litigation against health care entities; and (iii) the increased funding that has been appropriated to fight fraud and abuse in federally funded health care programs."
  • Pieces of a Puzzle: Will Hawai‘i’s Prepaid Health Care Act Survive? .pdf by the Health Policy Center (2010)
  • Health Care Reform’s Impact on Hospitals .pdf by GreenbergTraurig
    • March 2010
      "Earlier this week, President Obama signed the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act - P.L.. 111-148 (the “Act”). Central to this wide-ranging reform of the nation’s health care system are significant expansions of health coverage to the uninsured. During the health care reform negotiations, policymakers sought concessions from a number of stakeholder groups to assist in financing the reform’s coverage expansions. Last summer, the American Hospital Association, the Federation of American Hospitals, and the Catholic Health Association agreed to significant savings from reduced Medicare and Medicaid payments to hospitals. Yet, even after accounting for the significant reductions in reimbursements — primarily through reductions in market basket/productivity updates and cuts to Disproportionate Share Hospitals (DSH) — the Act’s coverage expansions create opportunities for the hospital industry."


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