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U.S. Senate passes tax bill eliminating penalties for failure to comply with ACA individual health insurance mandate

On December 2, the U.S. Senate passed a tax bill by a 51-49 vote.  The legislation would not repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA) individual health insurance mandate but instead would eliminate tax penalties for con-compliance with the mandate.  Senator Susan Collins (R-ME) announced her support for the bill in a press release in which … Continue reading

CMS issues final rule on mandatory bundled payment model for hip and knee surgeries

On November 24, 2015, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a final rule implementing the Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement (CJR) payment model. Under the CJR model, 67 acute care hospitals located in randomly selected metropolitan areas will receive bundled payments for services furnished to certain Medicare beneficiaries undergoing lower extremity joint … Continue reading