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Republican Senators continue work on health care reform legislation while another insurer withdraws from a state ACA marketplace; U.S. Senate and House of Representatives committees hold hearings this week on the cost of prescription drugs and funding for safety net health programs

Last Tuesday, Senior Republican leadership in the Senate held a closed-door briefing for Republican Senate members regarding Senate health care reform legislation.  Senior Republican leadership reportedly indicated that they favor the retention of guaranteed protections for individuals with preexisting conditions, a more gradual roll back of the expansion of Medicaid, and may opt to keep … Continue reading

HHS releases proposed rules for Stage 3 Meaningful Use

On March 20, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued two proposed rules intended to improve the Medicare and Medicaid Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Programs. The HHS Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) published the long-awaited Stage 3 proposed rule, which specifies eight meaningful use criteria that must be met in … Continue reading