Archive for the ‘National Health Care Reform Legislation’ Category

New tax on medical device manufaturers

New excise tax on medical device manufacturers equal to 2.3 percent of the price for which the medical device is sold. The tax will not apply to eyeglasses, contact lenses, hearing aids, and any other device deemed by the Secretary of DHHS to be of the type available for regular retail purposes. Source:...
July 6th, 2010 | National Health Care Reform Legislation, tax changes, Uncategorized | Read More

HI and Medicare contribution tax

Beginning in 2013, additional 0.9 percentage Medicare Hospital Insurance tax (HI tax) on self-employed individuals and employees with respect to earnings and wages received during the year above $200,000 for individuals and above $250,000 for joint filers (not indexed). Does not change employer HI tax...
July 6th, 2010 | Medicare/Medicaid, National Health Care Reform Legislation, tax changes, Uncategorized | Read More

Unreimbursed medical expenses threshold increased

The threshold for the itemized deduction for unreimbursed medical expenses would be increased from 7.5% of AGI to 10% of AGI for regular tax purposes. The increase would be waived for individuals age 65 and older for tax years 2013 through 2016 (Effective January 1, 2013). Source: NAHU
July 6th, 2010 | National Health Care Reform Legislation, tax changes, Uncategorized | Read More

Extended reporting on payments and income required

Expands obligation of persons engaged in a trade or business to report on payments of other fixed and determinable income or compensation. Extends reporting to include payments made to corporations other than corporations exempt from income tax under section 501(a). Also expands the kinds of payments...
July 6th, 2010 | National Health Care Reform Legislation, requirements, tax changes, Uncategorized | Read More

New public long-term care program

Creates a new public long-term care program and requires all employers to enroll employees, unless the employee elects to opt out. Source: NAHU
July 6th, 2010 | National Health Care Reform Legislation, new programs, requirements, Uncategorized | Read More

Cafeteria Plan Safe Harbor for Small Employers

Small employers (generally those with 100 or fewer employees) will be allowed to adopt new “simple cafeteria plans.” In exchange for satisfying minimum participation and contribution requirements, these plans treated as meeting the nondiscrimination requirements that would otherwise apply to the...
July 6th, 2010 | National Health Care Reform Legislation, new programs, Uncategorized | Read More

Exlcude reimbursment for unprescibed over-the-counter drugs

Exclude the costs for over-the-counter drugs not prescribed by a doctor from being reimbursed through an HRA or health FSA and from being reimbursed on a tax-free basis through an HSA or Archer Medical Savings Account. Source: Kaiser Family Foundation
July 1st, 2010 | National Health Care Reform Legislation, tax changes, Uncategorized | Read More

Increasing funding for community health centers and the National Health Service Corps

Improve access to care by increasing funding by $11 billion for community health centers and the National Health Service Corps over five years; establish new programs to support school-based health centers and nurse-managed health clinics. Source: Kaiser Family Foundation
July 1st, 2010 | National Health Care Reform Legislation, new programs, Uncategorized | Read More

New trauma center program

Establish a new trauma center program to strengthen emergency department and trauma center capacity. Source: Kaiser Family Foundation
July 1st, 2010 | National Health Care Reform Legislation, new programs | Read More

Community-based Collaborative Care Network Program

Establish the Community-based Collaborative Care Network Program to support consortiums of health care providers to coordinate and integrate health care services, for low-income uninsured and underinsured populations. Source: Kaiser Family Foundation
July 1st, 2010 | National Health Care Reform Legislation, new programs, Uncategorized | Read More

Develop national quality improvement strategy

Develop a national quality improvement strategy that includes priorities to improve the delivery of health care services, patient health outcomes, and population health. Source: Kaiser Family Foundation
July 1st, 2010 | National Health Care Reform Legislation, new programs, Uncategorized | Read More

Nutritional information mandate

Require chain restaurants and food sold from vending machines to disclose the nutritional content of each item. Source: Kaiser Family Foundation
July 1st, 2010 | requirements, Uncategorized | Read More

Establish the National Prevention, Health Promotion, and Public Health Council

Establish the National Prevention, Health Promotion and Public Health Council to develop a national strategy to improve the nation’s health. Source: Kaiser Family Foundation
July 1st, 2010 | new programs, Uncategorized | Read More

Provide grants for employers that establish wellness programs

Provide grants for up to five years to small employers that establish wellness programs. Source: Kaiser Family Foundation
July 1st, 2010 | National Health Care Reform Legislation, new programs | Read More

Provide Medicare assessments and personal plans

Provide Medicare beneficiaries access to a comprehensive health risk assessment and creation of a personalized prevention plan and provide incentives to Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries to complete behavior modification programs. Source: Kaiser Family Foundation
July 1st, 2010 | Medicare/Medicaid, National Health Care Reform Legislation, Uncategorized | Read More

Eliminate cost-sharing for Medicare

Eliminate cost-sharing for Medicare covered preventive services that are recommended (rated A or B) by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force and waive the Medicare deductible for colorectal cancer screening tests. Authorize the Secretary to modify or eliminate Medicare coverage of preventive services...
July 1st, 2010 | National Health Care Reform Legislation, Uncategorized | Read More
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