Archive for the ‘National Health Care Reform Legislation’ Category

Create an Innovation Center

Create an Innovation Center within the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Source: Kaiser Family Foundation
July 1st, 2010 | Medicare/Medicaid, National Health Care Reform Legislation, Uncategorized | Read More

Freeze income threshold for income-related Medicare Part B

Freeze the income threshold for income-related Medicare Part B premiums for 2011 through 2019 at 2010 levels, and reduce the Medicare Part D premium subsidy for those with incomes above $85,000/individual and $170,000/couple. Source: Kaiser Family Foundation
July 1st, 2010 | Medicare/Medicaid, National Health Care Reform Legislation, Uncategorized | Read More

Reduce annual market basket updates for Medicare providers

Reduce annual market basket updates for Medicare providers beginning in 2011. Source: Kaiser Family Foundation
July 1st, 2010 | Medicare/Medicaid, National Health Care Reform Legislation | Read More

Restructure payments to Medicare Advantage

Restructure payments to Medicare Advantage (MA) plans by setting payments to different percentages of Medicare fee-for-service (FFS) rates . Source: Kaiser Family Foundation
July 1st, 2010 | Medicare/Medicaid, National Health Care Reform Legislation, Uncategorized | Read More

10% Medicare bonus to professional in shortage areas

Provide a 10% Medicare bonus payment to primary care physicians and to general surgeons practicing in health professional shortage areas. Source: Kaiser Family Foundation
July 1st, 2010 | Medicare/Medicaid, National Health Care Reform Legislation, Uncategorized | Read More

50% discount on brand-name prescriptions for Medicare Part D

Require pharmaceutical manufacturers to provide a 50% discount on brand-name prescriptions filled in the Medicare Part D coverage gap beginning in 2011 and begin phasing-in federal subsidies for generic prescriptions filled in the Medicare Part D coverage gap. Source: Kaiser Family Foundation
July 1st, 2010 | Medicare/Medicaid, National Health Care Reform Legislation, new programs, Uncategorized | Read More

Grants funding develop, implement, and evaluate alternatives to current tort litigations

Award five-year demonstration grants to states to develop, implement, and evaluate alternatives to current tort litigations. Source: Kaiser Family Foundation
July 1st, 2010 | National Health Care Reform Legislation, new programs | Read More

Establish Community First Choice Option in Medicaid

Establish the Community First Choice Option in Medicaid to provide community-based attendant support services to certain people with disabilities. Source: Kaiser Family Foundation
July 1st, 2010 | Medicare/Medicaid, National Health Care Reform Legislation | Read More

State Balancing Incentive Program in Medicaid

Create the State Balancing Incentive Program in Medicaid to provide enhanced federal matching payments to increase non-institutionally based long-term care services. Source: Kaiser Family Foundation
July 1st, 2010 | Medicare/Medicaid, National Health Care Reform Legislation, Uncategorized | Read More

New Medicaid plan permitting multiple chronic conditions

Create a new Medicaid state plan option to permit Medicaid enrollees with at least two chronic conditions, one condition and risk of developing another, or at least one serious and persistent mental health condition to designate a provider as a health home. Provide states taking up the option with 90%...
July 1st, 2010 | Medicare/Medicaid, National Health Care Reform Legislation | Read More

Cease federal funds for Medicare services

Prohibit federal payments to states for Medicaid services related to health care acquired conditions. Source: Kaiser Family Foundation
July 1st, 2010 | National Health Care Reform Legislation, requirements, Uncategorized | Read More

CLASS program established

Establish a national, voluntary insurance program for purchasing community living assistance services and supports (CLASS program).
July 1st, 2010 | insurance, National Health Care Reform Legislation, Uncategorized | Read More
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