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Key Elements Of Health Care Reform Take Effect With New Year

HEALTH REFORM: Many on Medicare Already Enjoying Benefits

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HEALTH REFORM: Many on Medicare Already Enjoying Benefits

For adults on Medicare, the most beneficial elements of health reform are already taking effect, advocates say. Joe Baker, president of the Medicare Rights Center, in New York ... and other health-care providers as a team. The "ACO" takes responsibility ...

Key elements of health care reform take effect with new year

Key elements of health care reform take effect with new year

SACRAMENTO, Calif. " After a troubled rollout, President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul now faces its most personal test: How will it work as people seek care under its new mandates? Most major pieces of the Affordable Care Act take full effect ...

Independence of External Reviewers Key Part of US Health Reform for Insurers

Independence of External Reviewers Key Part of US Health Reform for Insurers

As new claim and appeal rules for plans take effect as part of U.S. health care reform, consumer advocates say the independence of health insurers' outside medical reviewers is key. Starting Sept ... day of their coming plan year, Fensholt said.

The Unfinished Business Of Health Care Reform: Real Access To Innovative Medicines

The Unfinished Business Of Health Care Reform: Real Access To Innovative Medicines

I cited an independent study by the IMS Institute for Healthcare Informatics, which estimated that non-adherence costs the U.S. health care system $105 billion each year. Today, I want to address the unfulfilled promise of health care reform for many ...

GOP Sens Threaten To Block Key Element Of Health Care Law -- And They Can

GOP Sens Threaten To Block Key Element Of Health Care Law -- And They Can

IPAB will be tasked with implementing new ways to reduce Medicare spending, and, though its powers are limited in several key ways-- for instance, it's explicitly forbidden to "ration" health care -- its recommendations take effect almost automatically.

Politics of Economy May Affect Health Care Policy

Politics of Economy May Affect Health Care Policy

The state is on track to be the first to set up a health insurance exchange since the overhaul's passage, and the Legislature has advanced other key bills regulating insurer behavior. However, efforts to roll out new health care ... reform law to take ...

Measuring The Outcomes Of Health Reform: Opportunities For Federal And State Policymakers

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Measuring The Outcomes Of Health Reform: Opportunities For Federal And State Policymakers

Table 1 summarizes the 6 categories of metrics which will include over 100 data elements. CMS has noted that, whenever possible, it has attempted to align these new performance ... of other key features of the Massachusetts 2006 health care reform law.

Health Reform Law Gaining Wider Acceptance: Poll

Health Reform Law Gaining Wider Acceptance: Poll

MONDAY, Jan. 30, 2012 (HealthDay News) -- Americans are slowly starting to embrace some key components of the controversial health care reform act signed into law by President Barack Obama nearly two years ago, a new Harris ... to take effect until 2014.

Health care reform: A simple explanation, updated

Health care reform: A simple explanation, updated

Editor's note: This report updates our story from last summer, "Health care reform: A simple explanation," to reflect new developments ... take effect unless Congress overrules them. What's controversial Critics have centered on a number of key issues ...

Questions for Republicans on Health Care Reform

Questions for Republicans on Health Care Reform

Unless the new requirements on preconditions and the individual mandate are dropped in any Republican-designed health care reform, how can that reform ... will also be brought into question if this key element of the ACA is indeed struck down?

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