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An executive summary of political, legal and regulatory issues that may impact your business, prepared by Polsinelli Shughart Health Care legal and Public Policy professionals.


Health Reform + Related Health Policy News

Update for January 30, 2013


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CMS, IRS Issue Proposed Rules on Health Insurance Mandate, Minimum Essential Coverage

CMS and the IRS on January 30 issued proposed rules that address the Affordable Care Act's (ACA) minimum essential coverage requirement. Beginning in 2014, the ACA requires that each individual have basic health insurance, qualify for an exemption, or pay a penalty when filing a federal income tax return. [More ...]


Insurers Weigh Options for Exchange Participation

Like other health insurers, United Health Group and WellPoint are considering their options for participating in the health reform law's insurance exchanges.. [More ...]


Quality Improvements in Care Transitions Show a Significant Reduction in Re-hospitalizations

A CMS pilot program that facilitated care transition for beneficiaries discharged from hospitals helped lower readmission rates, according to a study recently published in the Journal of the American Medical Association. [More ...]


Pew Charitable Trust Proposes Compounding Quality Standards

Congress should direct the FDA to develop quality standards for compounding that bridge the gap between the drug manufacturing standards and the less stringent U.S. Pharmacopeia (USP) standards that some states use. [More ...]


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Click here to preview a summary of notices which appeared in the January 25, 2013 - January 30, 2013 Federal Register beginning on page 5.




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