Exerpt: As you know, Section 1342 of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA, P.L. 111-148) directs the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) to operate a risk corridor program to limit the profits and losses of qualified health plans in the individual and small group markets. However, the provision does not specify a source of funding for the program.
Excerpt: In asking the multi-stakeholder community to generate a transition proposal, NTIA set forth criteria that any acceptable proposal must satisfy: 1) it must support and enhance the multi-stakeholder model; 2) it must maintain the security, stability, and resiliency of the Internet DNS; 3) it must meet the needs and expectations of the global customers and partners of the IANA services; and 4) it must maintain the openness of the Internet.
Excerpt: As part of its oversight of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), the House Committee on Energy and Commerce has paid particular attention to FCC process and the need for reform. That oversight, reflecting bipartisan concern, is embodied by H.R. 3675, the Federal Communications Commission Process Reform Act, which passed the House on March 11, 2014.
Excerpt: To ensure successful adoption of ICD-10 next October, CMS must take the necessary steps to ensure the Agency, providers, and contractors are all fully prepared to maintain the integrity of federal programs. To read the letter, click here.
Excerpt: While much attention has been paid to the technological challenges encountered by HealthCare.gov and the Federally Facilitated Marketplace (FFM), many exchanges built by states have encountered serious problems as well. To read the letter, click here.
Excerpt: The efficient and effective deployment of health information technology has been a priority for the House Committee on Energy and Commerce, with various legislative initiatives and oversight conducted in recent years to improve the regulation of new technologies that can improve health outcomes for patients. To read the letter, click here.