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Supreme Court Begins Review of the Affordable Care Act

Posted on 3/26/2012 by NTOCC ® in Public Policy Updates

Today, the Supreme Court began its historic review of the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act. As you are likely aware, several of the Affordable Care Act’s provisions have come under intense scrutiny, and after several conflicting appellate court rulings, the Supreme Court took up oral arguments on the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act this morning, lasting through March 29th. A ruling is expected at the end of the term in late June.

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HHS Issues Final Rule on Medicaid Expansion Effective 2014

Posted on 3/20/2012 by NTOCC ® in Public Policy Updates

Last Friday, February 16, 2012, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released its final rule for the expansion of the Medicaid program under the Affordable Care Act. Under the health law, individuals between ages 19 and 64 with incomes below 133 percent of the federal poverty level will be eligible for Medicaid coverage starting in 2014.

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CMS Selects the Second Round of Sites for the Community Based Care Transitions Program

Posted on 3/14/2012 by NTOCC ® in Public Policy Updates

Today, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced the second set of sites selected for the Community-Based Care Transition Program (CCTP). Authorized by the Affordable Care Act, the CCTP provides funding to test models for improving care transitions for high risk Medicare patients by using services to manage patients’ transitions effectively.

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