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Cover Oregon: State Won't Be Affected By Ruling

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Cover Oregon officials say Oregonians won’t be affected by a federal appeals court ruling that President Barack Obama’s health care law authorizes subsidies only for people who buy insurance on exchanges established by states. 110 more words

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Court denies Obamacare subsidies to America's neediest

Two years ago, when the Supreme Court ruled that Congress was authorized to require that most Americans obtain health insurance, it appeared as if the Affordable Care Act had survived what might have been its fatal blow. 566 more words

Management

Labs & Referring Physicians Take Note of OIG’s Special Fraud Alert

Recently, the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, Office of Inspector General (“OIG”) issued a Special Fraud Alert (“Alert”) entitled, “Laboratory Payments to Referring Physicians.” The Alert focuses on (1) Specimen Processing Arrangements and, (2) Registry Arrangements. 824 more words

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GOP, Dems fight over legality of suing Obama

WASHINGTON (AP) — A planned House Republican lawsuit against President Barack Obama is justified because his actions carrying out his health care law dangerously exceed his powers, constitutional lawyers backing the litigation told lawmakers Wednesday. 857 more words

National

New Law Affecting APRNs Takes Effect Today

Today, Senate Bill 7, signed by Governor Beshear on February 26, 2014, becomes effective. The new law allows for an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (“APRN”) to request to discontinue a Collaborative Agreement for Prescribing Authority for Non-Scheduled drugs (“CAPA-NS”) after having a CAPA-NS in place for four years. 408 more words

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New Part D Regulations Face Increased Scrutiny from Advocacy Groups & Congress

On March 10, 2014, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (“CMS”) issued a memorandum to Part D Plan Sponsors and Medicare Hospice Providers entitled, “Part D Payment for Drugs for Beneficiaries Enrolled in Hospice – Final 2014 Guidance” (“Guidance”).   391 more words

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