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Children Now: Child-Centered Health Homes in California

This policy brief from Children Now describes how child- and family-centered health homes can improve the health of California’s children.  While patient-centered health homes can improve health for all populations, children can particularly benefit because of the impact of early childhood development on lifelong health (and health costs), the dependence of children on their families and caregivers, and the complexity of certain childhood diseases and conditions that require care coordination.   31 more words

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How many use "the Media" for voting information

Just another rant …

The President says the time for talk is over; I agree, but if you read and or listen to the Media, who characterized this President’s actions as frantic and furious regarding health care reform done.  689 more words

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H.R. 2: Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015

Here is the full text of the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) of 2015, which repealed the Sustainable Growth Rate formula for Medicare provider payments.   25 more words

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ACA compliance for small businesses: Does this apply to me?

As a small business owner, you already have a lot to think about with running your business. Add in additional compliance responsibilities like the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and knowing what you have to do and when can be challenging. 239 more words


U.S. Department of Health and Human Services: Goal of 50% Medicare Provider Payments Based on Alternate Payment Models by 2018

In this January 2015 blog posting, Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell announced departmental goals of changing 30% of Medicare provider payments to alternate payment models by 2016, and to 50% by 2018.   297 more words

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Final Rules Revise Summary of Benefits and Coverage (SBC) Requirements

New final regulations amend the existing rules on the summary of benefits and coverage (SBC) notice requirements under Health Care Reform for SBCs with respect to coverage that begins… 225 more words

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