July 13, 2016
Curated by Lindsey Thiessen Johnson, Shelly Miller, Amy Sanders, and Janet Wrzesinski; edited by Priya Bathija*
The Health Care Reform Weekly Update pulls articles on cutting-edge issues directly from the Health Care Reform Educational Task Force's Twitter feed.
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Providers, Legal Experts Urge Changes to Stark Law
fiercehealthcare.com - Providers and legal experts continue to urge legislators to repeal the Stark Law--or at least initiate significant changes--arguing the legislation has become too cumbersome and impedes the . . .
OCR Releases Ransomware Guidance
politico.com - Is a ransomware attack considered a breach?: HHS’s Office for Civil Rights answered that question in much-anticipated guidance Monday. Unless providers, insurers and their business associates . . .
Obama Offers Ways to Improve His Health Care Law
nytimes.com - After defending the Affordable Care Act in all its intricacies for six years, President Obama proposed ways to improve it on Monday, saying that Congress should provide larger subsidies for private . . .
Surprise Medical Bills Fuel Fight Between Providers, Insurers
wsj.com - The growth of insurance plans built around small networks of health-care providers is fueling new fights over surprise medical bills, when patients inadvertently get care from out-of-network doctors . . .
Cost-Sharing Subsidies in Federal Marketplace Plans, 2016
kff.org - Most health plans require enrollees to pay a portion of the cost of care when they seek services, in addition to any premium that they must pay for the plan. Plans generally have several forms of cost . . .
*This week's Health Care Reform Weekly Update was curated by Lindsey Thiessen Johnson (The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA), Shelly Miller (Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, Detroit, MI), Amy E. Sanders (Bass Berry & Sims PLC, Nashville, TN), and Janet Wrzesinski (JW Consulting Services, Bay City, MI); and was edited by Priya Bathija (American Hospital Association, Washington, DC).