Although not a “hard” deadline, states were encouraged to submit to the federal government by Monday, October 1, 2012, their lists of essential health benefits required by the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Essential health benefits are a set of health care service categories that must be covered by certain plans beginning in 2014. According to… Continue Reading
Vorys’ Labor and Employment Alert offers important information regarding shared responsibility penalties on large employers that fail to offer health coverage to all of their full-time employees (or offer health coverage to full-time employees that is deemed to be unaffordable or inadequate). This piece offers a wealth of information for employers contemplating the effects of the… Continue Reading
Now available: A recording of the July 2 teleseminar regarding the U. S. Supreme Court’s decision on the fate of the Affordable Care Act, provided by Vorys Health Care Advisors (VHCA) and Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease. You can also review VHCA’s PowerPoint presentation on which the Medicaid portion of the teleseminar was based.
VHCA recently published an article in the Ohio Assisted Living Association’s quarterly newsletter. The article is focused on the changing health care environment and potential future opportunities for assisted living providers. Topics include: Medicare quality and payment reform provisions that could impact assisted living providers- Medicare Shared Savings Program Reducing avoidable hospitalizations in Medicare National… Continue Reading
Thanks to those of you who joined this afternoon’s teleseminar focused on analyzing the Supreme Court’s opinion on the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The teleseminar was jointly hosted by Vorys Health Care Advisors and Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease. During the call, we referenced an Associated Press article entitled Where States Stand on Implementing Health Care Law. … Continue Reading
Individuals represented by the red boxes will be impacted by the Supreme Court’s ruling on the Medicaid expansion. This information is provided courtesy of the Ohio Governor’s Office of Health Transformation.
The U.S. Supreme Court is expected to announce on Thursday, June 28th, its decision on the Affordable Care Act. Vorys Health Care Advisors and a panel of Vorys, Sater, Seymour, and Pease attorneys will be available Monday, July 2 at 2:30 p.m. (ET) for a complimentary webinar. To RSVP or for more information, please contact Cindy… Continue Reading
In our last post, we discussed the practical impact on the American public of the Affordable Care Act’s Medicaid expansion. There are also significant repercussions for states, as described below. What does the Medicaid expansion really mean for States? For Ohio, specifically? • States will be responsible for up to 10% of the cost of the… Continue Reading
Conventional wisdom holds that the U. S. Supreme Court is likely to render a decision on the fate of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) near the end of its term concluding on June 30th. Four separate issues are under review: 1. The so-called “individual mandate” that all Americans have health insurance 2. The Medicaid expansion to low-income… Continue Reading
In fiscal year 2009, Ohio hospitals received nearly $408 million in Federal disproportionate share hospital (DSH) payments. One provision of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA)—coupled with Ohio’s methodology for determining how DSH payments are allocated—will reduce important funding for Ohio’s safety net hospitals. In the early 1980s, Federal legislation established a requirement… Continue Reading
The Deloitte Center for Health Solutions recently published a piece highlighting the GOP presidential candidates’ positions on health care. This helpful chart (located a third of the way down the page) illustrates their plans for the Affordable Care Act, Medicare and Medicaid, public health and wellness, and other insurance industry issues. Check it out to… Continue Reading
In my last post, I contemplated whether the expansion of Medicaid is constitutional (i.e., whether Congress can mandate the expansion). In this post, I explore whether the expansion should stand. To some, the question seems narrow. It is not! At issue is a provision in the health care reform law that, for the first time… Continue Reading
Can Congress mandate an expansion of Medicaid to individuals not currently covered by most states’ Medicaid programs? That’s one of the questions the U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to consider as part of its review of the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act of 2010. The justices also have said they will answer a second question… Continue Reading
Change may be the only constant in health care. Some suggest that the Affordable Care Act (ACA), with its emphasis on the integration of services, elimination of system inefficiencies and commitment to payment reform, is synonymous with the changing tides in health care – even though the political debate around its merits is far from… Continue Reading