The State of Ohio has earned a $75 million implementation grant to continue work already underway to reform health care delivery and payment. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced earlier this week state recipients of second round funding for payment and system reform initiatives. Ohio is included in the list of winners,… Continue Reading
Positive Education Program (PEP) recently released a video as part of its “Thanks for Bringing Out the Best In Me!” campaign and in conjunction with teacher appreciation week. The short video features local Cleveland leaders – including Congresswoman Marcia Fudge, State Representative Nickie Antonio, State Senator Tom Patton, and County Executive Ed FitzGerald – sharing… Continue Reading
The federal Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced on Friday that Stage 2 meaningful use for the Medicare and Medicaid EHR (electronic health record) Incentive Programs will be extended through 2016, and Stage 3 will not begin until at least fiscal year 2017 for hospitals and calendar year 2017 for physicians and other… Continue Reading
Do you ever think about how the Ohio Constitution impacts health care in Ohio? Consider the following: The constitution governs debt limits and bond ratings, both of which are important issues to Ohio businesses, including hospitals and other health care organizations. The constitution authorizes the use of state funds to assist with low-income housing from… Continue Reading
Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP recently announced that former Ohio Senate President Thomas E. Niehaus will join Vorys Advisors LLC. Niehaus was a state senator from 2005 to 2012 and served as president of the Ohio Senate from 2011 to 2012. He also served in the Ohio House of Representatives from 2001 to 2004. Niehaus… Continue Reading
Evelyn Lundberg Stratton, who most recently served for 16 years as a justice on the Supreme Court of Ohio, will join Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP, where she will continue to pursue her passion for public service and provide strategic legal counsel to the firm’s clients. In addition to her work with Vorys clients… Continue Reading
Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP recently posted a health care alert explaining that the licensure process for intermediate care facilities (ICFs) currently licensed by the Ohio Department of Health (ODH) as nursing homes has changed. Read the alert for full details.
On the heels of the Republican National Convention (RNC) and the Democratic National Convention (DNC), the Deloitte Center for Health Solutions recently published a comparison of the RNC and DNC health care platforms. Check out this and other policy analyses of the parties’ platforms to stay informed leading up to Election Day. This article also… Continue Reading
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) will host on Thursday, September 13th, a call to explain new criteria for Stage 2 of the Electronic Health Records (EHR) Incentive Program. For additional information, visit the Vorys HealtHITech Law blog.
The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) recently announced that it will hold a webinar entitled: “Telehealth Resources for Safety Net Providers” Friday, August 17, 2:00 PM ET Telehealth technology can be a valuable addition to a wide variety of care settings — from critical access hospitals and rural health clinics to ambulatory and primary care… Continue Reading
So much of Vorys Health Care Advisors’ (VHCA) work is focused on how health care services are delivered and by whom, especially in the context of Medicaid policy. Today we take an opportunity to highlight something that is not a health care service, but is part of the essential fabric that makes up the blanket… Continue Reading
As a toddler, Katie Beckett changed Medicaid policy. Sadly, this tireless disabilities rights advocate died last week at the age of 34. Katie was just three years old when she and her mother made national headlines for taking a stand against a federal Medicaid policy that prohibited payment for her respirator unless it was used… 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