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New York State’s Budget Relies on Federal Medicaid Money –Expecting an Answer from CMS Soon

Posted in Affordable Care Act, Health Care, Health Care Reform, Medicaid

In 2012, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo submitted to the federal Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) an amendment to New York’s existing Partnership Plan 1115 waiver that sought to “redesign” the state’s Medicaid program.  The amendment proposed to reinvest $10 billion of the $17 billion in savings the state anticipated it would achieve… Continue Reading

Informative and Entertaining Look at Health Reform Issues for 2014

Posted in Affordable Care Act, Health Care Reform

In a move previously thought nearly impossible to pull off, Kaiser Health News recently published a list of “8 Things To Know About Obamacare in 2014” that is both informative and entertaining. This quick read highlights issues about which readers should be informed as they move into the new year, while injecting some levity into the… Continue Reading

Webinar – The U.S. Supreme Court Decides on the Affordable Care Act: What Happens Now?

Posted in Health Care, Health Care Reform

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

Health Care Reform: Count Down to Decision Day (Part II)

Posted in Health Care, Health Care Reform, Medicaid

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

Health Care Reform: Count Down to Decision Day

Posted in Health Care, Health Care Reform, Medicaid

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

U.S. Supreme Court set to review Affordable Care Act’s Medicaid eligibility expansion

Posted in Health Care Reform, Medicaid

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

Transforming Health Care Delivery – If not now, when?

Posted in Health Care Reform, Medicaid, Physical and Behavioral Health Integration

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