While HHS has developed tentative or final regulations for most of the ACA, some are still evolving and may end up tweaked to balance market changes, state participation and stakeholder concerns, as the rulemaking process hints so far.
We interrupt this policy initiative for a period of reassessment! No, there’s no formal reconsideration of the HITECH act under way, but this article does a nice job of chronologically lining up numerous objections or challenges to the goals and methods of HITECH.
In the wake of the 2012 U.S. presidential and congressional elections, the University of Miami School of Business Administration will bring together some of the nation's top health care policy and industry leaders for The Business of Health Care Post-Election, a conference focused on the future of health care reform and what it means for health care organizations and business in general (www.bus.miami.edu/healthcare2013)
A key part of health reform's administrative simplification goals, rules for claims, eligibility and transaction standards won't be enforced until March 31. Health plans are also preparing for new identification standards.
Scott Lundstrom, group vice president of IDC Health Insights, says that states should expect the final health insurance exchange deadline to be pushed back and calls the federal-state model a “tiger trap.”