The Assault on the ACA Continues in the Federal Appeals Courts Print E-mail
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Monday, 21 April 2014 11:28

Combative oral arguments were seen in two high profile federal court challenges to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 (ACA). The Supreme Court of the United States heard a vigorous oral argument concerning whether corporations must abide by the contraception mandate despite religious objections. Simultaneously, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit saw a lively argument regarding whether premium tax credits should be available to exchange consumers nationwide.

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Governor Requests the Agency for Health Care Administration to Inspect Florida's VA Hospitals Print E-mail
Written by George F. Indest III, JD, MPA, LLM, Board Certified in Health Law   
Friday, 18 April 2014 11:10

In response to recent deaths at Veterans Affairs (VA) hospitals throughout Florida and the rest of the nation, on April 1, 2014, Governor Rick Scott wrote a letter to the Florida Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA) requesting the agency begin inspecting VA hospitals in the Sunshine Health Network.

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Last Updated on Friday, 18 April 2014 12:54
H.R. 4302: Duct tape, delays and decision support Print E-mail
Written by Matt Hawkins, MD | Fierce Medical Imaging   
Friday, 11 April 2014 09:46

A permanent fix to the sustainable growth rate formula eluded Congress again--stunning, I know. Another year of SGR duct tape. And ICD-10 was laughably delayed for yet another year. (How many ICD-11 jokes have you heard over the last couple of weeks?) This kind of partisan-driven politicking escalates the apathy that many physicians already have for Washington. But maybe that's their objective.

However, H.R. 4302 (the Protecting Access to Medicare Act of 2014), which was passed by Congress just last week, contained some language/mandates that should be considered major victories for imaging, patients, and anyone concerned with utilization of imaging services.

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Last Updated on Friday, 11 April 2014 09:50
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