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CCIIO-Exchange IT Gap Analysis Webinar

Feb 2011

Transcript from the Center for Consumer Information and Insurance Oversight (CCIIO) webinar on IT gap analysis.


HHS-Proposed Rule on Medicaid Provider Payments

May 2011

May 6, 2011 the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services released the proposed rule for Medicaid provider payments.


HHS-Medicaid "Secret Shopper"

May 2011

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is seeking approval for a study in which researchers will call more than 4,100 doctors’ offices in nine states and seek appointments posing as patients with various medical needs. The proposed study will aim to assess the availability and timliness of primary care physicians accepting new patients covered by Medicare or Medicaid.


CMS-Summary of Proposed Rule Provisions for ACOs Under the Medicare Shared Savings Program

Apr 2011

Medicare fact sheet summarizing the proposed rule provisions for Accountable Care Organizations under the Medicare Shared Savings Program.


CCIIO-Report to the Federal Advisory Board on the Consumer Operated and Oriented Plan (CO-OP) Program

Apr 2011

The Center for Consumer Information and Insurance Oversight's draft report that will be sent to the Department of Health and Human Services making recommendations on how loans and grants should be made under the Consumer Oriented and Operated Plan program.


ECC-ERRP Analysis

Apr 2011

A House Energy and Commerce Committee staff analysis on Early Retirement Reinsurance Program.


DOL-Essential Health Benefits Survey

Apr 2011

The Labor Department released its survey to help HHS determine what is an "essential benefit" which will determine what insurers will have to cover in the state exchanges. The study mainly looked at large employer benefits.


AHRQ-Data Driven Websites

Apr 2011

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) has created a software product, MONAHRQ, that enables state and local data organizations, Chartered Value Exchanges, hospital systems, and health plans to input their own hospital administrative data and generate a data-driven website.



HHS-Prososed Rules for State Flexibility and Innovative Practices to Improve Medicaid

Apr 2011

On April 14, 2011 the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced several new rules that give states flexibilty to improve Medicaid and provide innovative practices.


CMS-Health Indicators Website

Apr 2011

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services launced their new site on April 15, 2011.

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