• 06.28.17

    The Better Care Reconciliation Act of 2017

    On June 22, Senate leadership released their proposed substitute for the House-passed American Health Care Act (AHCA), the Better Care Reconciliation Act of 2017 (BCRA), as a discussion draft.

  • 06.27.17

    Manatt on Health Reform: Weekly Highlights, June 27, 2017

    CBO estimates 22 million lose coverage under the Senate health bill; governors and other stakeholders react with concern; and new analyses highlight potential impacts of the bill.

  • 06.26.17

    The Senate’s New Per Capita Cap Redistribution Policy

    On June 22, Senate leadership released its proposed substitute for the House-passed American Health Care Act (AHCA), the Better Care Reconciliation Act of 2017 (BCRA), as a discussion draft.

  • 06.22.17

    HIPAA and Emerging Technologies

    Cybersecurity is a high priority across the Trump administration. In April, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced that it will establish a cyberthreat nerve center, modeled after Homeland Security’s National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center, to assess ...

  • 06.21.17

    Iowa Submits Sweeping 1332 Waiver Seeking Emergency Relief

    On June 12, Iowa submitted a sweeping Section 1332 waiver that would replace the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) premium tax credits with a new state-administered tax credit and a reinsurance program.

  • 06.20.17

    Manatt on Health Reform: Weekly Highlights, June 20, 2017

    Senate health reform bill to be made public Thursday; CMS Actuary releases its AHCA coverage and cost projections; and new analysis finds Marketplace rate increases are being driven by the Trump Administration’s lack of commitment to making cost-sharing reduction payments.

  • 06.14.17

    Indiana Proposes New Eligibility Requirements in Waiver Extension Application

    Indiana is seeking a three-year extension of its Healthy Indiana Plan (HIP) 2.0 Section 1115 demonstration. Through HIP 2.0, which the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) approved in January 2015,

  • 06.13.17

    Manatt on Health Reform: Weekly Highlights, June 13, 2017

    CMS seeks input on potential market stabilization rulemaking; Iowa proposes a single standardized Marketplace plan and reinsurance program; and Centene will expand its Marketplace offerings for 2018, including adding new states.

  • 06.06.17

    Manatt on Health Reform: Weekly Highlights, June 6, 2017

    House Ways and Means Committee advances three discrete healthcare bills as part of the broader repeal and replace effort; Nevada sends Medicaid-for-all legislation to the Governor; and New York requires insurers to remain in the Marketplace or face exclusion from Medicaid.

  • 06.01.17

    Massachusetts Waiver Amendment Proposes Transportation Benefit and Eligibility Changes

    On May 12, 2017, Massachusetts released for public comment a proposed amendment to its MassHealth Section 1115 demonstration. MassHealth is a comprehensive demonstration that applies to the State’s entire Medicaid population.