The Affordable Care Act required the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to establish a national health plan identifier (HPID) program under the HIPAA standard transactions rules.
As we explained last month, employers who want to use the “look-back measurement method” of full-time employee identification should be shopping for IT solutions. Here are four that we think deserve consideration.
Affordable Care Act Employer Penalties – Another Reason to Make Sure Workers Are Properly Classified
Beginning next year, an applicable large employer that does not offer affordable minimum value group health coverage to its fulltime employees (and their children up to age 26) will be vulnerable to employer shared responsibility penalties under Internal Revenue Code §4980H.
Beginning in 2015, certain applicable large employers with more than 100 full-time employees and full-time equivalents will be subject to an assessable payment for failing to offer an employee the opportunity to enroll in minimum essential coverage that is affordable.
When we think of the Affordable Care Act (“ACA”), we invariably think of health insurance. The ACA mandates that any employer with 50 or more full time equivalent employees may face penalties unless it offers affordable health insurance to its full-time employees.
The Affordable Care Act—Countdown to Compliance: 9.5% ≠ 9.56% (and Why It Matters to Applicable Large Employers)
While employers sometimes view the Affordable Care Act’s employer shared responsibility (or “pay-or-play”) rules in isolation, they don’t operate that way.
The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently announced that it will add roughly 4,100 providers to the 2,400 existing providers testing the possible use of Medicare bundled payment contracts.
While not a new concept, the use of narrow networks has become a lightning rod for the controversy surrounding qualified health plans (QHPs) offered on the insurance exchanges created under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and the consumer satisfaction with access to physicians and care they expect they are purchasing.
Obama Administration Seeking Full D.C. Circuit Rehearing to Address Obamacare Circuit Split; Plaintiffs in Fourth Circuit Seek Cert from Supreme Court
On Friday, August 1, the Obama Administration filed its much anticipatedpetition for rehearing en banc with the D.C. Circuit in Halbig v. Burwell. The petition asks for the full D.C. Circuit bench to reconsider and overturn the original ruling by the three judge panel based on a what the Administration has characterized as a misconstruction of the statutory language at issue.
The Affordable Care Act—Countdown to Compliance: Self-Funded Group Health Plans, the Affordable Care Act and National Health Plan Identifier Numbers
The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) ushered in broad national standards aimed at improving the efficiency and effectiveness of the U.S. health care system.