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SCOTUS Decision in King v Burwell: Crisis Averted?

Posted by The Harmony Team on Fri, Jun 26, 2015

ACA is here to stay, for now.

On June 25, 2015 the Supreme Court Of the United States (SCOTUS) published its decision in King v Burwell which upholds the availability of federal subsidies for insurance purchased through federal as well as state exchanges. The SCOTUS found that “Congress passed the Affordable Care Act (ACA) to improve health insurance markets, not to destroy them” therefore the interpretation of the Act should reflect Congress’ intent. According to the American Health Care Association, this ruling signals that the ACA is here to stay, at least for now. The court decision even went further than expected and limits future challenges to the law which puts an end to the uncertainty associated with repeated challenges to the controversial health care law.

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Topics: Affordable Care Act, ACA, SCOTUS

Long-Term Care Regulations & Policy in the Face of Health Care Reform: 2015 and Beyond

Posted by The Harmony Team on Mon, Dec 29, 2014

There’s no doubt that 2014 introduced a number of substantial regulatory and policy changes to the long-term care industry, many of which are an evolution of what’s to come under the Affordable Care Act.  Health care reform initiatives will undoubtedly continue to drive sweeping changes to providers across the care continuum, particularly as it relates to improving the patient experience, improving health of populations and reducing the cost of health care (otherwise known as “The Triple Aim”).  

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Topics: MDS Coding, F-Tags, Health Care Reform, Survey, Long-term Care Regulations, Affordable Care Act

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