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Health Reform

Check here often for the latest information about health reform implementation and what it means to aging services and to aging services providers as employers.

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ACA Employer Shared Responsibility Provisions Now in Effect

CliftonLarsonAllen reviews the Affordable Care Act employer shared responsibility provisions (commonly called the employer mandate), which went into effect as of January 1, 2015. These provisions apply to those companies that have 50 or more full-time employees.

3-Day Stay Waiver Included in Proposed Rule for Accountable Care Organizations

On December 8, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released its much anticipated accountable care organizations (ACO) proposed rule titled, “Medicare Program; Medicare Shared Savings Program, Accountable Care Organizations.” Included in this rule are several proposals that could impact the long-term care community.  

Using CMP Funds to Expand Dementia Care: CMS Issues Call for Grant Proposals

In accordance with provisions of the Affordable Care Act, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is inviting proposals to use federal civil money penalty (CMP) funds for a grant opportunity to support and further expand the National Partnership to Improve Dementia Care in Nursing Homes. A total of $500,000 for FY2014-2015 will be available for a 3-year period of performance. Funding will be awarded in 12-month budget periods. 

Health Reform: 5 Critical Compliance Questions

Health reform has generated a lot of questions for employers. Some are large and philosophical and demand thought and research. Some are important, but basic, and you simply need the answers to comply with the law.

Shared Responsibility Provisions for Midsize Employers Delayed Until 2016

The Affordable Care Act shared responsibility provisions for employers with between 50 and 100 employees has been delayed until Jan. 1, 2016, according to newly released U.S. Treasury Department final rules.