HHS Proposes to Reinstate Non-Discrimination Rules

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The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced a proposed rule implementing Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), which prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, and disability in certain health programs and activities. The proposed rule reinstates several provisions undone by the Trump administration in a 2020 Rule (see NAHC […]

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HHS Proposes to Reinstate Non-Discrimination Rules

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The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced a proposed rule implementing Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), which prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, and disability in certain health programs and activities. The proposed rule reinstates several provisions undone by the Trump administration in a 2020 Rule (see NAHC […]

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HHS and DOJ Issue Guidance on Nondiscrimination in Telehealth

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The guidance provides clarity on how federal nondiscrimination laws require accessibility for people with disabilities and limited English proficient persons in health care provided via telehealth The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the U.S. Department of Justice are partnering together to publish guidance on the protections in federal nondiscrimination laws, including […]

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HHS Proposes to Reinstate Non-Discrimination Rules

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The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced a proposed rule implementing Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), which prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, and disability in certain health programs and activities. The proposed rule reinstates several provisions undone by the Trump administration in a 2020 Rule (see NAHC […]

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HHS Proposes to Reinstate Non-Discrimination Rules

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The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced a proposed rule implementing Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), which prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, and disability in certain health programs and activities. The proposed rule reinstates several provisions undone by the Trump administration in […]

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HHS Proposes to Reinstate Non-Discrimination Rules

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The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced a proposed rule implementing Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), which prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, and disability in certain health programs and activities. The proposed rule reinstates several provisions undone by the Trump administration in a 2020 Rule (see NAHC […]

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NAHC Supports the Protecting Married Seniors from Impoverishment Act

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Eleven Senators, including Bob Casey (D-PA), a close friend of NAHC and the home care community, have introduced the Protecting Married Seniors from Impoverishment Act (S.1099) to permanently protect against spousal impoverishment in the Medicaid program.  Historically, when one part of a married couple was in need of Medicaid long-term services and supports (LTSS), their spouse has been […]

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Reports: Biden to Nominate Chiquita Brooks-LaSure as CMS Admin

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According to reports, President Joe Biden will select Chiquita Brooks-LaSure to be the next administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), the largest component of the Department of Health & Human Services (HHS), with ten offices around the country, more than 6000 employees, and over $1 trillion in annual expenditures. CMS has […]

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CMS issues Final Non-Discrimination Regulations

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The Office for Civil Rights (OCR) of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has issued a final rule significantly revising the non-discrimination regulations that implemented Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Section 1557 builds on long-standing and familiar Federal civil rights laws: Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX […]

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Internal Revenue Service Stepping Up Enforcement of Affordable Care Act

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By Guest Writer Gregg Kasubuchi, Vice President at First Capitol Mr. Kasabuchi will speak further on this topic at the Home Care and Hospice Conference & Expo in Seattle this October! Expect the Internal Revenue Service to become more assertive in efforts to enforce the Affordable Care Act in the summer of 2019. IRS staff […]

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Proposed Rule from CMS Revises Non-Discrimination Regulations

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The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) have issued a proposed rule significantly revising the non-discrimination regulations that implemented Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The revisions are intended to reduce burden, eliminate redundancy with several other non-discriminatory regulations, and provide clarity in the […]

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Administration Budget Calls for Spending Cuts, Prior Authorization, Unified Post-Acute Payment System

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On Tuesday the White House released the President’s Fiscal Year 2020 Budget. Released annually, the President’s budget does not carry the weight of law, but does provide a robust view of the administration’s priorities, and the direction it would like to take the country. The Department of Health and Human Services outlined a projected budget […]

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