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House Backs Bill to Delay Health Care Penalty
The House on Wednesday backed a one-year delay in the penalty that individuals would have to pay for failing to sign up for health insurance, the 50th time Republicans have forced a vote to repeal, gut or change the law championed by President Barack …
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One state's health care revolution
Consensus is rare in health care politics, but virtually no one believes that America's fee-for-service payment system is sustainable. It rewards providers for administering more treatment, not for keeping people healthy enough to avoid it. So costs …
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Longtime Waldo County healthcare CEO to also serve as interim Pen Bay leader
ROCKPORT, Maine — The long-time executive director of Waldo County's health care facilities will add the job of interim chief executive officer for Pen Bay Healthcare. The announcement was made Friday afternoon in a news release issued by Pen Bay.
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Republicans Challenge Admin’s Power To Delay Healthcare Law Provision – Wake Up America!

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Manchin teams up with another senator to delay Affordable Healthcare Act
"We need to start working together to fix this law and make it work so that all Americans have access to affordable and reliable health care coverage." Manchin said fixing the broken system starts with a one-year delay of the individual mandate to …
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President says he's 'sorry' Americans losing health care
RELATED: OBAMA'S AFFORDABLE HEALTH CARE ACT DOOMS ME TO DIE: PATIENT. "We've got to work hard to make sure that they know we hear them and we are going to do everything we can to deal with folks who find themselves in a tough position …
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How The Affordable Care Act Pays For Insurance Subsidies
So if you're a low-income person getting a tax credit from the U.S. Treasury to subsidize your health care, a big chunk of that credit is coming from taxes paid by the well-off. The Cost Of Subsidies. But the authors of the Affordable Care Act didn't …
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House Republicans Argue for Delay in Health Law Penalties
WASHINGTON — House Republicans said Wednesday that chaos in the first nine days of open enrollment under President Obama's health care law would justify a delay in major provisions of the law, including tax penalties for people who go without …
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Obama: I'm Willing to Negotiate Health Care Law — but Not Until Shutdown Ends
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says he's willing to negotiate changes to his signature health care law and to find ways to reduce spending, but stresses he will not bargain until after Congress reopens the government and passes a new debt …

Republican leaders considering Plan B to stop healthcare law
Wednesday is the first of several procedural votes, a process that could stretch through the weekend as Cruz tries to block Senate Democrats, who have the majority, from stripping the provisions defunding the healthcare law. Boehner would have just …
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GOP: Obamacare Delay Is Proof Health Care Law Is Failing, Still Needs To Be
The California lawmaker who was instrumental in ensuring the law's passage when she was speaker of the House insisted that Americans will soon benefit from increased access to affordable health care. Democrats have always been dogged by the fact that …
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North Carolina's abortion-law sham
In fact, disrespect for process is a disturbing commonality in many of these proposed restrictions and further evidence of their true intent. Any law that will limit women's access to abortion and to much other health care deserves a public hearing …
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Obamacare's employer mandate shouldn't be delayed. It should be repealed.
Be that as it may, the regulatory solution reflects the fact that the legislative process around the health-care law is completely broken. Republicans won't pass any legislation that makes the law work better. Improving the law, they fear, will weaken …
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Crackdown on small-business healthcare self-insurance faces delay
Jones said that would undermine a key aspect of the federal healthcare law: to lower premiums by pooling together more healthy and sick workers. The California Chamber of Commerce, National Federation of Independent Business and insurers such as …
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McConnell, Rand Paul blast health care law at Kentucky tea party event
FRANKFORT, Ky. — Kentucky's two Republican U.S. senators — one a Tea Party darling and the other whose ties to that conservative movement are tenuous at best — lambasted President Barack Obama's health care law Tuesday at a Tea Party rally.
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Illinois to decide on essential health benefits
Pat Quinn has less than a month to choose which benefits will be required in basic health insurance plans sold to individuals and small businesses in Illinois under the federal health care law, an important decision that will determine the cost of …

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(Reuters) – The Federal Trade Commission said makers of branded drugs that settle patent challenges by promising not to launch their own generic alternatives are using such agreements to delay generic competition.

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(Reuters) – The Federal Trade Commission said makers of branded drugs that settle patent challenges by promising not to launch their own generic alternatives are using such agreements to delay generic competition.

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St. Louis, MO (PRWEB) March 03, 2012

Gateway EDI, one of the fastest-growing electronic data interchange providers in the nation will continue its ICD-10 educational outreach with AAPC, the premier training and credentialing organization in the medical coding industry, by hosting a second webinar on March 13, 2012 at 12 p.m. (CST).

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services recently confirmed they will initiate a process to postpone the date by which certain health care entities have to comply with ICD-10, but many industry associations have cautioned that practices should not delay preparations.

As we all learned from the 5010 transition, its never too early to start preparing and there is a definite need for more education on the topic. We received nearly 400 questions from attendees during our first webinar, said Shelly Guffey, manager of premier accounts and vendor partners, Gateway EDI. The transition to ICD-10 is a major undertaking and there is still a lot of confusion about what ICD-10 is, why we have to make the switch, and what changes practices will have to adopt internally to be compliant.

The March 13 webinar follows the success of the first ICD-10 webinar in January, which drew more than 1,000 participants.

Peggy Stilley, AAPC Physician Services Director of Audit Services has more than 30 years experience in the industry and will present process improvements and training solutions during the webinar.

We must make sure facilities and providers dont stop working on their ICD-10 implementation, Stilley said. ICD-10 requires a major change in the documentation habits for most providers. So, they need to take the extra time they now have available to do more in-depth analysis of how their practice will be impacted.

Attendees can receive one continuing education unit (CEU) credit and will learn:

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Customers of three California health insurers will get some breathing room after the companies agreed Thursday to delay rate increases for 60 days, isolating Blue Shield of California as the lone holdout.
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