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Aetna's Health Reform Weekly (12/12): Final Rule on Medicare Data

Dec 14, 2011


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 This week's health care reform news:

New Final Rule Makes Available Valuable Extracts of Medicare Data
A new federal rule makes available standardized extracts of Medicare claims data for measuring and publicly reporting on provider and supplier performance; another new federal rule establishes the basic framework for the Consumer Operated and Oriented Plan (CO-OP) Program.

Other highlights include:
  • New York legislature passes an income tax overhaul package but not a health insurance exchange bill.
  • Shortfall in Maine Medicaid program reaches $120 million.
  • Texas requests a delay in implementing new federal medical loss ratio regulations in the state, but consumer groups object.

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