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New & Noteworthy
April 20, 2015
EEOC proposes Workplace Wellness rules... are they compatible with ACA?
The EEOC published long-awaited proposed rules on April 16 intended to clarify regulations on the use of financial incentives in workplace wellness programs. The rules seek to align nondiscrimination regulations under Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act with recently enacted provisions of the Affordable Care Act and the Health Information Portability and Accountability Act that loosened restrictions on the amount of money employers can use to drive employee participation and better health outcomes through a wellness program. Rules did not cover how ACA interacts with the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act and have many asking for more clarity. Read More in the National Law Review...
April 16, 2015
How will Medicare Sustainable Growth Rate changes impact Health IT?
The long-awaited sustainable growth-rate fix signed into law this week is wired to boost the use of health information technology, even beyond electronic health records. Under the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) in the bill, every physician in Medicare will have to report measures to CMS using Health IT by the end of 2018... which is also the new statutory deadline for certified EHR systems to be interoperable. Read more in Modern Healthcare...
April 1, 2015
IRS Issues "Cadillac Tax" Rules... But will they hurt the Hyundai plans? IRS has issued Notice 2015-16, in which it announced that it has opened a comment period from employers regarding the scope of regulations it plans to propose, specifically the 40 percent excise tax on high-cost group health plans, dubbed the “Cadillac Tax.” The excise tax could have a potentially significant impact on healthcare providers and insurers as well... and perhaps even individuals with high deductible health plans. Read more in Business Solutions.