Health Care Reform

The Patient Protection and Affordability Act (PPACA), also called the Affordable Care Act (ACA), has sweeping changes for health insurance in the U.S.

With any new legislation, there is confusion and ongoing changes to the original legislation.

In the interest of Keeping health care simple & informative, the documents below attempt to simplify health care reform. Not an easy task.

Most of the documents are written from the perspective of an employer that sponsors health benefits.

All of the documents are intended as a guide only. I am not an attorney and cannot confirm the accuracy or interpretation of the legislative provisions. The documents represent my understanding only. Review all legislation and information with your legal counsel.

HIPAA/HITECH 2013 Checklist for Employer Sponsors of Health Plans – This checklist is a guide on the omnibus rules effective January 25, 2013. It is a list of items for consideration for employer sponsors on health plans for updating HIPAA policies and procedures to comply with the new rules. This is not an exhaustive list of all required action.

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Notice of Disclaimer –Cathy Miller is not an attorney or health care provider and cannot provide legal or health care advice. The information provided is for your general background only, and is not intended to constitute legal or health care advice as to your specific circumstances. We recommend you review legislation with legal counsel and visit your physician for health care issues.