In November 2012, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released a long-awaited proposed rule to implement the Affordable Care Act provisions concerning the Essential Health Benefits (EHB) and other private insurance reforms.
On New Year’s Day, Congress narrowly avoided the dreaded fiscal cliff. However, there are still numerous fiscal concerns, including the potential for large spending cuts. With Washington Days just around the corner, NHF has prepared a brief summary of Washington budget policy to help guide you through some of the concerns and what impact these negotiations could have on our community.
This summer, many states are moving forward in their implementation of the Affordable Care Act by taking steps to select a benchmark plan to define the essential health benefits (EHB) for plans in the state.
Implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) continues this month, especially concerning the creation of health insurance exchanges and the definition of the Essential Health Benefits (EHB), two critical reforms that will be fully implemented in 2014.
In July, President Obama signed into law the Food and Drug Administration Safety and Innovation Act of 2012 (FDASIA), which reauthorizes the Prescription Drug User Fee Act (PDUFA) and includes new Food and Drug Administration (FDA) performance goals and procedures for 2013–2017.
The American Plasma Users Coalition (A-PLUS) is a coalition of national patient advocacy organizations, including the National Hemophilia Foundation, created to represent the unique needs of more than 170,000 patients with rare diseases who use life-saving plasma protein therapies.