Healthcare Reform Updates

ACA Replacement Bill Withdrawn ACA Replacement Bill Withdrawn
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On March 24th, 2017, Republican leadership in the U.S. House of Representatives withdrew the American Health Care Act—their proposed legislation to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

ABC Service Overview ABC Service Overview
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See an overview of the services that ABC is able to provide for both employers and employees with our advanced benefits administration system.

ACA Reporting Made Easy ACA Reporting Made Easy
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Our ACA Manager is a powerful but simple tool that makes the necessary 1094-C & 1095-C reporting as easy as ABC!

IRS Announces HSA/HDHP Limits for 2017 IRS Announces HSA/HDHP Limits for 2017
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The IRS announced the inflation-adjusted limits for health savings accounts (HSAs) and high deductible health plans (HDHPs) for 2017.

House Committees Release ACA Replacement Bills House Committees Release ACA Replacement Bills
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Republican leadership in the U.S. House of Representatives issued two bills to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA) through the budget reconciliation process.
News

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Kaiser Permanente

  • Kaiser Permanente Washington Offers Free Online Training Program in Suicide Prevention May 26, 2017
    SEATTLE – Kaiser Permanente Washington is making available a free online continuing medical education course to train health care providers in suicide prevention. The training program helps providers comply with Washington state-mandated requirements and is one more way in which Kaiser Permanente is committed to the total health of its members and the commun […]
    Laura Daniels
  • Kaiser Permanente Garners National Awards for Excellence in Medication Safety May 24, 2017
    Kaiser Permanente’s Medicare plans in California, the mid-Atlantic and Northwest regions were honored with the Excellence in Quality Award, recognizing the highest level of combined achievement in overall performance and medication-use quality. The post Kaiser Permanente Garners National Awards for Excellence in Medication Safety appeared first on Kaiser Per […]
    Laura Daniels
  • Kaiser Permanente to Open Wellness Center at Faubion School and Concordia University May 23, 2017
    The Kaiser Permanente 3 to PhD® Wellness Center, a collaboration with Concordia University, Portland Public Schools’ Faubion School, and Trillium Family Services opening fall 2017, exhibits a trailblazing model to creating safer, healthier and more educated communities. The post Kaiser Permanente to Open Wellness Center at Faubion School and Concordia Univer […]
    Jennifer Hastings
  • 10 Safety Tips Before Fastening Your Helmet and Pedaling Away May 23, 2017
    In addition to owning and wearing a properly fitted bicycle helmet, these 10 bike safety tips will help you cycle your way to health and fitness. The post 10 Safety Tips Before Fastening Your Helmet and Pedaling Away appeared first on Kaiser Permanente Share.
    Laura Daniels
  • Kaiser Permanente Helps Football Player Kick Concussions May 22, 2017
    San Franciscan Ellis Moye suffered 2 concussions playing high-school football. But his specialists at Kaiser Permanente got him healthy and back in the game. The post Kaiser Permanente Helps Football Player Kick Concussions appeared first on Kaiser Permanente Share.
    Laura Daniels
  • Kaiser Permanente National Implant Registries Improve Patient Safety, Decision-Making and Outcomes May 19, 2017
    The largest community-based implant database in the nation, National Implant Registries record and monitor almost 2 million medical devices in Kaiser Permanente members to improve safety, communication and outcomes. The post Kaiser Permanente National Implant Registries Improve Patient Safety, Decision-Making and Outcomes appeared first on Kaiser Permanente […]
    Laura Daniels
  • Rice Cereal, Mashed Peas and Yogurt — Oh, My! May 19, 2017
    Tips from the American Academy of Pediatrics help you recognize when your baby is ready for solid foods, and how to introduce new foods to your baby. The post Rice Cereal, Mashed Peas and Yogurt — Oh, My! appeared first on Kaiser Permanente Share.
    Laura Daniels
  • Kaiser Permanente Panorama City Medical Center Hosts Second Annual LAUSD School Nurses Day Conference for Professional Development May 17, 2017
    Kaiser Permanente Panorama City Medical Center, in partnership with the Los Angeles Unified School District, celebrated school nurses on Tuesday, May 16, 2017, with a day of professional development designed to align diverse resources and expertise. The post Kaiser Permanente Panorama City Medical Center Hosts Second Annual LAUSD School Nurses Day Conference […]
    Laura Daniels

Medicare.Gov Blog

  • Not getting quality care? Let us know. May 23, 2017
    Did you know that if you’re unhappy with your medical care, there are ways to let us know? You have the right to get high-quality care, and if you think you haven’t, you can file a complaint. If you disagree with a coverage or payment decision made by Medicare, your Medicare health plan, or Medicare Prescription Drug Plan, you […]
    Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
  • Stroke Awareness—Know the Signs May 9, 2017
    Linda was excited for her monthly appointment with her massage therapist Janine. Linda gets massage therapy to help ease chronic pain. Toward the end of her session, something strange began to happen—Linda’s entire body went numb and she couldn’t move. When she tried to speak, she couldn’t. Janine saw Linda’s mouth drooping on her left […]
    Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
  • Protect yourself from hepatitis with Medicare May 9, 2017
    Did you know that hepatitis kills close to 1.4 million people every year? Hepatitis is an inflammation of the liver caused by a virus, resulting in acute and chronic liver disease. Hepatitis is contagious. For example, the Hepatitis B virus spreads through contact with the blood or other body fluids of an infected person. People […]
    Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
  • Don’t let brittle bones shatter your life May 1, 2017
    Every year, more Americans are diagnosed with osteoporosis—a disease that causes bones to weaken and become more likely to break. You may not know that you have this “silent” disease until your bones are so weak that a sudden strain, bump, or fall causes your wrist to break or your hip to fracture. Learn the […]
    Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
  • Over 65? Age Out Loud! May 1, 2017
    Today’s older Americans are living longer and better lives. May is Older Americans Month, and it’s the perfect time to celebrate what getting older looks like today. When we come together to celebrate this year’s theme of “Age Out Loud,” we give aging a new voice—one that reflects what you have to say. How can […]
    Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
  • When’s the last time you checked your blood pressure? May 1, 2017
    Now’s the time to take a quick and easy test to see if your blood pressure is too high. High blood pressure usually has no signs or symptoms, but it can lead to a higher risk of heart disease, stroke, and kidney failure. It’s important for you to know your blood pressure numbers, even when […]
    Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
  • Celebrate Earth Day—Go Paperless! April 22, 2017
    Nearly 200 countries celebrate Earth Day on April 22—a day for encouraging awareness and action for the environment. How can you make your voice heard this year? Let Medicare help! One great way is to sign up to get your “Medicare & You” handbook electronically. If you have an eReader (like an iPad, Kindle Fire, […]
    Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
  • Get help with your Medicare costs April 10, 2017
    If you’re among the many Americans facing challenges with their health care costs, there may be ways you can save money if you have Medicare. If you have limited income and resources, you may qualify for Medicaid—a joint federal and state program that helps with medical costs. Even if you don’t qualify for Medicaid, there […]
    Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

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