H.R. 863, The STARS Act (v. 4)

As if the tax code is not complicated enough, the federal government continues to make it even more difficult for small employers to comply with the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) shared responsibility provisions, also known as the employer mandate.

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H.R. 1343: Establishing Beneficiary Equity in the Hospital Readmissions Program (v. 4)

The Hospital Readmission Reduction Program (HRRP) was created due to concerns that too few resources were being spent on reducing acute care hospital readmissions. HRRP penalizes hospitals based on the last three years of available readmission data compared to the national average. Since the creation of the HRRP, hospitals have employed many techniques to reduce their readmissions to avoid penalty, such as scheduling follow-up visits, utilizing case managers, and providing better post acute care coordination.

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