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The Ninety-Day Grace Period

Under the ACA, insurers must wait three months before cancelling the policies of subsidized enrollees who are delinquent on premium payments.  OCTOBER 16, 2014
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The Physician Payments Sunshine Act

New regulations require medical product manufacturers to publicly report payments made to physicians and teaching hospitals.  OCTOBER 2, 2014
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Drug Shortages (Updated)

EDITOR'S NOTE: An earlier brief was published September 11, 2014.

Government and private-sector leaders have struggled to address persistent drug shortages driven by complex market forces.  SEPTEMBER 24, 2014
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Employee Choice

In some SHOP Marketplaces, small-business employees can select health coverage from multiple insurers. By 2016 the option is expected to be available nationwide.  SEPTEMBER 18, 2014
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Drug Shortages

EDITOR'S NOTE: An updated brief was published September 24, 2014.

Government and private-sector leaders have struggled to address persistent drug shortages driven by complex market forces.  SEPTEMBER 11, 2014
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The Relative Contribution of Multiple Determinants to Health

Researchers continue to study the many interconnected factors that affect people's health.  AUGUST 21, 2014
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Interoperability

To achieve electronic health records' full potential, providers must be able to exchange information easily, accurately, and securely.  AUGUST 11, 2014
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Site-Neutral Payments

Medicare uses different payment systems depending on where care is delivered. Recent proposals seek to eliminate this differential.  JULY 24, 2014
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