CA & VT Send ACA Subsidy Notifications, Federal Next?

Recently, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) State-Based Healthcare Marketplaces in California, Covered California, and Vermont, Vermont Health Connect, sent ACA subsidy notifications for 2017 open enrollment to employers, joining the marketplaces of Connecticut, Minnesota and Washington who have also sent notifications. Equifax obtained copies of these newly-sent ACA subsidy notifications, which you may view here [Read More…]

ACA Compliance Update-CMS Releases Subsidy Appeal Form and Instructions

Previously, there was a general expectation that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) would issue ACA notices to employers to address the backlog of advance premium tax credits, or subsidies, awarded to employees dating back to the beginning of 2015. Employers would then have an opportunity to appeal the awarded subsides, potentially averting [Read More…]

Webinar: Employment Verifications for ACA

Webinar: Impact of ACA | CMS on Verifications  Wednesday | July 29th | 12:00 pm CDT; 1:00 pm EDT The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), the federal agency responsible for administering the benefit programs defined by the ACA, will require employer validation of employment and income in assessing applicant eligibility. CMS has selected The Work Number® as [Read More…]

HHS shares early results of fraud detection program

At the recent Chicago Fraud Prevention Summit, HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius highlighted the amazing results of just the first month of the Automated Provider Screening program that Equifax helps run. To begin, it’s now a lot more difficult for bad actors to get their foot in the door. Today, before you can become a Medicare [Read More…]

Ethical security: keeping patient data private

The security of patient information is an ethical and legal mandate for healthcare. This was reiterated over and over at HiMSS 2012 with discussions of new measures for Meaningful Use which include transmission of electronic records to recipients with no organizational affiliation and using a different certified EHR technology vendor than the sender. As EHRs [Read More…]

Happy Holidays, Best Wishes for 2012

As 2011 comes to an end, we’re all looking back at a year of amazing ups and downs in security. The up side from all the headline making security breaches and hacks, has been the announcements of new and updated federal standards and guidelines. For us, it has been a remarkable year of change and [Read More…]

CMS Selects Anakam to Provide MFA for the QualityNet Identity Management Initiative

The Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) selected Anakam Identity Services for the strong authentication of practitioners into sensitive patient data stored in the QualityNet online portal. As part of the national rollout of centralized multi-factor authentication services, our partner, Edaptive, will integrate Anakam Identity Services with the QualityNet Identity Management System (QIMS) to [Read More…]

Proposed Rule on the Electronic Health Record Incentive Program

On December 30, 2009, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued the Proposed Rule (PR) on the Electronic Health Record Incentive Program. At the same time, the Office of the National Coordinator of Health Information Technology issued the Interim Final Rule (IFR) on Health Information Technology: Initial Set of Standards, Implementation Specifications, and [Read More…]