2016 will bring flurry of new rules and reg­u­la­tions af­fect­ing health­care

Modern Healthcare - - NEWS -

Last year ush­ered in a bevy of new rules and reg­u­la­tions that are al­ready af­fect­ing the health­care in­dus­try: a fix to the sus­tain­able growth-rate pay for­mula for physi­cians; a manda­tory bun­dled-pay­ment pro­gram that would af­fect 67 mar­kets across the coun­try; tweaks to the CMS’ value-based pay­ment pro­gram; clar­i­fi­ca­tions of waivers that aim to give states more flex­i­bil­ity in mold­ing their Med­i­caid pro­grams; and a down-to-the-wire bud­get deal that de­layed taxes on Cadil­lac plans, med­i­cal de­vices and health in­sur­ance. But 2016 is ex­pected to be just as event­ful, with more rules and reg­u­la­tions ex­pected.

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