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NAHC Report: Issue# 2214, 6/11/2013
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Alliance for Healthcare Reform and Kaiser Family Foundation Host a Briefing on the Future of Medicare Advantage
Final Rule Issued on Insurance Coverage of Wellness Programs
For Your Information: This is the Last Week to Vote for Modern Healthcare’s 100 Most Influential People in Healthcare
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Alliance for Healthcare Reform and Kaiser Family Foundation Host a Briefing on the Future of Medicare Advantage

Earlier this week, the Alliance for Healthcare Reform and the Kaiser Family Foundation hosted a briefing entitled, “The Future of Medicare Advantage: Are we on the Right Path?” The speakers gave attendees an update on the growth of Medicare Advantage plans, as well as their future forecast based on recent legislative and political developments – including the implementation of the Affordable Care Act and increased quality regulations of Medicare Advantage programs.

Speakers during the briefing included Gretchen Jacobson, Associate Director of Kaiser Family Foundation’s Program on Medicare Policy; Dr. Mark Miller, Executive Director of the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC); Alissa Fox, Senior Vice President in the Office of Policy and Representation for the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association; and Carl McDonald, Director and Senior Analyst for the Managed Care Industry with Citi Investment Research.

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This is the Last Week to Vote for Modern Healthcare’s 100 Most Influential People in Healthcare

This is the last week to vote for your choices for Modern Healthcare's 12th annual 100 Most Influential People in Healthcare program.

Of the nearly 28,000 nominations submitted, the publication’s editors selected the top 300 names for the final ballot. Included on the final ballot is NAHC President Val J. Halamandaris.

Voting closes on June 14. People can vote for their top five candidates. Their votes will count for 50 percent of the outcome; the other 50 percent will be based on the expert opinions of the senior editors at Modern Healthcare.

The combination of readers' votes and the editors' choices will determine the final ranking of the 100 Most Influential People in Healthcare, which will be published in the August 26 issue.

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Final Rule Issued on Insurance Coverage of Wellness Programs

The U.S. Departments of Health and Human Services, Labor, and the Treasury issued a final rule on May 29 on employment-based health-contingent wellness programs.

A “health-contingent wellness program is a program that requires an individual to satisfy a standard related to a health factor to obtain a reward or requires an individual to undertake more than a similarly situated individual based on a health factor in order to obtain the same reward.”

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