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Upcoming ACA Open Enrollment Shaping Up To Be Strongest Yet

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ACA open enrollment for the 2023 plan year is just over a month away, and this time, individuals may have more options and a better experience than years prior. The post Upcoming ACA Open Enrollment Shaping Up To Be Strongest Yet first appeared on The ACA Times.

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Texas Judge Rules ACA Preventive Care Unconstitutional

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Just when you thought the ACA was finally out of the line of fire, another lawsuit questioning its constitutionality makes its way to the forefront. This time it’s an attack…. The post Texas Judge Rules ACA Preventive Care Unconstitutional first appeared on The ACA Times.

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HHS Proposes Rule to Bolster ACA’s Section 1557

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Trends to eliminate discrimination in all facets of the workplace continue to take hold across the country. Health and Human Services (HHS) is the latest government agency to make this…. The post HHS Proposes Rule to Bolster ACA’s Section 1557 first appeared on The ACA Times.

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ACA Affordability Drops to Historic Low for 2023 Tax Year

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Last week the IRS announced the affordability percentage for Premium Tax Credits (PTCs) and employee contributions for employer-sponsored health coverage. In IRS Rev. Proc 2022-34, the agency makes clear that….

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Streamlining Patient Care: Strategies to Deal with Unified Communications & Collaboration

Speaker: Zafar Chaudry, MD, MS, MIS, MBA, Sr. Vice President – Chief Digital & Information Officer at Seattle Children’s

During this webinar, you will learn about collaborative healthcare software, strategies for increasing stakeholder participation, and communication optimization techniques for reducing message and alert fatigue.

Inflation Reduction Act to Extend Enhanced ACA Subsidies

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Late last week news broke regarding a $300 billion bill that would extend the enhanced ACA subsidies issued via Premium Tax Credits (PTC) through 2025. It all started when Senator…. The post Inflation Reduction Act to Extend Enhanced ACA Subsidies first appeared on The ACA Times.

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Receive an ACA Penalty from the IRS? Here’s What to Do

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It’s no secret that IRS enforcement is ramping up. With an additional $80 billion in funding and 87,000 new agents, employers should accept the fact that ACA penalties could be…. The post Receive an ACA Penalty from the IRS? Here’s What to Do first appeared on The ACA Times.

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Employers Beware: ACA Penalties Increasing in 2023

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The IRS recently announced that the ACA penalty assessments issued for non-compliance with the Employer Mandate are increasing for the 2023 tax year. Below we highlight the new penalty amounts…. The post Employers Beware: ACA Penalties Increasing in 2023 first appeared on The ACA Times.

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New PTC Data is Cause For Concern For Employers

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Employers should review their ACA compliance processes carefully in light of new data issued by the Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF). Below we’ve identified why. Key PTC findings. Health exchange enrollees claimed an estimated total of 9.7

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Prepare for 2022 ACA Reporting With the ACA Essential Guide

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The ACA reporting season for the 2022 tax year is fast approaching and organizations must take the proper precautions to ensure an accurate and timely filing, void of penalty risk.…. The post Prepare for 2022 ACA Reporting With the ACA Essential Guide first appeared on The ACA Times.

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2022 Guide to Improved Patient Outcomes: AI-Powered Remote Monitoring and Increasing Revenue for Your Practice

Speaker: Mintu Turakhia M.D. M.A.S., Consulting Head of Medical, 100Plus | Mike Wurm, Director of Product and Strategy, 100Plus | Daniel Gasparini, Director of Sales | Nadia Ziyadeh-Hammad, LVN, RPM Coordinator, Greenville Healthcare Associates

2022 brings new healthcare challenges. With the rising need for remote patient monitoring (RPM) and new COVID-19 variants increasing that need, 100Plus continues to reduce patient, clinician, and health care system barriers to RPM use.

ACA Penalties Are Increasing in 2022

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The IRS penalty amounts for non-compliance of the ACA’s Employer Mandate are again increasing in 2022. . Below is a rundown of the new penalty amounts and how the IRS will assess them. . 4980H(a) Penalty. For the 2022 tax year, the 4980H(a) penalty amount is $229.17

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IRS Backlog Expected to Clear By End of 2022

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The IRS has made significant progress in the historic backlog it’s still facing, but it still has a long way to go. Chief IRS Commissioner Charles Rettig anticipates clearing the backlog by the end of this year.

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ACA PCORI Fees Increasing in 2022

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Earlier this month the IRS issued a notice indicating that the fees associated with Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) are increasing this year. For plans that end on or after October 1, 2021, and before October 1, 2022, the PCORI rate per covered individual is $2.79.

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ACA Signups for Open Enrollment Hit Record Highs

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Open enrollment for the 2022 plan year ends later this week but ACA signups are already hitting record new highs. Kaiser Health News cites a record-breaking 13.6 million Americans already signed up for 2022 coverage through an ACA marketplace exchange. The closest number of total signups was 12.7

Remote Patient Monitoring Powered by AI Leads to Improved Health Metrics for Senior Patients

Remote Patient Monitoring provides measurable improvements in patient health outcomes across treated conditions, including hypertension, obesity, and diabetes. These quantitative patient outcomes provide credible data on patient progression and practitioner performance.

1095-C Codes for the 2021 Tax Year

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It’s 2022 and time to begin preparing the annual 1095-C filings with the IRS and select state governments. Are you ready? If you need a refresher on the different 1095-C coding options for this year, we’ve got you covered. Below are all of the different coding options for Line 14 of the 1095-C Form.

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Understanding ACA Affordability for 2023 Tax Year

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Since ACA reporting was first required by employers in 2015, the affordability component under the Employer Mandate was established each year by indexing the standard of 9.5%. This has always…. The post Understanding ACA Affordability for 2023 Tax Year first appeared on The ACA Times.

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Remember, No Good Faith Transition Relief This Year

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With the New Year just a few short weeks out, employers should remember that 2020 was the final year for Good Faith Transition Relief. That means filing late or inaccurate ACA information this year could cost you an IRS penalty — no exceptions.

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2022 ACA Deadlines To Avoid IRS Penalties

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Employers preparing for a smooth 2021 filing season should keep in mind the important ACA deadlines to avoid IRS penalties. Every year, Applicable Large Employers (ALES) must file and furnish their ACA information to the IRS as required by the ACA’s Employer Mandate.

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Burnout, Tele-Health, and Accessibility: How to Manage the Expectation of a 24-Hour Workday

Speaker: Keith Carlson — BSN, RN, NC-BC, Host of The Nurse Keith Podcast

Learn how the healthcare industry can promote compassionate care and reduce burnout in a variety of ways.

How Build Back Back Better Would Reshape U.S. Healthcare

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With the Infrastructure Bill now officially signed into law, Congress will now shift its focus onto the $1.75 trillion Build Back Better proposal. In its current version, the plan could reshape U.S. healthcare and the ACA.

Have a Handle on ACA Compliance? Let ACA Vitals Decide

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ACA reporting is heading into its seventh year, yet, many organizations still face significant obstacles to meeting the requirements of the ACA’s Employer Mandate.

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ACA Looks Strong Heading into 2022 Open Enrollment

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The ACA is receiving some of the highest approval ratings since it was first signed into law in 2010. According to a June poll from the Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF) , 53% of American adults are in favor of the ACA and only 35% find the law unfavorable.

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IRS Issues Draft 2022 ACA Forms 1094-C and 1095-C

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Earlier this month the IRS issued draft ACA Forms 1094-C and 1095-C for the 2022 tax year. For the first time in years, there do not seem to be any…. The post IRS Issues Draft 2022 ACA Forms 1094-C and 1095-C first appeared on The ACA Times.

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Innovative Ways to Improve Your Patients’ Digital Experience

Speaker: Prof. Dina Ziadlou, Ph.D., Professor at School of Health Science at Colorado Technical University, USA, Executive Board Member & Chair of Digital Transformation Leadership at International Society for Telemedicine and e-Health, Switzerland

As our healthcare ecosystem is a patient-centric system toward achieving quality care domains, it is essential to reshape our client empowerment and engagement strategies based on digital transformation to maximize the effectiveness of healthcare outcomes.

IRS Releases Further Guidance on COBRA Continuation Coverage

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The IRS recently issued a notice that further clarifies the usage of Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA) coverage as amended via the American Rescue Plan (ARP).

IRS Requesting More Detail in ACA Audits

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As we’ve previously noted, IRS enforcement of the ACA’s Employer Mandate is ramping up. Most recently, the agency has begun requesting more detailed information from employers being audited for suspected…. The post IRS Requesting More Detail in ACA Audits first appeared on The ACA Times.

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Health Carriers Are Benefiting From The ACA

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Several health carriers are experiencing growth because of the recent Affordable Care Act advancements. Most notably is CVS Health Corp. and its affiliated health insurance business, Aetna.

IRS Now Issuing Letter 5699 For 2020 Tax Year

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Now that we’ve cleared the 2022 halfway mark, it appears the IRS is on track to hit its goal of clearing the historic backlog by the end of the year.…. The post IRS Now Issuing Letter 5699 For 2020 Tax Year first appeared on The ACA Times.

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Playbook: Critical & Time-Sensitive Pharmaceutical Cold Chain Shipments Best Practices

In this playbook, we look at the role accurate, real-time data plays in extending your visibility, best practices for increasing your visibility.

CMS Proposed Rule to Provide Greater Access to ACA Coverage

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The Biden administration is yet again making strides to bolster the Affordable Care Act. This time, it’s through a proposed rule that aims to strengthen the ACA’s federal and state health exchanges.

IRS Affordability Safe Harbors Help Avoid ACA Penalties

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4 minute read: How exactly do employers prove to the IRS that the healthcare plans they are offering to their workforce are affordable under the Affordable Care Act ?

ACA PCORI Fees Due End of The Month

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The annual Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) fees are due July 31, 2022 , this year. . Employers and insurers offering self-funded health insurance plans should submit the fees ahead of the deadline as it falls on a Sunday this year.

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Get to Know the ACA’s Rule of Parity

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3 minute read. Without the proper tools or subject matter expertise, tackling the responsibilities of the Affordable Care Act’s Employer Mandate on your own can be overwhelming. .

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How Real-Time Tracking of Shipments Supports the Distribution of Pharmaceuticals

This guide explores critical concepts that supply chain professionals need to know when it comes to tracking and analyzing cold chain shipments.