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May 05 - 07 2014, 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM

2014 ASA Legislative Conference

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FDA MEDWATCH ALERTS

April 21, 2014

Lidocaine HCI Injection, USP, by Hospira: Recall - Visible Particulates

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Lidocaine HCI Injection USP by Hospira Recall Visible Particulates

April 18, 2014

Propofol Injectable Emulsion, USP by Hospira: Recall - Visible Particulates

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Propofol Injectable Emulsion USP by Hospira Recall Visible Particulates

April 18, 2014

FDA MedWatch - ARKON Anesthesia Delivery System with Version 2.0 Software by Spacelabs Healthcare: Class I Recall

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FDA MedWatch Class I Recall 4 18 14

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HHS Releases Proposed Rules on Health Insurance Market Reforms, Essential Health Benefits and Employee Wellness Programs

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

On November 20, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released three major rules regarding insurance market reforms, essential health benefits and employee wellness programs.  The proposed rules stem from provisions enacted in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA).

1. The proposed rule on health insurance market reforms touched on the key issues of guaranteed availability, guaranteed renewability, risk pools and catastrophic plans.  These issues included prohibitions against discrimination for pre-existing or chronic conditions while permitting certain premium variances based on age, tobacco use, family size and geography. Review the HHS fact sheet on this proposed rule. Review the proposed rule.

2. The second proposed rule details health insurance standards of coverage for essential health benefits, guidelines for the determination of actuarial value for benefits, and an application process for accreditation of health plans as well as a timeline for when health plans must be accredited.  The rule also included a one month extension of the deadline for states to select an essential health benefits package. Review the HHS fact sheet on this proposed ruleReview the proposed rule

3. The third proposed rule centered on the implementation and expansion of employee wellness programs.  Review the HHS fact sheet on this proposed ruleReview the proposed rule

ASA will be closely reviewing these rules.

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