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CDC Legislation, Regulations, and Policies Policy

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3 hours agoPublic Health Law Program. The mission of CDC’s Public Health Law Program is to advance the public’s health through law. PHLP has three strategic goals: 1) to improve the understanding and use of law as a public health tool, 2) to develop CDC’s capacity to apply law to achieve health protection goals, and 3) to develop the legal preparedness of the public health system …

Link: https://www.cdc.gov/publichealthgateway/policy/legislation-regulation-policies.html

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Federal Health Legislation National Cancer Institute

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6 hours agoFederal Health Legislation This page provides summaries of legislation proposed in the 117th Congress affecting federal health policy. This page will be updated as relevant legislation is introduced. The bill aims to provide funds for FY2022-FY2026 for grants to help entities establish free registries and requires registries to be

Link: https://www.cancer.gov/about-nci/legislative/current-congress/federal-health

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Laws & Regulations HHS.gov

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2 hours agoFind laws and regulations on civil rights, privacy rights, research, fraud prevention and detection, freedom of information, tribal matters, employment, and more. Complaints & Appeals Find out how to file a complaint or appeal a decision related to health information privacy, civil …

Link: https://www.hhs.gov/regulations/index.html

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FTCA Policies for Free Clinics Bureau of Primary Health Care

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2 hours agoThe Free Clinics FTCA Program Policy Guide is the primary source for information on the Free Clinics FTCA Program. This PIN explains and outlines the policies for the Free Clinics Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA) Program. It includes an explanation of the Program including covered individuals, covered services and activities, and the claims process.

Link: https://bphc.hrsa.gov/ftca/freeclinics/policies.html

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Health Bills GovTrack.us

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9 hours agoHealth has 60 sub-categories that you can use to track a more targeted set of legislation: Aging. Allergies. Allied health services. Alternative treatments. Birth defects. Blood and blood diseases. Cancer. Cardiovascular and respiratory health.

Link: https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/subjects/health/6130

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Law and Health Policy Healthy People 2020

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6 hours agoAdvancing Public Health Through Law and Policy. Law and policy are among the most effective tools to improve health. Many of the greatest public health successes in the United States are the result of legal or policy interventions, such as smoke-free air laws and mandatory seatbelt laws.1 Yet many people may not be aware of the precise impact these interventions and approaches can have on

Link: https://www.healthypeople.gov/2020/law-and-health-policy

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Free Clinics Bureau of Primary Health Care

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9 hours agoThe Federal Tort Claims Act was enacted in 1946, and provides the legal mechanism for compensating people who suffer personal injury due to the alleged negligent or wrongful action of employees of the U.S. government. Free clinics rely on volunteers and other health professionals to provide medical, dental, pharmacy, vision and/or behavioral

Link: https://bphc.hrsa.gov/ftca/freeclinics/index.html

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6 Federal Healthcare Laws & Regulations Shaking Up the

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1. Insurance companies use these two types of utilization review to verify that a patient actually requires the medical care they’re receiving. Concurrent reviews are performed while a patient is still hospitalized, while retrospective reviews take place after treatment is finished and the patient has been discharged. If a reviewer finds that treatment isn’t necessary, the insurance company may “take back payment for a previously paid claim or deny payment on previously provided healthcare services,” says VanFleet. Medical procedures that are uncovered by insurance can be a weighty expense for patients, so healthcare workers need to keep these reviews in mind when providing care.

Link: https://www.rasmussen.edu/degrees/health-sciences/blog/federal-healthcare-laws/

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Legislative Chronology National Institutes of Health (NIH)

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5 hours agoOctober 19, 1998—The Federal Employees Health Care Protection Act of 1998 contained a provision to raise the cap from $20,000 to $30,000 for the Physician's Comparability Allowance (PCA). The PCA is subject to "applicable limitations," …

Link: https://www.nih.gov/about-nih/what-we-do/nih-almanac/legislative-chronology

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Legislative Search Results Congress.gov Library of

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6 hours ago2. H.R.5266 — 117th Congress (2021-2022) To establish a research security training requirement for Federal research grant personnel, and for other purposes. Sponsor: Rep. Waltz, Michael [R-FL-6] (Introduced 09/14/2021) Cosponsors: Committees: House - Science, Space, and Technology Latest Action: House - 09/14/2021 Referred to the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology.

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8 Health Care Regulations in United States Regis College

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7 hours agoThe Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) protects America workers by allowing them to carry health insurance policies from job to job. [5] The program also permits workers to apply to a select group of health insurance plans to replace lost coverage and adjust for family changes such as marriages, births and adoptions.

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Link: https://online.regiscollege.edu/blog/8-important-regulations-united-states-health-care/

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Federally Qualified Health Centers Official web site of

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4 hours agoFederally Qualified Health Centers may be Community Health Centers, Migrant Health Centers, Health Care for the Homeless, and Health Centers for Residents of Public Housing. The defining legislation for Federally Qualified Health Centers (under the Consolidated Health Center Program) is Section 1905(l)(2)(B) of the Social Security Act.

Link: https://www.hrsa.gov/opa/eligibility-and-registration/health-centers/fqhc/index.html

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Health Information Privacy Law and Policy HealthIT.gov

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2 hours agoYes. There are some federal and state privacy laws (e.g., 42 CFR Part 2, Title 10) that require health care providers to obtain patients’ written consent before they disclose their health information to other people and organizations, even for treatment. Many of these privacy laws protect information that is related to health conditions

Link: https://www.healthit.gov/topic/health-information-privacy-law-and-policy

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H.R.277 American Health Care Reform Act of 2017 115th

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9 hours agoIndependent medical review panels must review health care lawsuits in which the defendant alleges adherence to clinical practice guidelines. Federal courts have jurisdiction over health care lawsuits. This bill amends the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985 to revise non-security discretionary spending limits.

Link: https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/house-bill/277

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5 Important Regulations In United States Healthcare

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1. HIPAA. Originally enacted to protect health insurance coverage for workers who lost or changed jobs, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 is now most-associated with the privacy of patient healthcare information.
2. The HITECH Act. The Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act was signed into law in February 2009 to promote the “adoption and meaningful use of health information technology,” according to the HHS website.
3. MACRA. The Medicare Access & CHIP (Children’s Health Insurance Program) Reauthorization Act of 2015 addresses payment for doctors as well as cost controls for Medicare Part B.
4. Medical Necessity. Medical necessity is one of the most important aspects of contemporary healthcare administration, even though it has no regulatory definition at the federal level or in most states.
5. Chain of Custody. A “Chain of Custody” form, also known as a CCF or CoC, refers to “a document or paper trail showing seizure, custody, control, transfer, analysis, and disposition of physical and electronic evidence of a human specimen test,” according to the American Alliance Drug Testing website, which details Department of Transportation (DOT) drug testing procedures.

Link: https://online.maryville.edu/blog/5-important-regulations-in-united-states-healthcare/

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Rights & Protections HealthCare.gov

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8 hours agoThe health care law offers rights and protections that make coverage more fair and easy to understand. Some rights and protections apply to plans in the Health Insurance Marketplace® or other individual insurance, some apply to job-based plans, and some apply to all health coverage. The protections outlined below may not apply to grandfathered

Link: https://www.healthcare.gov/health-care-law-protections/rights-and-protections/

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Fraud & Abuse Laws Physician Roadmap Compliance

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5 hours agoThe AKS is a criminal law that prohibits the knowing and willful payment of "remuneration" to induce or reward patient referrals or the generation of business involving any item or service payable by the Federal health care programs (e.g., drugs, supplies, or health care services for …

Link: https://www.oig.hhs.gov/compliance/physician-education/01laws.asp

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Laws and Regulations SAMHSA

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1. H.R. 6, the Substance Use-Disorder Prevention that Promotes Opioid Recovery and Treatment (SUPPORT) for Patients and Communities Act of 2018, was made law to address the nations opioid overdose epidemic. The legislation includes provisions to strengthen the behavioral health workforce through increasing addiction medicine education; standardize the delivery of addiction medicine; expand access to high-quality, evidence-based care; and cover addiction medicine in a way that facilitates the delivery of coordinated and comprehensive treatment. The Support Act followed the passage of the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (CARA) and the 21st Century Cures Act in the previous Congress.

Link: https://www.samhsa.gov/about-us/who-we-are/laws-regulations

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Patient Inducements: Gifts, Discounts, Waiving CoPays

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1. Item or Service Does Not Induce Referrals or Influence the Receipt of Care. The AKS and CMPL are not violated so long as there is no improper intent or knowledge that the free item or service would induce referrals for or receipt of items or services payable by federal healthcare programs.
2. Item or Service of Nominal Value. The OIG has interpreted the CMPL to allow items or services of “nominal value,” which the OIG interprets as no more than $15 per item or $75 in the aggregate per patient per year.
3. Demonstrated Financial Need. As a general rule, the AKS and CMPL do not prohibit a provider from discounting or otherwise offering free items or services to patients who cannot afford to pay their bills.
4. Waivers of Co-Payments or Cost Sharing Amounts. The CMPL expressly defines “remuneration” to include “the waiver of copayment, coinsurance and deductible amounts (or any part thereof)”, but it excepts.
5. Preventive Care Items or Services. The CMPL regulations define “remuneration” to also exclude: Incentives given to individuals to promote the delivery of preventive care services where the delivery of such services is not tied (directly or indirectly) to the provision of other services reimbursed in whole or in part by Medicare or an applicable State health care program.
6. Items or Services Promote Access to Care. The CMPL regulations also define “remuneration” to exclude: Items or services that improve a beneficiary’s ability to obtain items and services payable by Medicare or Medicaid, and pose a low risk of harm to Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries and the Medicare and Medicaid programs by–
7. Not Tied to Other Care. Based on the OIG commentary discussed above, there may be relatively minimal risk even if the hospital cannot fit within one of the foregoing regulatory exceptions so long as the provider’s program promotes healthcare while minimizing the risk of fraud and abuse.

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Important Laws and Regulations in Health Informatics

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6 hours agoThe Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) of 1996 was enacted to allow for continuance of health insurance coverage in situations involving job changes or loss. Major provisions of this law were enacted to formulate and regulate federal guidelines and standards pertaining to electronic healthcare.

Link: https://www.usfhealthonline.com/resources/healthcare/important-laws-and-regulations-in-health-informatics/

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3 Ways a New Federal Law Could Change U.S. Hospitals

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2 hours agoThe new federal No Surprises Act uses an entirely different definition of what an emergency is. A health tech expert says the new law may lead to insurers and hospitals signing new, reimbursement

Link: https://www.thinkadvisor.com/2021/08/03/3-ways-a-new-federal-law-could-change-u-s-hospitals/

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CDC Vaccination Laws Publications by Topic Public

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4 hours agoThe Public Health Law Program provides selected resources for public health practitioners and their legal counsel on state vaccination laws. State Healthcare Worker and Patient Vaccination Laws Healthcare facilities across the country are increasingly requiring healthcare workers to be vaccinated for certain diseases in an effort to reduce

Link: https://www.cdc.gov/phlp/publications/topic/vaccinationlaws.html

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Federal Register of Legislation

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1 hours agoThe Federal Register of Legislation (the Legislation Register) is the authorised whole-of-government website for Commonwealth legislation and related documents. It contains the full text and details of the lifecycle of individual laws and the relationships between them. The Legislation Register is managed by the Office of Parliamentary Counsel

Link: https://www.legislation.gov.au/

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Federal Policy Guidance Medicaid.gov

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9 hours agoTemporary increases to FMAP under sections 9811, 9814, 9815, and 9821 of the ARP. Date: 08/30/2021. Topics: Financing & Reimbursement. Medicaid Expansion. Tribal/Indian Health Services. Benefits. Type: State Health Official Letter.

Link: https://www.medicaid.gov/federal-policy-guidance/index.html

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Healthcare Compliance Office of Inspector General U.S

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1 hours agoTo help healthcare providers such as hospitals and physicians comply with relevant Federal health care laws and regulations, OIG creates compliance resources, which are often tailored to particular providers. OIG's compliance documents include special fraud alerts, advisory bulletins, podcasts, videos, brochures, and papers providing guidance

Link: https://oig.hhs.gov/compliance/

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COVID19: State and federal efforts to health insurance

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6 hours agoThe Families First Coronavirus Response Act (H.R.6201), signed into law on March 17, requires nearly all health plans – including Medicare and Medicaid – to pay for COVID-19 testing, including the lab fees and the fees associated with the doctor’s office, urgent care clinic, or emergency room where the test is administered.

Link: https://www.healthinsurance.org/obamacare/state-and-federal-efforts-to-improve-access-to-covid-19-testing-treatment/

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Understanding Health Insurance Changes for 2021

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7 hours agoThe American Rescue Plan has made several important changes to 2021 health insurance subsidies: The income cap (normally 400% of the poverty level) for subsidy eligibility has been eliminated for 2021 and 2022. People with income above 400% of the poverty level can qualify for a premium subsidy if the cost of the benchmark plan would otherwise

Link: https://www.verywellhealth.com/health-insurance-changes-facts-before-enrollment-4151694

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Get 2021 health coverage. Health Insurance Marketplace

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7 hours agoOfficial site of Affordable Care Act. Enroll now for 2021 coverage. See health coverage choices, ways to save today, how law affects you.

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Your Medical Records HHS.gov

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8 hours agoThe health care provider or health plan must respond to your request. If it created the information, it must amend inaccurate or incomplete information. If the provider or plan does not agree to your request, you have the right to submit a statement of disagreement that the provider or …

Link: https://www.hhs.gov/hipaa/for-individuals/medical-records/index.html

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Health Innovations State Law Database

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9 hours agoThe Health Innovations Database tracks legislation from 2015-2021 aiming to make the U.S. health system more efficient and effective. Policy topics include private insurance, health system cost containment, Medicaid and telehealth.

Link: https://www.ncsl.org/research/health/health-innovations-database.aspx

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Women's Health and Cancer Rights Act (WHCRA) CMS

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4 hours agoThe Women's Health and Cancer Rights Act of 1998 (WHCRA) is a federal law that provides protections to patients who choose to have breast reconstruction in connection with a mastectomy.If WHCRA applies to you and you are receiving benefits in connection with a mastectomy and you elect breast reconstruction, coverage must be provided for:

Link: https://www.cms.gov/CCIIO/Programs-and-Initiatives/Other-Insurance-Protections/whcra_factsheet

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Women’s Preventive Services Guidelines Official web site

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9 hours agoAffordable Care Act Expands Prevention Coverage for Women’s Health and Well-Being. The Affordable Care Act – the health insurance reform legislation passed by Congress and signed into law by President Obama on March 23, 2010 – helps make prevention affordable and accessible for all Americans by requiring health plans to cover preventive

Link: https://www.hrsa.gov/womens-guidelines/index.html

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Medicare USAGov

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9 hours agoMedicare is the federal health insurance program for people: Age 65 or older. Under 65 with certain disabilities. Any age with end-stage renal disease (permanent kidney failure requiring dialysis or a kidney transplant). Medicare has four parts: Part A is hospital insurance. Part B is medical insurance. Part C Medicare Advantage Plans are a

Link: https://www.usa.gov/medicare/

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Health Care Law & HIPAA Law National Law Review

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(708) 357-3317Just NowThe National Law Review - National Law Forum LLC 4700 Gilbert Ave. Suite 47 #230 Western Springs, IL 60558 Telephone (708) 357-3317 or toll free (877) 357-3317. If you would ike to contact us via

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Federal Laws and Regulations SAMHSA

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12.29.2351 hours ago

1. The Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA)is perhaps the most important federal civil rights legislation that affects employers when developing and implementing drug-free workplace policies. It prohibits all U.S. employers with more than 15 employees from discriminating against qualified job applicants and employees because of a physical disability. The ADA does not, in any way, prohibit employers from having a drug-free workplace policy, nor does it provide any special protection to individuals who are currently using illegal drugs. However, it does make it illegal for employers to discriminate against recovering alcoholics and drug users who have already sought treatment for their addiction. Under the terms of the ADA: 1. Employers cannot fire, refuse to hire, or refuse to promote someone simply because she or he has a history of substance use. 2. Employers also cannot fire, refuse to hire, or refuse to promote employees merely because they are enrolled in a drug or alcohol rehabil...

Link: https://www.samhsa.gov/workplace/legal/federal-laws

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Legal Cases and State Legislative Actions Related to the ACA

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12.29.2352 hours ago

1. Eighteen states—along with two individuals—argued before the U.S. Supreme Court that, because federal lawmakers reduced the mandate’s shared responsibility payment to $0 through the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, the individual mandate is unconstitutional. This argument was based on the Supreme Court’s 2012 ruling that the individual mandate was a tax. If the shared responsibility payment is $0, the individual mandate generates no money and therefore cannot be a tax, the challengers argued. The challengers also argued the rest of the health law cannot be “severed” from the individual mandate and therefore the entire ACA is unconstitutional. Twenty-one states, along with the House of Representatives, defended the federal law, arguing that the individual mandate is constitutional—and that it is severable from the rest of the ACA if the Supreme Court were to rule that the mandate is unconstitutional. These states also challenged whether the states and individuals filing the lawsuit had st...

Link: https://www.ncsl.org/research/health/state-laws-and-actions-challenging-ppaca.aspx

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Right to Health Care Pros & Cons ProCon.org

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Just NowA right to health care is a necessary foundation of a just society. The United States already provides free public education, public law enforcement, public road maintenance, and other public services to its citizens to promote a just society that is fair to everyone. Health care should be added to this list.

Link: https://healthcare.procon.org/

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History of health care reform in the United States Wikipedia

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The State Of State Legislation Addressing Health Care

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7 hours agoWhile neither the federal nor state governments have cracked the code yet on the right mix of laws to ensure high-quality, affordable health care, …

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Employment Law in the Health Care Industry: 2019 Year in

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4 hours agoThe law exempts employers obligated to maintain a drug free workplace because of the employer’s status as a federal contractor or its receipt of federal funding or a licensing-related benefit

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Healthcare in Switzerland Wikipedia

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5 hours agoThe healthcare in Switzerland is universal and is regulated by the Swiss Federal Law on Health Insurance.There are no free state-provided health services, but private health insurance is compulsory for all persons residing in Switzerland (within three months of taking up residence or being born in the country).. Health insurance covers the costs of medical treatment and hospitalisation of the

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The laws governing COVID19 test payment and how to

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8 hours agoLoren Adler and Christen Linke Young examine the existing coverage for COVID-19 testing, outline ways to improve access, and propose how to better finance COVID-19 testing in …

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Government Healthcare Pros and Cons ThoughtCo

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2 hours agoGovernment healthcare refers to government funding of healthcare services via direct payments to doctors, hospitals, and other providers. In the U.S. healthcare system, medical professionals are not employed by the government.Instead, they provide medical and health services privately and are reimbursed by the government for these services, in much the same way that …

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Workplace Posters U.S. Department of Labor

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866-487-23652 hours agoFor general questions regarding workplace concerns, please call the Department of Labor National Contact Center’s toll-free help line at 1-866-4-USA-DOL (1-866-487-2365) TTY. Live assistance is available in English and Spanish, Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time.

Link: https://www.dol.gov/general/topics/posters

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Employee Benefits Internal Revenue Service

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12.29.2359 hours ago

1. Fringe benefits are generally included in an employee’s gross income (there are some exceptions). The benefits are subject to income tax withholding and employment taxes. Fringe benefits include cars and flights on aircraft that the employer provides, free or discounted commercial flights, vacations, discounts on property or services, memberships in country clubs or other social clubs, and tickets to entertainment or sporting events. In general, the amount the employer must include is the amount by which the fair market value of the benefits is more than the sum of what the employee paid for it plus any amount that the law excludes. There are other special rules that employers and employees may use to value certain fringe benefits. See Publication 15-B, Employers' Tax Guide to Fringe Benefits, for more information.

Link: https://www.irs.gov/businesses/small-businesses-self-employed/employee-benefits

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The Federal and State Role in Mental Health Mental

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1 hours agoThe Federal Role in Mental Health The federal government works in partnership with the states to address mental health. The federal role in mental health includes regulating systems and providers, protecting the rights of consumers, providing funding for services, and supporting research and innovation. As a major funding source for mental health services, the federal government establishes

Link: https://www.mhanational.org/issues/federal-and-state-role-mental-health

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Women's Health and Cancer Rights Act

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9 hours agoThe Federal law. The Women’s Health and Cancer Rights Act (WHCRA) helps protect many women with breast cancer who choose to have their breasts rebuilt (reconstructed) after a mastectomy. Mastectomy is surgery to remove all or part of the breast. This federal law requires most group insurance plans that cover mastectomies to also cover breast

Link: https://www.cancer.org/treatment/finding-and-paying-for-treatment/understanding-health-insurance/health-insurance-laws/womens-health-and-cancer-rights-act.html

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COVID19 and the Family and Medical Leave Act Questions

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1. Who can take FMLA leave? Employees are eligible to take FMLA leave if they work for a covered employer and: have worked for their employer for at least 12 months;
2. What benefits are available under the FMLA? The FMLA provides eligible employees of covered employers with unpaid, job-protected leave for specified family and medical reasons.
3. Can an employee who is sick with COVID-19, or who is caring for a family member who is sick with COVID-19, take FMLA leave? An employee who works for a covered employer, is eligible for FMLA, and is sick, or is caring for a family member who is sick, with COVID-19 may be entitled to leave under the FMLA under certain circumstances.
4. Can an employee stay home under FMLA leave to avoid getting COVID-19? No. The FMLA protects eligible employees who are incapacitated by a serious health condition, as may be the case with COVID-19 in some instances, or who are needed to care for covered family members who are incapacitated by a serious health condition.
5. I was not paid for COVID-19 related leave in 2020. Do I still have rights under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA)? Yes. The Wage and Hour Division (WHD) will enforce the FFCRA for leave taken or requested during the effective period of April 1, 2020, through December 31, 2020, for complaints made within the statute of limitations.
6. Can parents or other care givers take time off from work to care for a child whose school is closed or whose care provider is no longer available due to COVID-19 reasons?
7. Is an employer required by law to provide paid sick leave to employees who are unable to work because they have COVID-19, have been exposed to a family member with COVID-19, or are caring for a family member with COVID-19?
8. May an employer require an employee who is out sick with COVID-19 to provide a doctor’s note, submit to a medical exam, or remain symptom-free for a specified amount of time before returning to work?
9. May my employer require me to submit a doctor’s note to use FMLA leave if I am sick and unable to work because of COVID-19? Yes, a doctor’s note may be required in order to take FMLA leave.
10. Are there protections that apply if an employer temporarily closes his or her place of business because of a pandemic and chooses to lay off some but not all employees?

Link: https://www.dol.gov/agencies/whd/fmla/pandemic

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Are there any state laws for health care?

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What was the first federal health care law?

Passed by the Fifth U.S. Congress, the legislation authorized the deduction of 20 cents per month from a seamen’s wages to fund medical care for fellow sailors who were sick or injured. It was the first bit of public health legislation made at the federal level in the United States.

What are the health regulations in the United States?

With Congressional oversight, United States health agencies develop laws designed to protect public well-being. The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) oversees the general health issues and concerns of all American citizens, spearheading initiatives that improve public health and further medical research.

What is the American Health Care Reform Act?

This bill amends the Public Health Service Act to require the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to provide grants to states for high risk health insurance pools. Individual health insurance coverage is governed by the laws of a state designated by the health insurance issuer.

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