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‘Free’ Contraception Means ‘Free,’ White House Tells Insurers

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Free means free. The Obama administration said Monday that health plans must offer for free at least one of every type of prescription birth control — clarifying regulations that left some insurers misinterpreting the Affordable Care Act’s contraceptive mandate. “Today’s guidance seeks to eliminate any ambiguity,” the Health and Human Services ...

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Physicians Beware: CMS May Deny or Revoke Medicare Provider Privileges

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By Victoria H. Johnson and Edward J. Cyran On February 3, 2015, the authority of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to deny Medicare enrollment and revoke Medicare billing privileges of providers and suppliers significantly expanded.  All physicians, and especially solo practitioners and physicians in group practices, should ...

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