Pre-Existing Conditions

SNFs could see 50% payment reduction for Pre-Existing Condition Insurance Plan claims

SNFs could see 50% payment reduction for Pre-Existing Condition Insurance Plan claims

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The federal government's Pre-Existing Condition Insurance Plan will reduce its payments to skilled nursing facilities by 50% as of June 15, according to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. The PCIP program received a budget of $5 billion in ACA funding, and CMS fears it will run out of money prior to 2014 given the current rate of pay-outs.

ACA proposed rules announced on pre-existing conditions, wellness programs

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Government officials moved forward with Affordable Care Act provisions Tuesday that include banning health insurance companies from discriminating based on pre-existing conditions, outlining standards for coverage, and promoting employee wellness programs.

NFL union rejects long-term care proposal for players

The National Football League Players Association, the union representing NFL players, rejected a proposal for long-term care insurance because the policy's pre-existing conditions clause would exclude too many players.

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