Health care reform has been an issue across the political spectrum dating back to the early 1900s; Presidents from both parties have led the charge to enact reforms reshaping health care delivery and payment systems, none arguably more so than the passage of President Obama’s Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (the “ACA”). Seven years later, the balance of power has drastically shifted to the Republican party, which now controls the Presidency and both chambers of Congress. Now the ACA faces an uncertain future.
Republican legislators who voted more than 60 times to repeal the ACA now find themselves with the opportunity to do precisely that. However, the practical realities of repealing a law that has created a benefit structure for over 20 million citizens is proving difficult when there is a decent chance it might actually occur. While the future of the repeal effort is in flux, there are significant shifts in governing priorities and philosophies that will shape any changes to the ACA.
Douglas Grimm and Hillary Stemple of Arent Fox will review the history of health care reform in the U.S., the legislative and policy goals of the ACA, the various plans to replace or amend the ACA, and the provisions of the ACA that are likely to remain in effect—regardless of whether a portion of the law is repealed.
Douglas Grimm is a health care regulatory partner at Arent Fox who previously served as a former Chief Operating Officer of multiple acute-care hospitals throughout the United States.
Douglas focuses his practice on the representation of hospitals and health care systems with an emphasis on regulatory counseling in the areas of compliance planning, government investigations, health information privacy and security, reimbursement issues, health information technology, peer review/medical staff and certificates of need, development of new service lines, licensure and provider enrollment, and insurance issues.
Hillary Stemple is an associate in Arent Fox’s Health Care group where she represents health care providers, including hospitals and health care systems, long term care facilities, and hospice and home care agencies.
Hillary regularly advises clients on compliance with health care fraud and abuse laws, with an emphasis on the Stark law and anti-kickback statute. She also counsels clients on internal and external investigations, particularly investigations related to the False Claims Act, as well as on reimbursement issues, licensing requirements, and other compliance matters.
I am the Director of Policy for a Medicaid funded homecare program here in NYC. This presentation was informative and consistent with my professional experience. Well done!
This presentation was interesting and lucid.
Very substantive - thank you!
Really great look at history and present course of health care legislation.
This is my second course and I have been impressed with both the presenters and the content...I have actually learned quite a bit...I have also praised your service to our Office of Professional Development. Thank you, Laura Mitchell
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