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    Focusing on Data Quality: Key Considerations for Child Welfare Agencies

    The Comprehensive Child Welfare Information System (CCWIS) Final Rule represents the evolution of the earlier Statewide Automated Child Welfare Information System (SACWIS). It also represents a bit of a sea change. Moving the focus from monolithic automated information systems to shared data enables myriad ways for Title IV-E agencies to meet their automation needs, and at the same time, provide important data to the Child Welfare community.

    • 19. July 2018
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    Federal District Court Judge invalidates Kentucky’s work requirement in its approved Medicaid expansion program

    On June 29, 2018, U.S. District Court Judge James Boasberg of the District of Columbia rejected Kentucky’s work requirement imposed as part of the state’s Medicaid expansion program under the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

    • 11. July 2018
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    US District Court holds no private right of action under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)

    On June 15, 2018, the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia ruled that the HIPAA statute does not provide a private cause of action. A patient at a hospital in Washington, District of Columbia, claimed that the medical intake computer station violated HIPAA’s privacy protections. She filed a complaint with the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) and the District of Columbia’s Office of Human Rights, but neither would pursue her claims.

    • 28. June 2018
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    Panel of the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals denies ACA risk corridor payments for two insurers

    On Thursday, June 14, 2018, a three-judge panel of the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals, in a two to one decision, voted against two health insurers in their bid for increased risk corridor payments under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Section 1342 of the ACA established a temporary risk corridors program allowing for sharing in insurers’ gains and losses that resulted from inaccurate rate setting from 2014 through 2016 between the federal government and qualified health plans. 

    • 21. June 2018