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- CMS FINALIZES SMALL BUSINESS HEALTH OPTIONS PROGRAM (SHOP) RULE & APPLICATION
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released a Small Business Health Options Program (SHOP) final rule and the application that provides small employers with easy-to-understand access to health insurance options for their employees.
Beginning on October 1, 2013, small employers will be able to choose from a range of coverage options through the SHOP for their employees for coverage, beginning on January 1, 2014. The SHOP will offer a single point of entry for employers and their employees to apply for coverage, and if eligible, the employer may qualify for a tax credit worth up to 50 percent of the employer’s premium contribution.
For the SHOP Rule (CMS-9964-F2), PLEASE CLICK HERE.
For the SHOP Application: PLEASE CLICK HERE.
- VIDEO: HEALTH INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY (Health IT) -- WHAT IT MEANS FOR YOU
Watch this 3 minute video to find out how Health IT—including Electronic Health Records (EHRs) — can help provide a complete and secure picture of your medical records. Learn about the future of Health IT and how you may be able to securely access your family's medical records online, schedule doctor appointments online, review health test results online, and track chronic conditions with your doctor without having to make the trip to the doctor's office.
- VIDEO: UNDERSTANDING HEALTH INFORMATION EXCHANGE IN PENNSYLVANIA
This 5 minute video shows how the Pennsylvania eHealth Partnership Authority was formed and how it is establishing statewide exchange of electronic medical records.