IRS faces big ACA challenge; Arkansas reauthorizes Medicaid expansion;

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> The Internal Revenue Service will soon enforce 40 different tax provisions attached to the Affordable Care Act at the same time it faces personnel and budget cuts, the Fiscal Times reported. Article

> Despite concerns that a GOP-controlled Legislature would kill reauthorization for Medicaid expansion in Arkansas, it passed that state's House of Representatives easily last week and went to Gov. Asa Hutchinson's desk for signature, the Associated Press reported. Article

> The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has given some 400,000 enrollees in Aetna's Part D plans extra time to switch coverage or make other provisions after the carrier made significant errors in identifying which pharmacies were within its network, Kaiser Health News reported. Article

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> The American Hospital Association urged the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to make major changes to its proposed rule for the Medicare Shared Savings Program and offer participants more rewards and less risk for taking part in the accountable care organization program. Article

Healthcare IT News

> The healthcare industry, which lags behind others when it comes to cybersecurity, now faces what is shaping up to be the largest breach of healthcare data in history. Article

And finally...HIV rate increase linked to Craigslist. Article