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Review of issues for 2013

The following is a summary of some of the key issues Congress and the Administration will be debating in 2013. Please contact us with any questions. We are happy to provide further analysis as well as insight into other areas of interest. Agriculture: Tom Vilsack is expected to stay on as Secretary of Agriculture. The

Going Over the Overpayment Cliff

Buried in the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 (“ATRA”), the fiscal cliff legislation President Obama signed into law on January 2, 2013, is a seven-line provision amending the Social Security Act by extending the so-called “statute of limitations” for recovering Medicare overpayments. ATRA Section 638 appears to implement HHS-OIG’s May 2012 recommendation to CMS

Update on “Fiscal Cliff” Talks

President Obama and congressional Republican leaders continue to negotiate in an effort to pass legislation by year-end that would defer the “fiscal cliff” of higher tax rates and spending cuts scheduled to occur beginning January 1, 2013. To date, these negotiations have produced little if any progress.  President Barack Obama remains insistent that any deal