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Some large insurers stop offering children's policies

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 24 2010

Aetna, Anthem Blue Cross, Cigna, Humana, WellPoint, and the Golden Rule subsidiary of UnitedHealth are among the companies that have decided to stop selling child-only policies rather than comply with the new Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) requirement that they cover children with pre-existing conditions effective September 23, 2010

Healthcare news from Capitol Hill and the Department of Health and Human Services - January 24, 2011

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • January 24 2011

On January 7, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released a proposed rule to establish a value-based purchasing (VBP) program to reward hospitals for providing safe, high-quality care

Federal Court calls "individual mandate" unconstitutional

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • December 16 2010

A Federal Court in Virginia ruled on December 13 that the provision of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act requiring most Americans to carry insurance or pay a fine is unconstitutional

NAIC adopts model regulation for final medical loss ratios

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • November 4 2010

On October 21, 2010, the Executive and Plenary committees of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners ("NAIC") voted to adopt a model regulation containing the definitions and methodologies for calculating medical loss ratios as stipulated under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act ("PPACA"

Federal government issues final medical loss ratio regulations

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • November 24 2010

On November 22, 2010, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued final regulations on the medical loss ratio requirements provided for in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA

Congressional research unveils missed reform deadlines

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 12 2010

Also in early October, the non-partisan research arm of Congress - the Congressional Research Service (CRS) - released a memorandum stating that HHS did not meet seven of 22 recent deadlines regarding the implementation of the new healthcare reform law

Judge allows healthcare reform challenge to move forward

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 25 2010

On October 14, a federal judge declined to dismiss two of the six claims in a healthcare reform lawsuit filed by 20 states

Additional grants announced for primary & preventative care

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • November 8 2010

Also in the last week of October, HHS announced the availability of grants for health information centers and community health centers

Healthcare law faces legal challenges

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • December 20 2010

On December 13, U.S. District Court Judge Henry E. Hudson struck down a key component of the new healthcare reform law (Public Laws 111-148 and 111-152) the individual mandate that all Americans have health insurance coverage

Medicare physician payment debate awaits in lame duck session

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 12 2010

Earlier this year, Congress enacted a short-term fix to ensure that physicians did not see drastic reductions in their Medicare reimbursements - an issue that has been plaguing lawmakers and physicians alike for years, due to a payment formula that has routinely scheduled reimbursement reductions