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Eleventh Circuit strikes the ACA's individual mandate as unconstitutional, setting up a circuit split and making Supreme Court review more likely

  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 23 2011

In a 2-1 decision on August 12, 2011, the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals in Atlanta ruled that the individual mandate in the Affordable Care Act is unconstitutional

Medicare and Medicaid Extenders Act: significant changes for health care providers

  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • December 22 2010

The Medicare and Medicaid Extenders Act of 2010 (MMEA) was signed into law on December 15, 2010, sparing hospitals, physicians and other health service providers from numerous significant payment cuts

Pennsylvania federal judge finds the individual mandate unconstitutional and strikes down closely related provisions

  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 14 2011

On September 13, 2011, a federal district court judge in Pennsylvania ruled that the individual mandate under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is unconstitutional and that certain provisions closely linked to the individual mandate must also be struck down

Letter from twenty-one GOP governors emphasizes uncertainty of ACA's future while also seeking targeted modifications that would improve ACA

  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • February 8 2011

On February 7, 2011, Republican Governors sent a letter to Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS), Kathleen Sebelius, emphasizing that the future of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is uncertain and suggesting a short of list of "improvements" to ACA

Obama Administration asks Supreme Court to take up health reform case

  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 11 2011

The Obama Administration has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to consider the constitutionality of the individual mandate, a provision in the Affordable Care Act (ACA) that the Administration once referred to as the “linchpin” of the sweeping 2010 health reform law

Eleventh Circuit: individual mandate unconstitutional, but rest of ACA stands

  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 23 2011

The recent high profile decision by the Eleventh Circuit affirmed the opinion by a lower court that the individual mandate under the health reform law is unconstitutional

CMS proposed rule adds new QIO notice requirement

  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • February 8 2011

Under a proposed rule published by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), thousands of Medicare providers and suppliers would have an obligation to provide Medicare beneficiaries with written notice about the right to contact a Quality Improvement Organization to report concerns over quality

Florida federal court rules health reform law unconstitutional; implementation continues; challenges inevitably headed for Supreme Court resolution

  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • February 3 2011

On Monday, January 17, 2011, a U.S. District Court in Florida found the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) to be unconstitutional, virtually assuring that the Supreme Court will resolve the question of PPACA’s constitutionality

Significant health reform ideas: Fiscal Commission Report may impact health policy

  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • December 8 2010

The President's Fiscal Commission Report contains significant recommendations for health care policy that could yet influence policymakers

Home Health Agency 2011 rate update implements key health reform provisions for home and hospice care

  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • December 15 2010

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services' Final 2011 Home Health Agency Prospective Payment System update significantly clarifies the application of the 36-month change of ownership rule for home health agencies and exceptions to that rule