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Healthcare news from Capitol Hill and the Department of Health and Human Services
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • January 10 2011

In late December, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a number of announcements


Federal Court calls "individual mandate" unconstitutional
  • Locke Lord 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


Healthcare law faces legal challenges
  • Locke Lord 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


"High-risk pool" to take heat off health insurers
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • Hong Kong
  • August 11 2010

The Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (the Hong Kong Government) is considering subsidising a separate insurance pool to cover Hong Kong residents at high risk of medical complications (defined as those with medical costs expected to be more than 200 of those of healthy individuals) or those with pre-existing medical conditions (high-risk individuals) who sign up to a proposed voluntary medical scheme (the Scheme) that will be generally open to all Hong Kong residents


NYID implements “prior approval” of health insurance rates
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • November 2 2010

Effective October 1, 2010, the New York Insurance Department (the "Department") has authority to review health insurance rate requests before they go into effect


HHS awards consumer assistance grants
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • October 25 2010

The following day, HHS announced $30 million in grants in conjunction with another portion of Public Law 111-148 - the effort to strengthen consumer assistance programs


Judge allows healthcare reform challenge to move forward
  • Locke Lord 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


CMS administrator touts creation of innovation center
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • October 25 2010

In other healthcare reform news, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Administrator Donald Berwick spent time on October 18 promoting a provision of the healthcare reform law - Public Law 111-148 - that will establish a new Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMI


CMS proposes changes to “36 month rule” for Home Health
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • August 9 2010

In late July, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) published a proposed rule for the Medicare Home Health Prospective Payment System (HH PPS) Rate Update for Calendar Year 2011


Additional grants announced for primary & preventative care
  • Locke Lord 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