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ERISA litigation: an update from the ALI-ABA conference on financial and insurance litigation
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • July 21 2010

ERISA litigation, once considered a dull backwater of the law, has been gaining increased interest and attention in recent years: the result of an aging population and an increasingly sophisticated and aggressive plaintiffs' bar


"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


Supreme Court of Canada considers the meaning of 'accident' under a group policy
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • Canada
  • January 22 2010

In the case of Co-operators Life Insurance v Gibbens, 2009 SCC 59, the insured contracted herpes through unprotected sex and, as a result, developed transverse myelitis, a rare complication of herpes, which left him paralysed from the waist down


Last week in DC: the healthcare reform debate January 25, 2010
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • January 25 2010

Last Tuesday’s stunning Republican victory in Massachusetts left the future of healthcare reform legislation uncertain, at best


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


Last week in DC: the healthcare reform debate March 22, 2010
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • March 22 2010

After another week of fine tuning and vote counting, House leaders released the final text of their healthcare bill on Thursday, in addition to official cost estimates from the Congressional Budget Office (CBO


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


Proposed changes for home health & skilled nursing facilities
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • July 26 2010

On July 16, CMS issued a proposed rule that would amount to a $900 million reduction to home health agencies


HHS releases final ‘meaningful use’ rules
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • July 26 2010

Under the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act of 2009, eligible hospitals and healthcare professionals qualify for Medicare and Medicaid incentive payments when they adopt certified electronic health records (EHR) technology and use it to achieve specified objectives


New research shows vaccine may help mesothelioma victims
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • Netherlands
  • March 10 2010

Research carried out by a team at the Erasmus Medical Centre in the Netherlands on ten people with malignant mesothelioma has shown that a vaccine may aid victims of the disease