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Last week in DC: the healthcare reform debate March 8, 2010
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • March 8 2010

Democrats moved steadily forward last week on their reinvigorated efforts to enact comprehensive healthcare reform, as the White House specified its procedural preferences and Congressional leaders continued to hammer out policy provisions


NAIC adopts model regulation for final medical loss ratios
  • Locke Lord 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"


New government healthcare website unveiled
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • July 2 2010

On July 1, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services unveiled a new website, HealthCare.gov , to provide consumers with information on their rights and benefits under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act


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


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


Lawmakers agree on year-long "doc fix"
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • December 20 2010

Following the enactment of a one-month fix in order to prevent looming Medicare cuts to physicians for the month of December, Congress moved swiftly to clear a longer-term solution


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


OFT to launch market study into private healthcare
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • December 21 2010

On 14 December 2010, the UK's Office of Fair Trading (OFT) announced that it is to undertake a study of competition in the UK private healthcare market


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


Federal government issues final medical loss ratio regulations
  • Locke Lord 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