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Ninth Circuit: automobile insurer did not engage in bad faith by refusing to pre-authorize treatment under PIP coverage
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • February 2 2010

In Sadler v. State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company, No. 08-35859 (9th Cir. Nov. 4, 2009), the insureds sued their insurer for bad faith, among other claims, arising from their insurer’s refusal to pre-authorize surgery under the personal injury protection (“PIP”) provision of the automobile insurance policy


Final GINA regulations published in Federal Register
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • November 24 2010

On November 9, 2010, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (the "EEOC") published final regulations (the "Regulations") implementing the employment provisions (Title II) of the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008 ("GINA"


Healthcare news from Capitol Hill and the Department of Health and Human Services September 13, 2010
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • September 13 2010

In early September, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released a proposed rule that seeks to repeal specific elements of Medicaid prescription drug regulations that were published in 2007


Medicare physician payment debate awaits in lame duck session
  • Locke Lord 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


"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


Massachusetts health insurers sue over rejected rate increases
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • April 6 2010

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts and the Massachusetts Association of Health Plans have sued the Massachusetts Division of Insurance (DOI) after the DOI's decision last week to reject most proposed rate increases for small businesses for the current calendar quarter


Last week in DC: the healthcare reform debate April 6, 2010
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • April 6 2010

As Members of Congress returned home last week to discuss the new healthcare reform law with their constituents, President Obama put the finishing touches on the process by signing a package of healthcare corrections into law


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


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


Last week in DC: the healthcare reform debate March 15, 2010
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • March 15 2010

Healthcare negotiations steadily moved forward last week, as details emerged on a potential timeline for completing action on a final bill in the coming weeks