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FDA unveils proposed graphic warnings
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • November 10 2010

The New York Times and several other media outlets reported earlier this month that the FDA is proposing new graphic warnings for cigarette packages and advertisements


Defense verdict for Merck in first FOSAMAX state court trial
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • February 16 2011

A New Jersey state court jury recently found in favor of Merck & Co., Inc. rejecting the claims of a woman who alleged that her dental and jaw related problems were caused by the osteoporosis drug FOSAMAX


Unprecedented federal agency cooperation yields proposal to exempt Accountable Care Organizations from per se antitrust scrutiny
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • April 5 2011

On March 31, 2011, CMS announced its proposed regulations for how health care providers can qualify to participate in the "Shared Savings Program" ("SSP") as "Accountable Care Organizations" ("ACOs"


IRS issues guidance on the participation of tax-exempt organizations in the Medicare Shared Savings Program through accountable care organizations
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • April 7 2011

On March 31, 2011, the Internal Revenue Service ("IRS") issued Notice 2011-20, which considers the federal income tax implications to exempt hospitals and other health care organizations participating in the Medicare Shared Savings Program ("MSSP") through an accountable care organization ("ACO"


FTCDOJ seek public comment on ACO antitrust policy statement
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • April 6 2011

On March 31, 2011, the Federal Trade Commission and the Antitrust Division of the Justice Department (the Antitrust Agencies) jointly released a proposed Statement of Antitrust Enforcement Policy Regarding Accountable Care Organizations Participating in the Medicare Shared Savings Program (the proposed Antitrust Policy Statement), which is designed to ensure that Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) can implement provisions of the recent health reform act without raising competition concerns


Rhode Island imposes readability standards for health insurance policies
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • June 21 2010

Effective August 31, 2010, the Rhode Island Office of the Health Insurance Commissioner ("OHIC") will impose a readability requirement for all health insurance policies to be readable at the eighth grade level measured by the Flesch-Kincade formula


Recent Courts of Appeal activities may accelerate Supreme Court review of health care reform
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • February 17 2011

Recently expedited activities in the Fourth and Sixth Circuit Courts of Appeal may accelerate U.S. Supreme Court judicial review of the constitutionality of the “individual insurance mandate” of The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (“PPACA”


Healthcare news from Capitol Hill and the Department of Health and Human Services August 30, 2010
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • August 30 2010

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced on August 18 that states have until September 24 to request an extension of the enhanced Federal Medical Assistance Percentage (FMAP) - the federal government's share of Medicaid funding


IRS issues proposed regulations on the employer penalty under the Affordable Care Act
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • January 22 2013

Just in time for the New Year, the Internal Revenue Service released its much anticipated proposed regulations on the employer shared responsibility


Proposed bill would eliminate Stark Law exception for some services; Oregon exchange won’t be completely ready by deadline; “Doc Fix” bill advances in house
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • August 13 2013

The "Promoting Integrity in Medicare Act of 2013," introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives on August 1, would eliminate one of the Stark