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HHS releases "market reform" rule and report
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • February 25 2013

On February 22, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released a final rule to implement several key provisions of the Patient Protection


Final regulations on ACA employer mandate eases compliance for employers in 2015
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • March 13 2014

On February 10, 2014, the Department of the Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service issued final regulations on the employer shared responsibility


New Jersey enacts legislation to protect long term care residents
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • October 23 2013

On October 17, 2013, Gov. Chris Christie signed a bill protecting the rights of elderly residents in continuing care retirement communities. Some of


House Subcommittee approves draft of permanent “doc fix”; CMS imposes temporary moratoria on home health agencies and ambulance suppliers and providers
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • July 30 2013

On July 23, the U.S. House of Representatives' Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee approved draft legislation that would reform Medicare's


Administration delays online enrollment for small businesses; CMS issues four CY2014 final rules
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • December 3 2013

On November 27, 2013, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid (CMS) announced its plan to delay online enrollment in the Small Business Health Options


U.S. House of Representatives passes bill to redefine full-time employee under the Affordable Care Act
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • April 9 2014

Last week, the United States House of Representatives passed a bill that would change the definition of a full-time employee for purposes of the


Employer-sponsored health plans and Sept. 23 HIPAA deadline: time for a tune up?
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • September 27 2013

Self-insured employer health plans, whether administered by the sponsor or by a third party administrator (TPA), need to be in compliance with the


New guidance issued on “fixed indemnity” insurance benefits under Affordable Care Act
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • April 18 2013

When the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (“HIPAA”) was enacted in 1996, it exempted coverage of “excepted benefits” from its


Congress enacts a “SMART” solution to Medicare secondary payer act problems
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • January 11 2013

On December 21, 2012, the United States Senate passed H.R. 1845, the Strengthening Medicare and Repaying Taxpayers ("SMART") Act. The SMART Act was


Supreme Court blocks Georgia hospital merger
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • February 25 2013

On February 19, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the Federal Trade Commission's decision to block a Georgia hospital merger as a violation of federal