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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


Navigating the maze of medical cannabis - uncertainty and the challenge of obtaining banking and insurance services for marijuana-related businesses
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • January 13 2015

The current and two immediate past presidents have smoked it. As one leading expert commented during a congressional hearing, perhaps "marijuana is a


BCBS of MI antitrust case dropped
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • April 2 2013

On March 25, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and the State of Michigan agreed to dismiss an antitrust case against Blue Cross Blue Shield of


HHS releases new exchange application forms
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • May 7 2013

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has released revised, more user-friendly application forms for use by consumers who apply for


Supreme Court decision affirms Affordable Care Act requirements
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • September 7 2012

In perhaps the most widely anticipated Supreme Court decision since Bush v. Gore in 2000, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) was upheld on June 28 in a narrow 5 to 4 decision


Federal government to operate exchanges in 26 states
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • February 25 2013

February 15 was the deadline for each state to elect whether to operate its own health insurance exchange (or "marketplace," the term that the


Kentucky introduces a bill allowing policyholders to use life settlement proceeds to pay for Medicaid-covered long-term care
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • February 14 2013

On February 11, 2013, Kentucky Representative Robert R. Damron (D) introduced House Bill 314 (the "Bill") which, among other things, allows owners of


Long term care insurance: policy provisions in dispute
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • January 31 2014

Long term care ("LTC") insurance has been and will continue to be a focus of attention for the plaintiffs' bar and state and federal regulators. LTC


CMS proposed cuts to Medicare Advantage plans
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • February 26 2014

On February 21, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released a proposal to decrease payments to Medicare Advantage plans by 3.6 percent


Administration proposes regulatory fix; house passes the “Keep Your Health Plan Act of 2013”
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • November 19 2013

Last week, following outrage over the cancellation of insurance plans that do not meet the minimum requirements set forth under the Affordable Care