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Government contractor qualifies for Texas’s sale-for-resale exemption
  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • USA
  • June 27 2011

A recent decision by the Texas Court of Appeals, Combs v. Health Care Services Corporation, 2011 WL 1005419 (Tex. App. Mar. 16, 2011), clarified Texas’s sale-for-resale exemption to the state’s sales and use tax and held that a government contractor was entitled to a sales tax refund under the exemption


Excellus is latest in line of BCBS insurers experiencing cyberattack
  • Cooley LLP
  • USA
  • September 18 2015

Excellus, a BlueCross BlueShield (BCBS) provider servicing upstate New York, announced last week that it was the latest in a string of BCBS providers


FCA watch August 2014
  • Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP
  • USA
  • August 5 2014

In United States ex rel. Shea v. Cellco Partnership, No. 12-7133, 2014 WL 1394687 (D.C. Cir. Apr. 11, 2014), the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals


House and Senate overrule OFCCP on TRICARE subcontractors
  • Littler Mendelson PC
  • USA
  • December 21 2011

TRICARE is the federal government’s healthcare program for active duty and retired military members and their families


Two major health care companies pay $137.5 million and $3.8 million, respectively, to settle violations against the False Claims Act
  • Bricker & Eckler LLP
  • USA
  • June 8 2012

Recently, the U.S. Department of Justice announced that Florida-based WellCare Health Plans and Georgia-based Radiotherapy Clinics of Georgia LLC have paid $137.5 million and $3.8 million, respectively, to settle charges that they violated the False Claims Act


Health care reform update - August 20, 2012
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • August 20 2012

On August 13th the Government Accountability Office (GAO) released a study analyzing the potential effects of the ACA on employer-sponsored coverage


New Medicare reporting requirements for self-insured contractors to kick in: many questions remain unanswered
  • Wiley Rein LLP
  • USA
  • October 9 2009

Government contractors that are self-insured against third-party liabilities and may pay claims submitted by Medicare-eligible individuals that arise from bodily injury must register with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and then comply with Medicare reporting requirements that kick in early next year


TRICARE incentive prohibition regulations published
  • Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren SC
  • USA
  • May 26 2010

On April 9, 2010, the Department of Defense issued final regulations on the TRICARE incentive prohibition, which was enacted in 2007 to prevent employers from shifting costs to the TRICARE program by offering TRICARE beneficiaries (essentially military retirees and their family members) an alternative to enrollment in a group health plan that would be primary to TRICARE


Down the rabbit hole again: OFCCP continues to expand jurisdictional thresholds for health care providers and insurers
  • Ogletree Deakins
  • USA
  • January 24 2011

Despite ongoing litigation with health care providers and insurers, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) recently issued an extensive administrative directive to provide "comprehensive guidance for assessing when health care providers and insurers are federal contractors or subcontractors."


Gao listing of federal aca implementation contract awards
  • Reed Smith LLP
  • USA
  • July 29 2011

The GAO has released a compilation of contracts awarded and consultants retained by federal departments and agencies to assist in implementing the ACA