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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

OFCCP rescinds medical providers directive
  • Fox Rothschild LLP
  • USA
  • June 29 2012

On April 25, 2012, the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) Office of Federal Contractor Compliance Programs (OFCCP) announced that it has rescinded Policy Directive 293, which provided guidance for determining whether a health care provider or insurer falls within the OFCCP’s jurisdiction as a federal contractor or subcontractor

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

Efforts to stop health insurance fraud through the use of contractors under fire
  • Akerman LLP
  • USA
  • August 25 2014

In recent reports, from June 25, 2014 and August 13, 2014, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) highlights the mixed results achieved by the

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

Supreme Court decision upholding Affordable Care Act affirms contracting opportunities in insurance exchanges and Medicaid
  • Wiley Rein LLP
  • USA
  • July 26 2012

In the July 16, 2012 edition of Bloomberg BNA’s Health Care Policy Report, Wiley Rein attorneys Jim Slattery, Kathryn Bucher, Daniel P. Graham and Kate R. McDonald published an article on the implications for health care contractors of the Supreme Court’s decision in Nat’l Fed’n of Indep. Bus. v. Sebelius, No. 11-393, slip op. (U.S. June 28, 2012

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."

Another setback for health insurance exchanges
  • Barnes & Thornburg LLP
  • USA
  • November 19 2012

Controversy erupted when the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services awarded a contract to Quality Software Services Inc. (QSSI) to construct an integral part of the federal health insurance exchange

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

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

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