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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


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


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


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


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the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) Office of Federal Contractor Compliance Programs (OFCCP) announced that it has rescinded Policy Directive 293, which provided guidance for determining whether a health care provider or insurer falls within the OFCCP’s jurisdiction as a federal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


Health care reform update - July 18, 2011
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • July 18 2011

On July 13th Secretary Sebelius testified during a hearing before the Energy & Commerce Subcommittee on Health that President Obama was consulting with potential nominees to the Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB


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


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


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