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Medicare and Medicaid Extenders Act: significant changes for health care providers
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • USA
  • December 22 2010

The Medicare and Medicaid Extenders Act of 2010 (MMEA) was signed into law on December 15, 2010, sparing hospitals, physicians and other health service providers from numerous significant payment cuts


CMS proposes rule to pay hospitals for delivering quality care to inpatients
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • USA
  • January 13 2011

Today, January 13, 2011, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) published a proposed rule that would reward hospitals for providing safe and high quality patient care


GOP introduces bill to repeal health reform; Cabinet letter to Congress supports health care law; CBO estimates cost of repeal
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • USA
  • January 6 2011

On January 5, 2011, GOP Members of the House of Representatives introduced legislation entitled "Repealing the Job-Killing Health Care Law" (HR 2) and three cabinet Secretaries, including the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS), sent a letter to Members of Congress emphasizing the merits of the Affordable Care Act (ACA


Letter from twenty-one GOP governors emphasizes uncertainty of ACA's future while also seeking targeted modifications that would improve ACA
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • USA
  • February 8 2011

On February 7, 2011, Republican Governors sent a letter to Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS), Kathleen Sebelius, emphasizing that the future of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is uncertain and suggesting a short of list of "improvements" to ACA


Florida federal court rules health reform law unconstitutional; implementation continues; challenges inevitably headed for Supreme Court resolution
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • USA
  • February 3 2011

On Monday, January 17, 2011, a U.S. District Court in Florida found the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) to be unconstitutional, virtually assuring that the Supreme Court will resolve the question of PPACA’s constitutionality


CMS proposed rule adds new QIO notice requirement
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • USA
  • February 8 2011

Under a proposed rule published by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), thousands of Medicare providers and suppliers would have an obligation to provide Medicare beneficiaries with written notice about the right to contact a Quality Improvement Organization to report concerns over quality


Florida federal court finds Affordable Care Act unconstitutional
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • USA
  • February 4 2011

A judge in Florida recently determined that health care reform legislation passed in 2010 is unconstitutional due to its individual insurance mandate


Key health law issues for 2011
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • USA
  • May 11 2011

Throughout 2010 and continuing through the first quarter of 2011, we have seen the introduction of substantial, new developments in health care laws, policies and initiatives that will impact the health care sector through the remaining months of 2011 and beyond


Eleventh Circuit strikes the ACA's individual mandate as unconstitutional, setting up a circuit split and making Supreme Court review more likely
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • USA
  • August 23 2011

In a 2-1 decision on August 12, 2011, the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals in Atlanta ruled that the individual mandate in the Affordable Care Act is unconstitutional


Eleventh Circuit: individual mandate unconstitutional, but rest of ACA stands
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • USA
  • August 23 2011

The recent high profile decision by the Eleventh Circuit affirmed the opinion by a lower court that the individual mandate under the health reform law is unconstitutional