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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


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


Obama Administration asks Supreme Court to take up health reform case
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • USA
  • October 11 2011

The Obama Administration has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to consider the constitutionality of the individual mandate, a provision in the Affordable Care Act (ACA) that the Administration once referred to as the “linchpin” of the sweeping 2010 health reform law


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


Supreme Court receives new request to consider constitutionality of health reform law
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • USA
  • July 29 2011

The Supreme Court of the United States received a new request today that it consider the question of whether the “individual mandate” under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act is constitutional or not


Significant health reform ideas: Fiscal Commission Report may impact health policy
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • USA
  • December 8 2010

The President's Fiscal Commission Report contains significant recommendations for health care policy that could yet influence policymakers


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 and OIG propose waivers of fraud and abuse laws for ACOs
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • USA
  • April 12 2011

On April 7, 2011, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and the Office of Inspector General published proposed waivers of federal fraud and abuse lawsspecifically the Stark law, the federal anti-kickback statute and the CMP lawas they apply to certain financial arrangements between and among ACOs and their constituent providers and suppliers


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