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Federal government to delay employer mandate
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • July 3 2013

The so-called "employer mandate" under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), requiring businesses to provide healthcare coverage to their employees or pay


Wellpoint pays $1.7 million for HIPAA breach; CMS announces initial pioneer ACO results; CMS releases final rule on “navigators”
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • July 16 2013

On July 11, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced that health insurer Wellpoint Inc. has agreed to pay the sum of $1.7 million to


House Committee approves medical loss ratio bill; New York court dismisses challenge to Wage Parity Law
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • September 24 2012

On September 20, the House Energy and Commerce Committee approved a bill that would exclude brokers’ commissions from the calculation of a health insurance plan’s medical loss ratio (MLR


White House issues health reform progress report
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • January 23 2012

In a January 18, 2012 report, the White House stated that all states have “taken some action to implement health reform,” and that 28 states and the District of Columbia are “on their way toward establishing their own Affordable Insurance Exchange.”


Medicare Shared Savings Program update: final accountable care organization rule released
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • October 24 2011

On October 20, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released its final rule for accountable care organizations (ACOs), under the Medicare Shared Savings Program created by Section 3022 of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA


Supreme Court decision affirms Affordable Care Act requirements
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • September 7 2012

In perhaps the most widely anticipated Supreme Court decision since Bush v. Gore in 2000, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) was upheld on June 28 in a narrow 5 to 4 decision


Healthcare hearings scheduled as congressional recess ends
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • September 11 2012

Congress’s annual August recess ended today and both House and Senate groups have scheduled hearings this week relating to implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA


Supreme Court blocks Georgia hospital merger
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • February 25 2013

On February 19, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the Federal Trade Commission's decision to block a Georgia hospital merger as a violation of federal


HHS releases "market reform" rule and report
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • February 25 2013

On February 22, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released a final rule to implement several key provisions of the Patient Protection


Federal government to operate exchanges in 26 states
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • February 25 2013

February 15 was the deadline for each state to elect whether to operate its own health insurance exchange (or "marketplace," the term that the