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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


Texas denied MLR waiver
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • February 6 2012

On January 27, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services denied a request by the Texas Department of Insurance that would have given insurers in the state three extra years to meet the medical loss ratio requirements mandated by PPACA


Massachusetts Governor signs health care payment reform bill
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • August 13 2012

On August 6, 2012, Gov. Deval Patrick (D-MA) signed into law a nearly 350-page bill that builds on the health reform legislation signed into law by Gov. Mitt Romney in 2007, and supports the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act


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


HHS releases "Essential Health Benefits" rule
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • February 25 2013

On February 20, HHS released a final rule entitled "Standards Related to Essential Health Benefits, Actuarial Value, and Accreditation" which


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


New “Red Flag” identity theft Rules apply to healthcare providers
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • March 10 2009

Physicians, hospitals and other healthcare providers may not be aware that the federal Red Flag Rules, 16 C.F.R. 681 (the “Rules”), may apply to them


CCIIO issues broker guidelines for exchanges
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • May 7 2013

On May 1, the Center for Consumer Information and Insurance Oversight (CCIIO), a part of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), issued