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Sequester to squeeze Medicare payments; CMS announces new participants in community-based care program
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • March 12 2013

The automatic spending cuts that went into effect on March 1 under the Budget Control Act, also known as the sequester, included 2 cuts to provider


CMS unveils website and call center for exchanges; CMS releases proposed rule on exchange operation
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • June 26 2013

On June 24, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) unveiled a revised HealthCare.gov website and a 24-hour-a-day consumer call center to


Fiscal cliff deal includes temporary “doc fix” for 2013
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • January 2 2013

As all are aware, on New Year's Day, the Senate and the House of Representatives approved a bill to avert the so-called fiscal cliff. The "American


HHS announces cancellation of "CLASS" program
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • October 24 2011

The Community Living Assistance Services and Supports (CLASS) program, the long-term care program proposed in the PPACA, was intended to pay for itself entirely with premiums paid by beneficiaries


CMS issues proposed MLR rule for Medicare advantage and Part D
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • February 25 2013

On February 15, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services issued a proposed rule to implement medical loss ratio (MLR) requirements for the


New guidance issued on “fixed indemnity” insurance benefits under Affordable Care Act
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • April 18 2013

When the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (“HIPAA”) was enacted in 1996, it exempted coverage of “excepted benefits” from its


HHS ups Medicaid expansion payments funding
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • April 2 2013

On March 29, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued a final rule under which the federal government will pay the entire cost


BCBS of MI antitrust case dropped
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • April 2 2013

On March 25, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and the State of Michigan agreed to dismiss an antitrust case against Blue Cross Blue Shield of


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


Proposed bill would eliminate Stark Law exception for some services; Oregon exchange won’t be completely ready by deadline; “Doc Fix” bill advances in house
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • August 13 2013

The "Promoting Integrity in Medicare Act of 2013," introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives on August 1, would eliminate one of the Stark