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HITECH's new requirements for business associates of health insurers are in effect
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • April 5 2010

Many people and entities that conduct business with health insurance carriers are subject to newly effective federal regulations that expand the privacy and security requirements of HIPAA


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


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


Physician groups propose permanent “doc fix”; HIPAAHITECH enforcement expected to increase in 2013
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • October 22 2012

In an October 15 letter, the American Medical Association (AMA) and more than 100 other medical societies and physicians’ organizations urged Congress to consider a permanent replacement for the Medicare physician payment system


New HIPAA regulations released
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • January 18 2013

On January 17, 2013, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services released final regulations implementing changes to HIPAA mandated by the HITECH


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


New ACOs approved; more states receive approval for exchanges
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • January 15 2013

On January 10, the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) announced that it had approved 106 new accountable care organizations (ACOs


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


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


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