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Senate rejects anti-contraception amendment
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • March 5 2012

In a 51-48 vote on March 1, the Senate rejected a controversial amendment that would have allowed health plans to decline to cover health services to which the plan or its sponsor has a moral or religious objection


NJ postpones long-term care overhaul
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • March 5 2012

Major changes to New Jersey’s long-term care program will be delayed for at least six months as state officials await federal approval of their request to change the Medicaid reimbursement methodology for nursing homes and home care


New York limits provider spending for executive compensation and administrative costs
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • January 23 2012

On January 18, 2012, New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo signed an Executive Order limiting spending by state-funded healthcare service providers for executive compensation and administrative costs


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


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


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 releases shop program rule; White House memorandum updates exchange progress
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • June 5 2013

On May 31, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released a final rule on the Small Business Health Options Program, part of the


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


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