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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


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


Sebelius: most states will participate in Medicaid expansion; new funding made available for health insurance exchanges
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • July 16 2012

In a speech on July 11, Health and Human Services Secretary (HHS) Kathleen Sebelius expressed confidence that most states will participate in the expansion of the Medicaid program provided for in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA


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.”


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


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 12 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 Law’s


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


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