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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


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


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


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


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


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


Lessons from Utah
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • April 23 2012

There are lessons to be learned or reinforced by the breach of a database maintained by the Utah Department of Health (UDOH


Supreme Court decision affirms Affordable Care Act requirements
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • September 7 2012

In perhaps the most widely anticipated Supreme Court decision since Bush v. Gore in 2000, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) was upheld on June 28 in a narrow 5 to 4 decision