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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


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


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


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


Wellpoint pays $1.7 million for HIPAA breach; CMS announces initial pioneer ACO results; CMS releases final rule on “navigators”
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • July 16 2013

On July 11, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced that health insurer Wellpoint Inc. has agreed to pay the sum of $1.7 million to


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


HHS releases "market reform" rule and report
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • February 25 2013

On February 22, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released a final rule to implement several key provisions of the Patient Protection


Federal government to operate exchanges in 26 states
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • February 25 2013

February 15 was the deadline for each state to elect whether to operate its own health insurance exchange (or "marketplace," the term that the


New HHS reporting rule will help define “essential health benefits”; CMS ends marketing outreach for high-risk pools
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • June 5 2012

On June 1, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released a proposed rule that would require the three largest small-group health insurance issuers in each state to report detailed benefit information to HHS, as well as prescription drug coverage information and any limits on the benefits offered


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