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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 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


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


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


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


HHS releases "Essential Health Benefits" rule
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • February 25 2013

On February 20, HHS released a final rule entitled "Standards Related to Essential Health Benefits, Actuarial Value, and Accreditation" which


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


Federal health insurance exchanges to be operational by PPACA deadline; congressional recess nears, election looms
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • July 30 2012

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) mandated that online health insurance exchanges be created and operating in all states by October 1, 2013, so that individuals and small groups can enroll in plans in advance of a January 1, 2014 start date


Healthcare hearings scheduled as congressional recess ends
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • September 11 2012

Congress’s annual August recess ended today and both House and Senate groups have scheduled hearings this week relating to implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA


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