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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


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


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


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


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


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 "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


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 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