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Extraterritorial applicability of Medicare secondary payer reporting requirements to foreign insurers
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • March 3 2010

All US insurance companies that make direct claims payments to US residents who are Medicare beneficiaries are, or will soon be, required by Section 111 of the Medicare, Medicaid, and SCHIP Extension Act of 2007 (P.L. 110-173) (Section 111) to report these payments to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS


The role of reinsurance in establishing the new regime
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • April 20 2010

Reinsurance will play a key role in establishing the new regime contemplated by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and the Health Care and Reconciliation Act of 2010


Changes affecting private insurance plans and issuers
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • April 20 2010

President Obama signed into law the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act on March 23, 2010 and the Health Care and Education Affordability Reconciliation Act on March 30, 2010 (collectively, the "Act"


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.”


HHS issues final rules on Medicaid expansion and insurance plan coverage
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • March 19 2012

On March 16, HHS released a final rule (CMS-2349-F) to implement PPACA provisions that replaced existing Medicaid eligibility categories with a fixed income-based standard of 133 of the federal poverty level


HHS issues final rule for insurance exchanges
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • March 19 2012

On March 12, HHS released a final rule (CMS-9989-F) establishing guidelines for states to set up the “Affordable Insurance Exchanges” mandated by PPACA


White House brief says PPACA can survive without individual mandate
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • February 6 2012

In a brief filed on January 27, the Obama administration told the U.S. Supreme Court that the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act could survive even if the individual mandate provision were declared unconstitutional


Texas denied MLR waiver
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • February 6 2012

On January 27, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services denied a request by the Texas Department of Insurance that would have given insurers in the state three extra years to meet the medical loss ratio requirements mandated by PPACA


Mandatory September 30, 2009 registration deadline approaches for insurers subject to new Medicare reporting requirements
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • September 23 2009

The Medicare, Medicaid, and SCHIP Extension Act of 2007 (S. 2499) (the “Act”), signed into law on December 29, 2007, contains a new mandatory reporting requirement for insurers covering medical expenses


Georgia insurance commissioner issues statement on PPACA
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • February 3 2011

On February 1, Georgia Insurance Commissioner Ralph Hudgens issued the following statement regarding the recent Florida court decision holding the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act unconstitutional