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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


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


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.”


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


New York Governor issues Executive Order for Health Exchange
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • April 17 2012

On April 12, New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo issued an Executive Order establishing a statewide Health Exchange


HHS proposes delaying ICD-10 compliance deadline, adopts unique health plan identifier
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • April 17 2012

On April 9, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released a proposed rule that would delay the compliance deadline for the International Classification of Diseases, 10th Revision (ICD-10) diagnostic code set from October 1, 2013 to October 1, 2014


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


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