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Final information reporting requirements for employers
  • Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP
  • USA
  • March 17 2014

The time and cost of complying with any additional reporting requirement is never good news. However, the final regulations issued on March 10, 2014


Final HIPAA omnibus rules require attention
  • Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP
  • USA
  • April 19 2013

The time has come to take out and refresh those business associate agreements, HIPAA privacy and security compliance manuals, and HIPAA privacy


A benefits primer on the economic stimulus package COBRA, Transit and HIPAA
  • Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP
  • USA
  • February 24 2009

The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 ('ARRA') was signed into law by President Obama on February 17, 2009


Reimbursing OTC drugs and applying for mini-med waivers
  • Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP
  • USA
  • September 7 2010

On September 3, 2010, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and the Office of Consumer Information and Insurance Oversight (OCIIO) independently announced the release of additional Affordable Care Act guidance


The next generation of appeals procedures new federal external review process and model notices
  • Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP
  • USA
  • August 27 2010

On August 23, 2010, the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Treasury (the Departments) announced the release of EBSA Technical Release 2010-01 (the Technical Release), which establishes an interim federal external review process for non-grandfathered self-insured group health plans


Future guidance outlined for automatic enrollment, employer responsibilities and waiting periods
  • Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP
  • USA
  • February 23 2012

This month, the Departments of Labor (DOL), Health and Human Services (HHS), and the Treasury released yet another page from their Affordable Care Act playbook in substantially identical forms


Number two and counting - Congress extends and expands the COBRA subsidy program
  • Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP
  • USA
  • March 5 2010

At the beginning of this year, employers, insurers and COBRA administrators revised their procedures and notices to incorporate the extension of the COBRA subsidy added by the Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2010


Medicare reporting applies to uninsured liability claims employers may be required to register
  • Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP
  • USA
  • August 5 2009

The Medicare, Medicaid and SCHIP Extension Act of 2007 ("MMSEA") implements new mandatory reporting requirements (referred to as "Section 111 Reporting") to allow Medicare to identify medical claims where another entity, not Medicare, is responsible for payment pursuant to the Medicare Secondary Payor rules


Health care reform availability of coverage for adult children
  • Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP
  • USA
  • May 17 2010

On May 13, 2010, the Departments of Labor, Treasury and Health and Human Services (the Departments) issued interim final rules (the Rules) to implement Section 2714 of the Public Health Services Act regarding the mandated expansion of eligibility for adult dependent children


HHS GINA proposed regulations HIPAA-covered entities impacted
  • Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP
  • USA
  • October 13 2009

Section 105 of the Genetic Information Non-discrimination Act of 2008 ("GINA") provides that a group health plan or health insurer may not use or disclose genetic information for purposes of underwriting