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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"


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


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


CMS delays data collection under Sunshine Act; new rules to ease burdens on providers; MA bills target healthcare costs; CMS proposes Medicaid payment increase; New bill proposes repeal of SGR
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • May 15 2012

In a May 3 notice on its official blog, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services announced that it will not require data collection under the Physician Payments Sunshine Act, part of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, until January 1, 2013


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.”


Maine obtains waiver of medical loss ratio requirement; Florida requests waiver
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • March 16 2011

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has granted the State of Maine's request for a waiver of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) requirement that individual health insurance plan issuers spend at least 80 of premiums on medical care or quality improvements


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


More than 1,000 waivers of PPACA provision granted
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • March 17 2011

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has approved more than 1,000 one-year waivers of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) provision that restricts annual limits for essential benefits