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CMS Releases Notice of Benefit and Payment Parameters for 2021

USA - May 18 2020 On May 14, 2020, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (“CMS”) released the final Notice of Benefit and Payment Parameters rule, which…

Matthew O. Wagner.

HHS Waives HIPAA Requirements for Community Based-Testing Sites

USA - May 18 2020 The Department of Health and Human Services (“HHS”) recently released a notification of enforcement discretion regarding Health Insurance Portability…

Chad N. Eckhardt, Matthew O. Wagner.

DOL and IRS issue COVID-19 Benefit Plan Rules, COBRA Deadline Extensions and Updated Model COBRA Forms

USA - May 7 2020 Employers, insurers and benefit plan vendors are all impacted by new guidance issued by the Department of Labor (DOL) and the Internal Revenue Service…

Carl C. Lammers, Sarah N. Lowe, Alison M. Stemler, Matthew O. Wagner.

Consumers Regain Control of Health Care Data Through New Rule

USA - May 4 2020 Newly published federal rules will now give more power to consumers in controlling their personal health care information. On May 1, the Centers for…

Matthew O. Wagner.

Temporary Suspension of Enforcement of HIPAA’s Privacy & Security Requirements For Telehealth Services Provided During the COVID-19 Pandemic

USA - April 22 2020 On April 21, 2020, the United States Secretary (the “Secretary”) for Health and Human Services (“HHS”) published a “Notification of Enforcement…

Chad N. Eckhardt.