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District Court Declares Portion of Regulations Governing NSA’s Dispute Resolution Process Invalid

USA - February 7 2023 On February 6, 2023, Judge Kernodle of the Eastern District of Texas once again vacated certain provisions of an agency rule as inconsistent with the…

Federal Communications Commission authorizes use of automated and prerecorded Voice technology outreach for certain health policy renewals

USA - February 6 2023 In April of 2022, the Secretary of Health and Human Services (“HHS”) asked the Federal Communications Commission (“FCC”) to clarify that automated…

CMS Proposes a National Healthcare Provider Directory: Beneficial or Burdensome?

USA - January 27 2023 In October 2022, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (“CMS”) requested information from the public regarding its proposal to establish a…

Individuals that Lose Medicaid Coverage May Enroll in Medicare Part B Nationally and Medicare Supplement Coverage in Some States including Soon in Ohio

USA - January 11 2023 Pursuant to federal regulations that took effect on January 1, 2023, individuals who lose Medicaid coverage will be granted a special enrollment right…

Highest French Administrative Court Lifts the Ban on CBD Flowers and Leaves

European Union, France - January 9 2023 On December 29, 2022 the French Conseil d’Etat (the highest French administrative court) rendered a decision that was eagerly awaited by all those…

IDR Payment Disputes are Far Outpacing Projections, Creating Backlogs

USA - January 4 2023 The No Surprises Act (the “NSA”), which was enacted as part of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021 (Pub. L. 116-260) provides protections to…

Ninth Circuit Affirms Dismissal of Non-Contracted Provider’s Lawsuit Against Managed Care Organization for Failure to Exhaust Administrative Review Process

USA - December 8 2022 In a recent decision, the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit affirmed dismissal of a medical provider’s complaint against a Medicare…

California’s Senate Bill 1019 Seeks to Expand Access to Mental Health Benefits for Medicaid Enrollees

USA - October 21 2022 In an effort to expand access to mental health services, on September 30, 2022, California’s Governor approved Senate Bill 1019, which modifies the…

Court Rejects Vertical Merger Challenge Brought by DOJ

USA - September 29 2022 On Monday, September 19, 2022, D.C. District Court Judge Carl J. Nichols rejected the Department of Justice’s (“DOJ”) request to block UnitedHealth’s…

Healthcare Entities Must Still Comply with 2023 Privacy Laws

USA - September 23 2022 As we head into the fourth quarter, US businesses need to assess their progress in preparing for sweeping changes to the California Consumer Privacy…