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Foster Swift Collins & Smith PC | USA | 7 Jan 2019

CMS Approves the Repeal and Replacement of the Michigan Health Insurance Claims Assessment (“HICA”) Tax

The Michigan Health Insurance Claims Assessment (“HICA”) tax has been repealed, effective as of October 1, 2018. On June 11, 2018, Governor Snyder

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Foster Swift Collins & Smith PC | USA | 29 Aug 2017

OIG Recommends Audits of Meaningful Use Incentive Payments

In order to encourage health providers to use electronic medical records (“EHRs”) in lieu of paper records, Congress passed the Medicare and Medicaid

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Foster Swift Collins & Smith PC | USA | 1 Aug 2017

How do the OFAC Regulations Apply to Health Insurance Policies?

In October and November of 1992, an insurance company called AXA Equitable Life Insurance Company issued a health insurance policy that provided

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Foster Swift Collins & Smith PC | USA | 7 Apr 2017

What’s Next After Health Care Bill’s Failure in Congress?

Despite controlling the Presidency, and both houses of Congress, the Republican’s bid to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA) failed. The

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Foster Swift Collins & Smith PC | USA | 24 Aug 2016

Nursing Homes Should Review Privacy Policies in Light of Recent CMS Guidance

A recent memorandum issued by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services ("CMS") to state survey agency directors (the "Memorandum") discusses a

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Foster Swift Collins & Smith PC | USA | 7 Jul 2016

Michigan’s Health Insurance Claims Assessment Act is Upheld Once Again

Michigan’s tax on paid health care claims is not preempted by ERISA, according to a decision by the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth

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Foster Swift Collins & Smith PC | USA | 30 Jun 2016

HHS Issues Final Rule Implementing ACA Nondiscrimination Provisions

The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services ("HHS") recently issued a final rule that implements the nondiscrimination provisions under Section

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Foster Swift Collins & Smith PC | USA | 8 Apr 2016

Michigan Health Insurance Claims Assessment Act back for Reconsideration

The Michigan Health Insurance Claims Assessment Act is back for reconsideration before the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. The

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Foster Swift Collins & Smith PC | USA | 11 Jan 2016

Affordable Care Act reporting deadlines extended

In the last few days of 2015, the Internal Revenue Service ("IRS") published welcomed relief for employers who are struggling to understand their

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Foster Swift Collins & Smith PC | USA | 25 Aug 2015

Health insurance rate increases approved for 2016

On Tuesday, August 18, the Michigan Department of Insurance and Financial Services (“DIFS”) announced that it has approved health insurance rate

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