An employer may offer financial incentives to its employees for participating in employee wellness programs that receive health-related information
Medicare Administrative Contractors (MACs) are beginning the process of revalidating enrollment of all Medicare providers and suppliers according to the more stringent screening criteria required by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA).
On May 27, 2011, the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced proposed changes to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) Privacy Rule.
Before the HITECH Act, enforcement of Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) violations was largely a complaint-driven process, the HHS Office of Civil Rights (OCR) was mainly concerned with promoting compliance by covered entities rather than penalizing them, and most investigations were resolved without significant penalties.
Healthcare is among the priority sectors identified by the UAE government and, as a result, the UAE healthcare industry has displayed extraordinary growth and significant progress in the past few years.
The recently enacted health care reform legislation in the United States (collectively referred to as the Act) imposes many new obligations and expenses on group health plans and presents some critical issues that should be carefully considered by parties to a merger, stock or asset purchase, or other business combination (M&A transaction).
On July 8, 2010, the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced proposed changes to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) Privacy, Security and Enforcement Rules.
Group health plans (whether fully insured or self-insured) or individual health insurance coverage that was in effect on March 23, 2010 are considered "grandfathered" from many provisions of the recently enacted health care reform legislation (collectively, referred to as the Act1).
Recent amendments to regulations governing non-nationals in Russia will result in changes to the work permits and visa issuance procedure for highly skilled workers from July 1, 2010.
In March 2010, President Obama signed into law highly anticipated legislation reforming the health care system in the United States.