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Latham & Watkins LLP | USA | 7 Jun 2016

Practical Steps for Employers Responding to the EEOC’s Final Rules on Employee Wellness Programs

An employer may offer financial incentives to its employees for participating in employee wellness programs that receive health-related information

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Latham & Watkins LLP | USA | 6 Sep 2011

Affordable Care Act enhances CMS authority potentially impacting future Medicare payments to providers and suppliers

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).

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Latham & Watkins LLP | USA | 20 Jun 2011

HHS proposes changes to the HIPAA privacy rule’s requirement for accounting of disclosures and the addition of a new individual right to an access report

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.

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Latham & Watkins LLP | USA | 9 Mar 2011

OCR issues first civil money penalties for HIPAA violation; more likely to follow

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.

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Latham & Watkins LLP | United Arab Emirates | 28 Jan 2011

Healthcare regulation in the UAE

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.

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Latham & Watkins LLP | USA | 14 Oct 2010

Buyer beware: risk of loss of “grandfathered” status for US health plans in mergers and acquisitions

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).

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Latham & Watkins LLP | USA | 23 Jul 2010

HHS proposes regulations to implement the HITECH Act’s expansion of HIPAA requirements

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.

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Latham & Watkins LLP | USA | 1 Jul 2010

Health care reform is your health plan coverage grandfathered?

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).

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Latham & Watkins LLP | Russia | 30 Jun 2010

Employing non-nationals in Russia

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.

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Latham & Watkins LLP | USA | 30 Jun 2010

Health care reform arrives in the US

In March 2010, President Obama signed into law highly anticipated legislation reforming the health care system in the United States.

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