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Epstein Becker Green | USA | 14 Feb 2011

New regulations implement health reform’s enforcement tools: providers and suppliers in focus

On February 2, 2011, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services ("CMS") published new rules ("Final Rule") authorized by the Affordable Care Act ("ACA") creating a vigorous screening process for new and existing Medicare, Medicaid and the Children's Health Insurance Program ("CHIP") providers and suppliers; giving CMS authority to temporarily stop enrollment of new providers and suppliers; expanding the ability of CMS and States to temporarily suspend payments to providers and suppliers; establishing requirements for States to terminate providers from the Medicaid and CHIP programs; and adding several other enrollment-related provisions.


Epstein Becker Green | USA | 26 Apr 2010

A digestible overview of health care reform for employers

It has been about one month since President Obama signed into law the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act ("PPACA" or "the Act") and the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010 ("HCERA" or "the Reconciliation Bill"), collectively and popularly referred to as "Health Care Reform".


Epstein Becker Green | USA | 22 Apr 2010

Health care reform legislation amends the Fair Labor Standards Act to give the U.S. Department of Labor increased enforcement authority over health care

The Pension Protection and Affordable Care Act, as amended by the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010 (the "Act"), significantly impacting the delivery of health care, also amends the Fair Labor Standards Act ("FLSA").


Epstein Becker Green | USA | 16 Dec 2009

New effective date and special enrollment notices under New York State insurance law 36-month COBRA extension

On July 29, 2009, New York State amended its insurance law to extend continuation coverage for loss of coverage due to termination of employment or a reduction in work hours under New York group health insurance contracts from 18 months to 36 months.

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