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Epstein Becker Green | USA | 22 Aug 2011

HHS publishes health insurance premium rate review final rule effective September 1st and list of states with effective rate review programs

On May 23, 2011, the Center for Consumer Information & Insurance Oversight (CCIIO), in the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) of the United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) published its Final Rule implementing Section 2794 of the Public Health Service Act (PHSA).


Epstein Becker Green | USA | 11 Feb 2010

Covered entity compliance with HITECH Act amendments to HIPAA: an overview of requirements, deadlines and enforcement environment

The Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act (the "HITECH Act"), which was enacted as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, made several significant amendments to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 and the regulations promulgated thereunder ("HIPAA").


Epstein Becker Green | USA | 16 Nov 2009

Sweeping changes proposed through the Health Care Fraud Enforcement Act of 2009

Following an October 28, 2009, Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on "Effective Strategies for Preventing Health Care Fraud," Senator Ted Kaufman (D-DE) introduced Senate Bill 1959, "The Health Care Fraud Enforcement Act of 2009" ("S. 1959" or "Act"), aimed at assuring that those who "steal" from the federal government's investment in health care face swift prosecution and substantial punishment.

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