As summarized in our previous advisories, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act anticipates the creation of accountable care organizations comprised of physicians, hospitals, and other health care suppliers.
In its Feb. 9 Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM), the FCC announced a variety of proposals to reform the High-Cost disbursement program, which is funded through the federal universal service fund (USF) and is the largest of the four disbursement programs drawing from the USF.
Tucked into the healthcare reform bill was a provision which is going to require everyone in business to issue Forms 1099 to anyone from whom they buy more than $600 in goods during the calendar year, effective 112012.
On Dec. 17, 2010, President Obama signed the Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization, and Job Creation Act of 2010.
Due to comments received on the interim rules governing grandfathered health plans, the Departments of Health and Human Services, Labor, and Treasury ("Departments") have expanded and clarified their position on such plans.
The materials that an employer must communicate to employees during a group health plan's open enrollment will vary depending on whether or not the plan is a grandfathered plan.
Last week the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) issued an order implementing various reforms that had been proposed in the National Broadband Plan and set out in more detail last May, the most significant of which were to increase E-rate funding for the Schools and Libraries program to keep pace with inflation, and to fund the lease of dark fiber.
In yesterday's open meeting, the FCC adopted an order that implements the E-rate reforms proposed as part of the agency's implementation of the National Broadband Plan.
When the Senate returns on September 13th, it will take up consideration of the Small Business Bill (the "Bill").
The Congressional Research Service (the "CRS") today published a summary of the Form 1099 Information Reporting Requirements as Modified by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (the health care reform bill).