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New CMS Final Rule Gives States Increased Flexibility to Define Essential Health Benefits Despite Disapproval from Patient Advocacy Groups
  • Arent Fox LLP
  • USA
  • April 19 2018

In a new final rule released on April 9, 2018, CMS is allowing states substantially more flexibility in selecting Essential Health Benefits


Final rules: essential health benefits, cost-sharing, and actuarial value
  • Hodgson Russ LLP
  • USA
  • May 31 2013

Beginning in 2014, non-grandfathered individual health insurance policies and policies issued to small employers must provide "essential health


Health care reform implementation timeline
  • Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (Bryan Cave)
  • USA
  • September 27 2012

We recently held a health care reform roundtable where our clients and friends were able to share ideas about their preparations for upcoming Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act compliance.


Glossary of important health care reform terms
  • Faegre Baker Daniels LLP
  • USA
  • September 22 2011

Health care reform has coined several new terms that are confusing, and often used interchangeably minimum essential coverage, qualified health plans, and essential benefits and essential health benefits package, among others.


Health agencies release guidance on health care reform, mental health parity and HIPAA wellness programs
  • King & Spalding LLP
  • USA
  • February 24 2011

Over the last few months, the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Treasury (collectively, the "Departments") have issued Frequently Asked Questions ("FAQs") to address issues that have been raised about the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act ("PPACA").


U.S. health and welfare benefit plans year-end wrap up: 2010 legislative and regulatory developments
  • Gibson Dunn & Crutcher LLP
  • USA
  • December 16 2010

The year 2010 has witnessed many legal developments applicable to U.S. employer-sponsored health and welfare benefit plans.


Health Care Reform Act
  • Kelley Drye & Warren LLP
  • USA
  • October 15 2010

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act ("Act"), commonly referred to as Health Care Reform, was passed earlier this year and requires employers to make changes to their health plans, fulfill certain notice obligations, and adhere to numerous administrative requirements in order to bring their plans into compliance with the Act.


More health care reform guidance issued
  • Frost Brown Todd LLC
  • USA
  • August 10 2010

Government agencies are quickly issuing guidance on the Patient Protection And Affordable Care Act ("PPACA").


Interim final rules released on preexisting condition exclusions, lifetime and annual limits, rescissions, patient protections, and preventive care
  • Morgan Lewis
  • USA
  • July 23 2010

The federal agencies responsible for Healthcare Reform regulations have recently issued significant guidance, including several model notices, applicable to some of the provisions under the Patient Protection and Accordable Care Act (PPACA) as amended by the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010 (the Reconciliation Act; together, the Healthcare Reform Law).


New regulations issued regarding patient’s bill of rights
  • Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
  • USA
  • July 19 2010

On June 22, the Departments of Health and Human Services, Labor and Treasury jointly issued interim final regulations implementing the "Patient's Bill of Rights" requirements of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 (PPACA).