The New Year continues as the old ended, with HIPAA enforcement actions. On Jan. 11, 2017, MAPFRE Life Insurance Company of Puerto Rico (MAPFRE Life)
As you may have heard, the U.S Supreme Court denied Hobby Lobby an injunction against the PPACA contraceptive coverage mandate. Employers who maintain
Employers who maintain health plans may recall from our prior blogs that they would soon need to address the new Summary of Benefits and Coverage (“SBC”), although urgent action would need to wait until the issuance of final guidance.
The United States Department of Health and Human Services (“HHS”) recently posted on its website a formal announcement about a new audit program under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (“HIPAA”) that it was launching.
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) shared responsibility provisions require speculation about whether health care coverage will be affordable for an individual.
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act gave the Secretary of Health and Human Services, Kathleen Sebelius, a hefty to-do list.
MASH taught us how to do triage, and MacGyver taught us to creatively think our way out of an impossible situation.
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit in Atlanta on Friday ruled, in the 26-state challenge to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) in Florida v, U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services, that the health care reform law’s requirement that nearly all Americans have health insurance is unconstitutional. This
On Monday, August 1, 2011, the Obama administration announced new guidelines that require health care plans to cover certain women’s preventive services, including birth control and voluntary sterilization.
Most everyone wants to be culturally appropriate.