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Common control or overlapping ownership can change how to identify the "employer" for PPACA purposes
  • Baker & Hostetler LLP
  • USA
  • August 15 2012

This is the third in a series of Executive Alerts in the Special Health Care Reform Series


Ohio "Healthcare Simplification" Bill passes House; seeks to simplify provider contracting, eliminate "predatory" contract provisions
  • Baker & Hostetler LLP
  • USA
  • November 15 2007

On October 9, 2007, the Ohio House of Representatives, by a vote of 95 to 5, passed House Bill 125 ("HB 125"), a "Healthcare Simplification Act" that legislators and the Ohio State Medical Association ("OSMA") claim will let providers focus on providing health care services and reduce time spent on administrative matters by setting standards for transparency in contracting with insurers, standardizing credentialing, and establishing web-based insurance-eligibility verification


Ohio's ‘Healthcare Simplification Act' imposes new restrictions on provider contracting and credentialing
  • Baker & Hostetler LLP
  • USA
  • March 28 2008

Ohio House Bill 125the ‘Healthcare Simplification Act'was unanimously approved by the Senate on March 11, 2008, and signed into law by Ohio Governor Ted Strickland on March 25, 2008


New Affordable Care Act fess impact group health plans in 2013 and 2014
  • Baker & Hostetler LLP
  • USA
  • April 15 2013

On July 31, 2013, the first of various fees will be due that are imposed by the Affordable Care Act on self-insured group health plans andor issuers


The 2017 Exchange Regulations: Network Adequacy Challenges Remain
  • Baker & Hostetler LLP
  • USA
  • March 10 2016

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently issued the final 2017 Benefit and Payment Parameters Rule (Final Rule) and concurrently


Bringing sunlight to healthcare pricing: the CMS release of hospital charge data
  • Baker & Hostetler LLP
  • USA
  • May 16 2013

Former U.S. Supreme Court Justice Louis D. Brandeis once said that "Sunlight is the best disinfectant." The release of charges billed by some 3,337


OIG sees through a radiology provider's plan and allows preauthorization services
  • Baker & Hostetler LLP
  • USA
  • August 30 2012

The U.S. Office of Inspector General (OIG) issued Advisory Opinion 12-10 on August 23, 2012, finding that a radiology group's proposal to offer free insurance preauthorization services to physicians and patients would be permissible


Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010 (H.R. 4872): summary of main tax-related provisions
  • Baker & Hostetler LLP
  • USA
  • April 5 2010

Last month, both houses of Congress approved of landmark health care reform legislation


340B guidance: eight key points covered entities should consider
  • Baker & Hostetler LLP
  • USA
  • September 10 2015

On August 27, 2015, the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS


Providers get rare win in new Texas law protecting out-of-network referrals
  • Baker & Hostetler LLP
  • USA
  • July 2 2015

On June 1, 2015, Texas Governor Greg Abbott signed House Bill 574 into law protecting physicians and other providers from having their participating