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Eleventh Circuit strikes the ACA's individual mandate as unconstitutional, setting up a circuit split and making Supreme Court review more likely
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • USA
  • August 23 2011

In a 2-1 decision on August 12, 2011, the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals in Atlanta ruled that the individual mandate in the Affordable Care Act is unconstitutional


Home Health Agency 2011 rate update implements key health reform provisions for home and hospice care
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • USA
  • December 15 2010

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services' Final 2011 Home Health Agency Prospective Payment System update significantly clarifies the application of the 36-month change of ownership rule for home health agencies and exceptions to that rule


CMS and OIG propose waivers of fraud and abuse laws for ACOs
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • USA
  • April 12 2011

On April 7, 2011, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and the Office of Inspector General published proposed waivers of federal fraud and abuse lawsspecifically the Stark law, the federal anti-kickback statute and the CMP lawas they apply to certain financial arrangements between and among ACOs and their constituent providers and suppliers


Eleventh Circuit: individual mandate unconstitutional, but rest of ACA stands
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • USA
  • August 23 2011

The recent high profile decision by the Eleventh Circuit affirmed the opinion by a lower court that the individual mandate under the health reform law is unconstitutional


Medicare and Medicaid Extenders Act: significant changes for health care providers
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • USA
  • December 22 2010

The Medicare and Medicaid Extenders Act of 2010 (MMEA) was signed into law on December 15, 2010, sparing hospitals, physicians and other health service providers from numerous significant payment cuts


Obama Administration asks Supreme Court to take up health reform case
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • USA
  • October 11 2011

The Obama Administration has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to consider the constitutionality of the individual mandate, a provision in the Affordable Care Act (ACA) that the Administration once referred to as the “linchpin” of the sweeping 2010 health reform law


Split decision: U.S. appellate court finds Health Reform Law is constitutional
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • USA
  • July 1 2011

The Obama Administration enthusiastically embraced a legal victory yesterday when, in a 2-1 split decision, a federal appeals court panel upheld a lower federal court decision finding that the federal Health Reform Law is constitutional


MedPAC makes recommendations to CMS on ACOs
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • USA
  • December 7 2010

In a letter to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services regarding accountable care organizations (ACOs), the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission supported a two-sided financial risk model to give more ACOs more incentive to control spending


CMS proposes rule to pay hospitals for delivering quality care to inpatients
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • USA
  • January 13 2011

Today, January 13, 2011, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) published a proposed rule that would reward hospitals for providing safe and high quality patient care


CMS expects to issue ACO rules by mid-January 2011
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • USA
  • December 6 2010

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services officials announced they expect to issue proposed regulations for accountable care organizations (ACO) by mid-January 2011, and also revealed Medicare beneficiaries will be informed when they are assigned to an ACO