Joel Ario

Joel Ario

Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP

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Health Update - November 2015

Best Practices for Using Social Media in Healthcare: Maximizing Impact, Mitigating Risk - Editor's note: In a generation more likely to seek health information online than see a doctor, social media is playing an...more

11/23/2015 - Affordable Care Act Ann Taylor Form 1095 FTC FTC Endorsement Guidelines HCQIA Health Information Technologies Health Insurance Exchanges HIPAA Hyundai IRS Licensing Boards Marketing NC Board of Dental Examiners v FTC Peer Review Reporting Requirements SCOTUS Social Media State Action Immunity

Manatt Digital Media - October 2015

In this newsletter, we highlight some of the ways digital technologies are transforming healthcare and the opportunities and challenges they present to individuals and businesses. We also introduce you to our team at Manatt...more

10/23/2015 - Algorithms Analytics Electronic Medical Records Health Care Providers Health Information Technologies Health Insurance Health Insurance Exchanges Healthcare HIPAA Innovation Medicaid Mobile Apps Mobile Health Apps PHI Public Health Insurance Marketplace Telehealth Telemedicine Wearable Technology

Manatt on 1332: Hawaii Posts Nation's First State Innovation Waiver Proposal

Overview - On September 9 Hawaii became the first state to post a draft 1332 waiver proposal for public comment. While Hawaii's waiver proposal is focused on the state's unique 40-year-old employer mandate, the 40-page...more

9/28/2015 - Affordable Care Act Comment Period Employer Mandates ERISA Essential Health Benefits Health Insurance Healthcare Healthcare Reform HHS Individual Mandate Public Health Insurance Marketplace Scope of Coverage SHOP Program Tax Credits U.S. Treasury Waivers

SCOTUS Upholds Subsidies in King v. Burwell: A Look at the Ruling and Its Implications

In a 6-3 decision today, the Supreme Court ruled that individuals who enroll in health insurance through the federally facilitated marketplace (FFM) may continue to receive federal tax subsidies to help pay for their...more

6/26/2015 - Affordable Care Act Federally Facilitated Exchanges Health Insurance Health Insurance Exchanges King v Burwell Public Health Insurance Marketplace SCOTUS State Health Insurance Exchanges Subsidies Tax Credits

Health Update - May 2015

Building a Culture of Health: The Value Proposition of Retail Clinics - Editor’s Note: Since first emerging on the healthcare landscape more than 15 years ago, retail clinics have seen significant growth. There are now...more

5/22/2015 - Health Insurance Healthcare Healthcare Facilities HIPAA Medicaid Mobile Apps Wellness Programs

Health Update - April 2015

Phoebe Putney: A Collision of Federal Antitrust and State Certificate of Need Laws - On March 31, 2015, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced that it had entered into a consent agreement with Phoebe Putney Health...more

4/28/2015 - Anti-Competitive FTC FTC v. Phoebe Putney Health System Hospital Mergers Hospitals

Innovation Waivers: An Opportunity for States to Pursue Their Own Brand of Health Reform

Abstract - States have long been the testing ground for new models of health care and coverage. Section 1332 of the Affordable Care Act, which takes effect in less than two years, throws open the door to innovation by...more

4/21/2015 - Affordable Care Act Health Insurance Health Insurance Exchanges Healthcare Reform HHS

King v. Burwell: What a Subsidy Shutdown Would Mean for Consumers, Insurers, Providers and States

Editor’s Note: On Wednesday, March 4, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in King v. Burwell, a case that will determine whether the Affordable Care Act (ACA) permits individuals who buy individual health insurance...more

3/5/2015 - Affordable Care Act Health Insurance Exchanges King v Burwell Popular SCOTUS Subsidies

Health Update - September 2014

Engaging Patients While Addressing Their Privacy Concerns: The Experience of Project HealthDesign - Patients are using the Internet, personal health records (PHRs) and mobile applications or “apps” to collect and...more

9/24/2014 - EHR Healthcare Healthcare Reform Medical Devices Mobile Apps PHI Technology Telemedicine

Health Update -- Nov 26, 2013

10 Megatrends Shaping Healthcare’s Next 10 Years - The American healthcare system is undergoing massive change. From transformational policies to disruptive technologies to groundbreaking medical advances, powerful...more

11/26/2013 - Affordable Care Act Big Data Healthcare Healthcare Reform

Healthcare Law -- Aug 19, 2013

As the Healthcare Landscape Shifts, Four Issues Are Critical to Build Effective Market Access Strategies - In this time of high growth and fast change for the healthcare industry, pharmaceutical, biotechnology and...more

8/20/2013 - Affordable Care Act Biotechnology Compliance False Claims Act (FCA) Fraud Health Insurance Exchanges Healthcare Insurance Industry Manufacturers Medical Devices Penalties Pharmaceutical Industry Premiums Prescription Drugs Reimbursements

Healthcare Law -- Jul 15, 2013

How Does the DOMA Defeat Impact Healthcare Reform and Health Insurance Access? - NOTE: The Supreme Court's 5-4 decision to invalidate the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) will affect more than 1,000 federal statutes—and...more

7/16/2013 - Affordable Care Act Delays DOMA Employee Benefits Employer Mandates Health Insurance Health Insurance Exchanges Healthcare Healthcare Reform HHS Medicaid Pay or Play Pharmacies Same-Sex Marriage SCOTUS Shared Responsibility Rule U.S. Treasury

Healthcare Law -- Jun 21, 2013

Public Exchanges Dominate the Headlines, but Will Private Exchanges Really Shape the Future? - As states begin to announce which insurers will participate in their Exchange marketplaces, we are seeing public Exchanges...more

6/24/2013 - Affordable Care Act Employer Group Health Plans Health Insurance Exchanges Healthcare Insurance Industry

The ACA’s Effects on the Employer Insurance Market

Will Employers Face a Surge in Enrollment? Employers start by asking one big question. Are they currently excluding a significant number of employees to whom they now will need to offer coverage? For many, the answer...more

4/30/2013 - Affordable Care Act Employer Group Health Plans Health Insurance Exchanges Healthcare

What Does the ACA Mean for Employers?

Your Guide to Understanding the Terms, Meeting the Requirements and Avoiding the Penalties - NOTE: The following article is the first of a three-part series, “Employer Responsibility for Health Coverage: Are You Ready...more

3/29/2013 - Affordable Care Act Employer Group Health Plans Shared Responsibility Rule

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