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Konczal: Dodd-Frank Reforms Get Roughed Up in Court
Medicaid Receiving Startlingly Little Attention As Everyone Discusses Medicare
Obama Administration Calls for Free Access to Federally Funded Research
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Should Wall Street Fear Mary Jo White?
Looking Ahead to Washington State’s Legalized Marijuana Marketplace
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Local Governments Continue to Fight States for Right to Govern Fracking
Tax Questions to Ask Yourself with the End of 2012 and the Fiscal Cliff Approaching
Obama Blocks Chinese-Owned Wind Project Out of Concerns for National Security
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Stewart Baker, Former GC of NSA, on Why the Cybersecurity Act Failed & Threat of Tomorrow’s Terrorism
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In This Issue:
- Fiscal Cliff Deal Lengthens Medicare Overpayment Recovery Period
- Cutting Medicaid Provider Tax May Shift Costs to States, CRS Finds
- MedPAC Finalizes Payment Recommendations, GAO Solicits...more
Avoiding sending American taxpayers over the so-called “fiscal cliff,” Congress enacted the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 (the “Act”) [PDF] that was signed into law on January 2, 2013. Of biggest note, the Act included...more
The ATRA significantly alters provider rights related to overpayment recoupment, refunds, audits and claims appeals. A provision entitled "Removing obstacles to collection of overpayments" increases the statute of limitations...more
In late night action on December 31, 2012, the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 (ATRA) was passed by the Senate and finalized days later by Congress and the President with a set of tax and spending policy provisions...more
On December 28, 2012, the Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”) issued long-awaited proposed regulations regarding the “shared responsibility” penalty provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (“PPACA”). In...more
On January 2, 2013, President Obama signed into law the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 (ATRA), to avert the so-called fiscal cliff. While most popular coverage has focused on ATRA’s changes to the tax code, the new law...more
In This Issue:
- Healthcare Provisions in the American Taxpayer Relief Act - the Good, the Bad and the Ugly
- American Taxpayer Relief Act Amends Overpayment Recovery Time Limits
- OIG Advisory Opinion Sheds...more
By far the most important issue for employers to consider under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is the employer “free rider penalty,” often referred to as “pay or play.” Instead of forcing employers to provide group health...more
On January 1, 2013, the U.S. Congress approved the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 (the Act), concluding a protracted debate on how to prevent the United States from falling over the proverbial “fiscal cliff.” President...more
Could employee benefits regulatory activity under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Act) be taking a turn toward common sense?...more
The Internal Revenue Service has released proposed regulations and FAQs on the shared responsibility provisions of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). These rules require large employers to offer full-time employees and their...more
From an employer’s perspective, one of the most important components of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is the employer shared responsibility provisions. The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) just issued proposed regulations...more
Full implementation of healthcare reform under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is less than a year away. The most important aspect of the new system for employers is the "employer shared responsibility" or "play or pay"...more
In regulations and other pronouncements issued toward the end of 2012, the government has provided further details on new taxes and fees introduced by the Affordable Care Act (ACA)....more
On December 28, 2012, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issued proposed regulations providing guidance on the employer shared responsibility provisions under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Additionally, a new set of...more
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act ("PPACA") requires "large employers" (i.e., those regularly employing 50 or more full-time equivalents) to provide "affordable" health coverage of "minimum value" to "full-time...more
Late last week the IRS released proposed regulations implementing the employer “play or pay” provisions in the Affordable Care Act. The rules are applicable to employers with 50 or more full-time equivalents and outline the...more
Healthcare flexible spending accounts are an employee benefit by which workers can set aside a certain amount of their salary, pre-tax, to use for healthcare costs. Some 33 million American workers currently take advantage of...more
Political debate for the past two years has focused on the future of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, more recently called “Obamacare,” and the taxes enacted by Congress to help pay for it. With the national...more
The Affordable Care Act establishes a Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute as a private nonprofit corporation to assist patients, clinicians, purchasers and policy makers in making informed health decisions using...more
With the close of 2012 approaching fast, employers should consider the following checklist of items as the nation moves ahead with compliance with the Affordable Care Act.
Effective in 2013:
The following list...more
As 2012 closes, group health plan sponsors turn their attention to completing 2012 tasks, implementing upcoming 2013 changes, and preparing for the full impact of ACA in 2014.
As 2012 draws to an end, employers pass...more
In This Issue:
- President Opposes Medical Device Tax Repeal or Replace
- Senators Call for Extension of Comment Period on ACA Proposed Rules
- AHA Urges U.S. District Court to Expedite Case Involving CMS' Payment...more
This New Hampshire Public Radio Broadcast features Bernstein Shur Attorney Andru Volinsky.
The on-going fight between the state of New Hampshire and one of the nation’s largest insurance risk pool managers is an...more
On December 5, 2012, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) published final regulations regarding the implementation of the excise tax applicable to the sale of certain medical devices, enacted by the Patient Protection and...more
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