Navigating Data Privacy and Security in Telemedicine's Uncharted Territory
Insurance Limits and Case Value - A Clear Correlation?
Polsinelli Podcast - What Employers Need to Know About Dealing With Cash
Medical PL Risks in Retail Healthcare
Physician Considerations When Prescribing Medical Marijuana
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Electronic Medical Records: Help or Hindrance?
How Does King v. Burwell Decision Affect the Affordable Care Act?
Antitrust Law Issues for Health Care Providers
Variables Affecting Medical PL Settlement Values
Polsinelli Podcast - Is a Single U.S. Food Agency a Reality?
The Biggest Obstacle to Value-Based Care
Technology in Healthcare
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Health Care Enforcement: The Impact on Private Equity Investments
Polsinelli Podcasts: Cloud Computing, From Cybersecurity to Confidentiality Issues
Polsinelli Podcast - Pharmacy Compounding: What's Next in Regulation?
Polsinelli Podcasts - The Latest on a Shift in Regulation in Dietary Supplements
PATIENT PRIVACY IN AN ERA OF SOCIAL MEDIA
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The Internal Revenue Code was amended in April 2015 as part of the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 to increase allowable IRS levies against federal payments, such as Medicare receivables, from 30% to 100%...more
The IRS has finalized the 2015 forms and instructions for reporting under the individual and employer mandates and issued additional guidance on these new reporting requirements. The following forms are now available...more
In a typical employer-employee relationship, the employer and employee each pay half of the Medicare tax due. However, the owners (called “members”) of a limited liability company (“LLC”) are usually considered self-employed...more
The General Assembly convened for the 2015 legislative session on January 14. Lawmakers returned to Raleigh on January 28 to begin the session in earnest. The MVA Public Affairs Legislative Report on North Carolina will be...more
This Week -
After passing the State’s biennial budget into law last week, the legislature turned its focus towards adjournment. The Senate unveiled an adjournment resolution which would adjourn the session on Tuesday,...more
Notice 2015-68 sets forth several items for which the Agencies intend to propose regulations. The Notice also provides that the state government agency sponsoring coverage under the Basic Health Program is required to report...more
With three months remaining in 2015, the IRS has issued final forms and instructions that employers will need to use to satisfy the Affordable Care Act (ACA) information reporting requirements. The final forms and...more
Governor Robert Bentley called a second special session of the Alabama Legislature on Tuesday, September 9 at 5 p.m. to address the FY 2016 General Fund budget and associated revenue measures. After meeting for...more
CHARLOTTE BUSINESS JOURNAL: Incentives cap for N.C. urban areas removed from compromise bill
- A compromise N.C. incentives bill exempts the state's urban areas from a cap on the value of incentives offered each year to...more
The House went into session at 5 pm on Thursday, to start debate on the budget bill. The House debated the bill for 5 hours. In the end, 9 Democrats voted with 71 Republicans in favor of the budget, Rep. Gale Adcock (D-Wake),...more
On September 16, 2015, the IRS finalized these ACA coverage reporting Forms and Instructions... We report here, with minimal analysis, changes that we recognized on first comparison to the 2015 Draft Forms and Instructions....more
On July 30, the IRS issued Notice 2015-52, which provides guidance regarding the “Cadillac Tax” provision of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Earlier this year, the IRS issued Notice 2015- 16, which represented the first...more
Updated requirements for hospitals to maintain their tax-exempt status under Section 501(r) of the Internal Revenue Code are nothing new. They were enacted as part of the Affordable Care Act in 2010. However, at the end of...more
The IRS has provided Q&As regarding the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) fee. The fee applies to issuers of specified health insurance policies as well as plan sponsors of applicable self-insured health...more
As explained in my previous blog, Code Sections 6055 and 6056, added by the Affordable Care Act (“ACA”), require all employers (even small employers) sponsoring self-funded health plans and large employers to file information...more
As 2016 approaches, the IRS is issuing more detailed guidance on how employers will need to comply with the upcoming ACA information reporting requirements. As a reminder, the ACA information reporting rules require employers...more
If you read one thing...
- Congress’ tax and budget challenges include funding the government for FY 2016 and a required federal debt ceiling increase to avoid catastrophic default on the nation’s debt. These legislative...more
Tuesday the IRS issued proposed regulations that require an employer-sponsored health plan to include substantial coverage of inpatient hospital and physician services in order for the plan be considered as providing minimum...more
CMS permits states to use income information from other means-tested benefit programs for Medicaid eligibility determinations; Alaska’s Medicaid expansion is given the green light to launch today; and Washington State submits...more
Employers and plan sponsors must comply with numerous filing and notice deadlines for their retirement and health and welfare plans. Failure to comply with these deadlines can result in costly penalties. To avoid such...more
Brownstein’s Political Law Group presents this comprehensive tracker of all Colorado statewide ballot initiatives proposed during the 2015-2016 cycle, including any appeals from the Title Board to the Colorado Supreme Court....more
Here’s the coming dilemma: let IRS assess employer mandate taxes based on errant Healthcare.gov subsidy certifications or appeal those errors to prevent those assessments. “Where’s the dilemma?” you say. Here: once you...more
When it comes to mergers and acquisitions involving at least one applicable large employer (ALE), the substantive rules governing employer shared responsibility (under Internal Revenue Code § 4980H) and the corresponding...more
Why should you care? Subsidy certification of even one applicant claiming to be a full-time employee not offered affordable, qualifying 2015 coverage can cause the IRS to assess a non-deductible tax against the applicant’s...more
Certain Closely Held For-Profit Employers Need Not Provide Women’s Contraceptive Services. Under the ACA, non-grandfathered group health plans must cover specified preventive services, including certain women’s preventive...more
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