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Indian Health Service Recovery Efforts Against Commercial Health Plans

Health plans across the country are increasingly receiving demands for payment from the Indian Health Service (“IHS”), tribal health programs (collectively “Indian Organizations”) and the U.S. Department of the Treasury for...more

HHS Allows Third-Party Premium Payments By Tribes And Non-Profits

We previously reported that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services ("HHS") has discouraged hospitals and other third parties from paying patients' premiums or cost-sharing. HHS stated in its November 4, 2013 FAQ...more

Health Alert (Australia) - 22 July 2013

In This Issue: - Judgments - Legislation - Reports - Excerpt from Reports: British Medical Association (BMA): 17 July 2013 - Medical students complete national prescribing test pilot. A...more

Health Alert (Australia) - 8 July 2013

In This Issue: - Judgments - Legislation - Reports - Excerpt from Judgments: New South Wales. Medical Tribunal - Health Care Complaints Commission (HCCC) v Saedlounia [2013] NSWMT 13...more

Appropriations Hearing on the Bureau of Indian Affairs/Indian Health Service Budget Request

On April 24 at 9:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m., and on April 25 at 9:30 p.m., the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies will hold three separate American Indian and Alaska Native Public and...more

Summary of Certain Insurance, Delivery System, and Payment Reforms

Please see full Foley Hoag Chart below regarding Summary of Certain Insurance, Delivery System, and Payment Reforms of the The Patient Protection and Affordable Care and The Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act. ...more

HOW TO HELP THE HOMELESS WITHOUT JUST GIVING THEM MONEY

In 2007, the National Law Center on Homelessness and Poverty estimated that 3.5 million people in America (1.35 million of them children), were likely to experience homelessness in a given year. While difficult to measure,...more

Determined to 'do' Our Part for the Collective Good

Thomas Jefferson said, "Determine never to be idle. No person will have occasion to complain of the want of time, who never loses any. It is wonderful how much may be done, if we are always doing." Since the founding of...more

Kivalina - Preparing for the Storm

In Noah's day, one gigantic flood destroyed the world. He was warned that a debilitating storm was coming and heeded that warning. He spent one hundred years gathering the resources necessary to build an ark to save his...more

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