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Throughout the years, plaintiffs’ attorneys in personal injury actions have tried to present the entire amount of medical expenses billed in efforts to increase the plaintiffs’ recovery. Despite the irrelevance of these...more
In This Issue:
- District of New Jersey Stays Medical Malpractice Suit Pending Arbitration:
Finding that a dispute between a medical malpractice insurer and a reinsurance underwriter fell squarely within the...more
The Office of Inspector General for the Department of Health and Human Services (“OIG”) recently issued an updated Special Advisory Bulletin on the Effect of Exclusion from Participation in Federal Health Care Programs, an...more
The Department of Labor (DOL) recently released a revised model COBRA election notice which includes information about coverage available through the state insurance exchanges. This change is aimed at informing individuals of...more
Today the Illinois Supreme Court issued its decision in Standard Mutual v. Lay, 2013 IL 114617 (2013). Locklear brought a class action claim against Lay under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act of 1991 (TCPA), which...more
You know that many ERISA governed plans provide basic life insurance benefits.
But what happens when the plan offers employees the choice to purchase supplemental life insurance? If the employee pays the entire premium...more
In a wide ranging re-evaluation of disability claims covering its insureds in California, Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts and Pennsylvania, Cigna Corporation may pay up to $77 million in past disability income insurance...more
In Univ. of Miami v. Great Am. Assur. Co., 38 Fla. L. Weekly D392 (Fla. 3d DCA 2013), Florida’s Third District Court of Appeals announced a ruling in a case of first impression that will have a substantial impact in Florida’s...more
With Governor Nixon’s signature on May 16, 2013, the state of Missouri has adopted legislation modifying its captive insurance law. The legislation, Senate Bill 287, will allow the formation of sponsored captive insurance...more
Earlier this month, the Justice Department filed a lawsuit against Vitas Hospice Services, LLC, and related entities, alleging that Vitas fraudulently billed the Medicare program in violation of the False Claims Act (FCA)....more
In our August 1, 2012 blog entry titled “Insurance Coverage for Wage and Hour Litigation Claims,” we discussed the recent surge in wage and hour litigation and the potential for insurance coverage related to wage and hour...more
Many businesses in Oklahoma have been impacted by the devastating tornado that hit that state on May 20, 2013. Early estimates indicate the tornado caused upwards of $2 billion in damage....more
On May 8, 2013, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Office of Inspector General ("OIG") released an Updated Special Advisory Bulletin on the Effect of Exclusion from the Participation in Federal Health Care...more
Clearing up the Rumors around Health Reform Delays: What Really Happened, What Won’t and Steps Employers and Insurers Can Take Now -
Rumors are flying in health policy circles that the Obama Administration might delay...more
On May 8, 2013, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General (OIG) issued an updated Special Advisory Bulletin on the Effect of Exclusion from Participation in Federal Health Care Programs...more
Last week, CMS published a final rule implementing the ACA’s medical loss ratio (“MLR”) requirements that will apply to the Medicare Advantage (Part C) and prescription drug (Part D) programs beginning in contract year 2014. ...more
On May 8, 2013, a jury in the Columbia Division of the U.S. District Court for the District of South Carolina returned a verdict finding that Tuomey Healthcare Systems, Inc. (Tuomey) violated the Stark Law and the federal...more
The Fifth Circuit handed down an important decision last week, Louisiana Generating LLC v. Illinois Union Insurance Company, clarifying the scope of coverage under a Premises Pollution Liability Insurance Policy. The...more
By October 1, 2013, most employers will be required to provide their current employees and new hires with notices of health insurance options. The notice is required to, among other things, inform employees of the existence...more
A recent California decision should make it easier for insurers to attack allegations at the pleading stage in state court actions. ...more
For better or worse, the ACA or Health Care Reform is still with us. If you do not want to end up in the penalty box in 2014, you must know whether you are subject to the employer shared responsibility provisions of the ACA...more
Over the years, CMS and its contractors have wrestled with how days approved under a Medicaid demonstration project should be counted, if at all, for purposes of the Medicare disproportionate share hospital (DSH) calculation....more
On May 10, 2013, CMS issued a transmittal clarifying the requirement in Section 637 of the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 (ATRA) that ambulance payments for non-emergency basic life support (BLS) transports for end...more
Delaware Bankruptcy Judge Judith Fitzgerald in the bankruptcies of Specialty Products Holding Corp. (a/k/a RPM, Inc.) and Bondex International, Inc. rejected the Debtors’ “novel” claim estimation approach that reduced from...more
On May 8, 2013, the Employee Benefits Security Administration of the U.S. Department of Labor ("DOL") issued Technical Release No. 2013-02 ("Release") providing important guidance under the Patient Protection and Affordable...more
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