The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPAC), also known as Obamacare, is a United States federal statute passed in March of 2010. The Act creates a nationwide insurance system and provides federal... more +
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPAC), also known as Obamacare, is a United States federal statute passed in March of 2010. The Act creates a nationwide insurance system and provides federal subsidies to reduce the number of uninsured citizens.
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On May 8, 2013, the Department of Labor (“DOL”) issued long-awaited guidance on the notice that must be provided to employees by October 1, 2013, the first day of the Health Insurance Marketplace open enrollment period (the...more
On February 25, 2013, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released its final rule (the Final Rule) setting forth standards for health insurance issuers under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (the...more
More than two years in the making, the long-awaited final changes to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) were published by the United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) on...more
A host of regulatory and finance reforms have ushered in significant changes for health care entities, and likewise, for the boards that guide them. How can general counsel broach these changes with their boards and steer...more
On May 8, the Department of Labor ("DOL") issued guidance regarding the requirement that employers provide notice to employees describing the coverage options available under Health Insurance Marketplaces (formerly known as...more
On May 8, 2013, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) issued guidance and model forms to assist employers in fulfilling their obligations under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) to notify employees of the availability of health care...more
Former U.S. Supreme Court Justice Louis D. Brandeis once said that "Sunlight is the best disinfectant." The release of charges billed by some 3,337 Medicare hospitals for 100 of the most common inpatient diagnosis related...more
New requirements under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act are set to intensify state and federal governments' crackdown on worker misclassification....more
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act added Section 18B to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), requiring employers to give notice to employees of the coverage options available through state insurance exchanges....more
The United States Department of Labor (DOL) has issued long-awaited guidance on the health insurance exchange notice requirement that applies under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA). Generally, PPACA...more
Last week the Senate agreed to vote on Marilyn Tavenner’s nomination to lead the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS); the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced an initiative that will give...more
In This Issue:
Implementation of the Affordable Care Act; Other HHS and Federal Regulatory Initiatives; Other Congressional and State Initiatives; Other Health Care News; and Hearings and Mark-Ups...more
On May 9, 2013, Speaker of the House, John Boehner (R-OH), and Senate Republican Leader, Mitch McConnell (R-KY), sent a letter to President Obama declining to make appointments of individuals to serve on the Individual...more
The U.S. Department of Labor has issued model notices for informing existing employees and new hires of health coverage options which will be available through the new marketplace of state and federally supported health...more
On May 3, 2013, the IRS released proposed regulations on certain provisions relating to the federal premium tax credits that eligible individuals will use to purchase subsidized health insurance coverage from public exchanges...more
On April 5, 2013, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) officially issued proposed regulations addressing the requirement under Section 501(r)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code (Code) that tax-exempt hospitals conduct community...more
OIG continues its aggressive interpretation of scope and effect of exclusion from participation in Federal health care programs and clarifies several open questions....more
Among other things, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (the “Act”), commonly referred to as Obamacare, requires “large employers” to provide qualified health coverage for all of their full-time employees, or pay...more
The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has published guidance on the notice that most employers must provide to their employees by October 1, 2013, about the insurance that will be available through health care marketplaces known...more
The IRS has released its proposed regulations [PDF] detailing the requirements for conducting and reporting Community Health Needs Assessments (CHNAs) under section 501(r)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, which were...more
The U.S. Department of the Treasury has published proposed regulations that provide guidance on how an employer may determine whether its group health plan provides “minimum value.”...more
In This Issue:
Implementation of the Affordable Care Act; Other HHS and Federal Regulatory Initiatives; Other Congressional and State Initiatives; Other Health Care News; and Hearings and Mark-Ups Scheduled....more
Committee Substitute for Senate Bill 1842 (CS/SB 1842), passed by the 2013 Florida Legislature, enacts changes to the Florida Insurance Code (the “Code”). These changes are necessary to implement and enforce requirements of...more
In This Issue:
- DIGGING DEEPER: A Guide to Health Care Regulatory Due Diligence in Private Equity Deals 1
- Policy Spotlight: Affordable Care Act 6
- Case Spotlight: Best Practices in Down-Round Financings &...more
Starting in 2014, provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act become effective known as “Pay or Play” or “Employer Shared Responsibility.” Large employers will be faced with the decision whether to offer...more
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