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Department of Education Publishes Intent to Establish a Negotiated Rulemaking Committee to Develop Pay as You Earn Expansion...

On September 3, the Department of Education (the “Department”) announced its intent to establish a negotiated rulemaking committee to help develop regulations to allow more student borrowers of Federal Direct Loans to use the...more

The Affordable Care Act—Countdown to Compliance for Employers, Week 30: The IRS Tells Us that Employer Payment Plans (Really,...

The IRS recently issued two Q&As on the subject of employer payment plans, the purpose of which was to again underscore that arrangements purporting to allow an employer to reimburse employees on a pre-tax basis for premiums...more

Fifth Circuit Holds State AG Credit Card Add-On Suit Not Subject To Federal Jurisdiction

On December 2, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit held that a set of parens patriae suits filed by the Mississippi Attorney General (AG) against credit card issuers is not subject to federal jurisdiction under...more

Chopra highlights student loan repayment plans

Earlier this week, Rohit Chopra, CFPB Assistant Director and Student Loan Ombudsman, spoke to the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis about student loan debt. As he has on other occasions, Mr. Chopra referred to $1.2 trillion...more

New Guidance Clarifies Health Reimbursement Arrangements Under ACA

Recently issued guidance clarifies the application of certain provisions under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) to health reimbursement arrangements, employer payment plans, health flexible spending arrangements and employee...more

Government Shutdown Aftermath: CMS Under Pressure to Finalize Medicare Payment Rules

..Because of the prolonged government shutdown, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) may encounter delays in promulgating final payment rules that would otherwise be effective January 1, 2014. ..It is...more

Guidance on the Application of Certain ACA Market Reforms to Employer Health Plans

Plan sponsors should review their health reimbursement arrangements, employer payment plans, health flexible spending arrangements, and employee assistance programs to ensure they comply with ACA market reforms....more

CMS Proposes FQHC Prospective Payment System

On September 23, 2013, CMS published a proposed rule to overhaul the payment methodology for federally qualified health centers (FQHCs). The proposed rule will change FQHC reimbursement from an all inclusive rate (AIR),...more

CMS Issues FQHC Proposed PPS Rule

On September 23, CMS published a proposed rule that would establish a prospective payment system (PPS) for federally qualified health center (FQHC) services under Medicare Part B beginning on October 1, 2014. CMS has...more

New Illinois Law Sets Default Deadlines For Defendants To Tender Settlement Agreements And Make Settlement Payments

Effective January 1, 2014, a new Illinois law amending the Illinois Code of Civil Procedure will, unless otherwise agreed by the parties, require defendants settling certain claims to provide plaintiffs with a draft...more

CMS Publishes Correction to OPPS/ASC Proposed Rule

On September 6, 2013, CMS published in the Federal Register a correction to its previously published annual Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment and Ambulatory Surgical Center Payment Systems Proposed Rule for calendar...more

New Illinois Legislation Requires Settling Defendants In Certain Civil Litigation To Promptly Deliver Releases And Payments To...

A new Illinois law aimed at preventing defendants from delaying payment after agreeing to settle a claim will impact Illinois employers that settle certain tort claims. The new section of the Civil Practice Law, “Settlement...more

"Where's My Stuff?" Complex Accountability in the Payment of Royalties

Underpayment of royalties continues to represent a hot topic in oil and gas litigation. Property owners who enter into royalty agreements dream of enjoying riches at the hands of companies with the resources to explore for,...more

Infobytes - A Weekly In-depth review of news & developments in the financial services industry - August 30, 2013

In This Issue: - FEDERAL ISSUES - STATE ISSUES - COURTS - MISCELLANY - FIRM NEWS - FIRM PUBLICATIONS - MORTGAGES - BANKING - CONSUMER FINANCE - PAYMENTS - PRIVACY/DATA SECURITY -...more

CMS to Begin Implementing 25 Percent Threshold for LTCHs

CMS, in its federal fiscal year (FFY) 2014 final rule, has allowed its five-year moratorium on the 25 percent threshold payment adjustment policy to expire. Following the lifting of this moratorium, LTCHs that admit more than...more

New Rhode Island Legislation Will Allow Bi-Monthly Payment Of Wages

On July 15, 2013, Rhode Island passed highly anticipated legislation that will allow employers to pay their employees on a bi-monthly basis (rather than weekly, as the law had previously required)....more

IPPS Final Rule: CMS Addresses Allina Decision and Addresses New Medicare DSH Payment Calculations

In the fiscal year 2014 Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS) rule published in the Federal Register on August 19, 2013, CMS took two steps of note regarding the Medicare disproportionate share hospital (DSH)...more

Don't Make the Grave Mistake: Avoid Making Duplicative Payments for Final Services!

Have you ever considered paying in advance for your funeral/burial expenses to save your loved ones the financial burden? If your finances allow you to do so, pre-paying for funeral/burial services is an efficient and...more

Enforcing Child Support Payments

Successfully obtaining a court order for child support payments does not always ensure that you will actually receive the payments that the court decides you deserve. ...more

CMS Releases FY 2011 SSI Ratios

CMS has released the FY 2011 SSI data for IPPS hospitals, LTCHs, and IRFs. This data will be used to determine the disproportionate share adjustment for hospitals and the low-income payment adjustment for IRFs for cost...more

CMS Releases Final FFY 2014 IPPS Rule

CMS has released its final federal fiscal year (FFY) 2014 prospective payment system (PPS) rule for inpatient stays in acute care and long-term care hospitals (LTCHs). The rule projects a net increase in operating payments to...more

CMS Releases FY 2014 Hospital IPPS Final Rule

On August 2, 2013, CMS released the annual Hospital Inpatient Prospective Payment System Final Rule for FY 2014 (the “Final Rule”), effective for discharges occurring on or after October 1, 2013....more

IRS Says: Be Careful If You Outsource Payment

The IRS recently issued a fact sheet containing tips for employers who outsource payroll duties....more

California Supreme Court Action In Piece-Rate Pay Case Causes Concerns About Alternative Pay Systems

Gonzalez v. Downtown LA Motors, LP, No. S210681 (July 17, 2013): In April of 2013, a California Court of Appeal decided how automobile service technicians should be paid while waiting between jobs....more

Advanced Payments by Automobile Insurers

Automobile liability insurers in Alberta have long been permitted to offer advanced payments to injured claimants in part settlement of claims without admitting that the insurer or its insured has any liability. This bulletin...more

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