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
On April 5, 2013, the Internal Revenue Service published proposed regulations (Proposed Regulations) in the Federal Register that provide guidance to charitable hospital organizations on the community health needs assessment...more
The Health Resources and Services Administration (“HRSA”) has issued a final rule (“HRSA Rule”) that will eliminate duplicative federal reporting requirements of provider sanctions and other adverse actions taken against...more
Health Care Reform: Agencies Issue Proposed Regulations on 90-Day Waiting Period Limitation -
On March 21, the IRS, DOL, and Department of Health and Human Services issued proposed regulations on the 90-day waiting...more
The IRS has released the 2013 Form 941, Employer's Quarterly Federal Tax Return, along with the instructions. Other than a few editorial changes, the only major change to the form is a new line 5d, Taxable wages and tips...more
Originally Published in BNA Bloomberg, Medical Devices Law & Industry Report on March 20, 2013.
On February 1, 2013, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) published the long-awaited final regulations for...more
After years of deliberation, the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) published its long-awaited regulations to implement the specific requirements of the Physician Payment Sunshine Act (Sunshine) on February 1,...more
In This Alert:
- A. What Is The Employer Shared Responsibility Penalty?
- What Is The “Failure To Offer Coverage Penalty”?
- How Is The “Failure To Offer Coverage Penalty” Calculated?
- What Is...more
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has released proposed regulations on the health insurer fee under section 9010 of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA). The regulations, which were published in the Federal...more
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued the final regulations on the U.S. Sunshine Act on February 8, 2013. Transparency Reports and Reporting of Physician Ownership or Investment Interests, 78 Fed. Reg....more
The Department of Labor ("DOL") recently released a series of final rules affecting health benefits provided through multiple employer welfare arrangements ("MEWAs"). Notably, the 2012 Form M-1 filing deadline has been...more
On February 1, 2013, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) published long-awaited rules (the "Rules") detailing manufacturers' and group purchasing organizations' reporting requirements under Section 6002 of the...more
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (“PPACA”) increased the employee portion of the Medicare tax on wages received on or after January 1, 2013 by 0.9% of Federal Insurance Contributions Act (“FICA”) wages which are...more
On February 1, 2013, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) published the long-awaited rules (the "Rules") detailing manufacturers' and group purchasing organizations' reporting requirements under Section 6002...more
On December 28, 2012, the IRS issued proposed regulations with respect to employer-shared responsibility regarding health coverage under the Affordable Care Act of 2010 (ACA). Employers are permitted to rely on these proposed...more
On February 8, 2013, the final Physician Payment Sunshine Act (“Sunshine Act”) rule, issued by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (“CMS”) will be published. The arrival of this final rule has been much anticipated...more
In This Issue:
- Health & Welfare Plans
..Health Care Reform: IRS Issues Proposed “Pay or Play” Regulations
..Health Care Reform: IRS Issues FAQs on Various ACA Issues
..HHS Issues Final HIPAA Regulations...more
New regulations have been issued under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (“PPACA”) implementing annual fees and reporting requirements on self-insured health plans and indirectly on fully insured plans. The...more
With the re-election of President Obama and the Supreme Court's recent decision upholding portions of the Affordable Care Act (the "ACA"), health care reform is here to stay for the foreseeable future. Though limited...more
This Alert is designed to offer easy to understand and easy to implement year-end tax strategies in times of incredible tax uncertainty. This Alert is also designed to stimulate thought and inspire action during one of the...more
As everyone knows, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act was upheld in a somewhat surprising Supreme Court decision last month. (For a recap of the decision see our Legal Alert on the case).
Set out below is a...more
Now that the Supreme Court has upheld the constitutionality of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, as amended by the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act (collectively, the “Act”), employers must move...more
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (the “Act”) requires employers to report the cost of coverage under an employer-sponsored group health or medical plan. This requirement was optional for all employers in 2011....more
On May 3, 2012, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) officially announced that it will delay data-collection and reporting requirements under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act's (ACA) Physician...more
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued on December 14, 2011 its much-anticipated proposed rule interpreting the requirements of the Physician Payment Sunshine Act (Act), enacted by Congress as Section 6002...more
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