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Federal Government Offers Rulemaking For Compromise On Birth Control Coverage

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (Mealey's) The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services on Feb. 1 issued a notice of proposed rulemaking on recommended changes to the preventive services policy contained in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA). ( Proposed rules available. Document #31...

Supreme Court Justice Halts Birth Control Mandate For Catholic Group

WASHINGTON, D.C. — (Mealey’s) U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor on Dec. 31 temporarily blocked the federal government from enforcing the birth control mandate contained in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) against an order of Catholic nuns at the request of the...

Supreme Court Blocks Enforcement Of Birth Control Mandate

WASHINGTON, D.C. — (Mealey’s) The U.S. Supreme Court on Jan. 24 enjoined the federal government from enforcing the birth control mandate contained in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) against an order of Catholic nuns pending final disposition of an appeal by the 10th...

Foley & Lardner LLP: The Medicaid Fraud Control Units: Fiscal Year 2014 Report

By Judith A. Waltz The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Inspector General (HHS-OIG) has released its Fiscal Year (FY) 2014 Annual Report (Report) on the performance of the Medicaid Fraud Control Units (MFCUs) (OEI-06-15-00010, April 2015). Although the MFCUs reported another...

Foley & Lardner LLP: CMS Proposes Major Update to Medicaid Managed Care Regulations

By Anil Shankar and Adam J. Hepworth The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (“CMS”) released, on May 26, 2015, the a far-ranging proposal for revising the Medicaid managed care regulations (“ Proposed Rule ”). The number of individuals enrolled in Medicaid managed care...

Foley & Lardner LLP: CMS Proposes Major Update to Medicaid Managed Care Regulations

By Anil Shankar and Adam J. Hepworth The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (“CMS”) released, on May 26, 2015, the a far-ranging proposal for revising the Medicaid managed care regulations (“ Proposed Rule ”). The number of individuals enrolled in Medicaid managed care...