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Williams Mullen: The Definition of Identify: The 60-Day Rule
Posted on 3 Sep 2015 by Williams Mullen

By Ruth Levy & Patrick C. Devine, Jr. | The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (“PPACA”) established that any person who receives an overpayment from the Medicare or Medicaid programs and who does not report and return the overpayment... Read More

State Net Capitol Journal: States Laboratories Of Health Care Finance
Posted on 23 Nov 2013 by State Net

Under a program created by the Affordable Care Act called the State Innovation Models Initiative, six states — Arkansas, Maine, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Oregon and Vermont — began testing new health care financing models this year. Colorado... Read More

High Court Hears Arguments In Birth Control Mandate Cases
Posted on 25 Mar 2014 by Cheryl Keely

WASHINGTON, D.C. — (Mealey’s) The U.S. Supreme Court on March 25 heard arguments in two cases that will decide whether for-profit, secular businesses have to provide contraceptive services as part of their health insurance packages to employees... Read More

Cadwalader: Federal Court Upholds Provider Mandate to Report and Return Medicare and Medicaid Overpayments in 60 Days
Posted on 6 Aug 2015 by Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP

Introduction | The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (“PPACA”), signed into law on March 23, 2010, included a provision (the “Report and Refund Mandate”), broadly requiring health care providers, suppliers, Part D plans... Read More

Top Court Vacates ACA Birth Control Ruling, Remands Case
Posted on 27 Apr 2015 by Bryan Redding

WASHINGTON, D.C. — (Mealey’s) The U.S. Supreme Court on April 27 granted two Catholic groups’ petition for certiorari and vacated a Sixth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals ruling that the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act’s... Read More

Top Court Cites Hobby Lobby In Vacating, Remanding ACA Accommodation Ruling
Posted on 9 Mar 2015 by Bryan Redding

WASHINGTON, D.C. — (Mealey’s) The U.S. Supreme Court on March 9 vacated a Seventh Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals opinion that denied the University of Notre Dame an injunction in its challenge to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act... Read More

High Court Affirms Availability Of Tax Credits In ACA Federal Exchange
Posted on 25 Jun 2015 by Bryan Redding

WASHINGTON, D.C. — (Mealey’s) The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA)’s structure suggests the availability of tax subsidies in the federal exchange, and Congress could not have intended the state insurance market “death... Read More

DLA Piper LLP: Federal Court Sides With Government In First Interpretation Of ACA’s 60-day False Claims Act Rule
Posted on 14 Aug 2015 by DLA Piper

By Adam J. Rogers , Bradley M. Smyer and Karen Nelson | In a significant development for healthcare providers, a federal court in New York has adopted the government’s interpretation of the 2010 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act’s... Read More

House Blocks Health Care Act In Budget Negotiations; Senate To Take Up Measure
Posted on 30 Sep 2013 by Cheryl Keely

WASHINGTON, D.C. — (Mealey's) The U.S. Senate will meet at 2 p.m. today — 10 hours before a government shutdown deadline — to decide what to do after the Republican-controlled House approved legislation yesterday imposing a one-year... Read More

State Net Capitol Journal: Alaska Gov. Parnell Rejects Medicaid Expansion
Posted on 23 Nov 2013 by State Net

Calling the ongoing rollout of the Affordable Care Act "a failed experiment," Alaska Gov. Sean Parnell (R) announced The Last Frontier State will not expand Medicaid eligibility in line with the law. "I believe a costly Medicaid expansion... Read More

U.S. Supreme Court Hears Arguments Over ACA Federal Exchange Subsidy Availability
Posted on 4 Mar 2015 by Bryan Redding

WASHINGTON, D.C. — (Mealey’s) Both sides faced critical questioning from Justice Anthony Kennedy during oral arguments March 4 in the case challenging the availability of subsidies in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) federal... Read More

Williams Mullen: Supreme Court Upholds ACA Premium Assistance Nationwide
Posted on 25 Jun 2015 by Williams Mullen

By: Brydon M. DeWitt This morning [June 25], the Supreme Court ruled that Affordable Care Act (ACA) premium tax credits will remain available to individuals residing in states that did not establish their own health insurance marketplaces. In King... Read More

Vote Funds Government Without Demands To Change Health Care Act Being Met
Posted on 17 Oct 2013 by Cheryl Keely

WASHINGTON, D.C. — (Mealey’s) President Obama signed a bill early Oct. 17 to fund the government after the House and Senate reached an agreement Oct. 16 to end the partial government shutdown and to raise the debt ceiling without House Republicans’... Read More