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Mealey's Managed Care Liability Bulletin: Colorado Federal Judge Grants Preliminary Injunction in Contraception Mandate Case
Posted on 30 Jul 2012 by Mealeys

DENVER - A Colorado federal judge on Friday granted a preliminary injunction in favor of a for-profit secular employer that will prevent the federal government from enforcing a mandate contained in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA... Read More

Mealey's Emerging Drug & Device Bulletin: Levaquin Compensatory Verdict Affirmed, Punitive Verdict Reversed
Posted on 3 Dec 2012 by Mealeys

ST. LOUIS - The Eighth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals on Nov. 30 unanimously affirmed denial of judgment as a matter of law or new trial for compensatory damages in the first Levaquin multidistrict litigation bellwether trial but in a 2-1 split said the... Read More

Federal Judge Issues Contempt Order For Failure To Process Medicaid Transfers
Posted on 17 Jul 2012 by Mealeys

LEXINGTON, Ky. - A Kentucky federal judge on July 16 held the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services in contempt for failing to properly process requests by patients to transfer from one managed care organization (MCO) to another in light of... Read More

Mealey's Managed Care Bulletin: U.S. Supreme Court Orders Reconsideration of Health Care Act Challenge
Posted on 26 Nov 2012 by Mealeys

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Supreme Court today revived a Christian university's challenge to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), 111 P.L. 148, when it ordered the Fourth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals to review the case in light... Read More

Washington Federal Judge Declines To Grant Injunction In Medicaid Contract Case
Posted on 30 Apr 2012 by Mealeys

TACOMA, Wash. - A Washington federal judge on April 25 denied a motion for preliminary injunction in a case in which Medicaid managed care organization (MCO) providers are seeking to stop the state's Medicaid administrator from entering into contracts... Read More

Massachusetts High Court Affirms Medicaid Reimbursement Obligations Not Violated
Posted on 18 Sep 2012 by Mealeys

BOSTON - The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court on Sept. 14 affirmed that the secretary of the Executive Office of Health and Human Services did not violate her obligation to reimburse hospitals and a managed care organization for the reasonable costs... Read More

Foley & Lardner LLP: OIG 2012 Work Plan
Posted on 12 Oct 2011 by Foley & Lardner LLP

By Nathaniel M. Lacktman , Lawrence C.Conn , Maria E. Gonzalez Knavel, M. Leeann Habte , Wiline Justilien , Richard K. Rifenbark, Anil Shankar, Heidi A. Sorensen , Lawrence W. Vernaglia , Judith A. Waltz , Adria Warren and Torrey K. Young At the beginning... Read More

Oast & Hook: Smart Shopper: Be a Wise Consumer of Health Care Services
Posted on 8 Feb 2012 by Oast & Hook

By Kimberly Johnke, LSW We live in an increasingly consumer-directed society. The world is brimming with shiny new products and time-saving services. As consumers, we pride ourselves on being "smart shoppers." We diligently clip coupons... Read More

Foley & Lardner LLP: OIG 2012 Work Plan
Posted on 12 Oct 2011 by Foley & Lardner LLP

By Nathaniel M. Lacktman , Lawrence C.Conn , Maria E. Gonzalez Knavel, M. Leeann Habte , Wiline Justilien , Richard K. Rifenbark, Anil Shankar, Heidi A. Sorensen , Lawrence W. Vernaglia , Judith A. Waltz , Adria Warren and Torrey K. Young At the beginning... Read More

Supreme Court Finds Individual Mandate In Health Care Act Constitutional
Posted on 28 Jun 2012 by LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Legal News

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (Mealey's) In a sweeping opinion covering four issues addressed over three days of oral argument, the U.S. Supreme Court today found that the Anti-Injunction Act (AIA) does not bar challenges to the Patient Protection and Affordable... Read More

State Net Capitol Journal: Snyder Says MI Will Appeal Retiree Health Ruling
Posted on 10 Sep 2012 by State Net

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder (R) said his administration intends to appeal a Michigan Court of Appeals ruling [ AFT Mich. v. State , 2012 Mich. App. LEXIS 1632 (Mich. Ct. App. Aug. 16, 2012) [ enhanced version available to lexis.com subscribers ]] that declared... Read More

Health Care Overhaul: When and How It Will Affect You
Posted on 5 Apr 2010 by Sandra L. Smith

On March 23rd, President Barack Obama signed into law the nation's most sweeping social legislation in decades. After over a year of gruelling debate in Congress, American consumers can now try and figure out how they will be affected by the Patient... Read More