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Williams Mullen: Recent HHS Settlement with Phoenix Cardiac Surgery Highlights HIPAA Risks Of Electronic PHI
Posted on 9 May 2012 by LexisNexis Emerging Issues Law Community Staff

By Brian C. Vick On April 17, 2012, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Service ("HHS") announced that it had entered a Resolution Agreement with Phoenix Cardiac Surgery ("Phoenix") - a four-physician practice based in Arizona... Read More

Supreme Court Mum On Virginia's Challenge To Health Care Law
Posted on 18 Apr 2011 by LexisNexis Emerging Issues Community Staff

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Although the state of Virginia has asked for its lawsuit challenging the federal health care law to go straight to the U.S. Supreme Court, the high court on April 15 took no action on the request, the Associated Press has reported.... Read More

9th Circuit Affirms Plaintiffs Lack Standing To Challenge Health Care Act
Posted on 15 Aug 2011 by Cheryl Keely

SAN FRANCISCO - (Mealey's) A panel of the Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals on Aug. 13 affirmed a lower court ruling that plaintiffs challenging the Patient Protection and Affordable Act (PPACA) lacked standing to challenge the act because they... Read More

Breakdown of the Supreme Court Ruling on Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act
Posted on 28 Jun 2012 by Elise Klein

By Elise Klein and Joseph Hegedus In one of the most anticipated opinions of its term and perhaps in over half a century, the United States Supreme Court today resolved constitutional challenges to two provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable... Read More

11th Circuit Strikes Health Insurance Requirement
Posted on 13 Aug 2011 by LexisNexis Emerging Issues Community Staff

ATLANTA - (AP) A federal appeals panel struck down the centerpiece of President Barack Obama's sweeping health care overhaul Friday, moving the argument over whether Americans can be required to buy health insurance a step closer to the U.S. Supreme... Read More

Supreme Court Hears Arguments On Expansion Of Medicaid Required By Health Care Act
Posted on 28 Mar 2012 by Cheryl Keely

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (Mealey's) In the final of four sessions of oral arguments held this week pertaining to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), the U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments March 28 on whether the act's expansion of... Read More

Supreme Court Hears Arguments On Severability Of Mandate From Health Care Act
Posted on 28 Mar 2012 by Cheryl Keely

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (Mealey's) In the first of two sessions on March 28, the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments on whether, if the individual mandate contained in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care (PPACA) is found unconstitutional, it... Read More

Supreme Court Affirms Decision In Health Care Class Arbitration Dispute
Posted on 10 Jun 2013 by Cheryl Keely

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (Mealey's) In a unanimous opinion, the U.S. Supreme Court on June 10 affirmed that an arbitrator acted within his powers under the Federal Arbitration Act (FAA) in determining that parties affirmatively "agreed to authorize... Read More

Ballard Spahr LLP Alert: Amendments Made to Claim and Appeal and External Review Rules Under Health Care Reform
Posted on 30 Jun 2011 by Ballard Spahr LLP

By Brian M. Pinheiro, Marla G. Roshkoff, and Edward I. Leeds The U.S. Departments of Treasury, Labor, and Health and Human Services have collectively released amended interim final regulations addressing internal claims and appeals and the external... Read More