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Ballard Spahr LLP: Health Plan ID Program Suspended
Posted on 12 Nov 2014 by Ballard Spahr LLP

By Edward I. Leeds Late on October 31, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Office of E-Health Standards and Services announced that it was suspending the program that required all health plans to register for a health plan ID number... Read More

HHS Provides Temporary Relief for Stand-Alone HRAs
Posted on 7 Nov 2011 by Ballard Spahr LLP

by Brian M. Pinheiro and Clifford J. Schoner Continuing the furious pace with which it has been issuing health care reform guidance, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has indicated that all health reimbursement accounts (HRAs)... Read More

Ballard Spahr LLP: More Guidance Provided on State Health Insurance Exchanges
Posted on 6 Sep 2011 by Ballard Spahr LLP

By Marla G. Roshkoff and Edward I. Leeds Following up on guidance issued last month, the Department of Health and Human Services has proposed two new sets of regulations and the Department of the Treasury has proposed one on the state-based health... 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

Ballard Spahr LLP: Federal Court of Appeals Strikes Down Individual Mandate for Health Coverage
Posted on 24 Aug 2011 by Ballard Spahr LLP

By Edward I. Leeds Deciding a case, Florida v. Department of Health and Human Services , that could herald a showdown in the U.S. Supreme Court, a divided panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit has ruled that the individual mandate... Read More