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Steptoe & Johnson PLLC: 4th Circuit Rules CON Statute May Discriminate Against Providers
Posted on 21 Nov 2013 by Steptoe & Johnson PLLC

By Gordon H. Copland | A recent decision suggesting that the Virginia Certificate of Need (“CON”) law may be unconstitutional has widespread implications for CON laws around the country, including West Virginia and Kentucky. The surprising... Read More

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

Foley & Lardner LLP: SEC's MCDC Initiative - The Clock is Ticking
Posted on 14 Jul 2014 by Foley & Lardner LLP

By David Y. Bannard Not-for-profit health care providers that have borrowed on a tax-exempt basis within the last five years should be aware of the Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) Municipalities Continuing Disclosure Cooperation (“MCDC”... Read More

DLA Piper: Don’t Forget the Sept. 23 Deadline to Ensure Your Business Associate Agreements Comply with the HIPAA Omnibus Final Rule
Posted on 19 Aug 2014 by DLA Piper

By Marcia L. Augsburger Under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Omnibus Final Rule published January 25, 2013, 78 Fed.Reg. 5566, Covered Entities (CEs) with Business Associate Agreements (BAAs) that were entered on or... Read More

Supreme Court Justice Halts Birth Control Mandate For Catholic Group
Posted on 2 Jan 2014 by Cheryl Keely

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... 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

States Challenging Health Care Act Petition High Court For Expedited Review
Posted on 28 Sep 2011 by Cheryl Keely

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (Mealey's) States challenging the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) filed a petition on Sept. 28 for writ of certiorari with the U.S. Supreme Court, saying an 11th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals decision affirming... Read More

Virginia Challenge To Health Care Reform Act Derailed By 4th Circuit
Posted on 8 Sep 2011 by Cheryl Keely

RICHMOND, Va. - (Mealey's) A Fourth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals panel on Sept. 8 reversed a lower court ruling holding that the individual mandate provision contained in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) was unconstitutional... Read More

Dismissal Of Lawsuit Challenging Health Care Reform Act For Lack Of Standing Affirmed By Panel
Posted on 3 Aug 2011 by Cheryl Keely

NEWARK, N.J. - (Mealey's) A Third Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals panel on Aug. 3 affirmed the dismissal of a challenge to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) brought by a New Jersey physician, one of his patients and a physician... 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

4th Circuit Considers Whether Individual Mandate Unconstitutional
Posted on 10 May 2011 by Cheryl Keely

RICHMOND, Va. - (Mealey's) The federal government argued before a panel of the Fourth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals on May 10 that a district court judge erred in finding that the individual mandate contained in the Patient Protection and Affordable... Read More

Circuit Panel Finds Individual Mandate In Health Care Reform Act Constitutional
Posted on 9 Nov 2011 by Cheryl Keely

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (Mealey's) A split panel of the District of Columbia Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals on Nov. 8 affirmed that the individual mandate contained in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) is constitutional, with the dissenting... 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

11th Circuit Hears Oral Arguments In Lawsuit Over Health Care Law
Posted on 10 Jun 2011 by Cheryl Keely

ATLANTA - (Mealey's) An 11th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals panel heard more than two hours of oral argument on June 8 in the federal government's challenge to a district court's decision finding the minimum coverage provision in the Patient... 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