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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

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

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

Supreme Court to Review Challenges to Health Care Reform Act
Posted on 14 Nov 2011 by Cheryl Keely

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (Mealey's) The U.S. Supreme Court on Nov. 14 agreed to review three cases challenging the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) after considering five of six petitions challenging the act at its Nov. 10 conference ... Read More

U.S. Supreme Court Considers Anti-Injunction Act Effect On Health Care Act
Posted on 26 Mar 2012 by Cheryl Keely

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (Mealey's) The U.S. Supreme Court on March 26 heard oral arguments on whether challenges to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) are premature under the Anti-Injunction Act (AIA) and should be barred until penalties... Read More