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User's Guide to Health Care Reform

AARP has put out a comprehensive and user friendly Guide to Health Care Reform that everyone should take a look at. Regardless of what you think about the new health care legislation, the fact is that it will effect you - as an employer, a parent, a student, a worker or a retiree. The reality of the...

Foley & Lardner LLP: CMS Initiatives for Bundled Payments to Improve Care

By Shilpa S. Patel and Lawrence W. Vernaglia "Bundled payment" is one of the health reform strategies that received considerable attention during the health reform debates. Under this payment model, a group of providers (potentially including hospitals, physicians, and post-acute care providers...

Ballard Spahr LLP: Final Rules Issued for Health Care Reform Tax on Medical Devices, Effective January 1, 2013

By Jean C. Hemphill and Laura A. Kowal The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) released final regulations and other guidance on the excise tax applicable to the sale of certain medical devices under the Affordable Care Act. Beginning January 1, 2013, a tax of 2.3 percent is imposed on the sale, use,...

Bradley J. Frigon on the Applicability of Medicare Secondary Payment Subrogation Rights to Medicare Part C and Part D Private Carriers

By Bradley J. Frigon Following several cases that challenged federal regulations, CMS published a memorandum to all Medicare Advantage Organizations and Prescription Drug Plan Sponsors regarding Medicare Secondary Payment Subrogation Rights for Part C and Part D private carriers seeking reimbursement...