23rd, President Barack Obama signed into law the nation's most sweeping social
legislation in decades. After over a year of gruelling debate in Congress,
American consumers can now try and figure out how they will be affected by the
Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act ("the...
By Nathaniel M. Lacktman , Lawrence C.Conn , Maria E. Gonzalez Knavel, M. Leeann Habte , Wiline Justilien , Richard K. Rifenbark, Anil Shankar, Heidi A. Sorensen , Lawrence W. Vernaglia , Judith A. Waltz , Adria Warren and Torrey K. Young At the beginning of each new fiscal year, the
Office of Inspector...
By Kimberly Johnke, LSW
We live in an increasingly consumer-directed society. The world is brimming with shiny new products and time-saving services. As consumers, we pride ourselves on being "smart shoppers." We diligently clip coupons, price shop, and navigate sales. We insist on receiving...
TACOMA, Wash. - A Washington federal judge on April 25 denied a motion for preliminary injunction in a case in which Medicaid managed care organization (MCO) providers are seeking to stop the state's Medicaid administrator from entering into contracts ...read more
WASHINGTON, D.C. - (Mealey's) In a
sweeping opinion covering four issues addressed over three days of oral
argument, the U.S. Supreme Court today found that the Anti-Injunction Act (AIA)
does not bar challenges to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act
(PPACA), that the individual mandate...
LEXINGTON, Ky. - A Kentucky federal judge on July 16 held the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services in contempt for failing to properly process requests by patients to transfer from one managed care organization (MCO) to another in light of ...read more
DENVER - A Colorado federal judge on Friday granted a preliminary injunction in favor of a for-profit secular employer that will prevent the federal government from enforcing a mandate contained in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA ...read more
Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder (R) said his administration intends to appeal a Michigan Court of Appeals ruling [ AFT Mich. v. State , 2012 Mich. App. LEXIS 1632 (Mich. Ct. App. Aug. 16, 2012) [ enhanced version available to lexis.com subscribers ]] that declared unconstitutional a 2010 law requiring school...
BOSTON - The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court on Sept. 14 affirmed that the secretary of the Executive Office of Health and Human Services did not violate her obligation to reimburse hospitals and a managed care organization for the reasonable costs ...read more
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Supreme Court today revived a Christian university's challenge to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), 111 P.L. 148, when it ordered the Fourth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals to review the case in light ...read more
ST. LOUIS - The Eighth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals on Nov. 30 unanimously affirmed denial of judgment as a matter of law or new trial for compensatory damages in the first Levaquin multidistrict litigation bellwether trial but in a 2-1 split said the ...read more
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...