Tag Archives: ACA

First Court Opinion Interpreting ACA’s 60-Day Rule

In rejecting a hospital system’s argument that the 60-day clock under the ACA to return a known overpayment does not commence until one is precisely identified, a New York District Court ruled this week that identification, and thus the starting … Continue reading

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Clarity on Parity

By: Nichole Geary The final regulations implementing the Paul Wellstone and Pete Domenici Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act of 2008 (MHPAEA) became effective for calendar plans as of January 1, 2015.¬†The MHPAEA, which amended the Mental Health Parity … Continue reading

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Clearing the Clutter: Wading Through Health Care

Please click here to see Christine Burke Worthen’s recent article in i4 Business magazine, where she¬†provides a list of resources for professionals to stay abreast of health care reform.

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CMS Releases Interim Financial Results for ACOs Enrolled in the Medicare Shared Savings Program

By: Fred Segal On January 30, 2014, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (“CMS”) released interim financial results of the first contract year of its Shared Savings Program (“MSSP”). According to these results, ACOs that began the MSSP in … Continue reading

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Electronic Health Records: Present State and Future Trends

By: Christine Burke Worthen Since the passage of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), there has been a flurry of activity in the realm of electronic health records (EHRs). From the realization that EHRs are a vital component to effectively manage … Continue reading

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Some States See Surprisingly Good Enrollment in the Obamacare Healthcare Exchange Plans

By: Fred Segal The consensus opinion by just about every expert, journalist, and even the White House itself, is that the Government did a poor job in its execution of rollout of the Healthcare Exchanges under the Patient Protection and … Continue reading

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Gabriel Imperato to be Featured Speaker at Health Care Fraud Seminar

Gabriel Imperato, the managing partner of Broad and Cassel’s Fort Lauderdale office, will be a featured speaker next week at a seminar hosted by the Institute of Continuing Legal Education in Georgia. Imperato will speak on the “Affordable Care Act … Continue reading

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Integrating Post-Acute Care Providers

By: Christine Burke Worthen While there has been a lot of focus on ACO’s and care coordination in the primary care and hospital settings since the enactment of the Affordable Care Act, there has been a greater focus more recently … Continue reading

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‘Qualified health plans’ sold on exchanges not ‘federal health care programs’

The Department of Health and Human Services today issued guidance concluding that it does not consider qualified health plans and other programs related to federal health exchanges, state health exchanges and certain other programs to be federal health care programs. … Continue reading

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Creative Employee Benefits Plans on the Rise: Corporate Health Plans Resource Available

Many large employers are moving to create private health care exchanges or other creative alternatives to traditional employee benefits plans. Health Care Attorney Christine Burke Worthen, who recently joined the statewide Florida law firm Broad and Cassel, is one of … Continue reading

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