Topic: Healthcare

Trump Administration Issues Executive Order Regarding Health Coverage and Discontinues Cost-Sharing Reductions Payments

On October 12, 2017, President Donald Trump signed an Executive Order “to reform the United States healthcare system to take the first steps to expand choices and alternatives to Obamacare plans and increase competition to bring down costs for consumers.

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California Governor Signs Long-term Care Insurance Bill

On October 6, 2015 California’s Governor Jerry Brown signed into law Senate Bill 575, requiring annual notifications of certain nonforfeiture benefits under long-term care insurance contracts. Under current law, an insurer is required to offer, at the time of application for a long-term care insurance contract, an option to purchase a shortened benefit period nonforfeiture benefit.

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Insights into emerging joint ventures for insurers and hospitals focus of Bloomberg BNA article from Locke Lord

Recent efforts by hospitals, physician practice groups and health insurance and managed care companies to lower health care delivery costs and better align their respective interests following the passage of the Affordable Care Act was the focus of a Bloomberg BNA article from Locke Lord LL lawyers Jon Biasetti, Baird Allis and Benjamin Sykes.

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Attention, Health Insurers: Unique Encryption Requirements in NJ

As further analyzed in our QuickStudy, available here, New Jersey has enacted a new law (P.L. 2014, c. 88, codified at N.J. Stat. Ann. §§ 56:8-196 – 56:8-198) effective August 1, 2015, requiring health insurance carriers authorized to issue health benefits plans in New Jersey to encrypt personal information that they store electronically.

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Healthcare Update: CMS to Update the EHR Incentive Program; HHS Announces Timeline for Medicare Payment Reform; OIG Issues Favorable Advisory Opinion Regarding Patient Assistance Program; HIPAA Settlement Following Breach Caused by Malware

Locke Lord Edwards’ latest Healthcare Update discusses that CMS proposes to update the EHR Incentive Program; that HHS announced timeline for medicare payment reform; that OIG issued favorable advisory opinion regarding patient assistance program; and the HIPAA settlement following breach caused by malware.

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