Schedule of Supreme Court Arguments

We know that many of our clients are eagerly awaiting the Supreme Court arguments regarding health care reform next week. Here’s the schedule for the arguments: Monday: 90 minutes, beginning at 10 a.m. Eastern time. The Court will hear arguments on whether the Anti Injunction Act prevents a challenge to the …

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SCOTUS to Review Health Care Reform

As expected, the Supreme Court has agreed to rule on the constitutionality of key provisions of the Affordable Care Act. Oral arguments are expected to occur in March 2012, with a decision likely in June 2012. The Court will consider the following issues: Anti-Injunction Act: Is the lawsuit challenging the …

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CMS Launches Medicaid RAC Website

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) launched a new website entitled “State Medicaid RAC’s At-A-Glance.” The website contains a map of the United States, and is designed to track implementation of the Medicaid Recovery Audit Contractor (RAC) program in each state. By hovering the cursor …

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Impact of President’s FY 2012 Budget Proposal in Health Care

Released on February 14, President Obama’s 2012 fiscal year budget proposal (Budget) highlights the potential role of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) as a deficit reduction tool based upon the latest analysis by the Congressional Budget Office (CBO). While its conclusions have been …

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A Symphony of New Screening & Enrollment Requirements in Three Parts: Part I-Screening

On February 2, 2011, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) published a final rule implementing a number of program integrity provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) (the Final Rule). The provisions are aimed at reducing fraud, waste and abuse in Medicare, Medicaid, and …

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CMS Delays Some Section 111 Reporting Requirements

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently announced that it would extend some of the reporting obligations required by Section 111 of the Medicare, Medicaid, and SCHIP Extension Act of 2007. Section 111 amended the notice and reporting requirements under the Medicare Secondary Payer Statute …

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