Health Care Law Reform is published by Washington, DC lawyers Joel Michaels, Karen Sealander and Eric Zimmerman of McDermott Will & Emory. The blog provides timely updates on U.S. health care law developments.
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The Facts Although Senate Democrats recently lost their filibuster-proof supermajority, President Obama reiterated in his January 27, 2010, State of the Union address that he is intent on achieving health reform this year. The president exhorted Congress not to “run for the hills,”...
by Webb Millsaps The Supreme Court of the United States received a new request today that it consider the question of whether the “individual mandate” under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (the PPACA) is constitutional or not. The petition of certiorari was filed by...
by Andrea M. Bergman, Teddy Eynon, Karen S. Sealander and Eric Zimmerman On February 17, 2012, Congress approved the Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act of 2012, ending debate over the extension of payroll tax reductions, unemployment insurance benefits, and numerous Medicare and Medicaid...
by Teddy Eynon, Karen S. Sealander and Eric Zimmerman The Temporary Payroll Tax Cut Continuation Act of 2011 extends numerous expiring Medicare and Medicaid programs, thus sparing physicians, hospitals and other health care providers significant Medicare and Medicaid payment cuts. This On the...
by Bernadette M. Broccolo, Emily J. Cook, Lesley N. DeRenzo, Susan S. Lee and Joan Polacheck The U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released a proposed rule implementing the "Sunshine" provisions of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) that requires annual public...
McDermott Will & Emery is pleased to provide this supplemental matrix to its original White Paper summarizing and evaluating the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) proposed Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP) regulations. As did the original White Paper, the matrix...
by Karen S. Sealander and Erika Stocker As the clock ticks down on Congress’ 2011 session and lawmakers look to wrap up outstanding FY 2012 appropriations bills, leaders in both the House of Representatives and the Senate continue to look for a path forward on priority legislation to extend...
by J. Peter Rich and Lesley DeRenzo Medicare MSSP ACOs Pursuant to the Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP) final rule released on October 20, 2011, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has released its 2012 Accountable Care Organization (ACO) application. Organizations...
by Emily J. Cook and Lesley DeRenzo On November 14, 2011, the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (Innovation Center) acting under the United States Department of Health and Human Services announced a funding opportunity entitled the: “Health Care Innovation Challenge.” The...
by J. Peter Rich and Webb Millsaps The Obama Administration has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to consider the constitutionality of the individual mandate, a provision in the Affordable Care Act (ACA) that the Administration once referred to as the “linchpin” of the sweeping 2010...