Health Care Law

Q&A: Wellness Programs for Employers

by Aaron Bals Q: What should I keep in mind when revamping my company’s wellness program? A: In 2014, federal health reform will require wellness programs to meet new guidelines. The requirements vary depending on whether your wellness program is...

Oregonians Pay Price for Deeply Flawed PERS

William Gary’s (an attorney & shareholder) opinion piece to the Eugene Register-Guard.  

Closely-Held Business Alert: Health Care Reform

ALERT: HEALTH CARE REFORM Navigating the Effects on Your Business Now that the dust has settled around the constitutionality of the Patient Protection Affordable Care Act, it is time for business owners to focus energy on evaluating the impact of—and...

Health Care Law Alert: CMS Issues Proposed Rule to Implement 60-Day Return of Identified Overpayments

HEALTH CARE LAW ALERT CMS Issues Proposed Rule to Implement 60-Day Return of Identified Overpayments The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) published a proposed rule regarding Medicare providers’ and suppliers’ obligation to timely report and return overpayments. The...

Health Law Alert

Health Law Alert Following the March 23 signing of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, and the related amendments under the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act, on March 30, the enormous effort of implementing comprehensive health reform has...

New Health Security Breach Notification Rules

NEW HEALTH SECURITY BREACH NOTIFICATION RULES Interim final rules implementing security breach notification requirements for personal health data released by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) create new compliance obligations. The new HHS rule became effective on September...

Guidance for Securing PHI Issued by HHS

Health Law Alert Guidance for Securing PHI Issued by HHS The Department of Health and Human Services has just issued guidance on the technologies and methodologies for keeping protected health information (PHI) secure for purposes of health breach notifications. The...

The Medicare RAC Program is Set to Begin Finding Your Billing Errors

Health Law Alert The Medicare RAC Program is Set to Begin Finding Your Billing Errors The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (“CMS”) have taken a major step toward the implementation of its new audit program that will affect countless...

Conflict of Interest Must be Weighed in Denial of Benefits Claims

INSURANCE LAW ALERT Conflict of Interest Must be Weighed in Denial of Benefits Claims The US Supreme Court recently held that when the administrator of an ERISA employee benefit plan both determines whether an employee is eligible for benefits and...

New Federal Law Prohibits Genetic Discrimination in Health Insurance and Benefit Plans

INSURANCE LAW ALERT New Federal Law Prohibits Genetic Discrimination in Health Insurance and Benefit Plans The Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (“GINA” or “the Act”) was signed into law by President Bush on May 21, 2008. GINA arose out of concerns...

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