Monthly Archives: July 2012

Reading the Tea Leaves in Regard to the Medicare Secondary Payer Act and Future Medicals

Posted by Health Law Informer Author on July 16, 2012
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On June 14, 2012, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (“CMS”) released an Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (the “Proposed Rule”) soliciting comments on a proposal to clarify how Medicare beneficiaries and their representatives can protect Medicare’s interests and satisfy their obligations under the Medicare Secondary Payer (“MSP”) Act when “future medical care” is claimed or the settlement, judgment, award, or other payment releases claims for future medical care. Continue reading…

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Supreme Court Upholds ACA’s Individual Mandate, But Limits Scope of Medicaid Expansion

Posted by Mark H. Gallant on July 05, 2012
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In a heavily anticipated landmark ruling, the Supreme Court has upheld the constitutionality of the so-called “individual mandate” of the Affordable Care Act – i.e., the requirement that those not insured privately, through their employer or through a governmental program, must either purchase minimum essential health insurance coverage or pay a “penalty” for failing to do so.  The majority opinion was authored by Chief Justice Roberts and joined in part by Justices Breyer, Ginsburg, Kagan and Sotomayor. Continue reading…

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