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No Surprises Act Update

No Surprises Act Update On February 23, 2022, a federal judge in the US District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, Tyler Division sided with the Texas Medical Association and struck down part of the No Surprises Act Interim Final Rule. Specifi… Read More
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Categories: Healthcare

Appeals Court Blocks Vaccine Mandate for Federal Workers

Appeals Court Blocks Vaccine Mandate for Federal Workers On February 8, 2022, the 5th U.S. Circuit of Appeals in New Orleans, LA ruled to maintain a block of the mandate that federal employees must be vaccinated against COVID-19. The mandate was anno… Read More
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Categories: Employment, Healthcare

Georgia Sues the Biden Administration over Medicaid Work Requirements

Georgia Sues the Biden Administration over Medicaid Work Requirements January 24, 2022 On January 21, 2022, Georgia sued the Biden Administration over its revocation of Georgia’s previously approved Medicaid work requirement. The work requirement w… Read More
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Supreme Court Blocks Vaccine Mandate for Large Private Business, allows for Health Care

Supreme Court Blocks Vaccine Mandate for Large Private Business, allows for Health Care On January 13, 2022, the Supreme Court blocked the Biden Administration from enforcing the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) mandate that would… Read More
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Categories: Employment

CMS Releases No Surprises Act Approved Forms

CMS Releases No Surprises Act Approved Forms December 16, 2021 CMS has released documents titled “Requirements related to Surprise Billing: Qualified Payment Amount, Notice and Consent, Disclosure on Patient Protections Against Balance Billing, and… Read More
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Second Surprise Billing Interim Final Rule Issued

Second Surprise Billing Interim Final Rule Issued October 15, 2021 The Second Interim Final Rule (“IFR2”) for the No Surprises Act was released on September 30, 2021, for a 60-day comment period, to become effective on December 6, 2021.IFR2 addre… Read More
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Categories: Healthcare

Surprise Billing Interim Final Rule Issued 

On July 1, 2021, the interim final rule titled “Requirements Related to Surprise Billing; Part I” was issued. It was jointly authored by Health & Human Services, Department of Labor, Department of Treasury, and the Office of Personnel… Read More
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CMS Guidance for Interoperability and Patient Access Rule – Admission Discharge, and Transfer Notifications for Hospitals, Psychiatric Hospitals, and Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs)

On May 7, 2021, CMS sent and advance copy of the Interoperability and Patient Access Rule Interpretive Guidance to State Survey Agency Directors stating the requirements for providers to send electronic patient event notifications. Under 42 CFR § 48… Read More
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Texas Supreme Court Opinion Regarding Controverting Section 18.001 Affidavits

On May 7, 2021, The Texas Supreme Court issued its opinion in In Re Allstate Indemnity Company, Relator granting a writ of mandamus and affirming that the trial court abused its discretion by striking a counteraffidavit served under section 18.001 of… Read More
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American Rescue Plan Act COBRA Subsidies

On March 11, 2021, President Biden signed the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (“ARPA”), which includes provisions for COBRA subsidies that will apply to self-funded and fully insured plans, multi-employer plans and governmental employer plans. T… Read More
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Categories: Healthcare

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