Imagine representing a party in a lawsuit concerning coverage for mental health services. The lawsuit was brought by the parents of a minor child.
With Congress failing to reach agreement on a stabilization package for the individual market and repeal of the individual mandate set to take effect for 2019, states are considering different strategies, some that will stabilize their Affordable Care Act (ACA) compliant markets and others that ...
As the opioid crisis in the United States continues to deepen—with opioid overdoses claiming 42,000 lives in 20161—policymakers, providers, advocates and other stakeholders are seeking out all available resources in an attempt to fight back.
There is a quote by science fiction writer Amelia Atwater-Rhodes that is the ideal lead-in to any discussion about healthcare data and analytics: “Life is nothing without a little chaos to make it interesting.”
The Trump administration has approved one 1332 waiver to date, but four more are pending, including a sweeping Iowa waiver. Here is where things stand today:
On July 11, the federal government announced approval of Alaska’s waiver request under Section 1332 of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act for funding in support of the Alaska Reinsurance Program (ARP).
On June 12, Iowa submitted a sweeping Section 1332 waiver that would replace the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) premium tax credits with a new state-administered tax credit and a reinsurance program.
Healthcare M&A deal volume has been robust over the past five years and shows few signs of slowing down. Activity peaked in 2015—the year of the megadeal, particularly in the managed care and pharmaceutical arenas—with almost 1,100 deals approaching $100 billion in aggregate value.
On March 28, 2017, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a new voluntary self-referral disclosure protocol (SRDP) for disclosing actual or potential violations of the Stark Law.
President Trump signaled his support for dismantling the ACA by issuing an Executive Order on his first day in office.