The results of Foley’s 2014 Telemedicine Survey of senior health care executives are in, and they paint a picture of a rapidly transforming industry. Below are a few observations from the new data. Click here for the full report.
Organ donation rates across Canada are dismal, really. Canada consistently ranks in the bottom half of industrialized countries where transplants are performed.
The Supreme Court made a big splash when it announced Friday afternoon that it would grant a certiorari in the case of King v. Burwell. So what does that mean exactly?
A colleague asked me yesterday what I thought about a story she’d seen in the media regarding a virus often found in algae. Supposedly it can impair human cognition.
There are a lot of myths circulated by animal rights activists about the use of animals in biomedical research, which they are opposed to, even when such research benefits the animals themselves.
The Affordable Care Act has once again made its way onto the Supreme Court’s calendar. On Friday, the Justices voted to accept King v. Burwell for hearing this term. The issue this time is whether tax subsidies may be given to individuals who purchase insurance through the federal exchange, rather than an insurance exchange run by one of the states.
The Affordable Care Act—Countdown to Compliance: IRS Puts the Kibosh On Health Plans That Fail to Cover Hospital or Physician Services
In a previous post, we described an Affordable Care Act compliance strategy—referred to commercially as a “minimum value plan” or “MVP”—that involves an offer of group health plan coverage that, while similar in most respects to traditional major medical coverage, carves out inpatient hospital services.
Monday Morning Regulatory Review: SCOTUS to Review Obamacare Subsidy Rule; Final Rule Statute of Limitations; And WOTUS Comments
Last week in regulations was entirely expected – it was all just a matter of time. The United States Supreme Court (SCOTUS) agreed that it will decide this Term whether the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) may, by regulation, extend Obamacare (Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act or PPACA) subsidies to participants in federally-operated health care exchanges.
In something of a surprise, the Supreme Court today granted certiorari in the Fourth Circuit case of King v. Burwell, in which the court of appeals had upheld the government’s view that the Affordable Care Act makes federal premium tax credits available to taxpayers in all states, even where the federal government, not the state, has set up an exchange.
OMHA’s Second Appellant Forum Prompts Opportunity for Stakeholder Comments On Reducing Appeals Backlog
On October 29, 2014, the Office of Medicare Hearings and Appeals (“OMHA”) hosted its second Medicare Appellant Forum (“Forum”) to address the status of the Medicare appeals backlog and related processing delays of Administrative Law Judge (“ALJ”) appeals, which are the third level of the Medicare appeals process that is available to suppliers, providers, and Medicare beneficiaries to challenge denied claims.