What would you think if you learned that your clothing size, the food you purchase and eat, the gym where you work out, and whether you buy cigarettes or not was being mined, or shared without your consent or knowledge with hospitals and physicians?
Beginning January 1, 2015, “Applicable Large Employers” will be exposed to non-deductible tax liability for each month that they fail to offer affordable, qualifying coverage.
Let the Rejoicing Begin, or Not—Massachusetts AG’s Settlement with Partners Healthcare is No Harbinger of Things to Come
After almost half a dozen years of investigating Partners HealthCare’s (Partners) contracting practices and its proposed acquisitions of two competing hospital systems, Massachusetts Attorney General (AG) Martha Coakley announced a “final resolution” that she says “will fundamentally alter [Partners’] negotiating power for 10 years and control health costs across [Partners’] entire network.”
Not-for-profit health care providers that have borrowed on a tax-exempt basis within the last five years should be aware of the Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) Municipalities Continuing Disclosure Cooperation (“MCDC”) Initiative.
The American Bar Association’s tax and employee benefit practice leaders periodically query IRS representatives about new or changing rules, to confirm that lawyers are reading the rules the same way that IRS reads them.
The U.S. Supreme Court on June 30, 2014, ruled 5-4 that a closely held, for-profit corporation can qualify for an exemption from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) requirements mandating contraceptive coverage for employees.
Recently, FDA released two draft guidance documents on the promotion of prescription drugs and medical devices on the Internet and social media platforms.
Drug and device manufacturers breathing a sigh of relief after completing their 2013 data submissions under the Physician Payment Sunshine Act (the “Sunshine Act’) must now contend with four proposed changes to the Sunshine Act regulations.
The number of American nursing home residents 65 and older decreased by 20% within 10 years, according to the Census Bureau.
The Affordable Care Act survived disastrous website launches and the Hobby Lobby decision, but now faces an uncertain future over state health care subsidies.