The recent United States Supreme Court decision in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc. has attorneys, pundits, policy-makers and businesses (yes, corporations are people, too) pondering big, quintessentially American issues like the free exercise of religion, compelling government interests, and our fundamental right to make money (and, as a corollary issue, what distinguishes for-profit from not-for-profit corporations). … Continue Reading
If you are a federally-facilitated health insurance exchange (FFE), a “non-Exchange entity”, or a State Exchange, the answer is “Quick, report!” Those involved with the new health insurance exchanges (or “Marketplaces”? The name, like the rules, seems to be a moving and elusive target) should make note that privacy and security incidents and breaches are… Continue Reading
On June 25, 2012, William Maruca, Esq., the Editor of this blog and a health law partner at Fox Rothschild LLP, published an article on washingtonpost.com, in which he highlights the likely impact on small business owners of the numerous possible Supreme Court rulings in the pending Accountable Care Act case.
Buried in the 906 pages of the healthcare reform bill signed into law on March 22 are a number of changes that will have an impact on health information technology. Among the changes are standards which, when implemented, will reduce or eliminate the need to submit paper attachments with claims, a pet peeve of many healthcare… Continue Reading