Financial incentives and penalties are no longer permitted when genetic information is requested on health risk assessments
Few are paying attention to the cost curve and the potential for state to enact their own reform measures
Model legislation adopted by NCOIL provides that the third party accessing the contract must comply with contacting terms
The Golden Gate Restaurant Association argues that contributions to San Francisco's Health Access Program under a 2006 ordinance are preempted by ERISA
In the midst of current financial turmoil, the industry entrusted with the greatest accumulation of funds is the insurance industry. MCOs and HMOs should expect greater scrutiny of their finances.
Sens. Leahy and Kennedy have introduced the Health Information Privacy and Security Act of 2007 (HIPSA), which if enacted into law, would require HHS to revise HIPAA.
Choice of law issues arising from coverage disputes of both individual and group insurance policies many times determine which party will prevail on the merits of a particular case. Also, in today's mobile economy, insurance transactions frequently cross state boundaries.
The Illinois Supreme Court recently confirmed that the corporate practice of medicine doctrine is still alive and well in the state of Illinois. In Vine Street Clinic, et al. v. HealthLink Inc., the court concluded that percentage-based fees charged by the owner of a healthcare provider network were illegal under the state's medical practices act.
The federal False Claims Act (FCA) is the government's primary weapon to combat fraud. It empowers the federal government to file actions against those alleged to have knowingly submitted false or fraudulent claims to the government. Since 1986, the Department of Justice has recovered more than $15 billion under the law.
The Supreme Court has referred to U.S. antitrust laws as the Magna Carta of free enterprise—a set of laws as important to the preservation of economic freedom as the Bill of Rights is to the protection of personal freedoms. While these laws are typically enforced by state and federal governments, i.e., the Department of Justice and state attorneys general, they also provide for a private right of action enforceable by persons who have been injured by activities that are forbidden by the antitrust laws.