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Lorena: John Bobbitt And The HIPAA Privacy Rule
Producer Jordan Peele has worked to shed new light on the Lorena Bobbitt case that dominated headlines and spawned an international media circus.
United States
27 May 2019
Home Care Agencies Sued For Illegal Use Of Captive Insurance Company
Class action attorneys recently filed a first-of-its-kind class action against Edison Home Health Care and Preferred Home Care of New York alleging that the home care agencies used a "captive" insurance company...
United States
17 Dec 2018
U.S. DOL Announces Two-Year Tricare Moratorium Extension
On May 18, 2018, the U.S. Department of Labor issued a press release announcing an OFCCP Directive that extends by two years the enforcement moratorium pertaining to the affirmative obligations of TRICARE providers.
United States
24 May 2018
New HHS Division To Focus On Health Care Workers' Religious Or Moral Objections To Providing Certain Care
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has announced the formation of the Conscience and Religious Freedom Division of the HHS Office for Civil Rights (OCR).
United States
30 Jan 2018
DOH Extends Deadline For Fiscal Intermediary Authorization Application To Dec. 15
Notice of Extension. The New York State Department of Health (DOH) has extended the deadline from November 30 to close of business on December 15, 2017 for currently operating Fiscal Intermediaries ...
United States
30 Nov 2017
CDPAP Fiscal Intermediaries Must File An Application For Authorization With DOH Or Cease Operations
On November 1, 2017, the NYS DOH issued its "Application for Fiscal Intermediary Authorization" and implementation guidelines. Significantly, DOH imposed a very short timeframe, stating ...
United States
24 Nov 2017
ACA Repeal Effort Moves To Senate - Employers Should Continue Compliance For Now
The U.S. House of Representatives has passed legislation that would effectively eliminate the Affordable Care Act's (ACA's) employer mandate, open the door for simplified employer coverage reporting...
United States
16 May 2017
California Supreme Court Limits Right to Jury Trial on Health Care Whistleblower Claims
While claims brought directly under Section 1278.5(g) do not entitle the parties to a jury trial on that claim, this does not foreclose a jury trial on a related claim for wrongful termination in violation of public policy.
United States
26 Apr 2017
ADA And Batman—By Robin
Recently, Ben Affleck stepped down from directing the new Batman movie to focus on his recovery following recent treatment for alcoholism.
United States
5 Apr 2017
Participating In New York's CDPAP Is Necessary To Maintain Your Caseload
The Fiscal Intermediary, in turn, contracts with Medicaid recipients, known as "Consumers," referred by the managed care company.
United States
15 Feb 2017
Texas Court Enjoins Enforcement Of Regulation That Would Forbid Discrimination In Healthcare On The Basis Of Gender Identity And Termination Of Pregnancy
As LGBTQ rights have taken center stage in political and social issues, FordHarrison has been following ground-breaking litigation related to LGBTQ rights and providing updates.
United States
23 Jan 2017
How To Run A Successful CDPAP Without Undue Risks
The number of CDPAPs has also grown as NYS contracts with more traditional home care agencies, allowing them to expand their service options and accept CDPAP referrals from managed care organizations.
United States
9 Nov 2016
Form M-1 Filings Due March 1, 2016 For MEWAs
Multiple Employer Welfare Arrangements (MEWAs) must file a Form M-1 annually and shortly after inception. The annual Form M-1 filing deadline for the 2015 calendar year is March 1, 2016.
United States
12 Feb 2016
HOME CARE PROFESSIONALS SERIES Part 1 – NYS Domestic Workers' Bill Of Rights
Until October 13, 2015, when the USDOL's Final Rule went into effect, NYC home care agencies' paid leave policies were only required to comply with the paid sick day requirements under Earned Sick Time Act...
United States
5 Feb 2016
ACA Reporting Delayed
On Monday, December 28, 2015, the Internal Revenue Service announced in Notice 2016-4 that employers will have additional time to file annual reports required under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act ("ACA").
United States
5 Jan 2016
The PACE Act – Changes To The Definition Of Small Group For Purposes Of ACA Market Reforms
Importantly, the PACE Act does not affect definitions of large and small employer for purposes of the employer mandate.
United States
29 Oct 2015
Extending Form 5500 Deadlines
On July 31, 2015, President Obama signed the "Surface Transportation and Veterans Health Care Choice Improvement Act of 2015" (P.L. 114-41) (the "Act").
United States
15 Sep 2015
Supreme Court Upholds Affordable Care Act Subsidies For Coverage Purchased On Federally Facilitated State Health Care Exchanges
Issue: Should subsidies for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act be available under federally-run exchanges in states that did not set up their own insurance marketplace?
United States
1 Jul 2015
EEOC Issues Proposed Wellness Program Amendments To ADA Regulations
The ADA prohibits employers from making disability-related inquiries to employees or requiring employees to undergo medical examinations.
United States
27 Apr 2015
California Court Decision On Meal Breaks May Cause Health Care Industry To Go To Code Blue
Generally, employers operating in California must provide any employee working more than ten hours in a day with two meal breaks.
United States
20 Feb 2015
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