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PPACA Upheld by Supreme Court

Today, the United States Supreme Court issued its eagerly awaited decision in the case challenging the constitutionality of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (“ACA”).  The Supreme Court has in effect upheld the constitutionality of the ACA, not by upholding the individual mandate, which requires individuals to maintain minimum levels of health insurance, but […]

Healthcare Providers Reporting To Motor Vehicle Commission

A bill set for a vote tomorrow in both Houses of the New Jersey Legislature would permit certain healthcare providers to report to the Motor Vehicle Commission information regarding patients with an alleged impairment.  The information to be reported would include the name, age, address and description of the alleged impairment of any person sixteen […]

The Train Has Left the Station

On Thursday, June 28th, the US Supreme Court is expected to issue its widely anticipated decision regarding the Affordable Care Act. I am currently attending the American Health Lawyers Association Annual Meeting in Chicago, where the changing landscape of healthcare is a hot topic. On Monday, we had former CMS Administrator Dr. Donald Berwick as […]

June 18, 2012 Regulatory Developments

Here are the most recent healthcare related regulatory developments as published in the New Jersey Register on June 18, 2012: On June 18, 2012 at 44 N.J.R. 1761, the Department of Banking and Insurance published notice of proposed amendments to its rules governing third party administrators of health benefits and third party billing services.  The […]

Social Media May Impact You As A Health Care Employer

With the advent of social media platforms such as Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter, employers have had to confront issues arising from their employee’s use of these platforms both on and off the job.  Employers in the health care arena are not immune from these challenges.  Over at the Giordano, Halleran & Ciesla IP Biz Tech […]

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