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October 2013 Regulatory Developments

Here are the most recent health care related regulatory developments as published in the New Jersey Register on October 21, 2013: On October 21, 2013 at 45 N.J.R. 2310, the Department of Banking and Insurance published notice of its proposed amendments to its rules governing individual health benefits plans.  The amendments are proposed in order […]

Health Insurance Subsidies: An Issue that Bears Watching

As noted in an article in Reuters, the Federal District Court has refused to dismiss the litigation challenging the granting of subsidies on federal exchanges.  This is important in New Jersey, since New Jersey is a federal exchange and not a state exchange.  Assuming this litigation continues, and it is ultimately resolved on the merits, […]

Expansion of the Scope of Practice of Non-Physicians-a Harbinger of Things to Come?

Under the Affordable Care Act, there has been a constant discussion as to the lack of a sufficient number of health care professionals, particularly fully licensed physicians (M.D. or D.O.), to provide care to all of the individuals who will now have health insurance or who will be covered by the expanded Medicaid programs. To […]

Bad Debt?

An article in the October 7, 2013 New Jersey Spotlight on health care, written by Andrew Kitchenman, addresses the problem of grace period or late payments and its impact upon providers.  As we pointed out in our August 23rd blog, this is an issue which will be of major concern to providers.  As of now, […]

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