Health Care Reform
HEALTH CARE REFORM
The Supreme Court of the United States issued its decision on the constitutionality of federal health care reform on June 28, 2012. Nixon Peabody’s attorneys reviewed the decision and provided a complimentary webinar to help employers interpret and understand the Supreme Court’s ruling.
Beyond the Supreme Court’s decision
In addition to discussing the court’s decision, Nixon Peabody’s attorneys and professionals are available to help clients address the significant legal and operational challenges posed by health care reform since the passage of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) more than two years ago.
Regulations and extra-regulatory guidance are continually being implemented, and they impact nearly every employer. Our Employee Benefits team has been monitoring these mandates, advising employers on how to comply with the scheduled mandates. These range from reporting and disclosure requirements for health policies to extensive changes in the scope of health care plan coverage to new collective bargaining rules and new subsidies, fines, and taxes.
Nixon Peabody’s Health Care team is closely following health care reform and is prepared to offer counsel on the tremendous impact the decision and other reforms will have on the health care industry.
Health Reform Resource Center Links
Health Reform Resource Center Documents
- Supreme Court ACA Decision (June 28, 2012)
- Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (March 23, 2010)
- Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act (March 30, 2010)
- PPACA and HCERA Consolidated Version
- Compilation of Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (As Amended Through May 1, 2010)
- Proposed Rule: Medicaid Payments for Services Furnished by Certain Primary Care Physicians and Charges for Vaccine Administration under the Vaccines for Children Program (May 11, 2012)
- Final Rule: Medicaid Program Community First Choice Option (May 7, 2012)
- Medicare and Medicaid Programs Final Rule: Changes in Provider and Supplier Enrollment, Ordering and Referring, and Documentation Requirements; and Changes in Provider Agreements (April 27, 2012)
- Medicare and Medicaid Programs Interim Final Rule: Changes in Provider and Supplier Enrollment, Ordering and Referring, and Documentation Requirements; and Changes in Provider Agreements (May 5, 2010)
- CMS Announces First Accountable Care Organizations under the Medicare Shared Savings Program (April 10, 2012)
- Additional Guidance on the Medicare Plan Selection Process for Organizations Interested in Offering Capitated Financial Alignment Demonstration Plans in 2012 (March 29, 2012)
- Attorneys React To Supreme Court's ACA Save
Law360 | June 25, 2015
Rochester Employee Benefits and Labor & Employment partner Kate Saracene provides commentary on the Supreme Court’s highly-anticipated Affordable Care Act (ACA) decision.
- With Supreme Court Case Over, ACA's Loose Ends Are New Target
Crain's New York Business: Health Pulse | June 25, 2015
As the Supreme Court winds down its current term, Rochester Employee Benefits and Labor & Employment partner Kate Saracene discusses the Court’s highly-anticipated Affordable Care Act (ACA) decision.
- ACA, Health Insurance Exchanges and the Future of COBRA
Law360 | June 18, 2014
Rochester Labor & Employment attorneys Jo Ann Butler, Brian Kopp and Kate Saracene authored this column discussing two recent government announcements that aid employers’ ability to steer COBRA-eligible individuals, discuss the future role of COBRA and explore proactive ways that employers might encourage COBRA-eligible individuals to elect marketplace coverage.