From the News Desk

The biggest news this week has been the long-anticipated arguments before the U.S. Supreme Court challenging the constitutionality of PPACA in HHS v. Florida. The editorial team here at Wolters Kluwer Law and Business Health has been busy covering this case closely to provide you with special reports on:

  • Day 1: Arguments on whether the Court can even hear the case. Is the penalty for not purchasing health insurance a tax? 
  • Day 2: Arguments on whether the individual mandate is constitutional.
  • Synopsis of amicus briefs regarding the issues of Medicaid and severability.
  • Discussion of whether Medicaid should be expanded under the law.
  • An overview of public vs. legal opinions on the case.

Please check back today as an examination of Day 3’s arguments on whether the individual mandate can be severed from the rest of the law is still to come!

In other news this week,

  • Can those who bring lawsuits against generic drug manufacturers find relief?
  • An extension of the HIPAA Enforcement Discretion Period.

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The biggest news this past week was that HHS released its long anticipated final rule regarding health insurance exchanges. With a whopping 664 pages of regulations it is a long read, so expect plenty of chatter about it in the coming weeks and months. Also this week:

 

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It is only March but so far 2012 has been busy! This week CMS unveiled an overhauled Medicare billing statement to allow consumers to detect fraudulent charges more easily. Also this week:

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Happy Leap Day!

Federal officials announced this week that they arrested a physician charged with the largest ever single-physician scam, who collected $375 million in fraudulent payments for home-health care claims. Also this week: