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Path To Recreational Cannabis Narrowing In California
Many advocates for cannabis reform laws in California believe that 2016 is the year that recreational cannabis will become legal in the state.
United States
24 Mar 2016
Staffing Agency Workers And ACA Offers Of Coverage
The final regulations on the Affordable Care Act's (ACA) "pay or play" rules were released on Feb. 10, 2014.
United States
2 Feb 2016
California Medical Marijuana Regulation And Safety Act: What You Need To Know
After being the first state to legalize medical marijuana almost 20 years ago, California is implementing regulations across the industry.
United States
11 Nov 2015
Cybersecurity Is Once Again A Hot Topic As Illinois Undergoes PIPA Update
Cybersecurity is a hot topic at both the state and federal level. Specifically, Illinois is in the process of amending its Personal Information Protection Act ("PIPA").
United States
27 Jul 2015
Agencies Issue Proposed Regulation On Summary Of Benefits And Coverage And Uniform Glossary
The ACA contained a direction to the Agencies to develop standards for a health plan or health insurer to use to describe the benefits under a health plan or health coverage.
United States
21 Jul 2015
Two Key Legislative Developments Impact Wellness Plans, Non-Qualified Deferred Compensation Plans
Employer-sponsored "wellness programs" have been a growing trend for years.
United States
8 Jun 2015
Introducing Tracking Cannabis, A Legal Blog By Thompson Coburn
Thompson Coburn has launched Tracking Cannabis, a cannabis law blog. Our interdisciplinary cannabis practice group will use this blog to provide updates and insights on the latest developments in the cannabis industry.
United States
26 May 2015
Illinois Joins Growing List Of States To Adopt Anti-Markup Legislation; Statute Impacts All Payors
Illinois has joined 25 states that have enacted laws addressing the practice of some ordering physicians, which is to add charges for their services to claims for pathology services they order...
United States
22 Apr 2015
2014 Pension Plan Regulatory Highlights
The start of the new year is as good a time as any to look back at some of the employee benefits regulatory developments of 2014 that were not previously covered in this column.
United States
25 Mar 2015
Excepted Benefits: Final Regulations Provide Guidance On Dental, Vision And Employee Assistance Plans
The Acts set forth significant guidance that impacts both the operation and coverage requirements for group health plans.
United States
15 Jan 2015
The Cannabis Industry: How Big Will It Get?
On November 17, the PBS affiliate in Chicago, WTTW, reported the Better Government Association had issued an investigative report on the medical marijuana application process in Illinois.
United States
22 Nov 2014
IRS Guidance On The Application Of The Affordable Care Act's Market Reform Provisions To HRAs And FSAs
The ACA requires certain large employers to either offer a group health plan that meets specified minimum requirements.
United States
12 Sep 2014
Illinois Defines Metrics For Medical Cannabis Applicants
Cannabis industry hopefuls in Illinois are poised to begin the application process after the three state agencies administering Illinois’ medical marijuana law released long-awaited metrics on Aug. 8.
United States
20 Aug 2014
Health Care Reform Reporting Requirements: Final Rules
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act contains requirements for both individuals and employers related to health care coverage.
United States
12 Jun 2014
An Update On Open Payments
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has released additional information on the time frame for registration on CMS’ Enterprise Portal for physicians.
United States
15 May 2014
Welcome To Health Law Checkup, The Blog Of Thompson Coburn's Health Care Practice Group
Our Health Care Practice Group plans to use this blog to provide updates and insights on the latest developments in the health care industry.
United States
28 Feb 2014
Updated OIG Bulletin On Effect Of Exclusion From Federal Health Care Programs
The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, Office of Inspector General recently issued an updated "Special Advisory Bulletin on the Effect of Exclusion from Participation in Federal Health Care Programs", which replaces the 1999 version of this document.
United States
23 May 2013
PHI Breach Reporting Deadline Is March 1, 2013
To comply with the HITECH breach notice requirements, HIPAA covered entities are required to report all small breaches of unsecured protected health information that occurred in calendar year 2012 to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services by this Friday, March 1, 2013.
United States
4 Mar 2013
Boston-Area Hospital To Pay $1.5 Million To Settle HIPAA Violations Over Security Breach
On September 17, 2012, Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, a Boston area hospital, has agreed to pay $1.5 million to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to settle allegations of violations of the HIPAA Security Rule.
United States
25 Sep 2012
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