Affordable Care Act


New York State Budget Includes ACA-Type Protections
April 3, 2019 | Eric D. Fader | Affordable Care Act | Home Health | Hospitals | Legislation and Public Policy | Medicare and Medicaid | Private Insurers
New York’s state budget for the 2019-2020 fiscal year, approved by the State Legislature on March 31, included provisions that codify into state law the primary consumer protections of the federal Affordable Care Act. In a public announcement, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said, “We have codified many of the protections of Obamacare, so regardless of what …
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New Jersey to Set Up State Health Insurance Exchange
March 26, 2019 | Eric D. Fader | Affordable Care Act | Legislation and Public Policy | Private Insurers
New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy announced on March 22 that the state will create its own health insurance exchange for plan year 2021, replacing the federally run healthcare.gov marketplace. Gov. Murphy also gave notice of the change by sending a Declaration of Intent Letter to the federal government’s Center for Consumer Information and Insurance Oversight. …
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Healthcare: The Next Frontier
March 5, 2019 | Rivkin Rounds Staff | Affordable Care Act | Employer/Employee | Hospitals | Legislation and Public Policy | Private Insurers
A March 1 article in Long Island Business News entitled “Healthcare: The next frontier” discussed the issues raised at a recent roundtable discussion on the current state of the healthcare industry. The panel included Rivkin Radler partners Robert Iseman and Benjamin Malerba; Dr. Zeyad Baker, ProHEALTH Care Associates’ president and CEO; Jeffrey Kraut, executive vice …
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FTC Investigations Could Bring Unwanted Scrutiny to Hospitals
January 18, 2019 | Rivkin Rounds Staff | Affordable Care Act | Antitrust | Hospitals | Legislation and Public Policy | Litigation | Private Insurers
An article in Relias Media’s Healthcare Risk Management newsletter, “FTC Investigations Could Bring Unwanted Scrutiny to Hospitals,” discussed potential investigations of hospitals’ anti-competitive behavior by the Federal Trade Commission.  Rivkin Radler’s Robert H. Iseman was featured prominently in the article. Bob noted that hospitals and health systems that are considered “must-have” participants in health insurance plans face …
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Starting the New Year with Hospital Price Transparency
January 8, 2019 | Cassandra Rivais DiNova | Affordable Care Act | Hospitals | Legislation and Public Policy | Medicare and Medicaid
As of January 1, hospitals are now required to post charges for their standard items and procedures online in an effort to increase price transparency. Section 2718(e) of the Public Health Service Act, part of the Affordable Care Act, requires each hospital in the U.S. “for each year [to] establish (and update) and make public …
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Midterm Election Results: 6 Ways Healthcare Could Change in 2019
December 27, 2018 | Rivkin Rounds Staff | Affordable Care Act | Legislation and Public Policy | Medicare and Medicaid | Pharmaceuticals
A December 6 article in Managed Healthcare Executive, “Midterm Election Results: 6 Ways Healthcare Could Change in 2019,” discussed how Congress may attempt to address various healthcare issues next year. Rivkin Radler’s Eric Fader was quoted in the article. Eric pointed out that the recently enacted Know the Lowest Price Act and Patient Right to Know Drug Prices Act will …
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NJ Insurance Commissioner Confirms State Law Trumps Changes to ACA
November 14, 2018 | Eric D. Fader | Affordable Care Act | Legislation and Public Policy | Private Insurers
On October 29, 2018, the Commissioner of the New Jersey Department of Banking and Insurance issued two bulletins confirming that recent federal changes affecting the Affordable Care Act (ACA) don’t supersede New Jersey state law. Bulletin No. 18-12, captioned “Short-Term, Limited Duration Insurance,” confirms that short-term, limited-duration health insurance plans, which never comply with New …
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Execs Discuss the Future of Healthcare
October 23, 2018 | Rivkin Rounds Staff | Affordable Care Act | Employer/Employee | Hospitals | Legislation and Public Policy | Medicare and Medicaid | Private Insurers
The Albany Business Review recently held a roundtable event to explore the future of a single-payer system, the rising cost of healthcare and the rapid pace of change in the industry. Rivkin Radler Partner Robert H. Iseman was joined by Barry McNamara, President of employee benefits firm Benetech Inc.; and Kelly K. Smith, Vice President …
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