October 29, 2014
by Taylor Gillan
A judge for the US District Court for the Middle District of Florida on Tuesday issued a temporary ruling blocking the enforcement of the contraception mandate of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act against a Florida Roman Catholic college. The order, which came in the form of a ...[read more]
August 24, 2014
by Julie Deisher-Edwards
The US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) on Friday issued proposed rules to revise which for-profit businesses and non-profit organizations are exempt from the contraception mandate of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. The changes come in response to the Supreme Court's ...[read more]
July 23, 2014
by Jason Kellam
JURIST Guest Columnists Renee Mattei Myers and Redeate Dessalegn of Eckert, Seamans, Cherin & Mellott, LLC discuss the effect of the recent US Supreme Court decision in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc. on employers and employees... In a 5-4 decision, the US Supreme Court held the ...[read more]
May 31, 2014
by G. Redd
The Departmental Appeals Board of Health and Human Services (DAB) on Friday revoked a National Coverage Determination (NCD) barring Medicare payment for gender reassignment surgeries. The revoked NCD was issued in 1981 and refused to pay for surgery as a treatment for gender dysphoria due to a ...[read more]
October 22, 2013
by Theresa Donovan
Hobby Lobby on Monday filed a brief in the US Supreme Court, urging the court to review its case regarding the constitutionality of the birth-control mandate in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA). The US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) in September filed a ...[read more]
April 15, 2013
by Sarah Steers
On April 15, 2010, the US Department of Health and Human Services (HSS), per an order from President Barack Obama, advised hospitals that accept Medicare and Medicaid funding to broaden patient rights. These rights include honoring any advance directives created by a patient, which usually dictate ...[read more]
January 23, 2013
by Julia Zebley
The US Supreme Court ruled unanimously Tuesday in Sebelius v. Auburn Regional Medical Center that 10-year-old final rulings for Medicare reimbursement cannot be appealed to the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) beyond the deadlines previously set by the Secretary of HHS, despite ...[read more]
January 14, 2013
by Stephen Krug
JURIST Guest Columnist Ilya Shapiro, a senior fellow in constitutional studies at the Cato Institute, says that the ACA's contraception mandate unduly infringes on the First Amendment...Soon after the enactment of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 (ACA), or Obamacare, the ...[read more]
November 2, 2012
by Julia Zebley
Five hospitals filed a lawsuit against the US Department of Health and Human Services in the US District Court for the District of Columbia Thursday over what they contend is a scheme to deny them reimbursement from Medicare for necessary medical services. The coalition, led by the American ...[read more]
September 2, 2012
by Elizabeth Imbarlina
JURIST Guest Columnist Matthew Cavedon, Emory University School of Law Class of 2015, compares the Department of Health and Human Services's contraception mandate to the Food and Drug Administration's attempt to regulate tobacco...As 24 lawsuits filed against the Department of Health and Human ...[read more]

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