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CVS & HHS: Partners in Compromising Your Privacy

Filed in Health Law, Privacy by on June 28, 2010 0 Comments
CVS & HHS:  Partners in Compromising Your Privacy

On January 16, 2009, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and CVS entered into a resolution agreement requiring CVS to pay a $2.25 million fine and implement a corrective action plan for “potential violations of the HIPAA [The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996] privacy rule.”  Why?  CVS had allegedly been […]

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Healthcare Reform and Excise, Part III, or: “Are You Sure That’s a Cadillac?”

Filed in Uncategorized by on February 15, 2010 0 Comments
Healthcare Reform and Excise, Part III, or: “Are You Sure That’s a Cadillac?”

Part II of this series described the general effects of the excise provision of the Senate’s Health Care Reform bill, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), as projected by CBO, JCT, and CMS.  The post concluded:  “The excise generates revenue, reduces affected premiums, and ‘bends the cost curve.’  So, what is the problem?”  […]

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Excise & Healthcare Reform, Part II, or: “What Overall Effect Would the Cadillac Plan Tax Have?”

Filed in Proposed Legislation by on February 2, 2010 0 Comments
Excise & Healthcare Reform, Part II, or: “What Overall Effect Would the Cadillac Plan Tax Have?”

Part I of this series provided an overview of the excise on high-cost health insurance plans contained in the Senate’s healthcare reform bill, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA).  This part summarizes the projected general effects of the excise provision.  The final part of this series will address the problematic and controversial consequences […]

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Excise & Health Reform, Part I, or: “What is an Excise & How Would this Tax on Cadillac Plans Work?”

Filed in Proposed Legislation by on January 26, 2010 1 Comment
Excise & Health Reform, Part I, or: “What is an Excise & How Would this Tax on Cadillac Plans Work?”

[Ed. Note: We are very pleased to introduce James Christiano to the blog. He is a law student here at Seton Hall Law and, after receiving his B.A. in psychology in 2002, worked from 2003 to 2008 as a District Adjudications Officer for the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), an agency within the […]

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