Entries from HEALTH LAW SECTION BLOG tagged with 'regulations'

New Conscience Regulation

The Bush administration has issued a new rule that will require hospitals and other facilities that receive federal funding to certify compliance with the federal healthcare conscience protection statutes, which protect an entity's and individual's right to refuse to participate...

Same-Sex Partner Benefits

The Superintendent of Insurance has reversed its position on whether an employer who participates in an insured group health plan must treat same-sex couples who are married in other states the same as other married couples. In a new Department...

Changes in Stark Regulations: Stand in the Shoes

The 2009 Hospital Inpatient Prospective Payment System Final Rule published on August 19, 2008 (pp. 48688-48745) makes some significant changes to the Stark regulations. I will be discussing these changes in this and later posts. CMS has narrowed the “stand...

Stark II, Phase III, Rev. 2

CMS is proposing significant changes to the Stark II, Phase III rules that were promulgated last September. The changes are contained in the 2009 Inpatient Prospective Payment System Proposed Rule that was published in the April 30, 2008 Federal Register....

Intermediate Sanctions Final Regulations

The IRS has issued final regulations implementing the intermediate sanctions law. Section 4958 of the Internal Revenue Code authorizes penalties on tax-exempt organizations and its managers that authorize or engage in an "excess benefit transaction." The IRS published proposed regulations...

Increase in DOH Annual Fee for Bond Financed Facilities

New York facilities that financed capital improvements through the issuance of municipal bonds are getting a rude awakening this month. DOH promulgated a regulation (10 NYCRR 400.24) in March 2007 that increased the monthly fee it charges hospitals and nursing...

Insurance Department Proposes "Principles-Based" Regulation

According to the Insurance Department press release: Insurance Superintendent Eric Dinallo today released a draft regulation that would make the New York Insurance Department the first in the nation to establish principles-based regulation. The draft includes 10 principles for industry...

FTC Likes Massachusetts Retail Clinic Regs

The US Federal Trade Commission released comments October 2nd on proposed regulations governing retail health clinics in Massachusetts. Here's a bit from the FTC's press release: The FTC staff comments state that such clinics might expand access to basic health...

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