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Press, AAPS: “Don’t Use Tax Code to Micromanage Direct Primary Care”

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July 19, 2018

July 16, 2018 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE | Source: AAPS The growing Direct Primary Care (DPC) model is allowing patients and doctors to design their own “healthcare reform.” In exchange for a membership fee, patients receive timely access to unhurried visits, personalized care, and a range of other items that might include laboratory testing and medications,… Read More ›

ERISA Newsletter – Second Quarter 2018

Last Updated: July 13 2018 Article by Stacey C.S. Cerrone, Russell L. Hirschhorn, Myron Rumeld and Howard Shapiro Proskauer Rose LLP EDITOR’S OVERVIEW As we head into the thick of summer, all eyes are on President Trump’s nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court to replace retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy and the impact the new Justice… Read More ›

LAW | House Panel Votes To Delay ACA Employer Mandate Until 2019

By Joshua Rosenberg Law360 (July 12, 2018, 4:58 PM EDT) — The U.S. House Ways and Means Committee has voted to delay the implementation of the Affordable Care Act’s employer mandate until 2019, which the Joint Committee on Taxation said would cost the government almost $26 billion in lost revenue, during a markup hearing. READ FULL… Read More ›

AAPS | At Risk, Legislation Allowing Patients to Use HSAs for DPC

By The AAPS | ENewsletter | Tuesday, July 10, 2018 | 10:50PM Earlier this week we heard the good news that H.R. 365 was finally going to be considered by the House Committee on Ways and Means, bringing the use of Health Savings Accounts (HSAs) for Direct Patient Care (DPC) one step closer to reality…. Read More ›

FDA, Marijuana, News Release | FDA approves first drug comprised of an active ingredient derived from marijuana to treat rare, severe forms of epilepsy

June 25, 2018 | The U.S. Food and Drug Administration – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Epidiolex (cannabidiol) [CBD] oral solution for the treatment of seizures associated with two rare and severe forms of epilepsy, Lennox-Gastaut syndrome and Dravet syndrome, in patients two years of age and older. This is the first… Read More ›

Analysis, CalSavers lawsuit raises tricky ERISA questions

Analysis CalSavers lawsuit raises tricky ERISA questions If the court finds CalSavers to be an ERISA plan, California’s law could be preempted by federal law. By Nick Thornton | June 06, 2018 at 08:01 PM A lawsuit asking a federal court to stop California from implementing CalSavers, a state-administered automatic IRA savings program intended to… Read More ›

ERISA’S New Claims and Appeals Procedures for Disability Benefits Claims

Article By Jamie L. Leary Steptoe & Johnson PLLC Employment Essentials / The National Law Review Under ERISA, a federal law that applies to most benefit plans that are offered by an employer to its employees, the plan administrator is required to adopt reasonable procedures to govern how participants file claims and appeals, when and… Read More ›

Bloomberg BNA | Medicare Administrator Takes Deregulation on the Road

Supporters favor a contract between a patient and a primary care provider that spells out that medical services are for an agreed-upon fee and time period. No billing of third parties. Oct 31, 2017 / by Mindy Yochelson   “Ten minutes and focus on her remarks.” Those were the ground rules for my interview yesterday… Read More ›

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