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HEALTH CARE REFORM

The Supreme Court of the United States issued its decision on the constitutionality of federal health care reform on June 28, 2012. Nixon Peabody’s attorneys reviewed the decision and provided a complimentary webinar to help employers interpret and understand the Supreme Court’s ruling.

Beyond the Supreme Court’s decision

In addition to discussing the court’s decision, Nixon Peabody’s attorneys and professionals are available to help clients address the significant legal and operational challenges posed by health care reform since the passage of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) more than two years ago.

Regulations and extra-regulatory guidance are continually being implemented, and they impact nearly every employer. Our Employee Benefits team has been monitoring these mandates, advising employers on how to comply with the scheduled mandates. These range from reporting and disclosure requirements for health policies to extensive changes in the scope of health care plan coverage to new collective bargaining rules and new subsidies, fines, and taxes.

Nixon Peabody’s Health Care team is closely following health care reform and is prepared to offer counsel on the tremendous impact the decision and other reforms will have on the health care industry.

Health Reform Resource Center Links

Health Reform Resource Center Documents

Media Clips

  • ACA, Health Insurance Exchanges and the Future of COBRA
    Law360 | June 18, 2014
    Rochester Labor & Employment attorneys Jo Ann Butler, Brian Kopp and Kate Saracene authored this column discussing two recent government announcements that aid employers’ ability to steer COBRA-eligible individuals, discuss the future role of COBRA and explore proactive ways that employers might encourage COBRA-eligible individuals to elect marketplace coverage.
  • Amid Rollout of Affordable Care Act, Firms Face Challenge in Boosting Health Care Practices
    Daily Journal | October 22, 2013
    Los Angeles Health Services partner Jill Gordon discusses the impact of the Affordable Care Act on law firms.
  • Preparing for Healthcare Reform
    Corporate Secretary | March 26, 2013

    Rochester Labor & Employment partner Eric Paley discusses how preparing for provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act that go into effect in 2014 could be a big deal for many companies.

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  • What to Look for in Health Care Reform Mandates Next January
    Rochester Business Journal | March 15, 2013

    Rochester Corporate partner Jeff LaBarge and Rochester Labor & Employment counsel Kate Saracene co-authored this column discussing the next wave of health care reform compliance mandates.

  • New ACA Employer Mandate Gives Cos. Surprising Leeway
    Law 360 | January 11, 2013

    Rochester Labor & Employment counsel Kate Saracene discusses proposed regulations from the U.S. Department of the Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service relaxing a health reform requirement for large employers.

  • Legal Advisers Step in to Help Navigate Uncharted Waters
    Rochester Business Journal | September 21, 2012

    Rochester Labor & Employment partner Eric Paley and Rochester Labor & Employment counsel Kate Saracene discuss how the firm has responded to the passing of the Affordable Care Act and have helped clients navigate the changes.

  • Reform's Momentum
    San Francisco Business Times | July 6, 2012

    Los Angeles Health Services partner Jill Gordon provides commentary in this feature article discussing the Supreme Court’s health care reform decision and its impact.

  • Supreme Court Sends Employers Scrambling
    Long Island Business News | July 5, 2012

    This article addresses the impact of the Supreme Court’s health care reform decision on employers. Labor & Employment partner Tom McCord provides commentary.

  • Health Care Client Alerts Prefigure Uptick in Law Firm Business
    New York Law Journal | July 3, 2012

    This article looks at how the June 28 Supreme Court decision on health care reform impacts attorneys and their clients. New York partner and leader of the firm’s Health Services practice Michele Masucci, provides commentary.

  • Health Care Decision Boon for Lawyers
    Daily Journal | June 29, 2012

    This article discusses the June 28 Supreme Court health care reform ruling and its impacts on both attorneys and employers. Los Angeles Health Services partner Jill Gordon is quoted throughout the piece, addressing accountable care organizations (ACOs) and how they deal with anti-kickback and antitrust regulations.

  • Businesses Brace for Higher Health Care Costs
    Long Island Business News | June 28, 2012

    Health Services practice group leader Michele Masucci discusses the U.S. Supreme Court’s health care reform decision.

  • Anticipate Requirements Now for Employer Group Health Plans
    Rochester Business Alliance Newsletter | May 1, 2012

    This column, authored by Rochester Labor & Employment counsel Kate Saracene, discusses what employers need to know in order to be compliant with the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

  • Your Week Ahead: The Health Care Watch
    Boston Globe Magazine | March 25, 2012

    Boston Health Services partner Regina Rockefeller is quoted in this column, which discusses the upcoming arguments on the health care law before the U.S. Supreme Court.

  • Health Regs 2012: What to watch for
    Buffalo Law Journal | November 14, 2011

    This Q&A features Rochester Labor & Employment counsel and a member of the firm’s Health Care Reform Team, Kate Ulrich Saracene.

Ideas

San Francisco legislation aims to integrate with national health care reform and phases out use of HRAs
Benefits Law Alert | August 8, 2014

One-month orientation period will provide relief from the 90-day rule
Benefits Alert | July 9, 2014

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Religious freedom for corporations? The Hobby Lobby decision breaks new ground
Benefits Law Alert | July 2, 2014

CMS announces Open Payments (Physician Payment Sunshine Act) registration date for physicians and teaching hospitals
Health Care Fraud Investigations & Enforcement Alert | May 5, 2014

Webinar Recording: Health Care Reform—What Every Hospital and Medical Service Provider Needs to Know
Originally recorded April 8, 2014 | April 17, 2014

The Labor and Employment Law crystal ball: Trends and developments for 2014
Employment Law Alert | December 27, 2013

Massachusetts repeals its employer health care mandate
Benefits Alert | July 17, 2013

Employer health care mandate and reporting requirements delayed until 2015
Benefits Alert | July 3, 2013

Hospitals must satisfy both NYS Community Service Plan (CSP) and federal Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) requirements—timing may be challenge
Health Law Alert | May 21, 2013

What's new with the Affordable Care Act?
Benefits Alert | May 20, 2013

Supreme Court upholds plan terms that require reimbursement of participant's recovery from third party
Benefits Alert | April 30, 2013

Will hospitals need to contract with a Patient Safety Organization in order to contract with health plans participating in health insurance exchanges?
Health Law Alert | April 26, 2013

HHS and CMS release proposed rule to amend the EHR exception of the physician self-referral statute
Health Information Technology Alert | April 12, 2013

Webinar Recording: Health Care Reform: Employer Compliance and Strategies
Originally recorded February 14, 2013 | February 19, 2013

Proposed regulations broaden exemptions from and accommodations for offering group health contraceptive coverage
Benefits Alert | February 15, 2013

Webinar Recording: Shedding Light on the Sunshine Act Final Rule: Implications for Health Care Providers
Originally recorded February 13, 2013 | February 15, 2013

Prompt action required by employers on health care reform: IRS issues "play or pay" regulations
Benefits Alert | January 16, 2013

Five New Year's resolutions for employers
Employment Law Alert | January 2, 2013

Webinar Recording: Collective Bargaining for Health Benefits in Today's Legal Environment
Originally recorded August 8, 2012 | August 9, 2012

Webinar Recording: Steps Employers Need to Take Now to Implement Health Care Reform
Originally recorded July 25, 2012 | July 30, 2012

A Look Forward and Behind: The History of the Supreme Court's Decision on ACA
Radio interview, The Best Policy with Jim McCabe | July 14, 2012

Webinar Recording: Avoiding the Glare of Government Scrutiny: Understanding the implications of the Physician Payment Sunshine Act
Originally recorded June 28, 2012 | July 2, 2012

Health care reform: the effect on employers after the Supreme Court decision
Benefits Alert | June 29, 2012

Webinar Recording: Supreme Court Health Care Reform decision: What now?
June 29, 2012

IRS issues proposed regulations on excise tax imposed on sponsors of health plans
Benefits Alert | April 20, 2012

Webinar Recording: Not-for-Profit Board Duties in the Era of Health Care Reform
Health Care Check-up Webinar Series | February 27, 2012

At the Brink of Transformation: What Stephen Berger's report means for health care system board members
Health Law Alert | January 26, 2012

FAQs on the final ACO regulations
Health Law Alert | December 28, 2011

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Events

Albany Employee Benefits Breakfast Briefing
November 12, 2014 | Albany, NY

New York Employee Benefits Breakfast Briefing
November 5, 2014 | Jericho, NY

New York Employee Benefits Breakfast Briefing
November 4, 2014 | New York, NY

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Buffalo Employee Benefits Breakfast Briefing
October 30, 2014 | Buffalo, NY

Rochester Employee Benefits Breakfast Briefing
October 28, 2014 | Rochester, NY

New York Employee Benefits Breakfast Briefing
May 29, 2014 | Jericho, NY

New York Employee Benefits Breakfast Briefing
May 28, 2014 | New York, NY

Buffalo Employee Benefits Breakfast Briefing
May 21, 2014 | Buffalo, NY

Rochester Employee Benefits Breakfast Briefing
May 6, 2014 | Rochester, NY

Webinar: Health Care Reform—What Every Hospital and Medical Service Provider Needs to Know
April 8, 2014

Looking Ahead for Rhode Island Employers
March 4, 2014

Implementing the Affordable Care Act
December 10, 2013 | Jericho, NY

Year Ahead + Employment Law: Are You Ready for 2014?
November 14, 2013 | San Francisco, CA

Albany Employee Benefits Breakfast Briefing
November 7, 2013 | Albany, NY

Buffalo Employee Benefits Breakfast Briefing
November 5, 2013 | Buffalo, NY

New York Employee Benefits Breakfast Briefing
October 30, 2013 | New York, NY

New York Employee Benefits Breakfast Briefing
October 29, 2013 | Jericho, NY

Demonstrating Compliance Program Effectiveness
May 16, 2013 | Boston, MA

Albany Employee Benefits Breakfast Briefing
May 16, 2013 | Albany, NY

Rochester Employee Benefits Breakfast Briefing
May 9, 2013 | Rochester, NY

Health Care Reform: Are you ready?
April 17, 2013 | New York, NY

Health Care Reform: Are you ready?
April 16, 2013 | Jericho, NY

Health Care Reform: Are you ready?
April 12, 2013 | Boston, MA

Annual Rhode Island CLE Seminar
March 19, 2013 | Providence, RI

Albany Employee Benefits Breakfast Briefing
December 4, 2012 | Albany, NY

Investing in Health Care: Current challenges and opportunities
October 11, 2012 | New York, NY

Health Care Cost Containment Reform: What Does this Mean for your Massachusetts Business?
September 27, 2012 | Boston, MA

Health Care Reform: Upcoming Changes for 2012-2013
July 20, 2012

Albany Employee Benefits Breakfast Briefing
May 24, 2012 | Albany, NY

ACHE of Massachusetts Spring Conference: Insights into Successful Organizations and Their ACO Strategies
May 24, 2012 | Boston, MA

7th Annual Ellison Pierce Symposium: What you need to know about ACOs
May 5, 2012 | Boston, MA

Harvard Business School mock Supreme Court argument: Is the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) constitutional?
March 29, 2012

7th Annual California MCLE Symposium for Corporate Legal Executives
January 19, 2012 | San Francisco, CA

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