Just hours after being sworn into office, President Donald Trump signed an executive order directing the federal regulatory agencies responsible for enforcing the Affordable Care Act “to the maximum extent permitted by law” to “exercise all authority and discretion available to them to waive, defer, grant exemptions from, or delay the implementation of any provision or requirement of the Act that would impose a fiscal burden on any State or a cost, fee, tax, penalty, or regulatory burden on individuals, families, healthcare providers, health insurers, patients, recipients of healthcare services, purchasers of health insurance, or makers of medical devices, products, or medications.”

So what does the order really mean?

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Is ACA compliance on your list of New Year’s resolutions? This handy Compliance Checklist is designed to provide a brief overview of the key ACA compliance requirements and action items so you can prepare to comply in 2017.

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On December 7, 2016, Congress approved legislation that, among other things, establishes a new tax-favored vehicle for reimbursing employee health care expenses, including individual health insurance premiums.

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On November 29, 2016, President-elect Donald Trump announced he will nominate House Budget Chairman Tom Price (R-GA) to head Health and Human Services. Congressman Price, a Georgia Republican and orthopedic surgeon, is one of the most vocal opponents of the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

How will the nomination of Congressman Price affect the employee benefits and health insurance landscape?

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The risk management landscape for collection attorneys has become more difficult over the past few years, given the explosion of FDCPA lawsuits filed against them.  A silver lining, however, is that the vast majority of these suits are frivolous, and can usually be dismissed in summary fashion.

In connection with law firm malpractice insurance however, these suits can present a trap for the unwary.  It is vital that no matter how “bogus” or “innocuous” such a suit appears (or indeed turns out) to be, each and every one of them must be reported to the firm’s current (and potential future) insurer, for the three major reasons.

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The 2016 general election has had its fair share of twists and turns. On the Democratic side, we witnessed a titanic clash in the form of the moderate Democratic candidate, Secretary Hillary Clinton, and the more left-leaning Sen. Bernie Sanders (D-Vt.). Meanwhile, the Republican camp quickly turned into an “anyone’s game” situation, out of which emerged one of the most unlikely dark horses in electoral history: Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump.

Regardless of who ends up in the Oval Office next January, this much is certain: there exists a multitude of dynamics that could result in seismic shifts within the US healthcare system.

In this white paper, we’ll look at the key policy issues that have potential to significantly shake up employer-sponsored insurance, and how the candidates have aligned themselves with each issue.

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Malpractice claims are disruptive and hurt the bottom line. By strengthening six key areas of practice management, the risk of claims can be substantially reduced.

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Floods can cause devastating damage. If your facility is located in a flood plain area or is prone to flooding, take steps to mitigate damage. If there is probability that your facility will be affected, initiate flood-proofing techniques and preparedness procedures. Preparing for a disaster of this magnitude can help you prevent your business from being washed away.

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Properly understanding the legal malpractice statute of limitations is critical to both preserving the defense should a claim ever arise, and to the timing of filing any suit for fees against a client (a last resort with a high risk of drawing a responsive malpractice claim).

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