On July 15, 2008 Congress voted to override President Bush’s veto, thus enacting the Medicare Improvements for Patients and Providers Act of 2008 (MIPPA). The new law implements several changes affecting matters ranging from patient coinsurance rates for mental health services to the reimbursement fees paid to physicians under Medicare. Below is a summary of the wide range of changes made to...Read More
o The Medicaid Commission (the “Commission”) was established by charter by the Honorable Michael O. Leavitt, Secretary of the United States Department of Health and Human Services, in May 2005.
• PURPOSE OF THE COMMISSION
o The commission charge was defined as follows:
– The Commission shall report to the Secretary, for his consideration and submission to Congress, by...Read More
The Family and Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”) is federal legislation that gives certain covered employees the right to take unpaid leaves of absence in certain circumstances, including leave for an employee’s own serious health condition. Employees who qualify for FMLA leave may take up to twelve (12) weeks of unpaid leave during any designated 12-month period. Additionally, the...Read More