How the Affordable Care Act Impacts COBRA
Hi, my name is Kraig Marton. I'm the head of the employment law section at our firm. As such I represent both employees and small to mid-size employers in all kinds of employment matters.
How has the Affordable Care Act influenced or changed COBRA coverage?
COBRA is a federal statute that gives employees certain rights and it has not really changed under the Act but, as a practical … Read More
Behavioral Health Billing Alert
Providers of behavioral health services should be aware that the fifth edition of the American Psychiatric Association's Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM-5), released in May 2013 after more than ten years in preparation, contains references to International Classification of Diseases version 9 (ICD-9) codes, and not to the newer ICD-10 codes. No publication date for a sixth revision of this Manual has … Read More
How Do I Get Out of this Practice?
For years the goal of many young doctors was to gain ownership in their medical practice entity. For many, when the time came for them to "make partner," they signed on the dotted line without fully understanding the legal relationships involved and the consequences if things did not work out as planned.
Now we are in an environment of sharply declining reimbursement rates for physician professional … Read More
Does Marijuana Cure Headaches?
The Arizona Department of Health Services (AZDHS) is considering adding Migraines, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Depression to the list of debilitating conditions that qualify individuals for a Medical Marijuana card. All three medical conditions have been through a review process and the AZDHS will be deciding whether to include them after a public hearing which will … Read More
Grandfathered Plans Under Health Care Reform
As part of health care reform, on March 23, 2010, President Obama signed the Patient and Protection Affordable Care Act, into law. Employer-provided health care plans that existed as of March 23, 2010 and had at least had one person enrolled in the plan at such time, were exempt or rather grandfathered from many but not all of the provisions of the Act.
This is key, as grandfathered plans do not have to comply … Read More