Costs Less; Covers Fewer People: A New Look at the Health Reform Law

One of the basic facts that often gets lost in the millions of bytes of text that have been written about the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act is that its most significant provisions do not even go into effect until January 2014. Since the law was enacted, politicians, pundits, professors, actuaries and the general […]

Error-Laden Procurement for Medical Services Enjoined

A procurement for medical services was flawed, according to the Court of Federal Claims, because the government did not evaluate the awardee’s professional employee compensation plan as required by the professional services clause at FAR 52.222-46. The protester, the incumbent contractor providing health care services to military families, contended the government failed to evaluate the […]

Benefits Update – November 2010

From the editors of CCH’s BENE and BAN products, here are hot topics from recent Employee Benefits Management Directions newsletters as well as recent explanatory updates in Employee Benefits Management. Also included are recent explanatory updates to the Benefits Answers Now product. If you have any comments/suggestions concerning the information provided or the format used, […]

Benefits Update – October 2010

From the editors of CCH’s BENE and BAN products, here are hot topics from recent Employee Benefits Management Directions newsletters as well as recent explanatory updates in Employee Benefits Management. Also included are recent explanatory updates to the Benefits Answers Now product. If you have any comments/suggestions concerning the information provided or the format used, […]

Food, Drug & Devices Update – October 2010

Subscribers to the Food, Drugs, and Cosmetics and Medical Devices Reporter will now have access to the full text of the Public Health Service Act (PHSA) on IntelliConnect, instead of select excerpts.  Access to this title is especially important after enactment of health care reform in 2010, since the introduction of biosimilar pathway, drug labeling, […]

Wolters Kluwer Law & Business Outlines Key Health Care Reform Provisions Taking Effect This Week

(RIVERWOODS, ILL., September 21, 2010) – Provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act slated to take effect this week will have a significant impact on employer-based health plans, according to Wolters Kluwer Law & Business, a leading provider of research information and software solutions for legal, business compliance and human resources professionals, with […]

MediRegs Integrates HITRUST Common Security Framework with ComplyTrack to Accelerate Health Care Information Privacy and Security

RIVERWOODS, ILL., September 2, 2010) – MediRegs, a leading provider of compliance and risk management, reimbursement and workflow solutions for the health care industry, announced today that it will incorporate the Health Information Trust Alliance (HITRUST) Common Security Framework (CSF) within its ComplyTrack Suite to offer clients a concise means of addressing privacy and security […]

Benefits Update – September 2010

From the editors of CCH’s BENE and BAN products, here are hot topics from recent Employee Benefits Management Directions newsletters as well as recent explanatory updates in Employee Benefits Management. Also included are recent explanatory updates to the Benefits Answers Now product. If you have any comments/suggestions concerning the information provided or the format used, […]

Labor Relations & Wages Hours Update – September 2010

Food Drugs and Devices Update – September 2010

Topic of the Month: Medical products development would be improved under a joint pilot program between the FDA and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.  Citing inefficient use of agency resources in product approvals, as well as general confusion to developers, the parallel development would potentially reduce the time to market and national coverage […]