On March 12, 2012, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (“HHS”) released its final rule (“Final Rule”) implementing the new Affordable Health Insurance Exchanges (“Exchanges”) authorized under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
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On March 9, 2012, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (“CMS”) released a final rule that modifies several of the durable medical equipment, prosthetics, orthotics, and supplies (“DMEPOS”) supplier standards. Most notably, the final rule modifies restrictions on the “direct solicitation” of Medicare beneficiaries by DMEPOS suppliers. CMS stated in the final rule that

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On February 14, 2012, a final rule implementing Section 2715 of the Public Health Service Act, as added by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, regarding the requirements for group health plans and health insurance issuers to provide a summary of benefits and coverage (“SBC”) to