Check It Out and Check It Off: 2010 and 2011 Group Health Plan Checklist
Several new laws and regulations from 2010 require significant design changes to group health plans and impose new notice requirements on plan sponsors. For a checklist of the major changes which require implementation in 2010 or 2011 as well as a listing of enrollment and annual notices that group health plan sponsors should consider during open enrollment, please see the Client Alert published by the Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation Client Service Group on September 20, 2010.
New Medicare Enrollment Requirements Will Burden Providers and Suppliers
On September 22, 2010, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services issued proposed rules that will dramatically change the enrollment process for Medicare providers and suppliers, including new enrollment following a change of ownership. For more information on the new requirements, please read the Client Alert published by the Life Sciences and Health Care Client Service Group on September 22, 2010.
CMS Issues Regulations Changing the DMEPOS Supplier Standards
On August 27, 2010, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services published final regulations in the Federal Register that impose new standards on suppliers of durable medical equipment, prosthetics, orthotics and suppliers. Most of the requirements contained in the new regulations will take effect on September 27, 2010. For more information on the regulations, please read the Client Alert published by the Life Sciences and Health Care Client Service Group on September 16, 2010.