Tag: health care


COVID-19 – Federal Laws Affecting Health Care

The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA or Act) Effective March 18, 2020, the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) requires group health plans and health insurance issuers to cover COVID-19 testing without imposing any cost sharing (such as deductibles, copayments or coinsurance) or prior authorization or other medical management requirements. This coverage mandate applies to the following health plans

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Malpractice Concerns Amplified for Providers on Coronavirus Front Lines

A shortage of acute care doctors and nurses to care for patients suffering from COVID-19 has forced many medical professionals to assume new roles and responsibilities. They are working long hours treating an unprecedented volume of gravely ill patients, often in unfamiliar settings and with insufficient personal protective gear. Many are forced to make life-and-death decisions due to shortages of

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What to Know About the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act (MHPAEA)

How the MHPAEA changes how employee benefits are allocated. Recently, the Department of Labor, the Department of Human Services, and the Treasury Department have come together to promote compliance with the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act (MHPAEA).  This Act requires that mental health and substance abuse disorder (MH/SUD) benefits be treated equally to medical and surgical benefits.  MHPAEA’s

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