• 02.06.20

    Infographic: The Building Blocks of CCPA Compliance

    Manatt’s privacy and data security group has released a new infographic covering some building blocks to help prepare your business for the California Consumer Privacy Act. Check out the infographic below to learn more about this important legislation and stay up to date with all our ...

  • 02.04.20

    CMS Guidance Authorizes Medicaid Demonstration Applications That Cap Federal Funding: Implications f

    On January 30, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released long-anticipated guidance that invites states to pursue capped funding demonstrations for the Affordable Care Act Medicaid expansion population as well as optional, non-elderly, non-disabled adults. States that pursue such ...

  • 01.31.20

    Strategies to Expand Transparency, Enhance Competition and Control Costs: A Toolkit for Insurance Re

    State insurance regulators play many roles in making health insurance more available and affordable to consumers. Two that stand out are enhancing transparency and promoting competition. Every state department of insurance (DOI) has a consumer complaint hotline and provides information to help ...

  • 01.30.20

    Medicare Part D Redesign With Out-of-Pocket Caps

    During the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission’s (MedPAC’s) January 16 public session, MedPAC staff continued their drumbeat for reforming the Part D benefit following recommendations previously made in their June 2016 Report to Congress. Continuing themes include eliminating the ...

  • 12.11.19

    Compliance Checklist for Debt Collection Using Text Messaging

    Text messaging can be an effective method for debt collection, but before you deploy your collection teams, make sure your processes are compliant. Manatt has created an accessible checklist to inform your text messaging practices in the area of debt collection.

  • 12.05.19

    Implementing a Statewide Healthcare Cost Benchmark

    State interest in healthcare cost containment has grown dramatically since Massachusetts enacted the nation’s first cost benchmarking program in 2012. At that time, most states were focused on coverage expansion through the Affordable Care Act. More recently, however, coverage gains have ...

  • 11.12.19

    Using Medicaid to Advance Evidence-Based Treatment of Substance Use Disorders

    In 2019, the number of drug overdose deaths in the United States declined, suggesting that the efforts of state and local governments, providers and other stakeholders to stem the crisis of drug-related deaths are beginning to have some effect. But there is much more work to do: Over 70,000 ...

  • 11.12.19

    Expanding Payer and Provider Participation in Data Exchange

    States have struggled for decades to establish infrastructure that allows for the efficient and secure sharing of health information, despite it being associated with improved quality and reduced duplicative services and associated costs. California has made some progress, including the growth of ...

  • 11.12.19

    TCPA Quick Reference Guide

    The average cost of a Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) settlement is estimated at $6.6 million—and healthcare is among the top three industries being targeted for TCPA litigation. Though its sponsors in 1991 intended it for small claims court, the TCPA has turned into high-cost ...

  • 11.11.19

    Evaluation of Medicaid Demonstrations under New CMS Guidance

    The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has formalized and strengthened requirements for evaluation of state Section 1115 Medicaid demonstrations, including new demonstration programs being permitted by the current administration that are both unprecedented and controversial. The ...

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