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Trenam Kemker has created a Health Care Reform Team to follow federal and Florida developments regarding health care reform and related issues.  We plan to include materials that we come across, or prepare, that deal with how the various proposals and government actions will affect health care providers, employers and others responsible for health insurance and employee benefits.  Our seasoned team consists of lawyers who practice in the areas of health care and employee benefits who are studying the health care reform legislation and governmental policies.  Visit this page often for updates and important links to health care reform information.  Please contact us with any questions. 

Health Care Reform Team:

Health Care Lawyers

Employee Benefits Lawyers

Douglass Farnsworth - dfarnsworth@trenam.com Douglass Farnsworth - dfarnsworth@trenam.com
Michael A. Igel - migel@trenam.com Carl T. Berry - cberry@trenam.com
Richard O. Jacobs- rjacobs@trenam.com Michael J. Reeves - mreeves@trenam.com
R. Donald Mastry- dmastry@trenam.com
Don B. Weinbren- dweinbren@trenam.com

 Links to Health Care Reform Legislation/Documents

Supreme Court Decision on Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act: Upheld; June 28, 2012

Fifty-three Organizations Representing Hospitals, Physicians and Other Providers Call on Federal Government to Revise Proposed Rule Defining "Meaningful Use" of Electronic Medical Records

Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, signed into law March 23, 2010

H.R. 4872, The Health Care & Education Affordability Reconciliation Act of 2010, signed into law March 30, 2010

H.R. 4872, The Health Care & Education Affordability Reconciliation Act of 2010  - SECTION BY SECTION ANALYSIS

Affordable Healthcare for America Act (H.R. 3962), as adopted by the House of Representatives on November 7, 2009

Other Health-Related Legislation/Documents

American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (Public Law 111-5), enacted February 17, 2009

Federal Trade Commission Final Rule Regarding Breaches of Health Information

Health Care Fraud Enforcement Act of 2009

HIPAA Security Breach Notification Rule

Initial Set of Standards, Implementation Specifications, and Certification Criteria for Electronic Health Record Technology

Matrix for Demonstrating "Meaningful Use" of Electronic Health Record

Medicare and Medicaid Programs: Electronic Health Record Incentive Program

Trenam Kemker Articles on Health Care Reform

Employers and the Affordable Care Act: What lies ahead (Published February 4, 2013; Tampa Tribune)

Supreme Court Upholds Health Reform as a Constitutional Tax: What Individuals and Businesses Need to Know Going Forward

Selected Health Care Reform Provisions Affecting Group Health Plans

Filing Period for All Medicare Fee-For-Service Claims is One Year

Health Care Reform Provisions Affecting Health Care Providers

New Disclosure Requirement Immediately Required for Physicians for "In-Office Ancillary Services"

Federal Government Releases Criteria for Hospital and Physician Incentive Payments for Implementation of Electronic Health Record Systems

Major Changes to the Federal False Claims Act Establish Greater Liability for Physicians and
Hospitals for False Claims

Medicare and Medicaid Audits: Ready or Not, Here They Come

Modifications to HIPAA Contained in the Stimulus Bill

Security Breaches: Is Your Business Ready?

Stimulus Provides Financial Incentives for Physicians Who Implement Electronic Health Records

The Latest Compliance Deadlines: Will the Enforcers Hit the Snooze Button?

 Recent Events/Speaking Engagements on Health Care Reform

March 2014 - Michael A. Igel - “Preventative Care for Medical Practice Compliance

January 2014 - Michael A. Igel - “The Florida Laws That Impact the Operation of Your Practice

January 2014 - Michael A. Igel - “Medical Ethics: Navigating the New Health Care World

January 2013 - Don B. Weinbren - “Healthcare Reform 2013 & 2014 preparing for the ‘Final’ Transition”