Robert J. Finley No Comments

What to Watch for in 2020

Politics:

Which ideas will rise to the top in the 2020 Presidential election where each candidate seems to advance different positions and goals on health care, and Medicare’s role, which many polls suggest remains the top issue:  Providing Americans the healthcare they need and improving access to affordable, quality healthcare… Bring down costs and increase access to quality care… Combat the opioid addiction crisis… Bring down the cost of prescription drugs… Expand choices and alternatives to Obamacare plans and increase competition to bring down costs for consumers…  Protect and build on the Affordable Care Act… Expand Obamacare and Medicare to achieve universal coverage… Medicare for all… Medicare for all who want it… Medicare plus a choice of either complimentary or supplementary private insurance.

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Florida Federal District Court Concludes Medical Providers Are Not Subject to Double Damages Under MSP Act Private Cause of Action

Rafael Gonzalez, Esq. President, Flagship Services Group

On March 2, 2018, the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida, Orlando Division, published its opinion on MSPA Claims 1, LLC v. Halifax Health, Inc., in which the court found that a private right of action under the Medicare Secondary Payer Act, 42 U.S.C. §1395y(b) et seq. (MSP Act), which provides for double damages in the event of untimely reimbursement of Medicare payments in certain circumstances, is unavailable against providers of medical services. Based on such ruling, the court dismissed with prejudice claims that had been raised under the MSP Act against Halifax Hospital Medical Center, a public hospital based in Daytona Beach, Fla.

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