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The Equifax Data Breach

Posted on: September 13th, 2017
On September 7, 2017, Equifax, one of the three main credit reporting agencies, announced a massive data security breach that exposed vital personal identification data — including names, addresses, birth dates, and Social Security numbers on as many as 143 million consumers, roughly 55% of Americans age 18 and older.1...

CMS Puts Up Web Page Underscoring "Improvement Standard" Settlement

Posted on: September 4th, 2017
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has created a web page devoted to the settlement in Jimmo v. Sebelius. ...

Medicaid Applicants' Children Do Not Have Standing to Appeal Medicaid Denial

Posted on: September 4th, 2017
A Connecticut appeals court rules that the children of Medicaid applicants did not have standing to appeal Medicaid denials in their individual capacity, but that they should have been given the opportunity to substitute themselves as administrator of their respective parent’s estate....

State Properly Valued Sale of Medicaid Applicant's Life Estate

Posted on: September 2nd, 2017
An Ohio appeals court rules that the state correctly valued the sale of a Medicaid applicant's life estate using the specific state Medicaid life estate law as opposed to the more general law on determining fair market value....

Iowa Requests Waiver of Retroactive Medicaid Requirement

Posted on: September 1st, 2017
Iowa officials are asking the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to waive the requirement that the state provide three months of retroactive Medicaid coverage to eligible Medicaid recipients. ...

Deceased Medicaid Applicant's Claim Against State Is Moot Despite Request for Retroactive Benefits

Posted on: July 28th, 2017
A U.S. court of appeals rules that a Medicaid applicant's claim against the state for an injunction declaring him eligible for benefits is mooted by the applicant’s death even though the claim includes three months' retroactive benefits. Pecha v. Lake (U.S. Ct. App., 10th Cir., No. 16-6143, July 25, 2017)....
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