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Constitutionality of the ACA - A Brief Timeline and Update

State of Texas, et al. v. United States (N.D. Tex. Case No. 4:18-cv-167-O; 5th Cir. Case No. 19-10011) will follow the traditional litigation path and not be fast-tracked. Here is a look back over the case’s history: December 2017: Congress set the… Read More
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Non-Profit Hospitals Profit From Tax-Exempt Status

Approximately 60% of community hospitals are nonprofit hospitals.[1] A nonprofit hospital is a hospital that is granted 501(c)(3) status by the IRS. Nonprofit hospitals benefit from this status by being: Exempt from federal, state and local taxes; Pe… Read More
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The Fate of the ACA Remains Uncertain

On December 18, 2019, the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals entered its decision in State of Texas, et al. v. United States of America, Case No. 19-10011, which was on appeal from the District Court for the Northern District of Texas. As framed by the 5th… Read More
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Will Federal Surprise Billing Legislation Ever Move Forward?

As 2019 draws to a close, and despite a flurry of activity throughout the year, the House and Senate have been unable to reach agreement with respect to balance billing. Members of the House and Senate introduced a myriad of bills all targeting “su… Read More
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Health Care Costs Continue to Grow

One thing is certain as we head into 2020, health care costs continue to rise. Here are some of the key statistics reported in 2019: $3.8 trillion is the predicted health care spend in 2019[1] 4.8% is the predicted increase in health care spend in 20… Read More
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An Accident of History

A fascinating article entitled, “The employer-health insurance connection an ‘accident of history’” by David Balat appeared in the November 9, 2019 edition of The Hill. The article briefly traces the history of healthcare in the United States… Read More
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The Cost of Inpatient Care

Kaiser State Health Facts has issued a report of 2017 adjusted expenses per inpatient day for all 50 states.[1] “These figures, which are based on information from the 2017 American Hospital Association Annual Survey, include all operating and nono… Read More
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Koehler Fitzgerald lawyers Timothy Fitzgerald, Dianne Foley and Robert Barr recognized as 2020 "Best Lawyers in America" in multiple categories

Koehler Fitzgerald congratulates Timothy Fitzgerald, Dianne Foley and Robert Barr on their 2020 inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America. Tim was recognized in the category of “Insurance Law,” Dianne was recognized in the categories of &#… Read More
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May 2019 Balance Billing Newsletter

In this Month’s Newsletter, Koehler Fitzgerald discusses the plethora of Surprise Medical Bill legislation proposed by members of the U.S. House and Senate, as well as “Who Pays and for Which Drugs.” Click here to read more! Read More
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Koehler Fitzgerald Releases its February 2019 Edition of the Out-of-Network Newsletter

Koehler Fitzgerald covers the following topics in the February 2019 Out-of-Network Newsletter: (1) the Emergency Triage, Treat, and Transport or ET3 Model under Medicare; and (2) barriers to Reference-Based Pricing Plans. Click here to read more! Read More
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