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On July 26, 2022, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) re-proposed its implementing regulations under Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), which prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability in certain health programs and activities. The July 2022 re-proposed regulations would reinstate certain requirements from the May 2016 final regulations (issued under the Obama administration), including provisions that define discrimination on the basis of sex to include discrimination based on gender identity.
The Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA) of the Department of Labor (DOL) issued proposed amendments to the Class Prohibited Transaction Exemption (PTE) 84-14, also known as the Qualified Professional Asset Manager (QPAM) Exemption. The proposed amendments expand the types of serious misconduct that disqualify plan asset managers from using the exemption, and explicitly include foreign crimes that are substantially equivalent to the crimes listed in the QPAM Exemption.
The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas has vacated portions of tri-agency regulations that implemented surprise medical billing requirements under the No Surprises Act (NSA) (part of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021 (CAA-21)) for out-of-network air ambulance service providers. The Texas district court's ruling builds on its decision from earlier this year that vacated related provisions of the NSA's implementing regulations.