Getting Back to Normal: AHCCCS Begins Regular Enrollment Renewals

Concurrent with the Covid-19 Public Health Emergency (“PHE”), the Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (“AHCCCS”) modified requirements related to member enrollment and provider revalidation. Following the Consolidated Appropriations Act of December 2022, Medicaid is decreasing specific additional funding made available during the PHE. As a result, AHCCCS has returned to the regular renewal process…

The Federal Trade Commission Seeks to Ban Non-Compete Clauses

In July 2021, President Biden issued an Executive Order encouraging the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) to consider exercising its rulemaking authority to “curtail the unfair use of non-compete clauses and other clauses or agreements that may unfairly limit worker mobility.”[1] On January 5, 2023, the FTC issued a press release stating that non-competes in employment…

Get Prepared – The Corporate Transparency Act: A New Federal Disclosure Requirement for Certain Entities

New federal reporting requirements that implicate many small businesses will soon take effect.  If your business is required to report under the new regulations, certain information about your business, personal information of business owners, and certain key individuals within the business will be required to be reported to the federal government.    On January 1,…

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Arizona Relaxes Restrictions on Opioid Prescribing  

In 2018, Governor Ducey signed the Arizona Opioid Epidemic Act, which set strict limits on opioid prescribing for physicians who practice in Arizona.[1]  That legislation prohibited health care professionals from prescribing more than a five-day supply of opioids, with certain exceptions, e.g., patients with cancer pain, and patients in hospice.  The legislation was the product…