Brian Stimson

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Brian Stimson is the former Acting General Counsel and Principal Deputy General Counsel (second-ranking lawyer) for the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) in Washington, DC. He represents health and life sciences clients in litigations, arbitrations and government investigations nationwide. As part of his practice, Brian counsels clients on how to navigate complex disputes that present overlapping legal, regulatory, public policy and business considerations. His collaborative and pragmatic approach draws on his work as a high-level HHS official and a litigator. Read Brian Stimson's full bio.

Medicare Advantage Plan Requirements Post-PHE: Ensuring a Smooth Transition

By and on Jun 6, 2023
Posted In Employee Benefits, Health and Welfare Plans

Medicare Advantage (MA) plans are facing both regulatory and business risks following the conclusion of the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency (PHE). What are the major MA flexibilities and requirements related to the pandemic, and have they ended along with the PHE? Read more here.

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Departments Issue Final Rule Implementing Certain No Surprises Act Provisions

By , , and on Sep 14, 2022
Posted In Employee Benefits, Health and Welfare Plans

On August 19, 2022, the US Departments of Health and Human Services (HHS), Labor and Treasury posted a final rule revising portions of the federal No Surprises Act (NSA). Generally, the rule finalizes three aspects of the two-part interim final rule that the Departments published along with the Office of Personnel Management in 2021. First,...

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Fifth Circuit Brings Enforcement Back into the Mix: The Latest Court Moves with the CMS Vaccination Mandate

By , , and on Dec 21, 2021
Posted In Employee Benefits, Employment, Health and Welfare Plans, Labor

A flurry of litigation in federal district and appellate courts has led to an even split between states in which the COVID-19 vaccine mandate issued by the US Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) may be implemented and states in which such implementation has been prevented. Additional appeals are expected shortly; however, the practical...

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