July 1, 2015

Health Care, Medicare, ACA, HIPAA & OIG Law News

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The National Law Review is a free resource of health care legal articles addressing regulatory developments, contractual obligations and disputes for both profit and not for profit health care organizations. Legal topics include:

• Litigation, regulatory actions and arbitration and mediations involving: pharmaceutical companies, health and hospital systems, physician groups, licensed ambulatory care facilities, hospices, home health care providers and managed care arrangements including IPA's, PHO's, HMO's, MSO's and other entities

• Emerging regulatory issues and enforcement involving: the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act “PPACA”, Office of Inspector General "OIG" actions, the extended reach of Office of the Federal Contract Compliance Programs “OFCCP” and increased antitrust scrutiny of healthcare organizations

• Medical compliance, communications and privacy issues such as: Telemedicine / Telehealth Standards, HIPAA, Genetic Information Non Discrimination Act “GINA”, Unbranded Websites, Stark Self-Disclosures, Red Flag and Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health “HITECH” Rules impacting electronic health record “EHR” technology

Details of actions by state and local governments, and by other governmental agencies as well as mediation and arbitration and civil actions from across the U.S. are added daily.

Date Title Organization
1
Jul
Recent OIG Audits of Home Health and Hospice Surveys May Signal Increased Scrutiny on Worker Qualifications Foley & Lardner LLP
1
Jul
As Promised, OSHA Targets Health Care and Nursing Homes for Enforcement Actions Epstein Becker & Green, P.C.
30
Jun
OSHA Launches 2015 Heat Illness Prevention Program Jackson Lewis P.C.
30
Jun
Department of Defense Contract To Overhaul Electronic Health Records System Covington & Burling LLP
30
Jun
Health Care Law Update for June 29, 2015 Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.
30
Jun
Plan for the Worst, Hope for the Best: Why You Must Have a HIPAA Risk Assessment McBrayer, McGinnis, Leslie and Kirkland, PLLC
30
Jun
New Jersey Tax Court Upholds Morristown Tax Assessor’s Denial of Property Tax Exemption for Non-Profit Hospital Giordano, Halleran & Ciesla, P.C.
30
Jun
New OIG Reports Peg Billing Trends and Prescribing Hotspots as Harbingers of Part D Fraud McDermott Will & Emery
29
Jun
REMINDER: California Family Rights Act Amendments Go Into Effect July 1, 2015 Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP
29
Jun
Hits Keep On Coming for CMS – MedPAC Supports Rescission of the Two- Midnight Rule Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP
29
Jun
DOJ Sues Four Michigan Hospitals for Secret Agreements Not to Compete Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.
29
Jun
Massachusetts Paid Sick Leave: New Regulations Proskauer Rose LLP
29
Jun
Court Refuses To Reconsider Bifurcation Order McDermott Will & Emery
29
Jun
New FMLA Certification Forms Include GINA Safe Harbor Notice Holland & Hart LLP
29
Jun
New California Family Rights Act Regulations Effective July 1, 2015 Epstein Becker & Green, P.C.
29
Jun
Court Upholds CMS' Prohibition on 'Under-Arrangements' Transactions, Strikes Down CMS' Prohibition on 'Per-Click' Equipment Rental Arrangements McDermott Will & Emery
29
Jun
EEOC’s Proposed Rule on Employee Health Wellness Programs Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP
29
Jun
Supreme Court Cites Phrasing to Uphold ACA Dinsmore & Shohl LLP
29
Jun
Final Rule Will Give ACOs Participating in MSSP Access to More Data for More Beneficiaries Foley & Lardner LLP
29
Jun
OSHA Publishes New Workplace Violence Guidelines Holland & Hart LLP

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