April 1, 2015

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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
31
Mar
Important Recommendations from the MedPAC March Report to Congress, Part One McBrayer, McGinnis, Leslie and Kirkland, PLLC
31
Mar
Repositioning of Nursing Homes to Alternative Models of Care Foley & Lardner LLP
31
Mar
HHS Creates A New Out-of-Pocket Limit For Health Plans: Health and Human Services Covington & Burling LLP
31
Mar
No Collateral Challenge Of Patent Application Revival Foley & Lardner LLP
30
Mar
How Providers Can Avoid Antitrust Pitfalls During A Physician Practice Acquisition von Briesen & Roper, S.C.
30
Mar
Hospital Wins First Round Against Largest Rival in Antitrust Suit Alleging Illegal Exclusive Dealing Agreements with Insurers Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.
30
Mar
FDA Issues Final Guidance on Reprocessing Medical Devices Barnes & Thornburg LLP
30
Mar
Jury Verdict for Prosecution Underscores Difficulty of Overcoming Anti-Kickback Statute Charges at Trial McDermott Will & Emery
30
Mar
The Next Generation ACO Model - Accountable Care Organization McDermott Will & Emery
30
Mar
This Week in Congress – March 30, 2015 re: Congressional Budget Covington & Burling LLP
30
Mar
Perspectives on the President’s Precision Medicine Initiative Foley & Lardner LLP
28
Mar
Workplace Anxiety and the Americans with Disabilities Act Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP
27
Mar
Placing Medicare Beneficiaries Into "Observation Status" Recent Second Circuit Decision Casts Doubt on Lawfulness of CMS Procedures Poyner Spruill LLP
27
Mar
Nonprofit Hospitals Face Additional Regulatory Burdens in Financial Assistance and Debt Collection Poyner Spruill LLP
27
Mar
U.S. Supreme Court Ruling Opens the Door to Interpretation of Pregnancy Discrimination Act Armstrong Teasdale
26
Mar
1.7 M Connecticut Residents Impacted by Anthem Data Breach Raymond Law Group LLC
26
Mar
Part Two - Should Health Care Providers Pay Attention to the Seventh Circuit’s New Definition of “Referral”? McBrayer, McGinnis, Leslie and Kirkland, PLLC
26
Mar
OIG Finds Exclusive Lab Arrangement May Violate Anti-Kickback Statute Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.
26
Mar
FDA Issues Draft Guidance on Use of Electronic Informed Consent in Clinical Trials McDermott Will & Emery
26
Mar
MACs Issue FY 2013 Hospice Cap Demands With Sequestration; Group Appeal Now Open -- Medicare Administrative Contractors Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP

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