February 10, 2016

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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
10
Feb
CMS Takes Action Against Network Transparency While New Jersey Legislation Hits a Snag Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.
9
Feb
Illinois Federal Court Holds that FCA’s Retaliation Provision Requires “But-for” Causation Epstein Becker & Green, P.C.
9
Feb
FDA Issues Draft Guidance on ‘Emerging Signals’ Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP
9
Feb
Hospital’s Neutral Hiring Policy Sinks Nurses’ ADA Claims Epstein Becker & Green, P.C.
9
Feb
OMB Finalizes Review of 60-Day Overpayment Rule Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.
9
Feb
SAMHSA Proposes Major Changes to Federal Substance Abuse Privacy Rule Foley & Lardner LLP
8
Feb
Fourth Circuit Upholds Constitutionality of CON Law Steptoe & Johnson PLLC
8
Feb
Obama Launches Cancer Moonshot Task Force – But Where’s Patent Power? Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.
8
Feb
Preview of Medicare Advantage and Part D Advance Notice and Call Letter: CMS Likely to Address Risk Adjustment, Provider Network, and Other Issues McDermott Will & Emery
8
Feb
ADA Website Claims Are Coming: American with Disabilities Act Godfrey & Kahn S.C.
8
Feb
After Two-Day Workshop, CDRH Releases Postmarket Cybersecurity Draft Guidance Covington & Burling LLP
8
Feb
CMS Finalizes Long-Awaited Covered Outpatient Drug Rule Foley & Lardner LLP
8
Feb
Health and Welfare Plans: Big Compliance Burdens, Big Penalty Exposures Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.
8
Feb
Congress Awaits Health Provisions in President’s Budget Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP
7
Feb
Zika Virus Complications Lead to Expected Government Partnership with Private Industry Covington & Burling LLP
5
Feb
Data Transmission, Personalized Medicine, and Privacy Foley & Lardner LLP
5
Feb
Prompt Pay Discounts Holland & Hart LLP
5
Feb
Important Changes for Physicians from the 2016 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule: Part II (Non-Stark Changes) Polsinelli PC
5
Feb
HHS Releases Proposed Rule Amending Confidentiality of Substance Use Disorder Patient Records von Briesen & Roper, S.C.
5
Feb
Administrative Law Judge Upholds Rare $239,800 HIPAA Civil Monetary Penalty Against Home Health Provider Dinsmore & Shohl LLP

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