May 22, 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
21
May
Life Sciences Congressional Investigations: Trends, Traps and Tips Tycko & Zavareei LLP
21
May
What a Physician Assistant Should Know When Searching for a Supervising Physician in Kentucky McBrayer, McGinnis, Leslie and Kirkland, PLLC
21
May
Assisted Living Facilities Must Not Expose Residents to Unnecessary Risks of Harm in New Jersey Stark & Stark
21
May
CMS Releases Broad Data on Prescribing Patterns of Physicians and Providers Under Medicare Part D McDermott Will & Emery
21
May
Shaking Down the Thunder From the Sky: Notre Dame's Challenge to the Contraception Mandate Foley & Lardner LLP
20
May
New York State Regulatory Scheme Offering Antitrust Immunity to Healthcare Collaborations Creates Tension Between Federal and State Antitrust Enforcement Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP
20
May
ONC (Office of the National Coordinator) Releases Updated Guide to Privacy and Security of Electronic Health Information Foley & Lardner LLP
20
May
Recent DOJ Enforcement Actions Demonstrate that the Focus on Mental Health Services Fraud Continues McDermott Will & Emery
19
May
Certiorari Petition Denied in Gonzalez v. Planned Parenthood McDermott Will & Emery
19
May
Use of Statistical Sampling to Establish Damages in False Claims Act Cases Still Controversial McDermott Will & Emery
19
May
What Physicians Should Know About New Kentucky Law Regarding Physician Assistants McBrayer, McGinnis, Leslie and Kirkland, PLLC
19
May
Pennsylvania Insurer Wrongfully Passed Sequestration Cuts Through to Providers Foley & Lardner LLP
18
May
21st Century Cures Act Advances to Committee Markup; HHS Issues Guidance on Preventive Services; CMS Urges Physicians to Prepare for ICD-10 Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP
18
May
The Sixth Circuit Reins in the Government's Measure of False Claims Act Damages Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
18
May
Office for Civil Rights Launches Phase 2 HIPAA Audit Program with Pre-Audit Screening Surveys McDermott Will & Emery
18
May
21st Century Cures Legislation “Punts” on Telemedicine Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.
18
May
Department of Justice Pursuing Therapy Providers Under the False Claims Act Foley & Lardner LLP
15
May
House Democrats Signal Willingness to Compromise on MSHA Subpoena Authority Jackson Lewis P.C.
15
May
Federal Court Allow False Claims Act Allegations To Proceed Against Doctor Billing Medicare For Unreasonably “High Volume” Of Patients Tycko & Zavareei LLP
15
May
Where Outdoor Work and Nature Collide: Yes, Animals and Insects Can Cause Work Injuries Steptoe & Johnson PLLC

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