July 29, 2016

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
28
Jul
New HHS Report Identifies Privacy and Security Gaps in Emerging Technologies Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP
28
Jul
ONC Report to Congress Identifies Gaps in Oversight of Privacy and Security of mHealth Technologies and Health Social Media Covington & Burling LLP
28
Jul
Florida’s Telehealth Advisory Council Appointed Foley & Lardner LLP
28
Jul
FDA Issues Draft Guidance as Part of Precision Medicine Initiative Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP
28
Jul
Recent Developments in Mental Health Benefit Denials Dickinson Wright PLLC
28
Jul
Burden on Hospitals: Patient Financial Aid Eligibility Steptoe & Johnson PLLC
27
Jul
Disruptor Meets Regulator, and Regulator Wins: Lessons Learned from Theranos Epstein Becker & Green, P.C.
27
Jul
Massachusetts Jury Acquits in One of First Few Prosecutions of Health Care Executives Following DOJ’s Yates Memo Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.
27
Jul
HHS Office of Civil Rights and $15 Million in HIPAA Settlement Payments in 2016 Jackson Lewis P.C.
27
Jul
Ransomware Reporting Requirements and New HHS Guidance, Fact Sheet Foley & Lardner LLP
26
Jul
Off-Campus Hospital Outpatient Departments Beware: CMS Releases Its Proposed Changes To The Outpatient Prospective Payment System Godfrey & Kahn S.C.
26
Jul
HHS Proposes Rules to Eliminate Backlog … in 5 Years Polsinelli PC
26
Jul
False Claims Act Penalty Spike Confirmed by DOJ Epstein Becker & Green, P.C.
26
Jul
Hospital Text Messaging Rules Placed on Hold by Joint Commission Foley & Lardner LLP
25
Jul
New Medicare Enrollment Requirements for MA Providers McDermott Will & Emery
25
Jul
New Northern California Report Suggests High Cost of Giving Birth Linked to Increased Health System Consolidation Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP
25
Jul
Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015: Watch Out for MACRA 'Brain-Freeze' Barnes & Thornburg LLP
25
Jul
New Materials Help Covered Entities Comply with Nondiscrimination Rules Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.
25
Jul
Congress and Obama Administration Take Steps to Ease Buprenorphine Access McDermott Will & Emery
22
Jul
CMS Proposes Additions to Medicare’s Telehealth Services Polsinelli PC

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