May 29, 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
29
May
Health Care Law Update for May 26, 2015 Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.
28
May
Issues Concerning Substance Abuse Patient Confidentiality Laws McBrayer, McGinnis, Leslie and Kirkland, PLLC
28
May
ACO Model Expansion Hinges on Increasing Medicare Program Flexibility Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.
28
May
$7.5 Million Settlement: Qui Tam Whistleblower Case Alleging That Company Forged Medical Records As Part Of Scheme To Unlawfully Bill Medicare For Sale Of Electric Wheelchairs Tycko & Zavareei LLP
28
May
Employer Paid Individual Health Insurance Policies Create the Potential for Significant Penalties, but Limited Relief is Available Dickinson Wright PLLC
28
May
CMS Proposes Major Update to Medicaid Managed Care Regulations Foley & Lardner LLP
28
May
False Claims Act Retaliation Decision Underscores Broad Scope of Protected Conduct Zuckerman Law
28
May
More Guidance on New Cost-Sharing Limit re: Affordable Care Act Costs Covington & Burling LLP
27
May
Nursing Home Abuse - Physical and Emotional Stark & Stark
27
May
Health Care Industry: OSHA Is Quietly Gunning for You – Is Your Workplace Ready? Epstein Becker & Green, P.C.
27
May
FDA Issues Draft Guidance on Use of Patient Preference Information in Certain Medical Device Pre-market Submissions and Labeling Barnes & Thornburg LLP
27
May
A “Mixed Bag” from SCOTUS – Kellogg Brown & Root Services, Inc. v. United States ex rel. Carter Epstein Becker & Green, P.C.
27
May
Waiting for GINA Guidance on Wellness Programs? EEOC Announces Anticipated Timing of Proposed Regulations Jackson Lewis P.C.
27
May
The Medicaid Fraud Control Units: Fiscal Year 2014 Report Foley & Lardner LLP
26
May
CMS Appears Receptive to Senators’ Requests to Change Focus of RAC Program to Providers with High Claims Denials McDermott Will & Emery
26
May
Time to Exclude the IMD Exclusion - Institutions for Mental Disease McBrayer, McGinnis, Leslie and Kirkland, PLLC
25
May
Illinois Supreme Court Rules Against ER Physicians in Interpretation of Good Samaritan Act Heyl, Royster, Voelker & Allen, P.C.
25
May
Appellate Court Reminds Physicians to Supplement Deposition Testimony with Any New Opinions Heyl, Royster, Voelker & Allen, P.C.
25
May
Eight Hours to be an FMLA “Overnight” Success Jackson Lewis P.C.
25
May
An Update on 21st Century Cures Legislation Foley & Lardner LLP

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