May 27, 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
27
May
FTC Wins Stay of Pennsylvania Hospital Merger Pending Appeal in Third Circuit Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.
26
May
House Passes Fostering Innovation Act Covington & Burling LLP
26
May
Health and Human Services, Labor and Treasury Departments Release New Summary of Benefits and Coverage Templates and Accompanying Documents Proskauer Rose LLP
26
May
Connecticut Physician Non-compete Provisions Part Two: The Rest of SB 351 (Now Public Act 16-95) Murtha Cullina
26
May
The Scope of FDA’s Proposed Revisions to the IND Regulations May Not Be Sufficient to Achieve Its Stated Goals Epstein Becker & Green, P.C.
26
May
Deal Reached on New EU Medical Device and IVD Regulations Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP
26
May
CMS Proposes Fiscal Year 2017 Payment for Skilled Nursing Facilities and Provisions for FY 2019 Value-Based Purchasing Implementation McDermott Will & Emery
25
May
HHS Issues Final ACA Nondiscrimination in Health Programs and Activities Regulation McDermott Will & Emery
25
May
CMS’s Final Medicaid Rule Tweaks Proposed Rules Related to Marketing, Physician Incentive Arrangements and Long-term Care McDermott Will & Emery
25
May
American Hospital Association (AHA) Renews Objections to OIG Hospital Compliance Reviews Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP
25
May
New FDA Draft Guidance on Use of Electronic Health Record Data in Clinical Investigations Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP
25
May
Health Care Employees at Frontline in Battle Against Ransomware Foley & Lardner LLP
24
May
Bill to Expand HHS-OIG’s Exclusion Authority in Health Care Fraud Cases Polsinelli PC
24
May
Hospitals and CMS To Update Court About Two-Midnight Rule Challenge After Final Inpatient Rule Is Published in August Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP
24
May
UK Health and Social Care: Tread CAREfully, Mind the Funding Gap… Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP
24
May
Provider-Based Update: Congress Offers Encouraging Step to Reduce Scope of BBA Reimbursement Reductions Polsinelli PC
24
May
D.C. Federal Court Strikes Down ACA Cost Sharing Reduction Payments McDermott Will & Emery
24
May
Charging Patients for Copies of Their Records: OCR Guidance Holland & Hart LLP
23
May
EEOC Issues Final Wellness Program Amendments to ADA and GINA Regulations Epstein Becker & Green, P.C.
23
May
New EEOC Rules for Wellness Programs: 30 Percent Incentive = Voluntary Foley & Lardner LLP

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