March 28, 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
27
Mar
Placing Medicare Beneficiaries Into "Observation Status" Recent Second Circuit Decision Casts Doubt on Lawfulness of CMS Procedures Poyner Spruill LLP
27
Mar
Nonprofit Hospitals Face Additional Regulatory Burdens in Financial Assistance and Debt Collection Poyner Spruill LLP
27
Mar
U.S. Supreme Court Ruling Opens the Door to Interpretation of Pregnancy Discrimination Act Armstrong Teasdale
26
Mar
1.7 M Connecticut Residents Impacted by Anthem Data Breach Raymond Law Group LLC
26
Mar
Part Two - Should Health Care Providers Pay Attention to the Seventh Circuit’s New Definition of “Referral”? McBrayer, McGinnis, Leslie and Kirkland, PLLC
26
Mar
OIG Finds Exclusive Lab Arrangement May Violate Anti-Kickback Statute Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.
26
Mar
FDA Issues Draft Guidance on Use of Electronic Informed Consent in Clinical Trials McDermott Will & Emery
26
Mar
MACs Issue FY 2013 Hospice Cap Demands With Sequestration; Group Appeal Now Open -- Medicare Administrative Contractors Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP
26
Mar
House Plans to Vote Thursday on Medicare Physician Payments, CHIP Extension Legislation Foley & Lardner LLP
25
Mar
Failure to Warn About Dangers of Off-Label Use of Medical Device Preempted Under Federal Law Varnum LLP
25
Mar
Increased FTC Enforcement as FDA Deregulates Low-Rish Health IT Devices Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP
25
Mar
New Jersey Assemblywoman Introduces Concussion Bill to Keep Children Out of Class Until Doctor Approves Stark & Stark
25
Mar
When on Antibiotics in Nursing Home or Hospital Watch for Diarrhea – It Could Be C-Diff Stark & Stark
25
Mar
Charitable Hospitals That Violate The ACA May Be Excused – For A Price (Including A Little Public Shaming) Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP
24
Mar
Full Speed Ahead for Meaningful Use re: Medicare and Medicaid Electronic Health Records Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP
24
Mar
Health Care Employers' Safety Records Will Soon Become Publicly Available Epstein Becker & Green, P.C.
24
Mar
Health Care Law Update for March 23, 2015 Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.
24
Mar
U.S. Departments of Justice and Health and Human Services Issue FY 2014 Health Care Fraud and Abuse Control Program Report McDermott Will & Emery
24
Mar
Should Health Care Providers Pay Attention to the Seventh Circuit’s New Definition of “Referral”? – Part One McBrayer, McGinnis, Leslie and Kirkland, PLLC
23
Mar
“Implausible” That Scheme to Induce Referrals Would Leave Physician Ignorant of Its True Purpose McDermott Will & Emery

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