August 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
26
Aug
FDA Updates Benefit-Risk Determinations for New Medical Devices Barnes & Thornburg LLP
26
Aug
New FDA Draft Guidance Shows Limited Compromise with Brand and Generic Drug Manufacturers Epstein Becker & Green, P.C.
26
Aug
Agencies Encourage New Privacy Regulations to Close the mHealth Black Hole and Keep Pace with Evolving Technologies Polsinelli PC
26
Aug
Hospital and Fixed Indemnity Policies; Excepted Benefits; Supplemental Coverage under Recently Proposed Treasury Regulations; and Central United Life v. Burwell Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.
26
Aug
Journal of American Medical Association Study Finds Low Rate of Digital Health Technology Use Among Seniors Covington & Burling LLP
25
Aug
Office of Civil Rights to Focus More Investigative Resources on Smaller HIPAA Breaches with Less Than 500 Individuals Affected Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP
25
Aug
New ACA Rule Changes Hospitals’ Obligations to Provide Auxiliary Aids to Patients and Companions Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP
25
Aug
No Resuscitation of Hospital’s Exclusive Dealing Antitrust Suit Against Competing Hospitals and Physicians Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.
25
Aug
Arkansas' New Telemedicine Rules Small Step Forward Foley & Lardner LLP
24
Aug
IRS Releases New Safe Harbors for Management Contracts Involving Bond-Financed Hospitals Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP
24
Aug
Massachusetts Determination of Need Regulation Overhaul Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.
24
Aug
New Jersey Doctors Should Be Aware of Workers’ Compensation Issues Stark & Stark
23
Aug
HHS Telehealth Report To Congress: A Window Into Agency Thinking Epstein Becker & Green, P.C.
23
Aug
New Study Questions Whether Cognitive and Physical Rest Improves Concussion Recovery Time Stark & Stark
23
Aug
Will Your Part-Time and Seasonal Employee Policy Result in an ACA Penalty? Polsinelli PC
23
Aug
Preventing Harm to Patients should be Priority #1 for Healthcare Providers Stark & Stark
23
Aug
Michigan Health Insurance Claims Assessment Act is Not Preempted by ERISA McDermott Will & Emery
22
Aug
USPTO Announces Cancer Moonshot Challenge Foley & Lardner LLP
22
Aug
Ariosa Loses Verinata Patent Challenge Foley & Lardner LLP
22
Aug
Texas Medical Board’s Appeal Must Proceed Under Existing Jurisdiction Arguments Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.

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