January 29, 2015

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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
Jan
Indiana Wins Federal Approval to Expand Medicaid Coverage Under Obamacare Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP
28
Jan
Legislation Introduced to Change Full-Time Employee Definition Under the Affordable Care Act Epstein Becker & Green, P.C
28
Jan
Happy Privacy Day! re: HIPAA, Health Care, Security Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.
28
Jan
Minnesota Supreme Courts Rules That Medical Staff Bylaws Are Enforceable Contracts Barnes & Thornburg LLP
28
Jan
Medical Device Update: FDA Releases General Wellness Products and Device Accessories Guidance Documents Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP
27
Jan
Telemedicine has an Unlikely Ally: The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Epstein Becker & Green, P.C
27
Jan
Chinese Government Further Encourages, Regulates Multi-Site Practice by Physicians McDermott Will & Emery
27
Jan
New Jersey Law Requires Encryption of Personal Health Information Epstein Becker & Green, P.C
27
Jan
Summary Report of European Commission’s mHealth Consultation Published Covington & Burling LLP
27
Jan
Three Factors Affecting the Kentucky Mid-Level Practitioner Workforce, Part One McBrayer, McGinnis, Leslie and Kirkland, PLLC
26
Jan
HIPAA 2015 Enforcement Priorities Highlight Cyber Threats, But Timing of HIPAA Compliance Audits Still Uncertain Covington & Burling LLP
26
Jan
IRS Issues Final 501(r) Regulations Covering Community Health Needs Assessments, Financial Assistance Policies, and Billing Practices von Briesen & Roper, S.C.
26
Jan
FTC’s Hammer Gets Bigger with LabMD Case--Federal Trade Commission Jackson Lewis P.C.
26
Jan
Privacy Monday – January 26, 2015 re: HealthCare.gov Data, Health Information, Australia Data Protection Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.
26
Jan
OIG Defends Its Hospital Compliance Reviews in Response to American Hospital Association (AHA) Criticism Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.
23
Jan
Attending Physician Documentation Changes Increase Audit Risk Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP
23
Jan
Options Remain to Participate in 2014 Medicare Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) Program McDermott Will & Emery
23
Jan
OIG Recommends Greater Scrutiny for Hospice Services in ALFs Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP
22
Jan
IRS Finalizes Regulations Under Section 501(r) Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP
22
Jan
President Obama Announces Precision Medicine Initiative, Presses for Cybersecurity Legislation Covington & Burling LLP

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