January 24, 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
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
22
Jan
Can Digital Healthcare Innovation Be Patented? Eligibility of Digital Healthcare Technologies Under the New USPTO Eligibility Guidelines Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox P.L.L.C.
22
Jan
First Circuit Reaffirms False Claims Act’s “First-to-File” Bar as a Broad Jurisdictional Limit Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP
22
Jan
11th Circuit Allows FTC Data Breach Case Against LABMD to Proceed Barnes & Thornburg LLP
22
Jan
Study Identifies Progress and Challenges in E-Prescribing Controlled Substances Covington & Burling LLP
21
Jan
Mergers and Acquisitions and the Affordable Care Act Giordano, Halleran & Ciesla, P.C.
21
Jan
New French Rules On Off-Label Use Covington & Burling LLP
21
Jan
Health Care Update--January 20, 2015 Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.
20
Jan
FDA Issues Draft Guidance on Policy for Low Risk Devices for General Wellness Barnes & Thornburg LLP
20
Jan
Who is “Disabled” under ABLE: Achieving a Better Life Experience Act Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.
20
Jan
CFDA Proposes New Regulations on the Accreditation of Medical Device Trial Sites: China Food and Drug Administration Covington & Burling LLP
19
Jan
EPA Urges Home Radon Testing: Protect Your Family from Lung Cancer Caused by Exposure in Your Home U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
17
Jan
Creeping Normality: IRS Releases Final Regulations Under Section 501(r) McDermott Will & Emery
16
Jan
FDA Publishes Draft Guidances Describing General Wellness Claims and Risk-Based Classification of Accessories Covington & Burling LLP
16
Jan
New Jersey Law to Impose Encryption Obligations on Health Insurance Carriers Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP
16
Jan
FDA Proposes to Apply Risk-Based Framework to Accessory Devices Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.

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