February 7, 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
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Feb
Data Transmission, Personalized Medicine, and Privacy Foley & Lardner LLP
5
Feb
Prompt Pay Discounts Holland & Hart LLP
5
Feb
Important Changes for Physicians from the 2016 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule: Part II (Non-Stark Changes) Polsinelli PC
5
Feb
HHS Releases Proposed Rule Amending Confidentiality of Substance Use Disorder Patient Records von Briesen & Roper, S.C.
5
Feb
Administrative Law Judge Upholds Rare $239,800 HIPAA Civil Monetary Penalty Against Home Health Provider Dinsmore & Shohl LLP
5
Feb
Latest Office of Civil Rights Enforcement Action: Underbed Storage is Not Appropriate for Personal Health Information Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.
5
Feb
2015: Another Big Year for FCA Recoveries Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP
5
Feb
RehabCare Settles False Claims Act Allegations for $125 Million McDermott Will & Emery
5
Feb
Behind the Curtain: Shkreli was NOT the Big Story on the Hill Today Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.
4
Feb
Latest OCR Enforcement Action: Underbed Storage is Not Appropriate for Protected Health Information Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.
4
Feb
Connecticut Long-Term Care Health Facilities to Register with New Background Check Portal Jackson Lewis P.C.
4
Feb
Telemedicine Momentum Picking up Steam as New Legislation Introduced in U.S. Senate Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.
4
Feb
New CMS Rule Permits Home Health Face-to-Face Encounters to Occur Through Telehealth Technology Covington & Burling LLP
4
Feb
CMS Announces Changes to Medicare Meaningful Use Hardship Exception Application Process Polsinelli PC
3
Feb
6th Circuit Affirms KY’s Limited Enforcement of Arbitration Agreements in Wrongful Death Cases Dinsmore & Shohl LLP
2
Feb
FDA Recommends Medical Device Manufacturers Implement a Comprehensive Cybersecurity Risk Management Program in Accordance with NIST Standards Epstein Becker & Green, P.C.
2
Feb
Zika Update – WHO Declares Public Health Emergency Epstein Becker & Green, P.C.
2
Feb
rTMS in Alleviating Mild TBI Related Headaches – Case Series Stark & Stark
2
Feb
CMS Final Covered Outpatient Drug Rule Addresses Many Industry Concerns Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP
1
Feb
FDA Releases Draft Guidance for Medical Device Cybersecurity Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.

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