July 5, 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
4
Jul
HIPAA, E-mails, and Texts to Patients or Others Holland & Hart LLP
3
Jul
Nine States Join Interstate Medical Licensure Compact Covington & Burling LLP
3
Jul
OSHA Stresses Fireworks Safety Holland & Hart LLP
3
Jul
Digital Single Market Policy, Energy and Climate Change and more: European Union Policy Update for July 2015 Covington & Burling LLP
2
Jul
OSHA Adopts Expanded Enforcement Against Hospitals, Nursing Homes, and Residential Care Facilities Jackson Lewis P.C.
2
Jul
Recent DOJ and OIG Actions Show Growing Federal Scrutiny of Physician Financial Arrangements McDermott Will & Emery
2
Jul
Under Stark, “Value” Doesn’t Mean “Expensive”: Healthcare Steptoe & Johnson PLLC
2
Jul
Medicare Part D Woes, According to the OIG Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.
1
Jul
OIG Announces New Penalty and Exclusion Litigation Team to ‘Level the Playing Field’ McDermott Will & Emery
1
Jul
New Jersey Appellate Division Upholds Trial Court’s Finding That A Volunteer Ambulance Squad is Not Subject To OPRA - Open Public Records Act Giordano, Halleran & Ciesla, P.C.
1
Jul
The Independence at Home Demonstration Project Completes its First Year and Saves over $25 Million Covington & Burling LLP
1
Jul
Antitrust Enforcement for Market Allocation by Michigan Hospitals Barnes & Thornburg LLP
1
Jul
King v. Burwell, The ACA Survives Another Major Challenge Andrews Kurth
1
Jul
Marriage Equality Decision Is Big News (But May Have Little Impact on Private Sector Employee Benefit Plans) Covington & Burling LLP
1
Jul
Supreme Court Saves Affordable Care Act Again Covington & Burling LLP
1
Jul
Recent OIG Audits of Home Health and Hospice Surveys May Signal Increased Scrutiny on Worker Qualifications Foley & Lardner LLP
1
Jul
As Promised, OSHA Targets Health Care and Nursing Homes for Enforcement Actions Epstein Becker & Green, P.C.
30
Jun
OSHA Launches 2015 Heat Illness Prevention Program Jackson Lewis P.C.
30
Jun
Department of Defense Contract To Overhaul Electronic Health Records System Covington & Burling LLP
30
Jun
Health Care Law Update for June 29, 2015 Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.

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