October 20, 2014

Health Care, Medicare, ACA, HIPPA & 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
19
Oct
DRS Technical Services, Inc. To Pay a Settlement of $13.7 Million to U.S. Government for Overbilling Tycko & Zavareei LLP
18
Oct
Confronting Ebola Concerns in the Workplace Jackson Lewis P.C.
17
Oct
Tennessee Federal Court’s Ruling Approving Use Of Statistical Sampling In False Claims Act Cases Will Help Stamp Out Large-Scale Fraud Tycko & Zavareei LLP
17
Oct
Front End Changes and, Again, More Direct and Indirect Remuneration (DIR) Columns Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.
17
Oct
Breaking (Good!) News: Contractors May Be Able To Keep Only Disability Self-ID Data, Not Forms Jackson Lewis P.C.
17
Oct
Professional License Applications Can Be Denied Based on Unintentional Errors Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP
17
Oct
Further Expanding An Already Expansive NJ Whistleblowing Law Proskauer Rose LLP
16
Oct
Life Care Centers Seeks Sixth Circuit Review of Decision Allowing Statistical Sampling/Extrapolation in FCA Case Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.
16
Oct
Antitrust and Physician Mergers (Connecticut and New Jersey) Giordano, Halleran & Ciesla, P.C.
16
Oct
Data Breach Notification Deadline Extended 10 Days for Certain Healthcare Providers in California Jackson Lewis P.C.
16
Oct
Prospects and Challenges for Africa Covington & Burling LLP
16
Oct
Complying with Recent Changes to the Physician’s Notice of Privacy Practices Dickinson Wright PLLC
15
Oct
New News on Ebola May Require Changes in Employer Procedures Proskauer Rose LLP
15
Oct
Recent Nevada Opinion: Retroactivity Rules and Ex-Parte Communication with Treating Physicians Prohibited Lewis Roca Rothgerber LLP
15
Oct
EEOC Takes Aim at Employers with “Voluntary” Wellness Programs Tied to Health Benefit Costs Proskauer Rose LLP
15
Oct
Ebola and Bribery in Liberia? Steptoe & Johnson PLLC
15
Oct
Supreme Court Justices Express Concern about Antitrust Immunity for State Licensure Boards Schiff Hardin LLP
15
Oct
Getting the Most Out of Physician Practice Acquisitions: Considerations for Converting Acquired Physician Practices into Provider-Based Clinics Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP
15
Oct
OIG Issues Advisory Opinion Re: Municipal Payment for Medical Transportation Services Giordano, Halleran & Ciesla, P.C.
14
Oct
Protecting Healthcare and Other Employees From Ebola Proskauer Rose LLP

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