November 1, 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
31
Oct
CMS Announces Plan for Reporting Returned Sunshine Act Payment Data Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.
31
Oct
IRS Increases Maximum Employee Contribution to Health Care FSAs for 2015 Proskauer Rose LLP
31
Oct
Further Antitrust Activity with Physician Practice Mergers and Acquisitions Giordano, Halleran & Ciesla, P.C.
31
Oct
Immigration Benefits Extended to Include Gestational Mothers Using Assisted Reproductive Technology Greenberg Traurig, LLP
31
Oct
The Contraception Coverage Controversy Continues…....Affordable Care Act Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.
30
Oct
Proper Classification Under the Fair Labor Standards Act: Time To Prepare for More Wage & Hour Litigation In Health Care Godfrey & Kahn S.C.
30
Oct
EEOC Seeks to Stop Use of Financial Incentives for Wellness Program Participation Covington & Burling LLP
30
Oct
Biometric Screening Requirement Under Wellness Program Violates ADA and GINA, According to EEOC Suit Jackson Lewis P.C.
30
Oct
Medical Device Update: Distinguishing Medical Device Recalls from Medical Device Enhancements Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP
30
Oct
HHS Announces $840 Million Initiative to Improve Patient Care and Lower Healthcare Costs Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.
30
Oct
EEOC Files Third Lawsuit Challenging Employer Wellness Plan Jackson Lewis P.C.
29
Oct
Plan to Minimize Spread of Flu and Legal Risks in the Workplace during Flu Season Jackson Lewis P.C.
29
Oct
Ebola Exclusions from Commercial Insurance Policies Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.
29
Oct
Exploring the Relationship Between Price and Competition Among Physician Practices Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP
29
Oct
Recent Trends in Medical Device Patent Litigation at the ITC — Part 1 Covington & Burling LLP
29
Oct
Office for Human Research Protections Releases Draft Guidance Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.
29
Oct
How Should IME (Independent Medical Examination) Doctors Apportion for Pre-Existing Impairment Using the AMA Guides and Rule 20 Guidelines? Steptoe & Johnson PLLC
29
Oct
Weekly Health Care Update — October 29, 2014 Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.
29
Oct
Deadline Approaching to Secure Health Plan Identifier (“HPID”) Dickinson Wright PLLC
29
Oct
Government Looking to Existing Procurement Vehicles to Stem Ebola Threat Covington & Burling LLP

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