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April 21, 2014

Legal Analysis and Law Articles on Health Care, HIPAA, Stark law, Medicare and Medicaid, Anti-Kickback Statutes, Fraud and Abuse

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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.

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Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Releases Food and Drug Administration Safety and Innovation Act (FDASIA) Health Information Technology (IT) Report Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP 4/18/2014
Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) Permits Online Now Fully Electronic McDermott Will & Emery 4/18/2014
CMS (Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services) Implements Fingerprint-Based Background Checks von Briesen & Roper, S.C. 4/17/2014
Should Kentucky Physicians Follow California Physicians’ Lead In Challenging Medicare Rates? McBrayer, McGinnis, Leslie and Kirkland, PLLC 4/17/2014
Can A Court Order Disclosure of Patient Identity in Response to an Employment Claim? von Briesen & Roper, S.C. 4/17/2014
Coal Companies’ Constitutional Case against Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) Employees Fails Jackson Lewis P.C. 4/17/2014
Changes of the Amended Regulations on Supervision and Administration of Medical Devices Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP 4/17/2014
Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Moves to Cut Whistleblower Claim Settlement Time Jackson Lewis P.C. 4/17/2014
Employer Used As Means to Commit Crime not a Victim under Restitution Act, Fourth Circuit Court Rules Jackson Lewis P.C. 4/17/2014
Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Continues to Target Pharmaceutical Mergers: Is 4-3 the New 3-2? Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 4/17/2014
FMLA (Family Medical Leave Act) Medical Certifications-- A Few Reminders to Avoid Getting Lost in the FMLA Maze Barnes & Thornburg LLP 4/16/2014
NCAA Initiates Formal Changes to Student-Athlete Well-Being Rules Jackson Lewis P.C. 4/16/2014
Happy National Healthcare Decisions Day: Why an Advance Directive is a Crucial Part of Estate Planning Varnum LLP 4/16/2014
Detecting FMLA (Family and Medical Leave Act) Abuse McBrayer, McGinnis, Leslie and Kirkland, PLLC 4/16/2014
OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) to Hold Informal Hearing Regarding Crane Operator Certification Jackson Lewis P.C. 4/15/2014
When Can I Contact Employees On FMLA (Family & Medical Leave Act) Leave? von Briesen & Roper, S.C. 4/15/2014
The Affordable Care Act: Countdown to Compliance for Employers, Week 37: Stalking the Elusive “Variable Hour Employee” Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 4/14/2014
FDA (Food and Drug Administration) Finalizes Guidance on Food Records in Light of Food Safety Modernization Act Barnes & Thornburg LLP 4/14/2014
Participation of 100 Hours May Be Sufficient to Generate Active Income Exempt from the 3.8 Percent Health Care Tax on Net Investment Income McDermott Will & Emery 4/14/2014
Health Care Law Update - April 14, 2014 Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 4/14/2014
Sebelius Resigns and Burwell Nominated for Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP 4/14/2014
Health and Human Services (HHS) Releases New Software for Updating (But Not Replacing) HIPAA Security Risk Assessment Toolkits - Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP 4/14/2014
Unified Residency Accreditation System To Be Launched Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 4/14/2014
Curbing Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) Abuse McBrayer, McGinnis, Leslie and Kirkland, PLLC 4/14/2014
OSHA (Occupational Health and Safety Administration) Releases Interim Dodd-Frank Whistleblower Regulations Proskauer Rose LLP. 4/11/2014
SDNY Dismisses False Claims Act Complaint, Finding Relators Misconstrued Medicaid Program Legal Framework - Southern District of New York Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP 4/11/2014
Two Recent 340B Developments: New Hospital Registration Guidance and Proposed Rules Under Review at OMB (Office of Management and Budget) McDermott Will & Emery 4/11/2014
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Issues Data Listing Medicare Payments To Individual Physicians Giordano, Halleran & Ciesla, P.C. 4/10/2014
CMS (Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services) Releases Physician Medicare Billing Data Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 4/10/2014
FDA, ONC and FCC Report Outlines Proposed Health Information Technology Regulatory Strategy and Recommendations - Office of National Coordinator, Federal Communications Commission McDermott Will & Emery 4/10/2014
ACA, HIPAA, COBRA and HSA Penalties: What Do They Mean? - Affordable Care Act, Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act, Health Savings Account Dickinson Wright PLLC 4/10/2014
CMS (Centers of Medicare and Medicaid Services) Publicly Releases Medicare Utilization and Payment Data von Briesen & Roper, S.C. 4/10/2014
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Issues Final Call Letter for 2015 Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 4/10/2014
Governor Signs HIPAA Harmonization and Other Health-Related Bills - Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act von Briesen & Roper, S.C. 4/9/2014
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) 2015 Medicare Advantage Announcement Includes Rate Increase and Consumer Protections von Briesen & Roper, S.C. 4/9/2014
The Assault on the ACA (Affordable Care Act) Continues in the Federal Appeals Courts McDermott Will & Emery 4/9/2014
OFCCP Withdraws Claim Regarding TRICARE Jurisdiction - Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs Proskauer Rose LLP. 4/9/2014
President Obama Signs Bill Extending Physician Medicare Rates and Delaying ICD-10 and RAC Audits Under the Two-Midnights Rule Barnes & Thornburg LLP 4/8/2014
Affordable Care Act's (ACA) Deductible Limits for Small Groups Repealed Proskauer Rose LLP. 4/8/2014
Is Your Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Compliance Program Going Out the Window with XP? Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 4/8/2014
Proposed California Paid Sick Leave Law Will Require Employers to Provide Paid Sick Leave to Employees Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP 4/8/2014
California Proposition 65 Caramel Coloring Suits Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP 4/8/2014
Health IT Update: Food and Drug Administration Safety and Innovation Act (FDASIA) Health IT Report Issued by FDA, FCC, and ONC Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP 4/8/2014
Health Care Law Update - April 7, 2014 Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 4/8/2014
A Win for Washington: Cutting Emergency Rooms Visits McBrayer, McGinnis, Leslie and Kirkland, PLLC 4/8/2014
Enforcement of the Two-Midnight Rule Delayed Again Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP 4/8/2014
Privacy, Behavioral Health and Hospital Regulations: Recent Developments in Wisconsin Law [VIDEO] von Briesen & Roper, S.C. 4/7/2014
The Affordable Care Act—Countdown to Compliance for Employers, Week 38: Congress Eliminates Separate Cap on Deductibles Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 4/7/2014
Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Extends Medicare Coverage to Same-Sex Couples Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 4/7/2014
Corporate Integrity Agreement Gone Wrong: Office of Inspector General (OIG) Excludes Entity Found Non-Compliant with CIA Giordano, Halleran & Ciesla, P.C. 4/5/2014
Not April Foolin’: National Labor Relations Board Finds Employer Rule Requiring Positivity and Professionalism Unlawful Barnes & Thornburg LLP 4/4/2014
OSHA Final Rules: Electric Power Generation, Transmission, 29 C.F.R. § 1910.269 (Operations and Maintenance) and 29 C.F.R. Part 1926, Subpart V (Construction) Jackson Lewis P.C. 4/4/2014
Both Sides Face Tough Questions As The Supreme Court Hears Oral Argument Regarding the Contraceptive Mandate Barnes & Thornburg LLP 4/4/2014
Union Reps on OSHA Inspections Seen as a Concern - Occupational Safety and Health Administration Jackson Lewis P.C. 4/4/2014
Gear Up To Play Nice: Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Releases Final "Pay or Play" Rules von Briesen & Roper, S.C. 4/4/2014
New Approaches – and Increasing Oversight – for Medicaid Managed Long Term Services and Support Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP 4/4/2014
Office of Federal Contract Compliance Program (OFCCP) v. Healthcare Industry: The Battle Isn’t Over Yet Jackson Lewis P.C. 4/4/2014
Tri-Agency Health Information Technology Report Issued Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 4/3/2014
PTO Litigation Center Report – April 3, 2014 Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox P.L.L.C. 4/3/2014
The Academic Laboratory Exception Part One: Determining Eligibility Dickinson Wright PLLC 4/3/2014
New Enrollment and Re-Validation Requirements for Providers/Suppliers for Participation in Medicare and Medicaid: Watch Your Mail! Part I McBrayer, McGinnis, Leslie and Kirkland, PLLC 4/3/2014
New Ontario Mandatory Health and Safety Awareness Training for Workers and Supervisors: Deadline July 1, 2014 Dickinson Wright PLLC 4/2/2014
Will Positive Medical Marijuana Test Result In Denial Of Unemployment Benefits in Michigan? Jackson Lewis P.C. 4/2/2014
Armour-Mottaz v. Div. of Emp't Sec. - Denial of Unemployment Compensation in the Face of Misrepresentations Armstrong Teasdale 4/2/2014
Provisions of Interest to Labs in the Protecting Access to Medicare Act of 2014 Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 4/2/2014
Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) Patch Re: Delay of Implementation of the ICD-10 Giordano, Halleran & Ciesla, P.C. 4/2/2014
Wisconsin State Senate Approves Apology Bill - Statements of Apology in a Healthcare Setting von Briesen & Roper, S.C. 4/2/2014
OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) Issues Substantial Award To SOX (Sarbanes Oxley Act) Whistleblower Claiming “Blacklisting” Proskauer Rose LLP. 4/2/2014
OSHA & MSHA Budget Proposals for Fiscal Year 2015 - Occupational Safety and Health Administration, Mine Safety and Health Administration McBrayer, McGinnis, Leslie and Kirkland, PLLC 4/2/2014
Sustainable Growth Rate – Here We Go Again! Giordano, Halleran & Ciesla, P.C. 4/2/2014
Supreme Court Declines to Settle False Claims Circuit Split Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 4/2/2014
Congress Delays Medicare Cuts until 2015 Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP 4/2/2014
Congress Approves Legislation Extending and Changing Medicare Programs McDermott Will & Emery 4/1/2014
Sweeping Changes to Medicare Payment for Clinical Laboratory Services McDermott Will & Emery 4/1/2014
Nevada’s Medical Marijuana Law Takes Effect April 1, 2014 Jackson Lewis P.C. 4/1/2014
Congress Approves Doc Fix Patch & International Classification of Diseases (ICD-10) and Two-Midnight Rule Delays von Briesen & Roper, S.C. 4/1/2014
Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Announces Final Rule on Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution Jackson Lewis P.C. 4/1/2014
This Should Go Without Saying: An Employee Who Is Only Potentially Qualified For FMLA (Family Medical Leave Act) Leave Is Not Actually Qualified For Leave Barnes & Thornburg LLP 4/1/2014
Paid Sick Time Arrives in New York City; Department of Consumer Affairs Release Proposed Paid Sick Time Rules and Schedules Public Hearing on April 29, 2014; Also Releases Notices in Various Languages Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 4/1/2014
Healthcare Employer’s Termination Letter Provides Basis For Court to Allow Discovery of Patient Contact Information Jackson Lewis P.C. 4/1/2014
Compliance is No Joke: Office of Civil Rights (OCR) Releases Security Risk Assessment Tool Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 4/1/2014
Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Hates (Most) Safety Incentive Programs Michael Best & Friedrich LLP 4/1/2014
The Affordable Care Act—Countdown to Compliance for Employers, Week 39: Common Law Employees and Offers of Coverage on Behalf of Other Entities under the Final Employer Shared Responsibility Regulations Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 4/1/2014
A New Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Security Risk Assessment Tool For Your Compliance Arsenal McBrayer, McGinnis, Leslie and Kirkland, PLLC 4/1/2014
Health Care Law Update -- March 31‚ 2014 Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 3/31/2014
HHS (Department of Health and Human Services) Releases HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) Security Risk Assessment Tool for Small Providers von Briesen & Roper, S.C. 3/31/2014
California Proposes Enhanced Prop. 65 Warnings and Possible Online Disclosures – Dietary Supplements and Foods Specially Targeted Greenberg Traurig, LLP 3/31/2014
Mobile Medical App Regulations on the Move – Proposed Bills To Further Alter the Regulatory Landscape of Mobile Medical Applications Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP 3/31/2014
Health Care on the Hill: April 2014 Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP 3/31/2014
Meaningful Responses to Meaningful Use Audits and CEHRT Security - Certified Electronic Health Record Technology Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP 3/31/2014
Use of HIPAA-Protected (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) Personal Health Information by Employer Investigating FMLA (Family Medical Leave Act) Issue Not Barred Jackson Lewis P.C. 3/31/2014
MLB (Major League Baseball) And Its Players Association Reach Agreement On Amended Drug Accord Jackson Lewis P.C. 3/31/2014
Philadelphia Issues New Pregnancy & Employment Rights Notice Proskauer Rose LLP. 3/28/2014
Five Key Decisions for ACOs (Accountable Care Organization) Looking to Participate in the 2015 MSSP (Medicare Shared Savings Program) Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 3/28/2014
Windows XP Use May Violate Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Starting April 8, 2014 Dickinson Wright PLLC 3/28/2014
Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Commissioner Criticizes Proposed Legislation That Would Permit Health Providers to Negotiate Jointly with Health Insurers Dickinson Wright PLLC 3/27/2014
Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Guidance Clarifies that Insurance Companies Must Make Available Health Insurance Coverage for Same-Sex Spouses McDermott Will & Emery 3/27/2014
Changes Halted on Medicare Prescription Drug Program McBrayer, McGinnis, Leslie and Kirkland, PLLC 3/27/2014
Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Issues Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking Seeking Further Input on Grocery Store Notices of Food Recalls Barnes & Thornburg LLP 3/27/2014
Leading Health Care’s Information Age Over the Horizon McDermott Will & Emery 3/27/2014
Medical Device Update: Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Issues Proposed Regulations on Medical Device Classification and Reclassification to Streamline the Process Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP 3/27/2014
Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Check-Up on Health Care Trends Reveals New Competitive Wrinkles Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 3/27/2014
Interstate Medical Licensing Compact Could Pave a Smoother Path for Telemedicine Providers Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP 3/27/2014
Narrower of Possible Claim Constructions Prevails - Takeda Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd. v. Zydus Pharma USA, Inc. McDermott Will & Emery 3/27/2014
Bill Provides Temporary Doc Fix and Delays ICD-10 Diagnostic and Procedural Codes Implementation Until 2015 von Briesen & Roper, S.C. 3/26/2014
Potpourri: Marijuana Testing Update Jackson Lewis P.C. 3/26/2014
Bowing to Pressure, Four Loko Stops Selling Caffeinated Alcohol Beverages and Restricts Marketing to Under 21-Year Olds Michael Best & Friedrich LLP 3/26/2014
China Cracking Down On Pharmaceutical Corruption Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP 3/26/2014
After Arkansas Supreme Court Reverses $1.2 Billion Medicaid False Claims Verdict, Will State Attorneys General Rethink the Use of Private Counsel? Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 3/26/2014
Regulatory Developments - March 17, 2014 Giordano, Halleran & Ciesla, P.C. 3/26/2014
FDA (Food and Drug Administration) Issues Draft Guidance on Humanitarian Device Exemption Barnes & Thornburg LLP 3/25/2014
Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) Reports Highlight Need to Address Drug Shortages McDermott Will & Emery 3/25/2014
The Affordable Care Act—Countdown to Compliance for Employers, Week 40: Limited Non-assessment Periods under the Final Code § 4980H Regulations Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 3/25/2014
Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Hosts Public Workshop, “Examining Health Care Competition” McDermott Will & Emery 3/25/2014
Health Care Update -- March 24, 2014 Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 3/24/2014
Legislature Expands Codey Law Exception for Lithotripsy Referrals Giordano, Halleran & Ciesla, P.C. 3/24/2014
Working Together Toward Employee Health: Federal Agencies Issue Final Regulations on Wellness Programs Under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) Much Shelist, P.C. 3/24/2014
As Mines Reopen for Spring, Think Safety U.S. Department of Labor 3/24/2014
California Announces Initial Draft Priority Products Under California Safer Consumer Products Regulations Beveridge & Diamond PC 3/23/2014
UK Children and Families Act Gains Royal Assent Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP 3/21/2014
Medical Device Update: FDA (Food and Drug Administration) Releases Final Pre-Submission Guidance Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP 3/21/2014
Tom’s of Maine Hit with ‘Natural’ Toothpaste Lawsuit Greenberg Traurig, LLP 3/21/2014
Texas Grocery Chain Pays $12 Million In Settlement Of Medicaid Fraud Case Tycko & Zavareei LLP 3/21/2014
National Survey Identifies Top Consumer Questions on GMOs (Genetically Modified Organisms) Greenberg Traurig, LLP 3/21/2014
Hospital and Health System M&A Series: The Role of the Nonprofit Hospital Board in Consolidation Transactions - Part Three McDermott Will & Emery 3/20/2014
Guidance on Minors’ Mental Health & the HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) Privacy Rule McBrayer, McGinnis, Leslie and Kirkland, PLLC 3/20/2014
FTC (Federal Trade Commission) Targets Reporting of Licensing of Pharmaceutical Patents With Special Rules for Premerger Notification: What You Need to Know Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP 3/20/2014
Recent IRS, Metropolitan Transportation Authority Data Breaches Provide Reminders To Not Ignore the “Low-Hanging Fruit” Jackson Lewis P.C. 3/20/2014
Enforcement, New Rules are Themes of Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA), Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Budgets Jackson Lewis P.C. 3/20/2014
What Happens With Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) Leave in Vegas Doesn't Stay in Vegas — It Ends Up in Federal Court Much Shelist, P.C. 3/20/2014
Health Care Qui Tam Update Recent Developments & Unsealed Cases -- March 2014 Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 3/20/2014
Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) Continues to Push Key Enforcement Initiatives Jackson Lewis P.C. 3/20/2014
For New Recovery Audit Contracting Cycle, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) “RAC”s (Recovery Audit Contractors) up Changes Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 3/19/2014
Guidance on Mental Health & the HIPAA Privacy Rule - Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act McBrayer, McGinnis, Leslie and Kirkland, PLLC 3/18/2014
Minimizing the Risk of Antitrust Liability Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP 3/18/2014
Minimizing the Risk of Antitrust Liability: Physician Integration Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP 3/18/2014
Federal Aviation Authority (FAA) Considering Drug Testing Foreign Aircraft Maintenance Workers Jackson Lewis P.C. 3/18/2014
Proposed Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Labeling Revisions Would Impact Wines Below 7 Percent ABV and Certain Non-Malt Beers McDermott Will & Emery 3/18/2014
The Affordable Care Act—Countdown to Compliance for Employers, Week 41: What Employers Need to Know About the Final Rules Issued by the Department of Health and Human Services Relating to Transitional Reinsurance Fees, Public Exchanges, Etc. Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 3/17/2014
New York State Budget Negotiations Contemplate Private Equity Investment Into Hospitals…Again Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP 3/17/2014
OIG (Office of Inspector General) Publishes Op-Ed Suggesting Mandatory Random Drug Testing For Health Care Professionals Giordano, Halleran & Ciesla, P.C. 3/17/2014
Innovator Liability Theory Gets Traction in the Northern District of Illinois Armstrong Teasdale 3/17/2014
Follow Up on Sustainable Growth Rate Requirement Re: Congress Giordano, Halleran & Ciesla, P.C. 3/17/2014
Health Care Update - March 17, 2014 Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 3/17/2014
Another Round of HIPAA Audits - Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act Barnes & Thornburg LLP 3/17/2014
Another ‘Evaporated Cane Juice’ Class Action Proceeds as the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) Solicits Comments on the Description Greenberg Traurig, LLP 3/17/2014
Newark, New Jersey Passes Paid Sick Leave Ordinance Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP 3/17/2014
To Designate or Not to Designate Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) Leave, That is the Question Jackson Lewis P.C. 3/17/2014
Halifax Hospital System Agrees To Pay $85 Million To Resolve Alleged False Claims Act Violations Jackson Lewis P.C. 3/16/2014
Potentially Ground-Breaking Class Settlement – Data Breach Relief Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP 3/14/2014
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Indicates Select Controversial Part D Proposals Will Not Be Finalized McDermott Will & Emery 3/14/2014
Being Hospitable to Service Animals Greenberg Traurig, LLP 3/13/2014
Final Regulations Issued Regarding Employer Reporting Requirements Under ACA (Affordable Care Act) McDermott Will & Emery 3/13/2014
Pre-Offer Drug Tests Violated Americans with Disabilities Act Jackson Lewis P.C. 3/13/2014
FDA and the Food Industry Release Competing Food Labeling Proposals - Food and Drug Administration Michael Best & Friedrich LLP 3/13/2014
Secure Text Messaging in a HIPAA World? Part II - Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act McBrayer, McGinnis, Leslie and Kirkland, PLLC 3/13/2014
The Madwoman In The Attic: Mental Illness And The Americans With Disabilities Act Amendments Act Of 2008 IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law 3/13/2014
Congress To Hold Hearing On Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) Jurisdiction Proskauer Rose LLP. 3/13/2014
Skagit County Washington to Pay $215,000 to Settle Health Information Security Violations Jackson Lewis P.C. 3/13/2014
FDA Proposes Overhaul of Nutrition Facts Labeling - Food and Drug Administration Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP 3/12/2014
FTC (Federal Trade Commission) Cracks Down on False Advertising in Dietary Supplements Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP 3/12/2014
TransCardiac's State Court Complaint Avoids Raising Federal Question Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, PLLC 3/12/2014
Notes from American Health Lawyers Association (AHLA) Presentation on Post Payment Audits Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP 3/12/2014
Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Cautions States against Overbroad Regulation of Nurse Practitioners in Continued Effort to Promote Expanded Roles for Non-traditional Providers Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 3/12/2014
Legislators Introduce Bill to Address Criticism and Delays of CMS’s “Two-Midnight” Rule - Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Barnes & Thornburg LLP 3/12/2014
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Abandons Certain Controversial Provisions in its Proposed Medicare Part D Rule Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 3/11/2014
“Trust, But Verify” Approach to Confirming Employee Need for Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) Intermittent Leave Rejected Jackson Lewis P.C. 3/11/2014
Final Regulations Issued Regarding Employer Shared Responsibility Under the ACA (Affordable Care Act) McDermott Will & Emery 3/11/2014
Colorado Pilots an Integrated Model for the Medicare and Medicaid Dual-Eligible Population Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP 3/11/2014
Conceiving Real Protection: Paternalistic Surrogacy Laws & The Necessity of Massachusetts Legislation that Appropriately Protects the Gestational Surrogate Northeastern University School of Law 3/11/2014
Secure Text Messaging in a HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) World? McBrayer, McGinnis, Leslie and Kirkland, PLLC 3/11/2014
The 2014 Office of Inspector General (OIG) Work Plan: Select Provisions Applicable To Physician Practices Dickinson Wright PLLC 3/11/2014
Health Care Reform and Workers Compensation Risk and Insurance Management Society, Inc. (RIMS) 3/11/2014
Health Care Update -- March 10, 2014 Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 3/10/2014
Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Workshop Examines Competition Issues For Biosimilars Schiff Hardin LLP 3/10/2014
Minimizing the Risk of Antitrust Liability Physician Integration Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP 3/10/2014
Cities And Counties Are Not Immune From Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Enforcement, Skagit County, Washington Pays $215,000 Jackson Lewis P.C. 3/10/2014
Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Updates Guidance Addressing Distribution of Scientific and Medical Publications on Unapproved New Uses McDermott Will & Emery 3/10/2014
Don’t Go Changing to Try and Please Me…FDA (Food and Drug Administration) Nutrition Facts and Supplement Facts information Greenberg Traurig, LLP 3/9/2014
The Name Game: FDA (Food and Drug Administration) Revisits its 2009 Draft Guidance on ‘Evaporated Cane Juice’ Greenberg Traurig, LLP 3/9/2014
Social Media Guidance Issued For Pharmaceutical Entities Jackson Lewis P.C. 3/8/2014
A Look Behind OIGs (Office of Inspector General) Work Plan Re: Health Care Poyner Spruill LLP 3/8/2014
Blowing The Whistle On Health Care Fraud Tycko & Zavareei LLP 3/8/2014
FDA Updates Reprint Guidance, Reiterates Narrowness of Off-Label Safe-Harbor --Food and Drug Administration Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP 3/7/2014
Environmental Groups Appeal Federal Court Order Allowing the State of Florida to Adopt Nutrient Standards For Its Waters Greenberg Traurig, LLP 3/7/2014
Field Set for North Carolina Supreme Court Races Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, PLLC 3/7/2014
National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) Finds Employer’s Ban on Unfair Criticism Unlawful Jackson Lewis P.C. 3/7/2014
U.S. Patent Office Issues Guidance for Patent Eligibility of Inventions Involving Laws of Nature and Natural Products Barnes & Thornburg LLP 3/7/2014
Supreme Court May Review Case Vastly Expanding False Claims Act Exposure Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP 3/7/2014
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Issues Final Rule on Direct Access of Lab Test Results by Patients Dickinson Wright PLLC 3/6/2014
Leak Prompts Chemical Safety Board Call for New Rules Jackson Lewis P.C. 3/6/2014
Patent and Trademark Office (PTO) Releases Guidelines On Patenting “Natural Phenomena And Natural Products” Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A. 3/6/2014
PTO Litigation Center Report – March 6, 2014 Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox P.L.L.C. 3/6/2014
Blue Cross of Rhode Island is Unsuccessful in Bouncing Hospital System’s Antitrust Claim Dickinson Wright PLLC 3/6/2014
Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Proposes Updates to the “Nutrition Facts” Label for Packaged Foods Barnes & Thornburg LLP 3/6/2014
Health Care Update - March 4, 2014 Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 3/6/2014
The Copaxone Story in the U.S. and India Michael Best & Friedrich LLP 3/6/2014
Avoid the Anti-Corruption “Blacklist:” Chinese Agency Guidance Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 3/6/2014
Subjective or Objective Truth? Supreme Court to Decide What Is an “Untrue” Statement of Opinion Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 3/5/2014
Notes On Increasing Acute and Post-Acute Integration Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP 3/5/2014
Will Your Lockout/Tagout (LOTO) Program Stand Up to An Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Inspection? - Part 3 Jackson Lewis P.C. 3/5/2014
The Department of Justice Continues to Bring the "Heat" in Pursuing Health Care Fraud Barnes & Thornburg LLP 3/5/2014
Keeping Current – Recent Changes in Employment Laws von Briesen & Roper, S.C. 3/5/2014
The Largest Stark Settlement (So Far) is Pending in the Halifax Health Case von Briesen & Roper, S.C. 3/5/2014
Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Releases Draft Guidance on Distribution of Scientific and Medical Publications on Unapproved Uses Barnes & Thornburg LLP 3/5/2014
Supplier of Industrial and Medical Gases is Acquired McBrayer, McGinnis, Leslie and Kirkland, PLLC 3/4/2014
The Affordable Care Act—Countdown to Compliance for Employers, Week 43: Coordinating the 3-Month Delay under Employer Shared Responsibility Rules with the Ban on Waiting Periods Longer than 90 Days Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 3/4/2014
Departments of Labor, Treasury, and Health and Human Services Issue Final and Proposed Regulations Implementing the 90-day Limit on Waiting Periods under the Affordable Care Act Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 3/4/2014
The Tipping Point? Consolidation of Medical Practices is Good for Patients … Until it’s Not Greenberg Traurig, LLP 3/4/2014
Health Care Reform Update: Government Releases 90-Day Waiting Restriction Final Rules and a Proposal Jackson Lewis P.C. 3/4/2014
New York Council Amends Earned Sick Time Act Yet Again; Employers Must Comply by April 1, 2014 Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 3/3/2014
GlaxoSmithKline v. Banner Pharmacaps – Written Description Requirement 101 Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A. 3/3/2014
Sixth Circuit’s Summary Judgment Reversal Sours Milk Processors’ Win Greenberg Traurig, LLP 3/3/2014
Will Your LOTO (Lockout/Tagout) Program Stand Up to an OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) Inspection? - Part 2 Jackson Lewis P.C. 3/2/2014
Novel IRS Guidance on HRAs (Health Reimbursement Arrangements), VEBAs (Voluntary Employees’ Beneficiary Association) and Domestic Partner Benefits Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP 3/2/2014
Bill To Drug Test Pharma Employees Filed In U.S. House of Representatives Jackson Lewis P.C. 3/2/2014
Will Your Lockout/Tagout (LOTO) Program Stand Up to an Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Inspection? - Part 1 Jackson Lewis P.C. 2/28/2014
New York City Council Expands New York Earned Sick Time Act Jackson Lewis P.C. 2/28/2014
Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Announces Start of Voluntary Supply Chain Pilot Program Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP 2/27/2014
D.C. Lawsuit Challenges Health Exchange Distinctions Giordano, Halleran & Ciesla, P.C. 2/27/2014
2014 Work Plan for Skilled Nursing Facilities (SNFs), Hospice & Home Health Services McBrayer, McGinnis, Leslie and Kirkland, PLLC 2/27/2014
Consumer Class Actions Trending From Attacking ‘All Natural’ to ‘Raw’ Greenberg Traurig, LLP 2/27/2014
Can a Consumer Products Company Moot Class Actions by Offering a Refund? Greenberg Traurig, LLP 2/27/2014
Portland Sick Leave – Five Traps Jackson Lewis P.C. 2/27/2014
Feds’ Argument in Favor of Premium Tax Credit Gains Momentum, Still Under Attack in Federal Courts McDermott Will & Emery 2/27/2014
Newark, New Jersey Enacts Paid Sick Leave Ordinance Jackson Lewis P.C. 2/27/2014
Endo Health Solutions & Endo Pharmaceuticals to Pay $192.7 Million in Qui Tam Case Alleging Off-Label Marketing Of Lidoderm Pain Treatment Patches Tycko & Zavareei LLP 2/26/2014
Unprecedented HIPAA Fine May Mean Increased Scrutiny and Penalties Re: Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 2/26/2014
FDA (Food and Drug Administration) Releases Final Guidance on “Dear Doctor” Letters That Omits Controversial Behavior Modification Assessment Provision McDermott Will & Emery 2/26/2014
HHS (Department of Health and Human Services) to Conduct Survey About Which HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) Covered Entities and Business Associates Should Be Audited Jackson Lewis P.C. 2/26/2014
Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Releases Final Guidance on Medical Device Pre-Submission Program Barnes & Thornburg LLP 2/25/2014
Final Affordable Care Act (ACA) Shared Responsibility Regulations Released Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP 2/25/2014
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Announces "Pause" in Recovery Audit Contracts (RAC) Audits Poyner Spruill LLP 2/25/2014
OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) Issues Interim Final Rule for FSMA (Food Safety Modernization Act) Whistleblower Claims Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP 2/25/2014
U.S. Department of Transportation Proposes Clearinghouse of Commercial Drivers’ Drug and Alcohol History Jackson Lewis P.C. 2/25/2014
OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) Issues Shipyard “Tool Bag” Directive Jackson Lewis P.C. 2/25/2014
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Proposes to Restrict Diagnoses from Home Visits for Medicare Advantage Risk Adjustment McDermott Will & Emery 2/25/2014
Changes to Physician Assistant Supervision Requirements in Wisconsin von Briesen & Roper, S.C. 2/25/2014
Dewonkify – Risk Corridors Re: Affordable Care Act Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP 2/25/2014
2014 Work Plan Highlights for Physicians McBrayer, McGinnis, Leslie and Kirkland, PLLC 2/25/2014
Déjà vu - FSMA Implementation Deadlines Set Once Again by Judicial Consent Decree - Food Safety Modernization Act Michael Best & Friedrich LLP 2/24/2014
FDA (Food and Drug Administration) Agrees to New Deadlines for Rules Implementing FSMA (Food Safety Modernization Act) Barnes & Thornburg LLP 2/24/2014
En Español: HHS Agencies Issue Model Notices of Privacy Practices in Spanish - More Patient Access, but Less Understanding? - U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 2/24/2014
More Patient Access, but Less Understanding? McBrayer, McGinnis, Leslie and Kirkland, PLLC 2/24/2014
The Top 10 Changes Made to the 2012 Proposed Rule Under the Affordable Care Act’s Employer Shared Responsibility Rules by Recently Issued Final Regulations Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 2/24/2014
Health Care Law Reform Update - Week of February 24, 2014 Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 2/24/2014
Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Issues HIPAA Guidance on Sharing Mental Health Information von Briesen & Roper, S.C. 2/24/2014
New HIPAA Guidance Concerning Mental Health Records Jackson Lewis P.C. 2/23/2014
Rainy Day Food Regulatory Projects Michael Best & Friedrich LLP 2/23/2014
New York Labor Legislative Developments Jackson Lewis P.C. 2/23/2014
EPA Appeals Successful Challenge to a Pre-Enforcement Clean Water Act (CWA) Order; Federal District Court Upholds Agricultural Stormwater Exemption for West Virginia Poultry Concentrated Animal Feeding Operation (CAFO) Michael Best & Friedrich LLP 2/22/2014
The Basics: Massachusetts Contingency Plan - Massachusetts Chapter 21E Sherin and Lodgen LLP 2/22/2014
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Adds Quality Measures to Physician Compare Website von Briesen & Roper, S.C. 2/22/2014
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Proposes Medicare Advantage Rate Cuts for 2015 von Briesen & Roper, S.C. 2/22/2014
Food Safety Modernization Act: Latest Update Michael Best & Friedrich LLP 2/22/2014
The University of Notre Dame Asks The Seventh Circuit to Enjoin The Contraception Mandate Barnes & Thornburg LLP 2/21/2014
OSHA’s Comment Period Ends Soon for PSM (Process Safety Management) RFI (Request for Information) Jackson Lewis P.C. 2/21/2014
Increased Use of Medical Devices by Healthcare Providers Results in More Cyberattacks and Data Breaches Jackson Lewis P.C. 2/21/2014
A Guide to FDA (Food and Drug Administration) Postmarketing Submission Requirements and Reporting Interactive Promotional Media Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 2/21/2014
Puerto Rico Gets Serious About HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) – $6.8 Million in Penalties Connected to Data Breach Jackson Lewis P.C. 2/21/2014
CVS Announces Plan to Stop Selling Cigarettes Risk and Insurance Management Society, Inc. (RIMS) 2/21/2014
OSHA (Occupational Safety Health Administration) Issues Warning to Communications Tower Industry Jackson Lewis P.C. 2/20/2014
Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Forecasts Nearly 38,000 Inspections This Year Jackson Lewis P.C. 2/20/2014
California OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) Under Pressure from Federal OSHA to Revise Repeat Criteria Jackson Lewis P.C. 2/20/2014
5-Year Congressional Farm Bill Signed Into Law Michael Best & Friedrich LLP 2/20/2014
U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Announces Additional Open Application Period for Bundled Payment Initiative Models 2, 3 & 4 McDermott Will & Emery 2/20/2014
Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to Hold Workshop Devoted to Health Care Competition Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP 2/20/2014
The Affordable Care Act—Countdown to Compliance for Employers, Week 45: Focus on the Transition Rules under Final Treasury/IRS Regulations Implementing the Affordable Care Act’s Employer Shared Responsibility Rules Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 2/19/2014
Philadelphia Law Creates New Employee Rights, Employer Obligations Concerning Pregnancy and Related Medical Conditions Greenberg Traurig, LLP 2/19/2014
IRS Final Rule on ACA (Affordable Care Act) Play or Pay Mandate Allows Employers to Finalize Compliance Plans Vedder Price 2/19/2014
Office of the Inspector General (OIG) Work Plan 2014: Takeaways for Hospitals Barnes & Thornburg LLP 2/19/2014
FDA (Food and Drug Adminsitration) Releases Final Electronic Medical Device Reporting (eMDR) Rule and Deadline for Compliance Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 2/19/2014
Regulation, Suboxone Clinics & Unintended Consequences Re: Prescription Drug Abuse and the Affordable Care Act McBrayer, McGinnis, Leslie and Kirkland, PLLC 2/19/2014
Notice to Plans and PBMs (Pharmacy Benefits Managers): Pay for Contraceptive Services and Maybe We Will Pay You Back Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 2/19/2014
Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Inspector General (OIG) Reports Findings on 340B Contract Pharmacy Program Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP 2/19/2014
China Solicits Comments on Good Supply Practices for Medical Devices McDermott Will & Emery 2/18/2014
Health Care Update - February 18, 2014 Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 2/18/2014
Final Regulations Issued Regarding Employer Shared Responsibility Under the ACA (Affordable Care Act) McDermott Will & Emery 2/18/2014
Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Warning Letters Signal Narrowing of “Medical Food” Category Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP 2/18/2014
PTO Litigation Center Report – February 18, 2014 Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox P.L.L.C. 2/18/2014
Medical Malpractice Liability: Kazakhstan Law and Practice Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP 2/17/2014
Following Daubert Hearing, Federal Court Refuses to Certify Proposed Medical Monitoring Class Beveridge & Diamond PC 2/17/2014
The Affordable Care Act (ACA) and Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Enforcement McBrayer, McGinnis, Leslie and Kirkland, PLLC 2/17/2014
Sriracha Hot Sauce Plant Ordered to Cease Spicy Odors Beveridge & Diamond PC 2/17/2014
Employee’s Unauthorized Texting of Confidential Health Information May Impose Employer Liability Jackson Lewis P.C. 2/17/2014
New Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Rule Provides Direct Patient Access to Laboratory Results Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP 2/16/2014
UK Employment Law Developments – 2013 Looking Back and 2014 Looking Forwards McDermott Will & Emery 2/15/2014
Final Affordable Care Act (ACA) Employer Shared Responsibility Rule Provides Guidance Regarding On-Call Hours von Briesen & Roper, S.C. 2/15/2014
U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Targets Communications Tower Industry Jackson Lewis P.C. 2/14/2014
Idaho Federal Court Orders Divestiture of Consummated Physician Practice Acquisition McDermott Will & Emery 2/14/2014
Draft Michigan GAPP (Generally Accepted Processing Practices) Public Comments Due February 21, 2014 Varnum LLP 2/14/2014
Gone Fishin’ on Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) Jackson Lewis P.C. 2/14/2014
STDs (Self Total Doubts), Protection (Letters of) and Safe Practices (Discovery) Armstrong Teasdale 2/14/2014
Message from Federal Trade Commission's (FTC) 50th Data Security Settlement: Monitor Your Contractors Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, PLLC 2/13/2014
New Rule Brings Sweeping Changes to Physician Privacy, Part II McBrayer, McGinnis, Leslie and Kirkland, PLLC 2/13/2014
Dowson Farms to Pay $5.4 Million in Settlement of Allegations Concerning Misuse of Farm Subsidies Tycko & Zavareei LLP 2/13/2014
Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Updates Recognized Consensus Standards for Medical Devices Barnes & Thornburg LLP 2/12/2014
Office of Inspector General (OIG) Plans to Fight Fraud, Waste, and Abuse While Promoting Quality, Safety, and Value in 2014 Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 2/12/2014
Obama Administration Further Delays Employer Mandate and Releases Final Regulations Regarding Implementation Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP 2/12/2014
Office of the Inspector General (OIG) Reports on Contract Pharmacy Arrangements in the 340B Program McDermott Will & Emery 2/12/2014
Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Expands Payment Reform to Outpatient Care in New Request for Information (RFI) Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 2/12/2014
FDA (Food and Drug Administration) Extends Comment Period on Draft Guidance that Could Require an Investigational New Drug Applications (IND) for Cosmetics, Dietary Supplements and Food Research Barnes & Thornburg LLP 2/12/2014
The Affordable Care Act & Small Business Recap McBrayer, McGinnis, Leslie and Kirkland, PLLC 2/12/2014
Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Releases Final Rule Providing Individuals Greater Access Rights to Laboratory Records Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP 2/12/2014
The Affordable Care Act—Countdown to Compliance for Employers, Week 46: Looking Ahead to the Group Health Plan Non-Discrimination Rules Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 2/12/2014
“Final” Obamacare Employer Penalty Rules Released Jackson Lewis P.C. 2/12/2014
Affordable Care Act Requirement For Medium Sized Employers Delayed Again Giordano, Halleran & Ciesla, P.C. 2/12/2014
European Commission Publishes Fourth Monitoring Report on Pharmaceutical Patent Settlements McDermott Will & Emery 2/12/2014
Health Care Qui Tam Update: Recent Developments & Unsealed False Claims Act (FCA) Cases Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 2/12/2014
Office of Inspector General for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (OIG) Criticizes 340B Drug Discount Program Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 2/11/2014
The Affordable Care Act—Countdown to Compliance for Employers, Week 45½: Treasury/IRS Issue Long-Awaited Final Regulations under the Affordable Care Act’s Employer Shared Responsibility Rules Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 2/11/2014
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Take Steps to Modernize Clinical Lab Policies McDermott Will & Emery 2/11/2014
An Update from Washington – Debt Ceiling, Taxes, and Health Care – Oh My! Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP 2/11/2014
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Further Delays “Two-Midnight” Rule Barnes & Thornburg LLP 2/11/2014
This FMLA (Family Medical Leave Act) Road to Certiorari Goes Through Vegas Jackson Lewis P.C. 2/11/2014
Obamacare Employer Mandate Delayed Again For Mid-Size Employers Barnes & Thornburg LLP 2/11/2014
New Rule Brings Sweeping Changes to Physician Privacy McBrayer, McGinnis, Leslie and Kirkland, PLLC 2/11/2014
Sustainable Growth Rate - Medicare Giordano, Halleran & Ciesla, P.C. 2/11/2014
Play It Safe III: Termination 2 Weeks After Suicide Attempt Keeps Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) Claim Alive Barnes & Thornburg LLP 2/11/2014
Final FDA Guidance Clarifies Formatting and Content Requirements of “Dear Doctor” Letters without Requiring Behavior Tracking Evaluations Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP 2/11/2014
More Open Questions About Open Payments Under the Sunshine Act Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 2/11/2014
FDA Issues Proposed Rule on Sanitary Transportation of Food Barnes & Thornburg LLP 2/11/2014
The Affordable Care Act—Countdown to Compliance for Employers, Week 47: The Reporting Conundrum Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 2/11/2014
Food Product Regulatory Rumblings - Food Safety Modernization Act Armstrong Teasdale 2/10/2014
The $330-Million Dollar Question - False Claims Act Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP 2/10/2014
Office of Inspector General (OIG) Issues Favorable Opinion of Arrangement Containing Percentage-Based Compensation Structure Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 2/10/2014
Bruder Healthcare files Patent Infringement Complaint against Walgreens and BigWall Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, PLLC 2/10/2014
Oral Argument Before the D.C. Circuit In The American Psychological Association (APA) Assessment Fee Litigation Scheduled For February 14, 2014 Tycko & Zavareei LLP 2/10/2014
New Pregnancy Accommodation Law Enacted in New Jersey Sills Cummis & Gross P.C. 2/10/2014
2014 May Be a Game-Changer for the 340B Drug Discount Program Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 2/10/2014
New Jersey Healthcare Regulatory Developments Giordano, Halleran & Ciesla, P.C. 2/10/2014
What Is That in Your Beverage? And Wait—Is It Really a Beverage? Re: Liquid Dietary Supplements Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP 2/10/2014
Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Draft Guidance on Interactive Promotional Media for Drugs Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP 2/10/2014
New York State Extends Prohibition Of Smoking To Outdoor Areas Around Healthcare Facilities Jackson Lewis P.C. 2/9/2014
Lawmakers Announce Plan to Repeal and Replace Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) von Briesen & Roper, S.C. 2/8/2014
Health Care Worker Drug Testing Bill Advances in New Hampshire Jackson Lewis P.C. 2/8/2014
Highlights of the Office of Inspector General's (OIG) 2014 Work Plan von Briesen & Roper, S.C. 2/7/2014
Does a Directors and Officers (D&O) Policy That Expressly Covers Antitrust Claims Exclude Antitrust Damages? Neal, Gerber & Eisenberg LLP 2/7/2014
Reefer Madness? More States Likely to Legalize Recreational Marijuana; More Challenges for Employers Jackson Lewis P.C. 2/7/2014
Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Issues Guidance for Inspectors on Combustible Dust Jackson Lewis P.C. 2/7/2014
Rocky Mountain High: Colorado High Court to Weigh in on Employers’ Ability to Enforce Drug Policies in the Face of State-Sanctioned Off-the-Clock Marijuana Use Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 2/7/2014
Small Devices & Big Consequences: Why Medical Practices Need Encryption McBrayer, McGinnis, Leslie and Kirkland, PLLC 2/6/2014
Enviornmental Protection Agency (EPA) Continues to Aggressively Target Distributors and Retailers Selling “Antimicrobial” Products Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP 2/6/2014
BRIC-a-BRAC February 5, 2014: News Items from BRIC Countries Michael Best & Friedrich LLP 2/5/2014
Final CLIA (Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments) and HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) Rule Permits Patients to Obtain Lab Results Directly from Lab von Briesen & Roper, S.C. 2/5/2014
Clash Of Titans over Biosimilars at Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Workshop 2/5/2014
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Report Shows Some Medicare Cost Savings Through ACO Model Dickinson Wright PLLC 2/5/2014
New Chicago Ordinance Bans Smoking of E-Cigarettes Indoors Jackson Lewis P.C. 2/5/2014
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Delays Two Midnight Rule, Again von Briesen & Roper, S.C. 2/5/2014
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Finalizes Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) and Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments of 1988 (CLIA) Amendments Intended to Increase Patient Access to Test Results Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 2/5/2014
Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to Significantly Overhaul Inspection Operations Michael Best & Friedrich LLP 2/5/2014
No Non-Organic Mushrooms Welcome Here! - Hokto Kinoko Co. and Hokuto Co., Ltd. v. Concord Farms, Inc. McDermott Will & Emery 2/5/2014
Newark, New Jersey, Expected to Enact Paid Sick Leave Ordinance Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP 2/4/2014
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Again Delays Implementation of Controversial “2 Midnights Rule" McDermott Will & Emery 2/4/2014
A Safe Harbor for Harmless Remunerations Under the Anti-Kickback Statute: Reviving Hanlester Network Vanderbilt University Law School 2/4/2014
Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) Show Some Savings Potential: Legislative and Regulatory Initiatives Ramping Up Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 2/4/2014
New Final Rule by CMS (Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services) Allows Patients Direct Access to Test Results Barnes & Thornburg LLP 2/4/2014
Coming to a Medical Practice near You: HIPAA and Hi-Tech Audits (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) McBrayer, McGinnis, Leslie and Kirkland, PLLC 2/4/2014
Michigan Department of Agriculture Looks to Limit Scope of Right to Farm Act Varnum LLP 2/4/2014
Fourth Circuit Rules That Temporary Impairments May Be Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Covered Disabilities Poyner Spruill LLP 2/4/2014
Judge Batten Grants Summary Judgement to Indiana Mills & Manufacturing against Pediatric Medical Devices Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, PLLC 2/4/2014
Health Care Update Week of February 3, 2014 Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 2/4/2014
Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Treasury Issue Proposed Regulations Governing “Excepted Benefits” Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 2/3/2014
8th Circuit Affirms Pharmaceutical Failure to Warn Verdict Armstrong Teasdale 2/3/2014
Clearing the Air: Employers Should Consider Their Policies on Smoking in the Workplace to Keep Pace with the Rising Use of E-Cigarettes Michael Best & Friedrich LLP 2/3/2014
New York Governor Proposes to Extend Brownfield Tax Credit With Major Revisions Greenberg Traurig, LLP 2/3/2014
Statements Describing “the Present Invention” Limit Claim Scope - AstraZeneca AB v. Hanmi USA Inc. McDermott Will & Emery 2/3/2014
New Publications 502 and 503 Released by Internal Revenue Service (IRS) McDermott Will & Emery 1/31/2014
Understanding the Additional Medicare Tax and Medicare Surtax on Net Investment Income McBrayer, McGinnis, Leslie and Kirkland, PLLC 1/31/2014
BRIC-a-BRAC: News Items from BRIC Companies January 31, 2014 Michael Best & Friedrich LLP 1/31/2014
Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Successfully Obtains Divestiture of Physician Group Previously Acquired by Hospital System Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 1/31/2014
Potato Chip Maker Caught Up in Occupational Safety and Health Administration's (OSHA) Site-Specific Targeting (SST) Program Jackson Lewis P.C. 1/30/2014
Health Care Enforcement in 2013: A Year in Review Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 1/30/2014
Part II: Understanding All-Payer Claims Databases McBrayer, McGinnis, Leslie and Kirkland, PLLC 1/30/2014
Recordkeeping Rule Must Be Withdrawn, Employer Coalition Tells OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) Jackson Lewis P.C. 1/30/2014
New Pregnancy Laws Deliver Additional Protections for Women Greenberg Traurig, LLP 1/30/2014
Supreme Court Addresses Burden of Persuasion in Declaratory Judgment Action Michael Best & Friedrich LLP 1/30/2014
Colorado Supreme Court to Review “Lawful” Use of Medical Marijuana Jackson Lewis P.C. 1/30/2014
Louisiana Supreme Court Strikes Down Expansive Interpretation of State Medicaid Fraud Statute Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP 1/30/2014
Saint Joseph London Hospital Pays $16.5 Million to Settle Medicare Fraud Allegations Tycko & Zavareei LLP 1/29/2014
Proposed Regulations Expand the Definition of Excepted Benefits McDermott Will & Emery 1/29/2014
Top 14 for 2014 Re: National Data Privacy Day Jackson Lewis P.C. 1/29/2014
Fourth Circuit: Temporary Impairment May Constitute Disability after Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act (ADAAA) Godfrey & Kahn S.C. 1/29/2014
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Service (CMS) Proposed Rule Would Modify Risk Adjustment Data Collection, Data Validation Audits with Some Material Effects McDermott Will & Emery 1/29/2014
Reversal on Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) Retaliation Claim Highlights Importance of Email and Investigations Michael Best & Friedrich LLP 1/29/2014
Contractors Need to Update Policies and Procedures to Provide Recovery Periods for Outdoor Workers Allen Matkins Leck Gamble Mallory & Natsis LLP 1/29/2014
New Jersey Employers Must Provide Pregnant Workers with Accommodations Jackson Lewis P.C. 1/28/2014
Health Care Update - Week of January 27, 2014 Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 1/28/2014
FDA Issues Draft Guidance Addressing Postmarket Submission Requirements for Internet-based Promotional Materials (U.S. Food and Drug Administration) McDermott Will & Emery 1/28/2014
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Adopts New Policy Permitting Release of Physician Medicare Billing Data to the Public Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP 1/28/2014
Part I: Understanding All-Payer Claims Databases McBrayer, McGinnis, Leslie and Kirkland, PLLC 1/28/2014
Substantial Motivating Factor Required for Public Policy Wrongful Discharge Claim, California Court Rules Jackson Lewis P.C. 1/28/2014
Government Imposes Moratorium on Medicare Hearings and Appeals Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 1/27/2014
Custom Device Exemption Guidance from FDA - U.S. Food and Drug Administration Michael Best & Friedrich LLP 1/27/2014
Office of Federal Contract Compliance Program's (OFCCP) Revised Self-Identification of Disability Form Approved Jackson Lewis P.C. 1/27/2014
The Affordable Care Act—Countdown to Compliance for Employers, Week 48: Obamacare Dodges Another Bullet Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 1/27/2014
FTC Issues Updated Media Guidance for Screening Fake Weight Loss Claims - Federal Trade Commission Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP 1/27/2014
“Substantial” Limitation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Not as “Substantial” as it Used to Be Jackson Lewis P.C. 1/27/2014
Emerging Issues for Non-Profit Hospital Boards: Video Webcast von Briesen & Roper, S.C. 1/26/2014
New Health Savings Account Contribution and Distribution Forms Issued by Internal Revenue Service (IRS) McDermott Will & Emery 1/25/2014
FTC Successfully Blocks St. Luke’s Health System’s Physician Acquisition in Idaho Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP 1/25/2014
Proposed Overpayment Reporting Requirements for Medicare Advantage and Part D Programs May Increase False Claims Act Liability McDermott Will & Emery 1/25/2014
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) Settlement Reminds Employers That Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008 (GINA) Prohibits Requesting Family Medical History Poyner Spruill LLP 1/25/2014
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Issues New Policy on Disclosure of Physician Payment Information Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 1/24/2014
BRIC-a-BRAC January 24, 2014: News Items from BRIC Countries Michael Best & Friedrich LLP 1/24/2014
Data Breach Wall of Shame: 2013′s Highlights and Lessons Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 1/23/2014
Federal Judge Permits Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) Premium Tax Credits in States with Federally Facilitated Exchanges McDermott Will & Emery 1/23/2014
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Proposes Significant Changes to Medicare Part D Program’s Administration McDermott Will & Emery 1/23/2014
Disability Discrimination Claims May Proceed against Former Employer, Federal Court Rules Jackson Lewis P.C. 1/23/2014
OSHA (Occupationsl Safety and Health Administration) Issues Memorandum on Classifying Combustible Dust under Revised Hazard Communication Standard Jackson Lewis P.C. 1/23/2014
Wisconsin Senate Passes HIPAA Harmonization Bill Re: Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act von Briesen & Roper, S.C. 1/23/2014
The Affordable Care Act—Countdown to Compliance for Employers, Week 49: Waiting for the Final Code Section 4980H Regulations Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 1/22/2014
New Law Extends Federal Oversight of Compounding Pharmacies, Establishes National Drug Track-and-Trace Requirements McDermott Will & Emery 1/22/2014
New FAQs Released Regarding Implementation of the Affordable Care Act and Mental Health Parity McDermott Will & Emery 1/22/2014
Major Money Marked for Addiction Treatment in Kentucky McBrayer, McGinnis, Leslie and Kirkland, PLLC 1/21/2014
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Proposed Rule Reflects Increased Sophistication in Administration of MA/Part D Programs McDermott Will & Emery 1/21/2014
Employers Must Post OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) 300A Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses Summary by Feb. 1, 2014 Jackson Lewis P.C. 1/21/2014
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Proposes Major Changes to Medicare Parts C and D Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 1/21/2014
U.S. Surgeon General’s Report May Spur More Wellness Program Activity Jackson Lewis P.C. 1/21/2014
Employers Don’t Have to Give More Than One Shot Per Year at Avoiding a Tobacco Surcharge, According to DOL FAQs Jackson Lewis P.C. 1/20/2014
‘Natural’ Suits Persist Absent FDA (Food and Drug Administration) Definition Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP 1/20/2014
January 2014 New Jersey Regulatory Developments Giordano, Halleran & Ciesla, P.C. 1/20/2014
BRIC-a-BRAC January 20, 2014: News Items from BRIC Countries Michael Best & Friedrich LLP 1/20/2014
Federal Agencies Report Progress on Chemical Safety Jackson Lewis P.C. 1/19/2014
December 2013 Health Care Regulatory Developments Giordano, Halleran & Ciesla, P.C. 1/18/2014
Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Claims Trucking Firm Blacklisted Employee Jackson Lewis P.C. 1/18/2014
BRIC-a-BRAC January 17, 2014: News Items from BRIC Countries Michael Best & Friedrich LLP 1/18/2014
Potential Changes in How to Admit Medical Records in Virginia Circuit Court Odin, Feldman & Pittleman, P.C. 1/18/2014
Doctor’s Request for Family Medical History Leads to Employer Settling “Systemic” GINA (Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act) Claim Jackson Lewis P.C. 1/17/2014
Hospice Care an Emerging Focus for Fraud and Abuse Enforcement Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP 1/17/2014
Sixth Circuit Vacates Class Certification in Detroit Nurses Antitrust Case McDermott Will & Emery 1/17/2014
Top Ten Ways Employers Run Afoul of Minnesota’s Drug and Alcohol Testing Statute Jackson Lewis P.C. 1/17/2014
Food Drug Administration (FDA) Issues Draft Guidance on Use of Social Media in Pharmaceutical Promotion (with Implications for Devices) Barnes & Thornburg LLP 1/17/2014
Play it Safe: Always Remember to Consider Potential Disability-Related Accommodations For Workplace Restrictions Barnes & Thornburg LLP 1/16/2014
Concussion Injuries Controversy Not Restricted to Professional Athletics Jackson Lewis P.C. 1/16/2014
The 2014 Forecast For Employers McBrayer, McGinnis, Leslie and Kirkland, PLLC 1/16/2014
Nursing Facility Settles Alleged Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA) Violations with EEOC (Equal Employment Opportunity Commission) for $370K Jackson Lewis P.C. 1/16/2014
Part II: Are U.S. Providers Ready to Catch Up in Medical Coding? McBrayer, McGinnis, Leslie and Kirkland, PLLC 1/16/2014
PTO Litigation Center Report – January 16, 2014 Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox P.L.L.C. 1/16/2014
Focus on Savings Opportunities: Merchandise Processing Fees Eliminated for Pharmaceutical and Civil Aircraft Imports from Certain Fee Trade Partner Countries Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP 1/15/2014
Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Issues Final Guidance Distinguishing Liquid Dietary Supplements from Beverages Greenberg Traurig, LLP 1/15/2014
Supreme Court Will Rule on Whether Agency-Approved Beverage Label Can Be Challenged as ‘False Advertising’ in Federal Court McDermott Will & Emery 1/15/2014
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Announces Policy Shift Allowing Disclosure of Medicare Physician Reimbursement Data von Briesen & Roper, S.C. 1/15/2014
New FAQs Released Regarding Implementation of the Affordable Care Act and Mental Health Parity McDermott Will & Emery 1/15/2014
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Provides Insight on Review of Two Midnight Rule Claims von Briesen & Roper, S.C. 1/15/2014
Comment Period Almost Over for OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) Crystalline Silica Proposal, Cont. McBrayer, McGinnis, Leslie and Kirkland, PLLC 1/15/2014
Three Hot Topics Addressed by Recent FAQs: ACA Cost Sharing, Wellness Programs and the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act of 2008 (MHPAEA) Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 1/14/2014
CareFusion Pays $40 Million In Healthcare Fraud Scheme Involving Alleged Payment Of Over $11 Million In Kickbacks To A Single Doctor Tycko & Zavareei LLP 1/14/2014
The Affordable Care Act—Countdown to Compliance for Employers, Week 50: Wellness Programs, Affordability, and Premium Tax Credits Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 1/14/2014
Volunteer Firefighter and Volunteer Emergency Responder Companies Not Subject to Pay or Play Rules von Briesen & Roper, S.C. 1/14/2014
Health Care Update - January 13, 2014 Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 1/14/2014
Are U.S. Providers Ready to Catch Up in Medical Coding? McBrayer, McGinnis, Leslie and Kirkland, PLLC 1/14/2014
Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) -Proposed Mandatory Reporting Rule Could Include Enterprise-Wide Reporting Barnes & Thornburg LLP 1/14/2014
Nursing Assistant’s Pregnancy Bias Claim Can Proceed, Federal Court Rules Jackson Lewis P.C. 1/14/2014
New York City Employers Must Prepare for Paid Sick Leave, Going into Effect April 1, 2014 Jackson Lewis P.C. 1/13/2014
2013 Ends With A Flurry Of Activity Regarding the Contraception Mandate Barnes & Thornburg LLP 1/13/2014
Health Care Enforcement in 2013: A Year in Review Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 1/13/2014
Lack of Ascertainability: A Strong Defense to Class Certification in Products Labeling Class Actions - Astiana v. Ben & Jerry’s Homemade, Inc., Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP 1/13/2014
FDA (Food and Drug Administration) Proposes Food Defense Rule to Protect Against Intentional Adulteration Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP 1/13/2014
As Maine Goes, So Goes The Nation? Labeling for Foods Made with Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs). Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 1/12/2014
2014 Legislative Developments Re: Labor and Employment Law Schiff Hardin LLP 1/12/2014
Texas Court Holds Employer Not Liable for Employee’s Death Due to Driving While Intoxicated Jackson Lewis P.C. 1/12/2014
Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Regulation of Ingredients: A Novel Approach Greenberg Traurig, LLP 1/12/2014
I Scream, You Scream, We All Scream For…Ascertainability? Re: How Ben & Jerry’s Defeated an “All Natural” Class Certification Motion Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP 1/11/2014
FDA (Food and Drug Administration) Declines Courts’ Requests to Define “Natural” with respect to GMO (Genetically-Modified Organisms) Foods Barnes & Thornburg LLP 1/11/2014
Employers’ New Year’s Resolution: Review Employee v. Independent Contractor Classifications Poyner Spruill LLP 1/11/2014
MEDPac’s View of the Hospice Benefit: December Meeting Update Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP 1/10/2014
Five Estate Planning Tips for 2014 McBrayer, McGinnis, Leslie and Kirkland, PLLC 1/10/2014
OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) Citation Vacated for Lack of Scientific Support Jackson Lewis P.C. 1/9/2014
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Issues Proposed Emergency Preparedness Regulations Giordano, Halleran & Ciesla, P.C. 1/9/2014
Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Proposes Amendment to HIPAA Authorizing Disclosures to the Criminal Background Check System to Block Firearm Sales to Prohibited Individuals von Briesen & Roper, S.C. 1/9/2014
Hospital Pays $2 Million After Making a Voluntary Disclosure of Its Improper Administration of Physician Income Guarantee Payments Giordano, Halleran & Ciesla, P.C. 1/9/2014
IRS (Internal Revenue Service) Releases Final Medical Loss Ratio Rule von Briesen & Roper, S.C. 1/9/2014
ACA (Affordable Care Act) Proposed Rule to Require Health Insurers to Certify Compliance with HIPAA Electronic Transaction Requirements McDermott Will & Emery 1/9/2014
Office of Inspector General (OIG) Issues Report on Vulnerabilities in EHRs (Electronic Health Records) von Briesen & Roper, S.C. 1/9/2014
FTC (Federal Trade Commission) Announces Several New Initiatives to Target Deceptive Advertising Claims for 'Fad' Weight-Loss Products Greenberg Traurig, LLP 1/9/2014
Sixth Circuit Spoils Milk Processor’s Win by Reinstating Class Action Alleging Conspiracy to Restrict Milk Supply Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 1/8/2014
Federal Office of Rural Health Policy Releases Updated List of Rural Counties and Census Tracts McDermott Will & Emery 1/8/2014
A Look Ahead: Top 5 Health Law Issues for 2014 von Briesen & Roper, S.C. 1/8/2014
Mississippi Government Rescinds Executive Order Requiring Blue Cross of Mississippi to Grant "In Network" Status to Excluded Hospitals Dickinson Wright PLLC 1/8/2014
Office of Civil Rights (OCR) Proposes Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Amendments to Address Gun Violence Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 1/7/2014
California Court of Appeal Makes It Easier to Add Business Owners to a Judgment Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP 1/7/2014
The Sun is Not Setting on the Electronic Health Records (EHR) Safe Harbor McBrayer, McGinnis, Leslie and Kirkland, PLLC 1/7/2014
Changes Ahead for Laboratories Doing Business in Pennsylvania Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 1/7/2014
2014 Update for California Employers Allen Matkins Leck Gamble Mallory & Natsis LLP 1/7/2014
Don’t Want Your Injury and Illness Reports Online? Submit Your Comments to OSHA Now! Re: Occupational Safety and Health Administration McBrayer, McGinnis, Leslie and Kirkland, PLLC 1/7/2014
Abbott Laboratories Pays $5.475 Million In Settlement Of Healthcare Fraud Case Tycko & Zavareei LLP 1/6/2014
Special Rules Apply To Documents With Employee Health Information Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP 1/6/2014
The Affordable Care Act—Countdown to Compliance for Employers, Week 51: Speculating about Code Section 4980H Transitional Relief Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 1/6/2014
BRIC-a-BRAC: News Items from Brazil, Russia, India and China January 6, 2014 Michael Best & Friedrich LLP 1/6/2014
HHS Releases Health Plan Certification of HIPAA Compliance Proposed Rule (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996) von Briesen & Roper, S.C. 1/5/2014
Top 10 Countdown: Our Most Popular Blog Posts in 2013 U.S. Department of Labor 1/4/2014
Florida Hospice Provider Pays $3 Million to Resolve Alleged False Claims Act Violations Jackson Lewis P.C. 1/3/2014
$237 Million Judgment Against Health Care System for Stark Law and False Claims Act Violations Jackson Lewis P.C. 1/3/2014
Providers: Prepare Your Breach Notification Policy! Dickinson Wright PLLC 1/3/2014
Court Challenges Threaten ACA (Affordable Care Act) Premium Tax Credits in State with Federal Facilitated Exchanges McDermott Will & Emery 1/2/2014
Workplace Management Resolutions for the New Year McBrayer, McGinnis, Leslie and Kirkland, PLLC 1/2/2014
Happy Birthday, OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Act)! U.S. Department of Labor 1/2/2014
City Employee Properly Alleged Fourth Amendment Violation for Unreasonable Search and Seizure by Ordering Drug Test Based on Personal Animosity Jackson Lewis P.C. 1/1/2014
“Essential Benefits” Will Lead to More Patients for Some Providers McBrayer, McGinnis, Leslie and Kirkland, PLLC 1/1/2014
OCR (Office of Civil Rights) Responds To Critical OIG (Office of Inspector General) Report About the Extent of OCR’s HIPAA Enforcement Jackson Lewis P.C. 1/1/2014
FDA (Food and Drug Administration) Expected to Issue Revised Proposed Rules on Produce Safety and Preventive Controls for Food Manufacturing Barnes & Thornburg LLP 12/31/2013
It Looks Like 2014 Will Fulfill The Chinese Curse: “May You Live In Interesting Times.” Re: Health Insurance Giordano, Halleran & Ciesla, P.C. 12/31/2013
A Short-Lived Victory for Generic Manufacturers? – Part 2 Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP 12/31/2013
A New Year’s Resolution (and Corrective Action Plan) from Office for Civil Rights (OCR): Physician Practice Cited for HIPAA Violations Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 12/31/2013
Employer Could Discharge Nurse for Facebook Tirade, California Court Finds Jackson Lewis P.C. 12/30/2013
Another Small Healthcare Provider Settles Potential HIPAA Violations Following Data Breach, Office For Civil Rights Announces Jackson Lewis P.C. 12/29/2013
CMS (Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services) Announces 123 New Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs); Doubles Down on Pioneer ACO Program Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 12/29/2013
California Employers: What You Need to Know for 2014 – Immigrant Protections & Leaves, Accommodations, and Benefits Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP 12/27/2013
More IRS Guidance on Cafeteria Plan, FSA (Flexible Spending Account), DCAP (Dependent Care Assistance Programs) and HSA (Health Savings Accounts) Administration Post-Windsor Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 12/27/2013
Unlocking the Potential of Shale Gas in the UK Energy Mix Bracewell & Giuliani LLP 12/27/2013
Center Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), Office of Inspector General (OIG) Extend Electronic Health Records (EHR) Stark Law Exception, Anti-Kickback Safe Harbor Through 2021 Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP 12/26/2013
Reframing Climate Change: A Public Health-based Climate Change Framework Northeastern University School of Law 12/26/2013
New York’s Nonprofit Revitalization Act Becomes Law Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 12/26/2013
Manual or Automatic? Transmission Type Matters for Leg Amputee in ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) Essential Function Dispute Jackson Lewis P.C. 12/25/2013
Health Care Reform Update - Week of December 23, 2013 Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 12/25/2013
Office of Inspector General for the Department of Health and Human Services (OIG) and Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Permit EHR Donations Through 2021, Except for Labs Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 12/24/2013
Extension of Affordable Care Act Sign-Up Deadlines May Create Insurance Verification Uncertainty For Providers Giordano, Halleran & Ciesla, P.C. 12/24/2013
Brazil’s Ministry of Health Issues New List of “Strategic” Drugs Michael Best & Friedrich LLP 12/24/2013
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and Office of Inspector General (OIG) Extend Sunset Dates for Electronic Health Records (EHR) Subsidy Rules von Briesen & Roper, S.C. 12/24/2013
Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Publishes Proposed Rule on Focused Mitigation Strategies to Protect Food against Intentional Adulteration Barnes & Thornburg LLP 12/24/2013
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Issues Warning on Medicare Part D Billing for Hospice Patients Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP 12/23/2013
Health Care Law Update - December 2013 Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 12/23/2013
California Employers: What You Need to Know for 2014 Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP 12/22/2013
Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Extends Review of Rule That Would Require Labs to Release Results to Patients Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 12/21/2013
New York High Court Rejects Medical Monitoring Claims Absent Injury Beveridge & Diamond PC 12/20/2013
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Comments on Two-Midnight Rule von Briesen & Roper, S.C. 12/20/2013
Budget Deal Passed: Next Steps Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP 12/20/2013
Nurse Practitioners with Same Medical Condition Not ‘Substantially Similar,’ Tennessee Federal Court Rules Jackson Lewis P.C. 12/20/2013
Confusion Over Insurance Coverage Dates Giordano, Halleran & Ciesla, P.C. 12/20/2013
Whistleblowers Given Online Option to File Complaints Jackson Lewis P.C. 12/20/2013
Any Willing Provider Laws Proposed Re: Affordable Care Act Giordano, Halleran & Ciesla, P.C. 12/20/2013
Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Seeks Comments on Process Safety Management (PSM), Other Standards Jackson Lewis P.C. 12/20/2013
Hospice to Provide “Virtually All” Care – First Up, Drugs/Vaccinations Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP 12/19/2013
New National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) General Counsel Plots Activist Course Dickinson Wright PLLC 12/19/2013
Employer Must Ensure its Doctor’s Medical Opinion is “Thorough and/or Reasonable” Jackson Lewis P.C. 12/19/2013
New Guidance for Skilled Nursing Facilities’ DNR (Do Not Resuscitate) and CPR Policies McBrayer, McGinnis, Leslie and Kirkland, PLLC 12/19/2013
Northern District of Illinois Court Certifies Class in Hospital Merger Antitrust Lawsuit McDermott Will & Emery 12/19/2013
Group Health Plans: Year-End Action Items and Upcoming Changes Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP 12/19/2013
GlaxoSmithKline Announces Further Limits on Payments to Physicians and on Sales Compensation Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 12/18/2013
Employer Properly Terminated Employee for Falsifying Prescription Records, Alaska High Court Rules Jackson Lewis P.C. 12/18/2013
Top Ten Health Law Issues for Physicians, Health Systems and Providers in 2014 McBrayer, McGinnis, Leslie and Kirkland, PLLC 12/18/2013
Federal Court in Pennsylvania Dismisses Claims While Upholding Others in Physician Suit Against Hospital Involving Overlapping Termination of Employment and Privileges Barnes & Thornburg LLP 12/17/2013
You May Want To Leave Your Leave Policy Behind Barnes & Thornburg LLP 12/17/2013
Posts of Future Openings Haunt Hospital in Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) Americans with Disabilities (ADA) Suit Jackson Lewis P.C. 12/17/2013
Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Final Rule Issued for Calendar Year 2014 McBrayer, McGinnis, Leslie and Kirkland, PLLC 12/17/2013
Top Ten Hot Topics for Employers in 2014 Much Shelist, P.C. 12/17/2013
CMS Adds Payment For Chronic Management Services To Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Giordano, Halleran & Ciesla, P.C. 12/17/2013
Post-Leave Medical Examinations: Tips for Employers when Employees Return to Work Much Shelist, P.C. 12/17/2013
Horizon Decision - Affordable Care Act. Giordano, Halleran & Ciesla, P.C. 12/17/2013
OSHA’s (Occupational Health and Safety Administration) New Online Complaint Form May Increase Whistleblower Investigations Barnes & Thornburg LLP 12/17/2013
Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Releases Evaluation of Premarket Device Review Programs and Priority Recommendations for Improvements Barnes & Thornburg LLP 12/17/2013
“Doc Fix” – The Continuing Saga of the Sustainable Growth Rate Giordano, Halleran & Ciesla, P.C. 12/17/2013
Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Amendments to Premerger Notification Rules: The Who, What & Why Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP 12/17/2013
United Healthcare Enjoined From Terminating Physicians From Medicare Advantage Plans in Connecticut Giordano, Halleran & Ciesla, P.C. 12/16/2013
Dental and Vision Coverage Under the Affordable Care Act Much Shelist, P.C. 12/16/2013
Congress Moves Toward Permanent Medicare “Doc-Fix” Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 12/16/2013
Top Ten Intellectual Property Stories from 2013 Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A. 12/16/2013
Australian High Court Confirms That Methods Of Medical Treatment of the Human Body Are Patentable Inventions Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 12/16/2013
Holy Smoke! Medical Marijuana About to Become Legal in Illinois Much Shelist, P.C. 12/16/2013
Introduction of Family and Medical Insurance Leave Act Barnes & Thornburg LLP 12/16/2013
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Announces Plans to Modernize and Update the Clinical Laboratory Fee Schedule McDermott Will & Emery 12/16/2013
Health Care Law Update - December 16, 2013 Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 12/16/2013
Drug-Free Workplaces, Followed by Drug-Free Benefits? McBrayer, McGinnis, Leslie and Kirkland, PLLC 12/16/2013
Anti-Disclosure Provision in Farm Bill Being Considered Varnum LLP 12/16/2013
Federal Appeals Court Upholds NLRB’s ‘Micro-Unit’ Rule Jackson Lewis P.C. 12/15/2013
Department of Transportation Announces 2014 Random Testing Rates Jackson Lewis P.C. 12/15/2013
Final Regulations Issued under the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act of 2008 Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 12/15/2013
Wisconsin Informed Consent Bill Signed Re: Physician Obligations von Briesen & Roper, S.C. 12/14/2013
OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration), Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) Set Regulatory Agendas Jackson Lewis P.C. 12/13/2013
New Draft of National Practitioner Data Bank Guidebook Released for Comment von Briesen & Roper, S.C. 12/13/2013
Criminal Charges Follow Fatal Workplace Accidents Jackson Lewis P.C. 12/12/2013
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Publishes Medicare Payment Rules for 2014 von Briesen & Roper, S.C. 12/12/2013
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Extends Start Date for Stage 3 of Meaningful Use to 2017 Without Extending Timeline for Stage 2 McDermott Will & Emery 12/12/2013
California Lists Diisononyl Phthalate (DINP) as a Proposition 65 Carcinogen Beveridge & Diamond PC 12/12/2013
New Budget Deal Can Bring Extension of Medicare Sequestration Cuts Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP 12/12/2013
New Online End-of-Life Planning Tool Now Available to NC Citizens and Health Care Providers Poyner Spruill LLP 12/12/2013
Government Safety Agencies Set Regulatory Agendas Jackson Lewis P.C. 12/12/2013
Organic Farmers Effected by Farm Bill Extension Varnum LLP 12/11/2013
Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) Markups Move Forward Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP 12/11/2013
Employer Obligations for Additional Medicare Tax McDermott Will & Emery 12/11/2013
First Circuit Punts on Implied Certification as a Basis for FCA (False Claims Act) Liability Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 12/11/2013
Illinois' Medical Marijuana Law Vedder Price 12/11/2013
On the Second Day of Privacy, California Gave to Me…… Re: New California Consumer Laws Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 12/10/2013
Creating Drug Alert and Defective Product Landing Pages That Convert Consultwebs.com, Inc. 12/10/2013
NHL To Defend Players’ Suit for Head Injuries Jackson Lewis P.C. 12/10/2013
The ACA’s Effect on Nonprofit Hospitals Re: Affordable Care Act McBrayer, McGinnis, Leslie and Kirkland, PLLC 12/10/2013
Labor and Employment Law: Tri-State Round-Up Vedder Price 12/10/2013
On the First Day of Privacy, The Office for Civil Rights (OCR) Gave to Me…..Re: HIPAA 2014 – Where will the Audit Trail Lead? Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 12/9/2013
Employers’ Immigration Update - No. 12 December 2013 Jackson Lewis P.C. 12/9/2013
Congressional Budget Office (CBO) Reduces Cost of Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) Fix Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP 12/9/2013
Employer Obligations for Additional Medicare Tax McDermott Will & Emery 12/9/2013
Health Care Regulatory Reform Update - Week of December 9, 2013 Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 12/9/2013
USDA (U.S. Department of Agriculture) Finalizes Import Regulations for “Mad Cow Disease” Varnum LLP 12/9/2013
Supreme Court To Consider Employers’ Arguments Regarding Contraceptive Mandate McBrayer, McGinnis, Leslie and Kirkland, PLLC 12/9/2013
Inability to Perform Essential Job Functions after FMLA (Family Medical Leave Act) Leave Sinks LPN’s Disability Discrimination, FMLA Claims Jackson Lewis P.C. 12/9/2013
Industry Comments on Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) SMART Act Implementation Re: Strengthening Medicare and Repaying Taxpayers Act Risk and Insurance Management Society, Inc. (RIMS) 12/9/2013
Supreme Court Declines Review of Intern Compensability Issue Jackson Lewis P.C. 12/8/2013
OSHA’s (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) Proposed Electronic Recordkeeping Rule Jackson Lewis P.C. 12/8/2013
Minimizing the Dangers for Hospital Nurses [INFOGRAPHIC] Risk and Insurance Management Society, Inc. (RIMS) 12/7/2013
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) Draft Cancer Policy Merits Response Jackson Lewis P.C. 12/6/2013
New Medicare Taxes – Estimated Tax Update and Reminder Michael Best & Friedrich LLP 12/6/2013
Trivial Fines, but Expensive Consequences Re: OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) Fines Jackson Lewis P.C. 12/6/2013
Genesis Healthcare’s Impact on TCPA (Telephone Consumer Protection Act) Mootness Efforts Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP 12/6/2013
Don't Forget About Potential Associational Claims Re: Disability Discrimination Barnes & Thornburg LLP 12/6/2013
Australia – High Court Decision on Methods of Medical Treatment Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A. 12/6/2013
Michigan May Deny Jobless Benefits Where Failed Drug Test Causes Refusal To Hire Jackson Lewis P.C. 12/6/2013
Lesson for Workplace Drug Tests in Convicted Probationer’s Suit against Lab for Positive Result Jackson Lewis P.C. 12/5/2013
Controlling Compounding: The Drug Quality and Security Act, Part II McBrayer, McGinnis, Leslie and Kirkland, PLLC 12/5/2013
Qui Tam Update: Recent Developments & Unsealed Cases November 2013 Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 12/5/2013
Schedule Flexibility and Lighter Workload for Indefinite Period Not a Reasonable Accommodation…Even if Kidney Stones Are a Disability Jackson Lewis P.C. 12/5/2013
The Debate Over Mobile Health Software Regulation Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP 12/5/2013
Drug Use Among U.S. Workers Declines 74% Over Past 25 Years, But Amphetimine and Opiate Use Grows Jackson Lewis P.C. 12/5/2013
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid (CMS) Issues Advisory Opinion on Whole Hospital Exception Barnes & Thornburg LLP 12/5/2013
Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Regulatory Agenda Shifts Jackson Lewis P.C. 12/4/2013
Hair Testing For DOT (Department of Transportation) Drivers Proposed In Congress Jackson Lewis P.C. 12/4/2013
Latin American Region Environmental Report: Brazil Highlights (Volume III 2013) Beveridge & Diamond PC 12/4/2013
Controlling Compounding: The Drug Quality and Security Act McBrayer, McGinnis, Leslie and Kirkland, PLLC 12/4/2013
U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Proposes to Revise Silica Standards and Extends Comment Period Michael Best & Friedrich LLP 12/3/2013
CMS (Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services) to Postpone Denying Claims When Ordering/Referring Provider Not Enrolled in Medicare McDermott Will & Emery 12/3/2013
CMS Issues Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Without Finalizing Proposal Most Harmful to Independent Laboratories Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 12/3/2013
2013 Year-End Estate Planning and Review Much Shelist, P.C. 12/3/2013
IRS Modifies Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs) Use-or-Lose Rule Poyner Spruill LLP 12/2/2013
Firing Employee Who Requested Frequent Bathroom Breaks May Be Disability Discrimination in this “Age of Connectivity” Jackson Lewis P.C. 12/2/2013
Uncertainty Continues Re: Affordable Care Act Giordano, Halleran & Ciesla, P.C. 12/1/2013
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Issues New Surveyor Guidance on Initiating CPR in Nursing Homes and Facility Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation/Do Not Resuscitate (CPR/DNR) Policies Poyner Spruill LLP 11/30/2013
What Is “Past Quality of Care” in a Certificate of Need (CON) Review? Poyner Spruill LLP 11/29/2013
Wisconsin Court: Immediate Termination of Physician for Cause Not Permitted Under Contract von Briesen & Roper, S.C. 11/28/2013
It's Official—The Supreme Court Announces That It Will Review The Contraceptive Mandate Barnes & Thornburg LLP 11/28/2013
New Draft of National Practitioner Data Bank Guidebook Released for Comment von Briesen & Roper, S.C. 11/28/2013
FDA’s Warning Letter to 23andMe: Ethical and Legal Issues Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP 11/27/2013
Broader Impact of FDA’s Warning Letter to Personal Genomics Company Michael Best & Friedrich LLP 11/27/2013
Issues Relating to “The Practice of Medicine”, Privacy and Consumer Information Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP 11/27/2013
New Requirements For Providers And Certain Types Of Vendors Giordano, Halleran & Ciesla, P.C. 11/27/2013
23 Skidoo – Genomes, Gamesmanship and the First Amendment Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP 11/27/2013
Health Care Reform Update - Week of November 26, 2013 Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 11/26/2013
Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA) Much Ado About Nothing? Barnes & Thornburg LLP 11/26/2013
Annual Fee On Insurers To Impact Small Businesses Giordano, Halleran & Ciesla, P.C. 11/26/2013
National Practitioner Data Bank Issues Draft Revised Guidebook Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP 11/26/2013
Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Extends Comment Periods for Food-Related Rules and Guidance Barnes & Thornburg LLP 11/26/2013
Affordable Care Act Checkup: 2014 Payroll Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 11/25/2013
Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Focuses Enforcement Efforts on Health Care, Technology and Energy Sectors McDermott Will & Emery 11/25/2013
Office of Inspector General (OIG) Defines its Priorities in 2014-2018 Strategic Plan Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 11/25/2013
Webcast: Part 1 on Informed Consent and Part 2 on Tuomey, Bradford, Intermountain von Briesen & Roper, S.C. 11/25/2013
HHS Releases Notices for Transition to ACA Compliant Insurance Policies von Briesen & Roper, S.C. 11/24/2013
Wisconsin Insurance Commissioner Will Allow Extensions of Non-ACA Compliant Plans von Briesen & Roper, S.C. 11/23/2013
Offering Safety and Health Assistance to Midwest Tornado Damaged Communities U.S. Department of Labor 11/23/2013
Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Final Guidance on Mobile Medical Applications Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP 11/22/2013
Treasury Department/IRS Issue Guidance Instructing Employers on How to Make Claims for FICA (Federal Insurance Contributions Act) Refunds or Credits Post-Windsor Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 11/22/2013
Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Proposed Rule for Crystalline Silica Greenberg Traurig, LLP 11/22/2013
Legalization of Same-Sex Marriage in Illinois Means Federal Benefits for Same-Sex Spouses Barnes & Thornburg LLP 11/22/2013
Use It or Lose It: New IRS Guidance Permits Carryover for Health FSAs (Flexible Spending Account) Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP 11/22/2013
Impact of Healthcare Mobile Apps on Treatment Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP 11/21/2013
IRS Modifies "Use It Or Lose It" Rule for Health Flexible Spending Accounts von Briesen & Roper, S.C. 11/21/2013
Top Ten Ways Hospitals and Health Systems Can Survive in the Current Federal Health Care Policy Environment - Webinar Recap Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP 11/21/2013
Useful Online Guide To Keeping Tabs On The Affordable Care Act (ACA) Barnes & Thornburg LLP 11/20/2013
The ObamaCare Rollout Debacle Impact on Providers in New Jersey Giordano, Halleran & Ciesla, P.C. 11/20/2013
November 2013 New Jersey Regulatory Developments Giordano, Halleran & Ciesla, P.C. 11/20/2013
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Requests Comments on How to Measure Quality of Exchange Plans von Briesen & Roper, S.C. 11/20/2013
Dewonkify – Medicare Part D Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP 11/19/2013
President Obama Announces Transition Relief for Certain Group Health Plans von Briesen & Roper, S.C. 11/19/2013
Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA): Telecommuters, Offsite Employees and the Modern Workplace Varnum LLP 11/19/2013
Final Regulations on the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act of 2008 and New Affordable Care Act FAQs McDermott Will & Emery 11/19/2013
Does Ping Still Pack a Punch? Kentucky Court Says Broader Power of Attorney Can Sign Arbitration Agreement McBrayer, McGinnis, Leslie and Kirkland, PLLC 11/19/2013
IRS Issues Additional Affordable Care Act Guidance for Group Health Plans Godfrey & Kahn S.C. 11/19/2013
Health Care Law Update - November 19, 2013 Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 11/19/2013
Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Broadens Notification Requirements for Transfers of Pharmaceutical Patent Rights Bracewell & Giuliani LLP 11/19/2013
No Avoiding BPCIA (Biologics Price Competition and Innovation Act) For Biosimilars: No Patent Declaratory Judgment Action Before Biosimilars Application Is Filed Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP 11/18/2013
Court Rules Florida Hospital Violated Stark Law in Oncologist Payment Case Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP 11/18/2013
Pay-for-delay to Stay FTC’s (Federal Trade Commission) Top Priority McDermott Will & Emery 11/18/2013
Heartburn for Drug Manufacturers: "Reverse Payment" That Did Not Include a Monetary Payment Held Actionable Under the Antitrust Laws Greenberg Traurig, LLP 11/18/2013
Final Rules Adopted, Making More Pharmaceutical Patent Transfers Subject to the HSR (Hart-Scott-Rodino) Act: Increased Review Raises Importance of Valuation Greenberg Traurig, LLP 11/17/2013
Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Guidance for Industry and FDA Staff: Mobile Medical Applications Greenberg Traurig, LLP 11/17/2013
Drafting Covenants Not to Compete to Maximize the Likelihood of Enforcement Poyner Spruill LLP 11/17/2013
Issue of Future Reimbursement Follow-Up Giordano, Halleran & Ciesla, P.C. 11/16/2013
Issue of Future Reimbursement Giordano, Halleran & Ciesla, P.C. 11/15/2013
Healthcare Provider Fees May Constitute Kickbacks Even Without Direct Referrals McDermott Will & Emery 11/15/2013
Office of Inspector General (OIG) Issues Negative Advisory Opinion Regarding Anesthesiology Provider Contract Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 11/15/2013
Dueling Attempts to Address Cancelled Health Insurance Policies Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP 11/15/2013
North Carolina General Assembly to Study Market Based Principals in Health Care: Sustainability and Transparency Poyner Spruill LLP 11/15/2013
Filed Rate Doctrine Derails Antitrust Claim Against Health Insurer Dickinson Wright PLLC 11/15/2013
Congressional Budget Office (CBO) Releases Compilation of Offsets Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP 11/14/2013
Are Exchange Health Plans Federal Health Care Programs, and Therefore Subject to Anti-Kickback Statutes? Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 11/14/2013
Complying with KASPER, Part II Re: Kentucky All Schedule Prescription Electronic Reporting Program McBrayer, McGinnis, Leslie and Kirkland, PLLC 11/14/2013
“Any Willing Insurer” Legislation Introduced in Pennsylvania Dickinson Wright PLLC 11/14/2013
Expanded HSR Rules Require Reporting of Pharmaceutical Patent Exclusive Licenses, All Exclusive Deals Called "Potentially Reportable" By FTC Schiff Hardin LLP 11/14/2013
Final Rule Implementing Paul Wellstone and Pete Domenici Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act (MHPAEA) Released Barnes & Thornburg LLP 11/14/2013
Initial Health Exchange Enrollment Fails to Meet Projections Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP 11/14/2013
Next Accreditation System [VIDEO] Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 11/14/2013
Cafeteria Plans: IRS Provides New Opportunities for Some Plans Varnum LLP 11/14/2013
Bill Seeking to Repeal the McCarran Ferguson Act’s Antitrust Exemption Introduced in Congress Dickinson Wright PLLC 11/13/2013
U.S. Department of Labor’s Expansion of Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) Minimum Wage and Overtime Pay Requirements for In-Home Care Workers Will Impact Third-Party Employers’ Bottom Lines Michael Best & Friedrich LLP 11/13/2013
Modification of “Use It or Lose It” Rule for Health Flexible Spending Arrangements McDermott Will & Emery 11/13/2013
Facebook Friends & Workplace Enemies, cont. McBrayer, McGinnis, Leslie and Kirkland, PLLC 11/13/2013
Dewonkify — Medicare Part C Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP 11/13/2013
Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Officials Speak at Indiana Device Manufacturers Meeting Barnes & Thornburg LLP 11/13/2013
Energy and Environment Update - November 11, 2013 Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 11/13/2013
Newark City Council Introduces Paid Sick Leave Ordinance Giordano, Halleran & Ciesla, P.C. 11/13/2013
Rite Aid to Pay $12.3 Million for Failing to Properly Manage Waste Products from its California Stores Beveridge & Diamond PC 11/13/2013
U.S. Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) Develops Plan to Publish Injury and Illness Data Online Barnes & Thornburg LLP 11/12/2013
Complying with KASPER Re: Kentucky All Schedule Prescription Electronic Reporting Program McBrayer, McGinnis, Leslie and Kirkland, PLLC 11/12/2013
Health Care Reform Law Update - Week of November 11, 2013 Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 11/12/2013
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Extends Compliance Period for “Two-Midnight” Hospital Admission Rule Barnes & Thornburg LLP 11/12/2013
Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Begins Process to Ban Adding Trans Fats to Food Barnes & Thornburg LLP 11/11/2013
Ariosa Diagnostics v. Sequenom: Another One Bites The Dust Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A. 11/11/2013
Final Mental Health Parity Rules Released Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 11/11/2013
Senate Democrats Announce 2014 Schedule Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP 11/11/2013
Same-Sex Marriage in Illinois McDermott Will & Emery 11/11/2013
New Hart-Scott-Rodino (HSR) Rules Will Require More Filings for Pharmaceutical Patent Transfers: Increased Review Raises Importance of Valuation Greenberg Traurig, LLP 11/11/2013
Internal Revenue Code Section 125 Cafeteria Plan Changes – "Use-or-Lose" Rule Modified and $500 Carryovers Added Barnes & Thornburg LLP 11/10/2013
Feds Issue Final Rule on Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder Parity von Briesen & Roper, S.C. 11/9/2013
Hart-Scott-Rodino Act Rules Expand For Pharmaceutical Licensing Agreements Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP 11/8/2013
Health and Human Services (HHS) Guidance Sends Mixed Messages Regarding Provider Payments of Exchange Premiums von Briesen & Roper, S.C. 11/8/2013
Final Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Rules Will Generate More Hart-Scott-Rodino (HSR) Filings for Transfers of Pharmaceutical Patent Rights McDermott Will & Emery 11/8/2013
‘Tis The Season for Hospice Probe Edits – Be Ready Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP 11/8/2013
What Obamacare Means for Canadians Looking to Move to the U.S. Altro Levy LLP 11/8/2013
Joint Conference Committee to Meet Over Farm Bill Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP 11/8/2013
Dentistry Examining Board Exploring Record Retention Requirements for Wisconsin Dentists von Briesen & Roper, S.C. 11/7/2013
The Young and the Restless Re: Affordable Care Act McBrayer, McGinnis, Leslie and Kirkland, PLLC 11/7/2013
Sanofi-Aventis v. Pfizer – Possession and Appreciation Trump Structure Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A. 11/7/2013
J&J Will Pay $2.2 Billion and Enter 5-Year CIA to Settle Off-Label and Kickback Charges Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 11/7/2013
Five Tips For Addressing Disruptive Physician Behavior Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 11/6/2013
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Declares Third Party Payment of Qualified Health Plans (QHP) Premiums Not OK Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 11/6/2013
Health and Human Services (HHS) Clarifies that Affordable Care Act (ACA) Qualified Health Plans are Not Subject to Federal Anti-Kickback Statute; Expresses Concern about Providers Paying Premiums for Enrollees McDermott Will & Emery 11/6/2013
Administration Releases Additional Guidance on Third-Party Payers Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP 11/6/2013
Sixth Circuit Upholds Rule 11 Sanctions for “Meritless” Medical Monitoring Claims Beveridge & Diamond PC 11/6/2013
How Kentucky Got Lucky: The Success of kynect.gov McBrayer, McGinnis, Leslie and Kirkland, PLLC 11/5/2013
October 2013 New Jersey Regulatory Developments Giordano, Halleran & Ciesla, P.C. 11/5/2013
Dewonkify – Medicare Part B Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP 11/5/2013
IRS Announces Modification to “Use-It-Or-Lose-It” Rule for Health Care Flexible Spending Accounts Dickinson Wright PLLC 11/5/2013
The Department of Justice Reaches One of the Largest Healthcare Fraud Settlements in US History Tycko & Zavareei LLP 11/5/2013
MedPAC To Meet This Week - November 4, 2013 Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP 11/5/2013
Health Care Reform Update - Week of November 4, 2013 Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 11/5/2013
Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Delays Notice of Privacy Practices Amendment Requirement for Laboratories Regulated Under Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) Dickinson Wright PLLC 11/5/2013
Health Care Enforcement: What Is Driving Stepped Up Government Enforcement? [VIDEO] Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 11/4/2013
Health and Human Services (HHS) Announces That Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) Exchange Plans Are Not “Federal Health Care Programs” Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 11/4/2013
Health Care Antitrust and the Supreme Court [VIDEO] Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 11/4/2013
Don't Let These Issues "Pop-Up" On You: Hot Issues Addressed at the International Council of Shopping Center (ICSC) Legal Conference von Briesen & Roper, S.C. 11/4/2013
What Is Covered By The False Claims Act? [VIDEO] Tycko & Zavareei LLP 11/4/2013
U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Releases Good Manufacturing Practices for Animal Food Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP 11/4/2013
Request for Public Comments by ANVISA (National Sanitary Vigilance Agency) on the Interchangeability of Branded Generic Drugs with Reference Drugs in Brazil Michael Best & Friedrich LLP 11/3/2013
Unions Remain Hesitant to Embrace Obamacare Barnes & Thornburg LLP 11/3/2013
Second Circuit Affirms Dismissal of Qui Tam Case Based on Attorney’s Use of Confidential Information Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP 11/3/2013
Physician Payment: The Issues Never End Giordano, Halleran & Ciesla, P.C. 11/3/2013
The Affordable Care Act: The Structure of Health Plans [Video] Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 11/3/2013
Mercy Hospice to Pay $60,000 to Settle Disability Discrimination Lawsuit U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission 11/2/2013
The Sunshine Act: Putting It into Practice [VIDEO] Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 11/2/2013
Physician Groups Seek Sunshine Act Changes Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 11/2/2013
The Scarlet Letter: Asbestos Litigation for the New or Low-Profile Defendant Barnes & Thornburg LLP 11/1/2013
Bicameral, Bipartisan Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) Proposal Released Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP 10/31/2013
Qui Tam Update: Recent Developments & Unsealed Cases Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 10/31/2013
Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) Confirms Prior State Aid Cannot be Taken into Account by Public Authority To Justify Further Subsidies as Market Behaviour McDermott Will & Emery 10/31/2013
Top Ten Ways to Survive in the Federal Health Care Policy Environment Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP 10/31/2013
Hospital and Health System M&A Series: Developing a Hospital Transaction Strategy and Process McDermott Will & Emery 10/31/2013
The Affordable Care Act & the Impact on the C-Suite [VIDEO] Re: Employee Benefits Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 10/31/2013
Secretary Sebelius Testifies on Affordable Care Act (ACA) Implementation Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP 10/31/2013
Varying Maternity Leave Policies, cont. McBrayer, McGinnis, Leslie and Kirkland, PLLC 10/31/2013
District Court in Florida Further Defines Parameters of Medical Provider’s Standing to Sue under ERISA Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, PLLC 10/31/2013
Massachusetts Connector Announces Significant Changes to the Commonwealth’s Cafeteria Plan Rules Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 10/30/2013
Are California Courts Cooling on ‘All Natural’ Suits?: Naturally Beyond Belief Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 10/30/2013
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Clarifies Health Insurance Exchange Enrollment Deadline Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP 10/30/2013
The Kentucky Office of Health Policy Wants Your Comments McBrayer, McGinnis, Leslie and Kirkland, PLLC 10/29/2013
Dewonkify – Medicare Part A Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP 10/29/2013
Firing Employees Who Don’t Get Flu Shots: What Risks Do Hospitals Face? Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP 10/29/2013
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) Settlement Reminds Employers of Responsibility to Protect Employees from Harassment by Third Parties Poyner Spruill LLP 10/29/2013
The Dos and Don’ts of Implementing a Mandatory Flu Vaccine Policy Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP 10/29/2013
Health Care Reform Update - Week of October 28, 2013 Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 10/29/2013
Maryland High Court Allows “Every Exposure” Testimony in Asbestos Case Beveridge & Diamond PC 10/29/2013
#DoNoHarm: Rhode Island Issues Social Media Guidance for Physicians Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 10/28/2013
Office of Inspector General (OIG) Comes Down Hard on Physician-Owned Distributorship Arrangements Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP 10/28/2013
Major Medical Device Manufacturer Agrees to Pay $13.2 Million to Settle Foreign Corrupt Practices Act’s (FCPA) Charges Barnes & Thornburg LLP 10/28/2013
Varying Maternity Leave Policies Within the Same Company McBrayer, McGinnis, Leslie and Kirkland, PLLC 10/28/2013
Health Insurance Subsidies: An Issue that Bears Watching Giordano, Halleran & Ciesla, P.C. 10/28/2013
U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to Regulate Brewers and Distillers That Sell Waste Grain for Animal Feed McDermott Will & Emery 10/28/2013
Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) Reform—Improved Outlook for Congressional Action This Year? Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 10/25/2013
Year End Employee Benefits Highlight: Good Plan Document Distribution Practices for Health and Welfare Plans Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 10/25/2013
Another Major Medical Data Breach in California Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 10/24/2013
Boston Scientific to Pay $30 Million in Healthcare Fraud Case Tycko & Zavareei LLP 10/24/2013
An Unlikely Consequence, cont. Re: Affordable Care Act McBrayer, McGinnis, Leslie and Kirkland, PLLC 10/24/2013
Federal Crop Insurance Considerations and Common Mistakes in Michigan Varnum LLP 10/23/2013
New Guidance Clarifies Health Reimbursement Arrangements Under Affordable Care Act (ACA) McDermott Will & Emery 10/23/2013
New York Federal Court Rules Public Hospitals Are Exempt from State Labor Laws Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 10/22/2013
An Unlikely Consequence Re: Affordable Care Act McBrayer, McGinnis, Leslie and Kirkland, PLLC 10/22/2013
Health Care Reform Update - October 21, 2013 Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 10/21/2013
Treasury Department/IRS Issue Proposed Rules on Employer Reporting of Health Insurance Coverage Under the Affordable Care Act Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 10/21/2013
Government Shutdown Now Over – But What About Sequestration? Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP 10/21/2013
Picking Up the Insurance Tab Risk and Insurance Management Society, Inc. (RIMS) 10/21/2013
Top Whistleblower Settlements of 2013 – To Date Tycko & Zavareei LLP 10/21/2013
Court Upholds Doctor’s Health Care Fraud Conviction For Performing Medically Unnecessary Procedures Tycko & Zavareei LLP 10/21/2013
Government Shutdown Aftermath: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Under Pressure to Finalize Medicare Payment Rules Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 10/20/2013
Guidance on the Application of Certain Affordable Care Act (ACA) Market Reforms to Employer Health Plans Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP 10/18/2013
Lawmakers Reach Deal to End Government Shutdown, Raise Debt Ceiling McDermott Will & Emery 10/18/2013
Hope for Employers Who Have Ever Felt Bullied by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) Barnes & Thornburg LLP 10/18/2013
Bad Debt? Re: Health Care Providers Giordano, Halleran & Ciesla, P.C. 10/17/2013
Towards Liquor Control: A Critical Analysis McDermott Will & Emery 10/17/2013
Guidance on Mobile Medical Apps McBrayer, McGinnis, Leslie and Kirkland, PLLC 10/17/2013
Expansion of the Scope of Practice of Non-Physicians-a Harbinger of Things to Come? Giordano, Halleran & Ciesla, P.C. 10/17/2013
Government Shutdown Day 16 Recap Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP 10/17/2013
Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) Now Extends to Home Health Care Workers, cont. McBrayer, McGinnis, Leslie and Kirkland, PLLC 10/17/2013
Shutdown Day 15 Recap Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP 10/16/2013
Recent Brazilian Jurisprudence Concerning the Scope of the National Sanitary Vigilance Agency’s (ANVISA) Prior Consent Michael Best & Friedrich LLP 10/16/2013
Jersey City Passes Paid Sick Leave Law Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP 10/16/2013
Medicare Open Enrollment Starts Today Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP 10/15/2013
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Issues Star Ratings for the 2014 Plan Year Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 10/15/2013
Detroit Nurses Object to Sixth Circuit Reviewing Class Certification Decision McDermott Will & Emery 10/15/2013
Does the Shutdown “Shut Down” Health Care? McBrayer, McGinnis, Leslie and Kirkland, PLLC 10/15/2013
Shutdown Day 14 Recap Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP 10/15/2013
New Employee Wellness Program Rules for 2014 Poyner Spruill LLP 10/15/2013
California Governor Brown Signs Law Requiring Licensing for Private Home Care Agencies Armstrong Teasdale 10/15/2013
California’s Green Chemistry Puts Burden on Manufacturers Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 10/15/2013
Chapter 9: An Rx for Health Care Districts and Public Hospital Authorities? Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP 10/14/2013
Health Insurance Marketplace Implementation Continues Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 10/14/2013
The Increasing Cost of Doing Business in San Francisco: Board of Supervisors Approves Family Friendly Workplace Ordinance Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP 10/14/2013
Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) Now Extends to Home Health Care Workers McBrayer, McGinnis, Leslie and Kirkland, PLLC 10/14/2013
Health Care Reform Update - October 14, 2013 Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 10/14/2013
Hospice Face 2 Face Audit Update Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP 10/14/2013
Shutdown Days 11, 12, and 13 Recap Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP 10/14/2013
This is 9-1-1 -- Please State Your Emergency Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, PLLC 10/12/2013
Supreme Court Will Hear Quality Stores Case McBrayer, McGinnis, Leslie and Kirkland, PLLC 10/9/2013
One Week In – Are Kentuckians Kynect-ing? Re: Health Insurance Marketplaces McBrayer, McGinnis, Leslie and Kirkland, PLLC 10/8/2013
Getting it Right the First Time: Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) New Draft Guidance on Abbrievated New Drug Applications (ANDA) Submissions and Refuse-to-Receive Standards Michael Best & Friedrich LLP 10/8/2013
Government Shutdown Day 7 Recap Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP 10/8/2013
Governor Brown Signs Senate Bill 4 Regulating Hydraulic Fracturing Well Stimulation Treatments Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP 10/8/2013
Health Care Reform Update - Week of October 7, 2013 Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 10/8/2013
Supreme Court Update: University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center v. Nassar Armstrong Teasdale 10/7/2013
Power Plant Cases in the Supreme Court McDermott Will & Emery 10/7/2013
Private Employers/Employees Are Not Insulated From Government Shutdown McBrayer, McGinnis, Leslie and Kirkland, PLLC 10/7/2013
Is Repealing the Medical Device Tax the Silver Bullet to End the Shutdown? MapLight 10/6/2013
Growing Michigan Agricultural News - Third Quarter 2013 Varnum LLP 10/5/2013
Update on Government Shutdown's Impact on Trade Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP 10/5/2013
Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Finalizes Guidance on Mobile Medical Apps Barnes & Thornburg LLP 10/5/2013
How U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Operations are Impacted by the Government Shutdown Michael Best & Friedrich LLP 10/4/2013
The FDA Releases Long-Awaited Final Guidance on Mobile Medical Applications Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP 10/4/2013
Federal Court Orders Tuomey to Pay $237 Million for Violations of the Stark Law and False Claims Act Barnes & Thornburg LLP 10/4/2013
Action Steps NOW To Comply With The Affordable Care Act Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, PLLC 10/4/2013
The False Claims Act is Not a License to Divulge Employer Confidences Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 10/4/2013
Department of Justice Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillators (ICD) Investigation Update: First Settlement Announced Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP 10/4/2013
The Government Shut Down and Its Impact on Public Health Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 10/4/2013
A Federal Insurance Contributions Act (FICA) Refund for Employers? Supreme Court to Decide Whether FICA Obligations Extend to Severance Pay Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 10/4/2013
Affordable Care Act (ACA) Exchanges “Go Live” on October 1, 2013: Immediate Action Required by Employers Sills Cummis & Gross P.C. 10/4/2013
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Releases Long-Awaited Final Guidance on Mobile Medical Applications Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP 10/3/2013
Federal Government Shutdown: Employer Issues Michael Best & Friedrich LLP 10/3/2013
Shutdown Day 2: Legislative Action Update Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP 10/3/2013
The Kentucky Board of Medical Licensure Adopts the Model Policy, cont. McBrayer, McGinnis, Leslie and Kirkland, PLLC 10/3/2013
New York City Now Requires Reasonable Accommodations for Pregnant Workers Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP 10/3/2013
October 1st – Huge Day for Healthcare Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP 10/3/2013
Senator Grassley Turns His 340B Drug Pricing Program Microscope on Manufacturers Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 10/2/2013
Open Enrollment Begins on Health Insurance Exchanges Barnes & Thornburg LLP 10/2/2013
Bipartisan Agreement Reached on Legislation Granting FDA Greater Authority to Regulate Drug Compounders Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 10/2/2013
Federal Government Shutdown Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP 10/2/2013
Developing an Effective Pay-for-Performance Program: Legal and Practical Considerations for Hospital-Physician Contracts Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP 10/2/2013
The Government Shutdown’s Impact on Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Matters Michael Best & Friedrich LLP 10/2/2013
The Kentucky Board of Medical Licensure Adopts the Model Policy for Appropriate Use of Social Media McBrayer, McGinnis, Leslie and Kirkland, PLLC 10/2/2013
Dewonkify – Furlough Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP 10/1/2013
Companions No More: U.S. Department of Labor Extends Minimum Wage and Overtime Protections to Home Health Care Workers Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 10/1/2013
Texas Audit Policy Act Guidance Updated Beveridge & Diamond PC 10/1/2013
Government Shutdown Would Pose a Myriad of Issues for Employers Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 10/1/2013
Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Omnibus Final Rule Vedder Price 10/1/2013
Preliminary Injunction Ordered Based on Appellate Claim Construction McDermott Will & Emery 9/30/2013
Health Care Reform Update - Week of September 30, 2013 Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 9/30/2013
Federal Shutdown Likely Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP 9/30/2013
Michigan Tart Cherry Growers Gain Access to Federal Crop Insurance Varnum LLP 9/30/2013
Need a Brain Boost? Take a Nap The Rainmaker Institute 9/30/2013
$3 Million Dollar Strategic Growth Initiative Grant Program for Food and Ag Industry in Michigan Varnum LLP 9/30/2013
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid (CMS) Delays Auditing of “Two-Midnight” Rule von Briesen & Roper, S.C. 9/29/2013
Effect of a Government Shutdown on Medicare, Medicaid, and Other Affordable Care Act (ACA)-Related Operations Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 9/28/2013
Want to Turn on Your Employer? There’s an App for That. Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 9/27/2013
Senate Passes Continuing Resolution (CR) - Government Running Until November 15, 2013 Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP 9/27/2013
Compensation for Treating Physician Testimony: Sanchez v. Gama Lewis Roca Rothgerber LLP 9/27/2013
Diagnostic Laboratories Settles for $17.5 Million After Healthcare Whistleblowers’ Allegations of Medicare Fraud Tycko & Zavareei LLP 9/27/2013
Hospital and Health System M&A Series: Preparing a Hospital or Health System for Sale or Partnership Transactions – Part Two McDermott Will & Emery 9/27/2013
California, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), & Made in the USA Claims Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 9/27/2013
Most Home Care Workers to Be Entitled to Minimum Wage and Overtime Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP 9/27/2013
Hearing to Address Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Accounting of Disclosures Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 9/27/2013
Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Clarifies Refill Reminder Rules Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP 9/27/2013
U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Issues Long-Awaited Final Guidance on Mobile Medical Applications Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP 9/27/2013
October 1, 2013 Affordable Care Act/Obamacare Deadline For Employers of ALL Sizes Giordano, Halleran & Ciesla, P.C. 9/26/2013
The Most Challenging Compliance Issue You Never Heard Of: The "Access Report" McDermott Will & Emery 9/26/2013
Additional Affordable Care Act Guidance Clarifies Exchange Notices and 90-Day Waiting Period McDermott Will & Emery 9/26/2013
New York State Publishes Draft Certificate of Public Advantage Regulations McDermott Will & Emery 9/26/2013
There's an App for That: Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Issues Final Guidance on Mobile Medical Apps Michael Best & Friedrich LLP 9/26/2013
The October 1 Deadline for Employer Health Care Reform Notices Is Coming! Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 9/26/2013
Health Department Weighs Regulating Physician Practices and Walk-In Clinics Greenberg Traurig, LLP 9/26/2013
Labor and Treasury/IRS Opine on Integrated and Non-Integrated Health Reimbursement Arrangements (HRA), Medical Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA), and Employee Assistance Programs (EAP) Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 9/26/2013
Health Care Exchange Notices Required by October 1, 2013; However No Penalty for Not Providing Michael Best & Friedrich LLP 9/26/2013
September 2013 New Jersey Health Care Regulatory Developments II Giordano, Halleran & Ciesla, P.C. 9/25/2013
Recent Health Care-Related Qui Tam Developments and Unsealed Cases Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 9/25/2013
Hospital Ordered to Bargain Over Nurses’ Dress Code Barnes & Thornburg LLP 9/25/2013
Fighting the Flu (and Liability) in the Workplace, cont. McBrayer, McGinnis, Leslie and Kirkland, PLLC 9/25/2013
U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Issues Final Mobile Medical App Guidance Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 9/25/2013
Health Canada Releases New Guidelines for Civil Penalties System Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 9/25/2013
UPS Denies Insurance Coverage of Spouses and Cites Affordable Care Act (ACA) as Reason McBrayer, McGinnis, Leslie and Kirkland, PLLC 9/24/2013
Health Care Reform Update - September 23, 2013 Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 9/24/2013
Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Finalizes Rule on Unique Device Identification Barnes & Thornburg LLP 9/24/2013
Will Usual and Customary Price be the Next False Claims Act Battleground? Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 9/24/2013
Affordable Care Act Mandates Employer Notice of Coverage Options to Employees by October 1, 2013 Bracewell & Giuliani LLP 9/24/2013
House Votes to Defund Affordable Care Act at Critical Juncture Barnes & Thornburg LLP 9/24/2013
Department of Labor (DOL) Issues Rule Extending Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) Protections to Home Health Care Workers McDermott Will & Emery 9/23/2013
Privacy Monday – September 23, 2013: Today is Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Compliance Day - 5 Things That You Should Have Done Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 9/23/2013
Fighting the Flu (and Liability) in the Workplace McBrayer, McGinnis, Leslie and Kirkland, PLLC 9/23/2013
Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) New Rules Target Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP 9/23/2013
Food “Front-of-Package Labeling” Bill Announced Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 9/22/2013
Final Rule on the Unique Device Identification System to be Published Next Week Michael Best & Friedrich LLP 9/21/2013
Office of Civil Rights (OCR) Delays Required Changes to Notices of Privacy Practices for Laboratories Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 9/21/2013
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (PTO) Reexamination Decision is Binding in Concurrent Infringement Litigation Lewis Roca Rothgerber LLP 9/21/2013
Sixth Circuit Agrees: No Preliminary Injunction in Affordable Care Act (ACA) “Contraceptive Mandate” Case Varnum LLP 9/21/2013
IRS, DOL and Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA) Issue Post-DOMA Guidance Regarding Treatment of Same-Sex Spouses Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP 9/20/2013
House Passes Continuing Resolution to Keep Government Operating Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP 9/20/2013
Office for Civil Rights (OCR) Clarifies Scope of Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Prescription Refill Reminder Exception Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 9/20/2013
Indicted—Not Once, But Twice! Former GlaxoSmithKline In-House Counsel, Lauren Stevens, Tells Her Harrowing Story And Hard Lessons Learned From Being Indicted National Association of Women Lawyers 9/20/2013
Interagency Initiative Targets Consumer Fraud in the Affordable Care Act (ACA) Exchange Marketplace Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 9/19/2013
Health and Human Services (HHS) to Issue Guidance on Prescription Refill Communications Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP 9/19/2013
Preparing a Hospital or Health System for Sale or Partnership Transactions – Part One McDermott Will & Emery 9/19/2013
Patentees Can Continue Patent Infringement Lawsuits in Russia even if a Patent is Found to be Partially Invalid Michael Best & Friedrich LLP 9/19/2013
Home Care Workers to get Minimum Wage and Overtime Protections, Department of Labor (DOL) Decides Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP 9/19/2013
The Affordable Care Act (ACA) Loophole Of Which Providers Should Be Aware, Part II McBrayer, McGinnis, Leslie and Kirkland, PLLC 9/19/2013
Are You Prepared to Comply With the Notice Requirements Under Section 1512 of the Affordable Care Act? Barnes & Thornburg LLP 9/19/2013
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Policy Memorandum Clarifies Disincentives to Buyer’s Rejection of Seller’s Medicare Agreement McDermott Will & Emery 9/19/2013
Home Health Care Workers Now Protected Under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) Barnes & Thornburg LLP 9/18/2013
Privacy Monday – September 16, 2013 Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 9/18/2013
Massachusetts Launches New Program to Combat Provider Fraud Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 9/18/2013
Office for Civil Rights (OCR) Releases Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Omnibus-Compliant Model Notices of Privacy Practices von Briesen & Roper, S.C. 9/17/2013
The Affordable Care Act (ACA) Loophole Providers Need to Be Aware Of McBrayer, McGinnis, Leslie and Kirkland, PLLC 9/17/2013
October 1st Is Coming: Are You Prepared for the Health Reform Deadline? Barnes & Thornburg LLP 9/17/2013
Office for Civil Rights (OCR) Publishes Model Notice of Privacy Practices Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 9/17/2013
Health Care Reform Update - Week of September 16, 2013 Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 9/17/2013
A Continued Examination of Charitable Patient Assistance Programs Part Eight in a Series: What Products Say About Charitable PAPs Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 9/16/2013
October 1st Deadline Approaching: Employers Must Provide Notice to Employees of Health Insurance Exchange Options Much Shelist, P.C. 9/16/2013
Common Marriage Killers Varnum LLP 9/16/2013
October 1 Deadline to Notify Employees of Availability of Health Insurance Exchanges Schiff Hardin LLP 9/16/2013
Georgia’s U.S. Senators Sign on to "Union Bailout Prevention Act" On Potential Obamacare Carve-Out Barnes & Thornburg LLP 9/16/2013
Congressional Budget Office (CBO) Scores Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) Bill Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP 9/14/2013
FAQ on Notice of Coverage Options for Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) New Health Insurance Marketplace McDermott Will & Emery 9/13/2013
Health and Human Service to Issue Guidance on Remuneration for Refill Reminders under Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Final Rule Barnes & Thornburg LLP 9/13/2013
Understanding Biologics and Biosimilars in Turkey Michael Best & Friedrich LLP 9/13/2013
The Reasonable Consumer’s Understanding of “All Natural” – Legal or Factual Issue? Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 9/12/2013
Office of Civil Rights (OCR) Guidance to Address Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Marketing Turmoil Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 9/12/2013
Alcohol Advertising in Digital Media, Part 4: Industry Self-Regulation McDermott Will & Emery 9/12/2013
Clarifying the “Two-Midnight Rule” and Part A Payments, cont. McBrayer, McGinnis, Leslie and Kirkland, PLLC 9/12/2013
MedPAC 101 Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP 9/12/2013
Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Proposes New Silica Dust Standard McDermott Will & Emery 9/12/2013
Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Publishes Final Rule on Exchanges, SHOPs, and Eligibility Appeals Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP 9/12/2013
Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Marketing Rules Prompt First Amendment Challenge Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 9/12/2013
When Is a Non-Binding Term Sheet or Letter of Intent Enforced as a Binding Contract? Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP 9/11/2013
IRS Issues Proposed Regulations on Information Reporting under the Affordable Care Act McDermott Will & Emery 9/11/2013
September 2013 New Jersey Health Care Regulatory Developments Giordano, Halleran & Ciesla, P.C. 9/11/2013
Growlers - Glass or Bottle Re: Liquor Licenses Varnum LLP 9/11/2013
Congressional Fiscal Triple Play or Strike Out? Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP 9/11/2013
Mandatory Paid Sick Leave Arrives in New York City Vedder Price 9/11/2013
A Federal District Court in Florida Finds Hospital System Properly Terminated a Professional Services Contract for a Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Breach Dickinson Wright PLLC 9/11/2013
Dewonkify – Anomaly Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP 9/10/2013
Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Employers on Key Issues in Title VII Actions Vedder Price 9/10/2013
The End of Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA): What it Means for Employee Benefits Much Shelist, P.C. 9/10/2013
Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to Begin New Pilot Programs Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP 9/10/2013
Health Care Reform Update - Week of September 9, 2013 Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 9/10/2013
Clarifying the “Two-Midnight Rule” and Part A Payments Re: Inpatient Care McBrayer, McGinnis, Leslie and Kirkland, PLLC 9/10/2013
The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Omnibus Rule: Covered Entity Liability for Business Associate Actions Greenberg Traurig, LLP 9/10/2013
Decision Reminds Employers: Minimalist Medical Inquiries Are a Must Barnes & Thornburg LLP 9/10/2013
Photocopiers – A Recurring Data Security Risk Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP 9/10/2013
Government Accountability Office (GAO) Report to Congress Calls For Increasing The Consistency of Requirements Upon Medicare Contractors Performing Post-Payment Review of Fee-For-Service Claims Greenberg Traurig, LLP 9/9/2013
New Jersey Federal Court Finds that the Stored Communications Act Protects Employee’s Non-Public Facebook Wall Posts – But Also Provides Guidance on Whether An Employer Can Take Action Based on The Unsolicited Receipt of An Offensive Post Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP 9/9/2013
Blue Cross Gets Big Early Victory in Antitrust MDL Proceeding Dickinson Wright PLLC 9/9/2013
Privacy Monday – September 9, 2013 — National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Draft Cybersecurity Framework Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 9/9/2013
Health Care on the Hill: Week of September 9, 2013 Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP 9/9/2013
Where There's At Will, There's Not Always A Way McBrayer, McGinnis, Leslie and Kirkland, PLLC 9/9/2013
August 2013 New Jersey Health Care Regulatory Developments Giordano, Halleran & Ciesla, P.C. 9/6/2013
The Need for a Special Needs Trust for Children with Special Needs McBrayer, McGinnis, Leslie and Kirkland, PLLC 9/6/2013
Hospice Data/Payment Rate Updates Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP 9/6/2013
Wisconsin District Court Finds Employer’s Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Direct Threat Evidence Insufficient Barnes & Thornburg LLP 9/6/2013
Divorce Settlement Agreements – The Devil is in the Lack of Details – Part II. Odin, Feldman & Pittleman, P.C. 9/6/2013
American Medical Association Recognizes Obesity as a Disease – A Windfall for the Plaintiffs’ Bar? Barnes & Thornburg LLP 9/6/2013
Homecare and its Attorneys Hammered with Rule 11 Sanctions for Pursuing Frivolous Trade Secrets Claim Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, PLLC 9/6/2013
Serial Relator Getting the Boot? Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 9/5/2013
New IRS Guidance for Charitable Hospitals McBrayer, McGinnis, Leslie and Kirkland, PLLC 9/5/2013
Decision on Elusive “Inevitable Disclosure” Doctrine Underscores Key Steps to Protect Company Information Barnes & Thornburg LLP 9/5/2013
More Courts Weigh In On The Controversy Of Using “All Natural” with Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 9/4/2013
UK Competition Commission Provisionally Finds Anti-Competitive Features in Privately-Funded Health Care McDermott Will & Emery 9/4/2013
National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) Advice Memorandum to Giant Foods LLC: A Giant Shock to Employers McBrayer, McGinnis, Leslie and Kirkland, PLLC 9/4/2013
China Intensifies Scrutiny of Multinational Pharmaceutical Companies McDermott Will & Emery 9/4/2013
Health Care Reform Update - September 3, 2013 Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 9/3/2013
Nearly Two-Thirds of Critical Access Hospitals' (CAHs) Status in Jeopardy McBrayer, McGinnis, Leslie and Kirkland, PLLC 9/3/2013
A Continued Examination of Charitable Patient Assistance Programs Part Seven in a Series: Charitable PAPs: Donations and Transparency Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 9/3/2013
Legal Issues in Keeping Patient’s Credit Card Information on File Dickinson Wright PLLC 9/2/2013
Detailed Explanation Not the Same as a New Ground for Rejection Re: Patent and Trademark Office (PTO) Case McDermott Will & Emery 8/31/2013
Top Whistleblower Settlements of 2013 - To Date Tycko & Zavareei LLP 8/31/2013
A Generic Disclosure Does Not Support Claims to Individual Species Re: Protein Variants and Litigation McDermott Will & Emery 8/30/2013
Employers May Violate The Stored Communications Act When They Discipline Employees Based On The Content Of Nonpublic Facebook “Wall” Posts Barnes & Thornburg LLP 8/30/2013
President Disapproves International Trade Commission (ITC) Exclusion Order McDermott Will & Emery 8/30/2013
Federal Court Upholds Doctor's Health Care Fraud Conviction For Performing Medically Unnecessary Procedures Tycko & Zavareei LLP 8/30/2013
Medical Firm Agrees to Pay $14.5 Million to Settle Overbilling Allegations Tycko & Zavareei LLP 8/30/2013
IRS Provides Clarity on Whether Professional Employer Organizations Can Offer Eligible Employer-Sponsored Plans McDermott Will & Emery 8/30/2013
Michigan Cardiology Settlement of Medicare and Medicaid Fraud Allegations Tycko & Zavareei LLP 8/30/2013
Countdown to HITECH Compliance: How to Redistribute Your Notice of Privacy Practices Poyner Spruill LLP 8/30/2013
Seventh Circuit Reverses $400,000 Sanction Against Qui Tam Attorney For Recruiting Relators, And Holds That Case Not Barred By Prior Qui Tam Lawsuit Against Same Defendant Tycko & Zavareei LLP 8/29/2013
Healthcare Fraud Case Results in $491 Million Settlement Tycko & Zavareei LLP 8/29/2013
Protected Health Information (PHI) May Be In More Places Than You Think McBrayer, McGinnis, Leslie and Kirkland, PLLC 8/29/2013
Rewards and Protections May Soon Be Available to Australian Qui Tam Whistleblowers Tycko & Zavareei LLP 8/29/2013
Shands Hospitals Settles for $26 Million in Healthcare Whistleblower Case Tycko & Zavareei LLP 8/29/2013
Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) Issues Final Affirmative Action Rules Setting Hiring and Utilization Goals for Individuals with Disabilities and Veterans Michael Best & Friedrich LLP 8/29/2013
Medicare Whistleblower Earns $2,160,000 as part of $8,000,000 Settlement Tycko & Zavareei LLP 8/29/2013
Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Reaches Unique Settlement with Phoebe Putney Health System Resolving Lengthy Hospital Merger Challenge McDermott Will & Emery 8/28/2013
Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC) Takes a Broad, “Generic” Approach to Actavis in Amicus Brief McDermott Will & Emery 8/28/2013
Recent Appellate Division Decision Represents Importance of Employee Background Checks Giordano, Halleran & Ciesla, P.C. 8/27/2013
Health Care Reform Update - Week of August 26th , 2013 Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 8/27/2013
Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to Begin New Pilot Programs Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP 8/27/2013
To Find Its Fabulous, Healthcare Must Reveal Its Inner Cheesecake Factory McDermott Will & Emery 8/26/2013
U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Reaches Unique Settlement with Phoebe Putney Health System Resolving Lengthy Hospital Merger Challenge McDermott Will & Emery 8/26/2013
How to Utilize Congress’ August Recess Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP 8/26/2013
Additional Affordable Care Act (ACA) Risks To Provider Cash Flow Giordano, Halleran & Ciesla, P.C. 8/26/2013
Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) Makes Daily Certificate of Label Approva (COLA) Information Available McDermott Will & Emery 8/24/2013
Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) Protected Leave Now Available To Same-Sex Spouses Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP 8/24/2013
Ethical Issues Surrounding Noncompliance in Organ Donation Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP 8/23/2013
New Guidance on Continuing Disclosure Obligations for Bond Issuers Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP 8/23/2013
Federal District Court Orders Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to Produce Records Regarding New Drug Application Pursuant to Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 8/23/2013
Government Prosecution in Qui Tam Cases Continues to Focus on Pharmaceutical Companies’ Sales and Marketing Activities Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 8/23/2013
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Continues to Issue Guidance on Sunshine Act Reporting Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 8/23/2013
Licensure Requirements for Home Medical Equipment Providers, Personal Service Agencies McBrayer, McGinnis, Leslie and Kirkland, PLLC 8/22/2013
Sixth Circuit Counts Paid Volunteers As Employees Under the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) Barnes & Thornburg LLP 8/22/2013
Is Obesity A Disease? The American Medical Association Says “Yes”; The Americans with Disabilities Act Says . . . Bracewell & Giuliani LLP 8/22/2013
Review of Indian Patent Working Requirements Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A. 8/21/2013
Understanding Lobbying Disclosure, Part I Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP 8/21/2013
Final Rules on Wellness Programs Issued, cont. McBrayer, McGinnis, Leslie and Kirkland, PLLC 8/21/2013
Head's Up For Employers: (New) Confusion Over Affordable Care Act Delays Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 8/21/2013
Complying with the Affordable Care Act’s Exchange Notice Requirement Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 8/21/2013
Health Care Qui Tam Update: Recent Developments and Unsealed Cases Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 8/20/2013
Final Rule for Long-Term Care Facilities and Hospice Providers Becomes Effective August 26th McBrayer, McGinnis, Leslie and Kirkland, PLLC 8/20/2013
U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) Clarifies Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) Leave Entitlement for Same-Sex Spouses Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP 8/20/2013
Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act/Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HIPAA/HITECH) Compliance Strategies for Medical Device Manufacturers Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP 8/20/2013
Health Care Reform Update - August 19th, 2013 Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 8/19/2013
Sixth Circuit Upholds National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) Specialty Healthcare “Micro-Union” Decision Barnes & Thornburg LLP 8/19/2013
Final Rules on Wellness Programs Issued McBrayer, McGinnis, Leslie and Kirkland, PLLC 8/19/2013
Office of Inspector General and Medicare Advantage Plan Sponsor Settle Allegations of Altering Records Submitted During Audit Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 8/17/2013
A Review of Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' (CMS) Approach to $125 Million Recoupment of Payments to Providers for Services to Incarcerated / Unlawfully Present Beneficiaries Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP 8/17/2013
Office of Inspector General Report on Critical Access Hospitals Proposes Removal of Necessary Provider Exemption von Briesen & Roper, S.C. 8/17/2013
Matria Healthcare Insider Traders Will Go to Trial Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP 8/16/2013
A Continued Examination of Charitable Patient Assistance Programs Part Six in a Series: What the Scope of Services Says About a Charitable PAP Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 8/16/2013
Hiding in Plain Sight: Failure to Scrub Patient Data from Digital Copiers Returned to Leasing Company Results in $1.2 Million Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Settlement Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 8/16/2013
Seven-Figure Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Settlement Prompted by Photocopier Breach Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 8/15/2013
China's Patent Re-Examination Board Says Pharmaceutical Salts Not Patentable Over Pure Compounds Greenberg Traurig, LLP 8/15/2013
Congressional Issues Update - Summer 2013 Greenberg Traurig, LLP 8/15/2013
Beyond Making the Rounds: Hospitalists & Quality of Care under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), cont. McBrayer, McGinnis, Leslie and Kirkland, PLLC 8/15/2013
Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) Extended to Same-Sex Couples in 13 States Barnes & Thornburg LLP 8/15/2013
Employer Liability Under State Medical Marijuana Laws Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP 8/15/2013
FDA Issues New Rules on Gluten Labeling McDermott Will & Emery 8/15/2013
Farm Bill Expiration Looms as Congress Seeks Path to Conference, Vital Funding Hangs in the Balance McDermott Will & Emery 8/15/2013
Recent Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) Announcements Effecting Label and Formula Applications McDermott Will & Emery 8/15/2013
FDA to Propose Rules to Address Foreign Supplier Verification Programs and Accreditation of Third-Party Auditors McDermott Will & Emery 8/15/2013
Texas Alcohol Regulators Provide Direct Shipping Option McDermott Will & Emery 8/14/2013
FDA “Action Level” for Arsenic in Apple Juice McDermott Will & Emery 8/14/2013
New Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Settlement Emphasizes Importance of Device Security and Sanitation von Briesen & Roper, S.C. 8/14/2013
Ballot Initiative Petitions Filed Seeking Operating Margin Limits on Massachusetts Hospitals Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 8/14/2013
Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) Proposal on Industrial Alcohol McDermott Will & Emery 8/14/2013
Employer Responsibility – Will You Pay or Play? Part II: The Variable Hour or Seasonal Employee Problem Poyner Spruill LLP 8/14/2013
Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) Ruling on Voluntary Serving Fact Labeling McDermott Will & Emery 8/14/2013
Health Care Reform by Petition in Massachusetts Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 8/14/2013
Dewonkify – Health Insurance Exchanges Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP 8/14/2013
U.S. Medical Oncology Practice Sentenced for Use and Medicare Billing of Cancer Drugs Intended for Foreign Markets Greenberg Traurig, LLP 8/14/2013
Reminder: Compliance Dates for Revising Your Business Associate Agreements for Compliance with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Omnibus Rule Dickinson Wright PLLC 8/14/2013
Pioneer Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) Exit the Program Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP 8/13/2013
Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Addresses Tension Between the Affordable Care Act (ACA), Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) and Antitrust Law Dickinson Wright PLLC 8/13/2013
Beyond Making the Rounds: Hospitalists & Quality of Care under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) McBrayer, McGinnis, Leslie and Kirkland, PLLC 8/13/2013
Health Care Reform Update - Week of August 12th , 2013 Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 8/13/2013
The Deadline for Compliance with the HIPAA Omnibus Rule is September 23, 2013. Are You Ready? Greenberg Traurig, LLP 8/12/2013
Healthcare Real Estate Development: Sweat the Small Stuff Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, PLLC 8/10/2013
Will Obesity Claims Be the Next Wave of Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Litigation? Poyner Spruill LLP 8/10/2013
Breach Notification Rules under Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Omnibus Rule Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP 8/10/2013
Does District Court Dismissal of Declined Qui Tam Threaten Future Department of Justice (DOJ) False Claims Enforcement? Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 8/9/2013
Supreme Court Extends PLIVA Case to Preempt Certain Design Defect Claims Against Generic Drug Manufacturers Greenberg Traurig, LLP 8/9/2013
Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Compliance Deadline Looms - Updating Business Associate Agreements Is a High Priority Poyner Spruill LLP 8/9/2013
Recent Nursing Facility Certificate of Need (CON) Decision Creates Controversy: What Is “Past Quality of Care” in a CON Review? Poyner Spruill LLP 8/8/2013
I Told You, I Told You, I Told You: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Region IV Imposes and Collects More Civil Money Penalties (CMPs) Than Any Other Region in the Nation Poyner Spruill LLP 8/8/2013
Kentucky Selected To Participate in ER “Superusers” Program McBrayer, McGinnis, Leslie and Kirkland, PLLC 8/8/2013
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Issues Revised Process for Making National Coverage Determinations von Briesen & Roper, S.C. 8/8/2013
FDA Expands Outreach to Produce Farmers as Comment Period Remains Open on Food Safety and Modernization Act's (FSMA) Proposed Produce Safety Rule Michael Best & Friedrich LLP 8/8/2013
Affordable Care Act: Delay of Employer Penalties Could Have Unintended Effects Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 8/8/2013
Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Whistleblower Lawsuit Filed in Federal Court Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP 8/8/2013
Food and Drug Administration (FDA): More Accountability for Food Imports Will Be Required Michael Best & Friedrich LLP 8/8/2013
New Health Bill Proposes to Eliminate Stark Law Exception for Certain In-Office Ancillary Services Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 8/8/2013
Transparency Update: U.S. Sunshine Collection Obligations Take Effect Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP 8/8/2013
FDA’s Implementation of Food Safety and Modernization Act of 2010 (FSMA) Continues, Now with Judicial Encouragement Michael Best & Friedrich LLP 8/8/2013
FDA Issues Draft Guidance on Definition of Denying, Delaying, Limiting or Refusing to Permit Inspection Barnes & Thornburg LLP 8/7/2013
Health Care Reform Update - Week of August 5th, 2013 Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 8/7/2013
“Dear Doctor” Letters: Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Removes Behavior Tracking Recommendations from Proposed Guidance Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP 8/6/2013
Illinois Medical Marijuana Bill Signed, Implicates Employment Relationship Barnes & Thornburg LLP 8/6/2013
The Pioneer Accountable Care Organization (ACO) Program Report Card McBrayer, McGinnis, Leslie and Kirkland, PLLC 8/6/2013
Will an Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Rule Make People Sick? - FDA Establishes a Rule on the Labeling of "Gluten Free" Foods that Sets a Limit Above What Some Groups Claim Causes Adverse Reactions Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP 8/6/2013
A New Wave in Real Estate Investment, or a Beta Test Destined to Flop? Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, PLLC 8/6/2013
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) Attacks Post Offer Medical History Gathering Michael Best & Friedrich LLP 8/6/2013
Telehealth: A Different (but not to be Ignored) Area of Healthcare Real Estate Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, PLLC 8/5/2013
Healthcare Real Estate – a Boom, a Slow Down, and More…. Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, PLLC 8/5/2013
Massachusetts Private Health Care Exchange Announced Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 8/3/2013
Federal District Courts Request FDA to Define “Natural” With Respect to Genetically-Modified Organisms (GMO) Foods Barnes & Thornburg LLP 8/2/2013
House Energy and Commerce Committee Passes Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) Bill Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP 8/2/2013
A Continued Examination of Charitable Patient Assistance Programs Part Five in a Series: How Charitable PAPs Organize Disease Funds Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 8/2/2013
New Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Food Safety Rules Will Affect Foreign Food Suppliers, Foreign Food Producers, U.S. Food Importers McDermott Will & Emery 8/2/2013
Cafeteria Plans, the Affordable Care Act, and Continued Compliance with the Massachusetts Free-Rider Surcharge Requirement—New Advice from the Massachusetts Health Insurance Connector Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 8/2/2013
Healthcare and Data Exclusivity in Russia – One Year Later Michael Best & Friedrich LLP 8/2/2013
Private Equity Activity in Contract Research Organizations: Recent Deals and Key Issues for Consideration McDermott Will & Emery 8/1/2013
Medical Office Today Talks Office Timeshares Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, PLLC 8/1/2013
Proposed Payment Changes for Medicare Home Health Agencies, cont. McBrayer, McGinnis, Leslie and Kirkland, PLLC 8/1/2013
Obvious to Try and the Prima Facie Obviousness Patent Infringement Case Novo Nordisk A/S v. Caraco Pharmaceutical Labs. Ltd. McDermott Will & Emery 8/1/2013
Ready or Not – Sunshine Act Data Collection Starts August 1, 2013 Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 8/1/2013
Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Issues Proposed Rule on Accreditation of Third-Party Auditors for Food Safety Barnes & Thornburg LLP 8/1/2013
Patent Claim Limitations Must be Substantially Similar for a Previous Disclaimer to Apply: Regents of the Univ. of Minn. v. AGA Med. Corp. McDermott Will & Emery 8/1/2013
Medical Office Space and Repurposing (but this time, it’s not what you think) Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, PLLC 8/1/2013
Recent Data Breach Reports: And the Hits Keep on Coming.... Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 8/1/2013
Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Publishes Orphan Drug Rule for 340B Program Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP 8/1/2013
October 1, 2013 Deadline for Notice to Employees of Coverage Options Under the Affordable Care Act Poyner Spruill LLP 7/31/2013
Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Issues Proposed Rule on Foreign Supplier Verification Program for Food Safety Barnes & Thornburg LLP 7/31/2013
Proposed Payment Changes for Medicare Home Health Agencies McBrayer, McGinnis, Leslie and Kirkland, PLLC 7/31/2013
Health Care Reform Update - July 29, 2013 Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 7/30/2013
Employee Benefit Implications of the Supreme Court Ruling on the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) Michael Best & Friedrich LLP 7/30/2013
“Affordable Care Act” Creates Additional Tax Complication for Flow Through Entities Schiff Hardin LLP 7/30/2013
Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) Draft Guidance For Industry On Pre-Launch Activities Importation Requests: Dead On Arrival? Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP 7/30/2013
Final Regulations Addressing Changes to Wellness Programs Issued Michael Best & Friedrich LLP 7/30/2013
Considerations for US Employers Post-Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP 7/30/2013
Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Clarifies 340B Orphan Drug Exception But 340B Audit Enforcement Remains Murky Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 7/30/2013
Employers Still Must Play Nice: "Pay or Play Rules" Delayed, but Compliance Planning Must Continue von Briesen & Roper, S.C. 7/30/2013
Privacy Monday – July 29, 2013 Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 7/30/2013
Drug Import Regulation: On the Brink of Historic Change Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP 7/29/2013
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Changes to the Clinical Laboratory Fee Schedule McDermott Will & Emery 7/29/2013
China Solicits Comments on Draft Rules for Writing Periodic Safety Update Reports McDermott Will & Emery 7/26/2013
Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) Fee Payment and Filing Deadline is July 31, 2013 Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 7/26/2013
A Continued Examination of Charitable Patient Assistance Programs (PAP), Part Four in a Series: Staying True to the Definition of an Independent, Nonprofit Charitable PAP Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 7/26/2013
MedPAC Highlights Multiple Policy Options to Address Payment Differences Across Ambulatory Settings Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP 7/26/2013
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Spells Out Requirements in New Rule for Consumer Helpers in Insurance Exchanges Barnes & Thornburg LLP 7/26/2013
Tick, Tock: Less than 60 Days to Comply with Updated Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)/Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Rules Poyner Spruill LLP 7/26/2013
July 15, 2013 New Jersey Health Care Regulatory Developments Giordano, Halleran & Ciesla, P.C. 7/25/2013
Plaintiffs Abandon Putative Class Action Against Pfizer and Takeda over Protonix McDermott Will & Emery 7/25/2013
July 31 Payment Deadline For Some Self-Insured Health Plan Sponsors Godfrey & Kahn S.C. 7/25/2013
North Carolina Dentists Seek Rehearing En Banc After Losing Bid for Antitrust Immunity McDermott Will & Emery 7/25/2013
WellPoint, Inc. Pays Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) $1.7 Million to Settle Affiliated Covered Entity's Alleged Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Violations Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP 7/25/2013
WellPoint, Inc. Reaches $1.7 Million Dollar Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Settlement Continuing the 2012 Trend of Heavy Fines Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP 7/25/2013
Patient-Centered Outcomes Research (PCOR) Trust Fund Fee Due Soon for Many Plans Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP 7/25/2013
Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Omnibus Final Rule Compliance Date Is Only Two Months Away McDermott Will & Emery 7/25/2013
Patent Term Extension in Russia Michael Best & Friedrich LLP 7/25/2013
Chinese Investigation of GlaxoSmithKlein Broadens as Details Emerge Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 7/24/2013
The Countdown Begins – Sunshine Act Data Collection Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 7/24/2013
Fee-Splitting Prohibition and Physician Practice Management Arrangements Greenberg Traurig, LLP 7/24/2013
Health and Human Services Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Finalizes 340B Program Orphan Drug Exclusion Rules McDermott Will & Emery 7/24/2013
Healthcare Real Estate, 2013 - How Is It Shaping Up? Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, PLLC 7/24/2013
Former ArthroCare CEO and CFO Charged with Securities Fraud, Wire Fraud Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 7/23/2013
Sound Inpatient’s Unsound Practices Lead to $14.5 Million Settlement McBrayer, McGinnis, Leslie and Kirkland, PLLC 7/23/2013
Final Affordable Care Act Regulations on the Exemption of Contraceptives Coverage by Religious Employers and Student Health Insurance McDermott Will & Emery 7/23/2013
Caution: Risk Adjustment Hurdles Facing Plans and Providers Under the Affordable Care Act Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 7/23/2013
Important Reminder Regarding Pay the Federal Comparative Effectiveness Research (PCORI) Fees McDermott Will & Emery 7/23/2013
Excitement in Biotech Industry Brings Wave of Initial Public Offerings (IPOs), Merger Offers McBrayer, McGinnis, Leslie and Kirkland, PLLC 7/22/2013
Illinois Court Refuses to Enforce Non-Solicitation Clause in Physician’s Employment Agreement Barnes & Thornburg LLP 7/22/2013
Examining Charitable Patient Assistance Programs Part Three in a Series: Using Third Parties to Evaluate Charitable Patient Assistance Programs (PAPs) Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 7/22/2013
Illinois Governor’s Plan for State to Oversee Illinois Health Insurance Exchange Denied by Legislature Barnes & Thornburg LLP 7/22/2013
Disaster Planning for Magical Rabbits Risk and Insurance Management Society, Inc. (RIMS) 7/21/2013
Supplementary Protection Certificates and Pediatric Extensions in Croatia Michael Best & Friedrich LLP 7/20/2013
Proposed Medicare Cuts Would Significantly Impact Independent Laboratories Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 7/19/2013
Recent Patent Cases Filed in the Northern District of Georgia Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, PLLC 7/19/2013
Keeping Up With the Kardashians Is NOT a Defense Under Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 7/19/2013
U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, Office of Inspector General Opinion 13-03: Laboratory Services to Physician Practice Groups For Patients Not Covered by a Federal Healthcare Program Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP 7/19/2013
Massachusetts Fair Share Law and Health Insurance Responsibility (HIRD) Form Requirements Repealed Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 7/19/2013
Supreme Court Ruling on Human Gene Patenting Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP 7/18/2013
First Year Analysis – The Pioneer Accountable Care Organizations (ACO) Program Wins Some, Loses Some Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 7/18/2013
China Life Science Laws and Regulations Update Greenberg Traurig, LLP 7/17/2013
Senator Leahy Urges National Institutes of Health (NIH) to Exercise “March-in” Rights on Myriad’s Tests Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A. 7/17/2013
Oxford Health Plans, LLC v. Sutter: Don’t Forget to Read the Arbitration Provision McBrayer, McGinnis, Leslie and Kirkland, PLLC 7/17/2013
Weight For It: How Will The American Medical Association’s (AMA) New Decision Affect Employers? McBrayer, McGinnis, Leslie and Kirkland, PLLC 7/17/2013
July 1, 2013 New Jersey Health Care Regulatory Developments Giordano, Halleran & Ciesla, P.C. 7/17/2013
Office of Inspector General for the Department of Health and Human Services (OIG) Releases Online Self-Disclosure Form Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 7/17/2013
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Proposes Changes to Modernize and Update the Clinical Laboratory Fee Schedule McDermott Will & Emery 7/17/2013
Health Care Reform Update - July 15th, 2013 Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 7/17/2013
Health Care Reform Employer Mandate Delayed; DOMA Struck Down - What Now For Employers? Poyner Spruill LLP 7/16/2013
Senate Advances Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education (LHHS) Appropriations Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP 7/16/2013
An Ounce of Prevention (and a Dash of Technology, and a Sprig of Innovative Design) Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, PLLC 7/16/2013
US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Issues New Medical Device Reporting Guidance Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP 7/16/2013
The Employer Mandate Has Been Moved One Year. Now What? Barnes & Thornburg LLP 7/15/2013
Federal Court Upholds Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ (CMS) “Per Click” and “Under Arrangement” Ban Barnes & Thornburg LLP 7/14/2013
Employer Coverage Mandate Delayed Until 2015 Armstrong Teasdale 7/13/2013
Federal Court Finds Breach of Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Business Associate Agreement Resulting from Identity Theft Barnes & Thornburg LLP 7/13/2013
June 3 and June 17, 2013 New Jersey Health Care Regulatory Developments Giordano, Halleran & Ciesla, P.C. 7/13/2013
New EU Regulation on Cosmetic Products Enters Into Force McDermott Will & Emery 7/13/2013
Insurer Enters Into $1.7 Million Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Settlement von Briesen & Roper, S.C. 7/13/2013
What the Delay of the Employer Mandate Means for Plan Sponsors Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP 7/12/2013
IRS Issues Transition Relief on the One-Year Delay in Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act’s (PPACA) Information Reporting and Employer Shared Responsibility Rules Dickinson Wright PLLC 7/12/2013
Department of Labor (DOL) Guidance on Notice of Exchange Options Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP 7/12/2013
Lessons from the California Attorney General’s Data Breach Report for the Health Care Industry Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 7/12/2013
Obama Administration Announces Delays For the Reporting and Penalty Requirements for Employers Greenberg Traurig, LLP 7/12/2013
What Have We Learned from Audits under the Medicare Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Program? McDermott Will & Emery 7/12/2013
FDA Issues Draft Guidance on Medical Device Reporting for Manufacturers Barnes & Thornburg LLP 7/12/2013
Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) Absences on the Rise; Employers Should Consider Improved Controls Odin, Feldman & Pittleman, P.C. 7/12/2013
Obama Administration Delays Enforcement of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) Employer Shared Responsibility Rule to 2015 Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 7/12/2013
Addressing the Physician Shortage: Recruit Early and Recruit Often McBrayer, McGinnis, Leslie and Kirkland, PLLC 7/12/2013
Deadline For the Employer "Pay or Play" Mandates Under Health Care Reform Extended Until 2015 Schiff Hardin LLP 7/12/2013
2013 Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) Amendments: Have You Complied? Odin, Feldman & Pittleman, P.C. 7/12/2013
Transition Relief on Certain Information Reporting and Employer Shared Responsibility Provisions McDermott Will & Emery 7/11/2013
Hospitals Fight Back to Defend 340B Drug Pricing Program Operations Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 7/11/2013
Supreme Court Rules Defense of Marriage Act Unconstitutional — What Does this Mean for Plan Sponsors? Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP 7/11/2013
Affordable Care Act Update Giordano, Halleran & Ciesla, P.C. 7/11/2013
Examining Charitable Patient Assistance Programs Part - Two in a Series: Independent Audits of Charitable Entities Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 7/11/2013
Want a Law Job? Learn the Health-Care Act Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, PLLC 7/11/2013
Senate Progress on FY 2014 Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education (LHHS) Appropriations Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP 7/11/2013
Massachusetts House and Senate Negotiators Agree on FY 2014 Budget; Funding Sources Remain Uncertain Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 7/11/2013
It’s Official: IRS Issues Guidance Affirming One-Year Delay in the Affordable Care Act Employer Mandate and Related Reporting Rules Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 7/11/2013
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Releases Medicare End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) Payment Rule Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP 7/10/2013
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General (OIG) Now Accepting Electronic Submissions to Self-Disclosure Protocol von Briesen & Roper, S.C. 7/10/2013
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Releases Physician Payment Rule Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP 7/10/2013
Squeezing Blood from a Turnip: Health Care Reform & Kentucky’s Physician Shortage McBrayer, McGinnis, Leslie and Kirkland, PLLC 7/10/2013
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Releases Proposed Calendar Year 2014 Updates to Home Health Prospective Payment System McDermott Will & Emery 7/10/2013
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Releases Hospital Outpatient Payment Rule Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP 7/10/2013
Health Care Reform Update - Week of July 8, 2013 Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 7/9/2013
Affordable Care Act Imposes Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) and Transitional Reinsurance Fees on Employers' Self-Insured Group Health Plans von Briesen & Roper, S.C. 7/9/2013
How Important is Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' (CMS) Recent Release of Hospital Inpatient and Outpatient Charges Data? Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP 7/9/2013
America’s Aging Health Care Workforce Presents Major Challenges for Health Care Employers Poyner Spruill LLP 7/9/2013
Using Covenants Not to Compete in the Health Care Industry Part 1 – Understand the Basics Poyner Spruill LLP 7/9/2013
Bring Your Own Device Programs and Health Care: Too Risky to Work? Poyner Spruill LLP 7/8/2013
Chinese Detain Pharmaceutical Company Managers in Economic Crime Probe Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 7/7/2013
Health Insurers In Rhode Island and Western New York Sued By Providers For Alleged Antitrust Violations Dickinson Wright PLLC 7/6/2013
A Short-Lived Victory for Generic Drug Manufacturers? Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP 7/6/2013
Employer Mandate Enforcement Delayed Until 2015 McBrayer, McGinnis, Leslie and Kirkland, PLLC 7/5/2013
The Obamacare Delays and the Massachusetts "Fair Share" Employer Mandate: Now What? Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 7/5/2013
Obama Administration Delays Affordable Care Act's (ACA) Employer-Coverage Mandate Until 2015 Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP 7/5/2013
Obamacare Employer Mandate Delayed A Year Barnes & Thornburg LLP 7/5/2013
Employer Mandate Provision in Affordable Care Act (ACA) Delayed McBrayer, McGinnis, Leslie and Kirkland, PLLC 7/4/2013
Final Rule Implementing Affordable Care Act (ACA) Wellness Program Requirements Increases Financial Incentives to Participate and Allows Financial Penalties Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP 7/4/2013
Employer Mandate Delay Re: Affordable Care Act Greenberg Traurig, LLP 7/4/2013
Two Peas in a Pod: Licensing Health Care Facilities & Daycare Centers McBrayer, McGinnis, Leslie and Kirkland, PLLC 7/4/2013
Obama Administration Announces a One-Year Delay in the Enforcement of the Affordable Care Act's Employer Shared Responsibility (a/k/a "Pay-or-Play") Rules Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 7/4/2013
Treasury Department Postpones Pay or Play Rules von Briesen & Roper, S.C. 7/4/2013
Affordable Care Act Shared Responsibility Penalty Delayed Until 2015 Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP 7/4/2013
Final Affordable Care Act Regulations on the Exemption of Contraceptives Coverage by Religious Employers and Student Health Insurance McDermott Will & Emery 7/4/2013
IRS Announces Penalties Under the Employer Mandate Will Not Apply Until 2015 Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP 7/4/2013
One-Year Delay in Employer Mandate Under Affordable Care Act Neal, Gerber & Eisenberg LLP 7/4/2013
Obama Administration Delays Until 2015 Large Employer Shared Responsibility Requirements, Reporting and Tax Penalties Dickinson Wright PLLC 7/4/2013
Office of Inspector General (OIG) Issues Favorable Advisory Opinion Regarding Tiered Rebate Program Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 7/3/2013
The U.S. Supreme Court Rules Defense of Marriage Act Unconstitutional: Significant Implications for Employee Benefit Plans Dickinson Wright PLLC 7/3/2013
Affordable Care Act – Delay of Pay-or-Play Penalties Announced Michael Best & Friedrich LLP 7/3/2013
No Easy Street for Addressing Stark Law Liability: A Law Review Q&A von Briesen & Roper, S.C. 7/3/2013
Employers Have an Additional Year to Comply with Key Provision of the Affordable Care Act Varnum LLP 7/3/2013
Final Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) Regulations Impose New Obligations on Employer Health Plans Godfrey & Kahn S.C. 7/3/2013
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Rule Complicates Long-Term Care Facility and Hospice Relationships Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP 7/2/2013
Transforming Not-for-Profit Governance and Oversight in New York: The Nonprofit Revitalization Act and Executive Compensation Reform Act Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 7/2/2013
King County, Washington Enacts Pharmaceutical Take-Back Program Beveridge & Diamond PC 7/2/2013
Final Wellness Program Rules: New Requirements Will Likely Require Changes to Outcome-Based Programs Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP 7/2/2013
New Requirement for Long-Term Care (LTC) Facilities That Arrange Hospice Services through a Medicare-Certified Hospice McDermott Will & Emery 7/2/2013
House Subcommittee Hears Testimony on Developing Mobile Medical Applications Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 7/2/2013
Red, White, Blue, and Labor, Health, and Human Services (LHHS) Appropriations Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP 7/2/2013
Supreme Court Applies Tougher “But For” Standard to Title VII Retaliation Claims Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP 7/2/2013
Health Care Reform Update - Week of July 1, 2013 Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 7/1/2013
The Brave New World of HIPAA Breaches: Omnibus Rule Changes the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 ("HIPAA") and Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act ("HITECH") Landscape von Briesen & Roper, S.C. 7/1/2013
No Summary Judgment of Invalidity on Prior Clinical Trials Where Confidentiality Obligations Are Imposed McDermott Will & Emery 7/1/2013
Generic Versions of AstraZeneca’s Pulmicort Respules Enjoined from Launch Pending Appeal in Patent Infringement Case McDermott Will & Emery 6/30/2013
No Anti-Suit Injunction Where Foreign Arbitration Controls Resolution of Licensing Dispute McDermott Will & Emery 6/30/2013
Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Issues Draft Guidance on Decisions for Investigational Device Exemption (IDE) Clinical Investigations Barnes & Thornburg LLP 6/30/2013
Immaculate Conception? It Is in the Eye, Re: Inventions McDermott Will & Emery 6/30/2013
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Conducts Star Ratings Best Practices Webinar Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 6/29/2013
Medicare's Home Health Payment Rule Released Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP 6/29/2013
Wyeth v. Abbott Labs. – Picking Plaintiff’s Poison re: Patent Infringement Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A. 6/29/2013
Multiple Class Action Complaints Challenge Church Plan Status of Hospital Pension Plans McDermott Will & Emery 6/29/2013
Claim Term Can Have Different Constructions Depending Upon Context In Patent Claims McDermott Will & Emery 6/28/2013
Update on the 83rd Texas Legislature Greenberg Traurig, LLP 6/28/2013
Federal Court Orders FDA to Complete Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Rules by June 30, 2015 Barnes & Thornburg LLP 6/28/2013
A False Claims Act Kerfuffle: First Circuit Reaffirms the Intent of the "First to File" Rule and Deepens Circuit Split Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP 6/28/2013
U.S. Supreme Court Decision Puts Reverse Payment Settlements Under the Microscope Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, PLLC 6/28/2013
Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Finalizes Exchange Rules Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP 6/27/2013
Health Care Reform Update - Week of June 24, 2013 Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 6/27/2013
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Issues Sunshine Act FAQs Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP 6/26/2013
Increased Availability of Health Care Data Means More Oversight and More Litigation Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 6/26/2013
Details of Health Insurance Exchanges: Health and Human Services (HHS) Releases Proposed Rule von Briesen & Roper, S.C. 6/24/2013
Conservatives and Democrats Team Up in the House to Kill the Farm Bill MapLight 6/23/2013
Federal Trade Commission (FTC) v. Actavis: What Does It Mean for Reverse-Payment Settlements? Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP 6/23/2013
Client Alert: Reverse Payment Patent Settlements Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, PLLC 6/22/2013
Health and Human Services (HHS) Proposes Clarifications for Market Reform Regulations and New Exchange-Related Obligations But Leaves Key Questions Unanswered McDermott Will & Emery 6/22/2013
Supreme Court Holds That Reverse Payment Patent Settlements Are Subject to Antitrust Scrutiny Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 6/22/2013
U.S. Supreme Court Defers to Arbitrator’s Decision to Allow Class Arbitration in Healthcare Action Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP 6/21/2013
Categorizing Nurses under the Fair Labor Standards Act McBrayer, McGinnis, Leslie and Kirkland, PLLC 6/21/2013
“Reverse Payment” Settlements Subject to Greater Antitrust Scrutiny: Implications of Supreme Court FTC v. Actavis Ruling McDermott Will & Emery 6/21/2013
Tri-Agencies Release Final Rules on Wellness Programs Schiff Hardin LLP 6/21/2013
Attention Employers with Self-Insured Health Plans: Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCOR) Fees Due July 31 Varnum LLP 6/21/2013
FY 2014 302(b) Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education Funding Allocations Announced Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP 6/21/2013
Federal District Court Upholds Stark Regulation Ban on Physician-Owned Under Arrangement Service Providers Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 6/20/2013
Supreme Court Finds Antitrust Scrutiny Applies to Pay-for-Delay Settlements Bracewell & Giuliani LLP 6/20/2013
Texas Makes Changes to Medicaid Laws and Programs Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 6/20/2013
Supreme Court Holds There Is No Free Pass for Pay for Delay Agreements Schiff Hardin LLP 6/20/2013
Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Taking on Cybersecurity Risks for Medical Devices Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP 6/20/2013
Health Care Reform Update - Week of June 17th, 2013 Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 6/20/2013
Stand-Alone Hospitals: To Merge or Not to Merge ... is THAT the question? Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, PLLC 6/20/2013
Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) Revised Hazard Communication Standard Imposes New Training Requirements by Dec. 1, 2013 Barnes & Thornburg LLP 6/19/2013
What’s Up With Nursing Facility “Mandatory” Corporate Compliance Programs? Poyner Spruill LLP 6/19/2013
General Assembly Calls For Study On Increasing Assisted Living Communities In Rural Areas Poyner Spruill LLP 6/19/2013
Updated Office of Inspector General (OIG) Exclusion Guidance Spells Out Recommended Employee Screening Procedures 6/19/2013
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Proposes Rule for Exchanges and SHOPs Under the Affordable Care Act Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP 6/19/2013
Section 3(d) of the Indian Patents Act – Part II Michael Best & Friedrich LLP 6/18/2013
A Primer on “Low-Cost” Group Health Plans Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 6/18/2013
Hospitals and Healthcare Systems Continue to Monetize Real Estate Assets Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, PLLC 6/18/2013
Preventing and Reducing Improper Medicare and Medicaid Expenditures Act of 2013: New Legislation to Curb Health Care Fraud Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 6/18/2013
Patient Safety Organization (PSO) Reminder: Hospitals Need to Contract with a PSO in Order to Participate in State Insurance Exchanges Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP 6/18/2013
Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission (MACPAC) Annual Report Released Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP 6/18/2013
Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) Releases June Report Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP 6/18/2013
When a Doctor’s Note Doesn’t Cut It: Medical Exams after Leaves of Absence McBrayer, McGinnis, Leslie and Kirkland, PLLC 6/17/2013
Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) and Antitrust Are Aligned and Compatible, Says Commissioner Brill McDermott Will & Emery 6/16/2013
Organ Transplantation in Children: What is Ethical? Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP 6/16/2013
Fourth Circuit & Federal Trade Commission (FTC): State Dental Board Subject to Federal Antitrust Laws in Teeth-Whitening Case Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 6/15/2013
“Sophisticated Plaintiff” Found to Be Adequate Class Representative in Securities Litigation Case Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP 6/15/2013
Examining Charitable Patient Assistance Programs: Careful Due Diligence Yields Responsible Investment Decisions Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 6/14/2013
There's an App for That!! Re: Apps for Healthcare Providers Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, PLLC 6/14/2013
Michigan Court Extends Physician-Patient Privilege to Apply to Any Entity that Obtains Protected Medical Information from a Doctor Dickinson Wright PLLC 6/14/2013
Employers, Have You Paid Affordable Care Act Fees For Your Health Plan? They May Be Due By July 31—Are You Ready? Poyner Spruill LLP 6/14/2013
Cybersecurity: FDA Risks for Medical Devices Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP 6/14/2013
French Sunshine Act Implemented…Awaiting Guidance Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP 6/14/2013
Just What the Doctor Ordered: Building a Strong Medical Office Building Landlord/Tenant Relationship Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, PLLC 6/13/2013
Governor’s Plan for State to Oversee Illinois Health Insurance Exchange Denied by Legislature Barnes & Thornburg LLP 6/13/2013
Sixth Circuit Splits with Second and Ninth Circuits Regarding Need to Allege Defendants' State of Mind for Claims Challenging Soft Information Under Section 11 of the Securities Act of 1933 Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP 6/13/2013
New Developments Surrounding Lactation Discrimination Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP 6/13/2013
Health Care Obligations of Employers Under the Affordable Care Act Giordano, Halleran & Ciesla, P.C. 6/12/2013
Health Care Reform Update - Week of June 10th, 2013 Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 6/12/2013
Federal Court Rules That Issuers Face Strict Liability for Erroneous Statements About Legal Compliance in Registration Statements, Even if They Did Not Know the Statements Were False Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 6/11/2013
How the Affordable Care Act Affects Healthcare Construction Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, PLLC 6/11/2013
Illinois Court Refuses to Enforce Non-Solicitation Clause in Physician’s Employment Agreement Barnes & Thornburg LLP 6/11/2013
National Institutes of Health (NIH) Opens Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program to Majority-Owned Venture Capital Small Business Concerns Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 6/11/2013
Supreme Court Upholds Arbitrator’s Decision Regarding Class Arbitration Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP 6/11/2013
Supreme Court Allows Class-Wide Arbitration in Oxford Health Plans LLC v. Sutter Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP 6/11/2013
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Ruling on Part B Rebilling McBrayer, McGinnis, Leslie and Kirkland, PLLC 6/11/2013
Renovate or Build New? Factors Healthcare Providers Need to Consider Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, PLLC 6/11/2013
Temporary and Contract Workers: Who Is a “Variable Hour” Employee under the Affordable Care Act? Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 6/11/2013
Section 3(d) of the Indian Patents Act – Part I Michael Best & Friedrich LLP 6/8/2013
May Jobs Report: Healthcare is Strong Sector for Jobs Growth Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, PLLC 6/8/2013
Medical Office Building Sales On the Rise: "If I'm the CFO of a hospital today, this is the best time to sell" Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, PLLC 6/7/2013
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) Offers Guidance on Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Workplace Accommodations Greenberg Traurig, LLP 6/7/2013
Incapacity Issues when Owning Florida Real Estate Altro Levy LLP 6/7/2013
First Circuit Rules First-Filed False Claims Act (FCA) Complaint Need Not Satisfy Rule 9(b) to Bar Subsequent Qui Tam Actions Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 6/7/2013
Final Affordable Care Act (ACA) Wellness Rules Issued McDermott Will & Emery 6/7/2013
Electronic Health Records (EHR) Systems: Contracting for Change McBrayer, McGinnis, Leslie and Kirkland, PLLC 6/6/2013
Office for Civil Rights (OCR) Releases Technical Corrections to Omnibus Rule von Briesen & Roper, S.C. 6/6/2013
Final Regulations Issued on Nondiscriminatory Wellness Programs – New Rules for Outcome-Based Programs Dickinson Wright PLLC 6/6/2013
Health Care Reform Update - Week of June 3, 2013 Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 6/6/2013
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) Offers Guidance on Workplace Accommodations Greenberg Traurig, LLP 6/6/2013
Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Releases Revised Form 720 to Pay Patient-Centered Outcome Research Fee McDermott Will & Emery 6/6/2013
May 20, 2013 New Jersey Health Care Regulatory Developments Giordano, Halleran & Ciesla, P.C. 6/5/2013
Illinois Health Facilities and Services Review Board Amends Its Procedural Rules McDermott Will & Emery 6/5/2013
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) Provides Updated Guidance Regarding Employer Accommodations for Cancer, Epilepsy, Diabetes and Intellectual Disabilities Michael Best & Friedrich LLP 6/5/2013
Is Data Mining Coming to a State Medicaid Fraud Control Unit Near You? Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 6/5/2013
2013 Annual Report of the Board of Trustees of the Federal Hospital Insurance and Federal Supplemental Medical Insurance Trust Funds Giordano, Halleran & Ciesla, P.C. 6/5/2013
Notices Required by the Affordable Care Act by October 2013 McBrayer, McGinnis, Leslie and Kirkland, PLLC 6/5/2013
Agencies Seek Comments to Inform Future Health Information Technology (IT) Regulation Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 6/5/2013
Electronic Health Record (EHR) Systems: Is Certification Ever Certain? McBrayer, McGinnis, Leslie and Kirkland, PLLC 6/4/2013
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Service (CMS) Medicare Medical Loss Ratio Final Rule Creates New Obligations and Risks McDermott Will & Emery 6/4/2013
Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Wins Another "State Action" Case as 4th Circuit Finds State Board Can be a "Private Actor" Schiff Hardin LLP 6/4/2013
2013 Medicare Trustees’ Report Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP 6/4/2013
Breastfeeding is Protected by Title VII, Fifth Circuit Rules Schiff Hardin LLP 6/3/2013
Inside the Affordable Care Act: 5 Secrets Every Business Needs to Know U.S. Department of Labor 6/3/2013
Competition is Key: Early Report on Health Insurance Marketplace in Wisconsin von Briesen & Roper, S.C. 6/3/2013
Re: Patent Infringement - New Uses of Known Compositions and Methods Held Not Obvious By Federal Circuit McDermott Will & Emery 6/2/2013
Federal Circuit Holds Claim Construction Turns on Patentee Disclaimer McDermott Will & Emery 6/2/2013
Functional Limitation Saves “Spaced Relationship” from Indefiniteness Re: Patent Litigation and Health Care McDermott Will & Emery 6/2/2013
High Court Injunctions - A Bitter Pill to Swallow for UK Antitrust Litigants Greenberg Traurig, LLP 6/2/2013
Proper Disclosure and Documentation the Focal Point in New Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and Medicare Rules Dinsmore & Shohl LLP 6/1/2013
The Federal Circuit Reverses Summary Judgment that Reissue Patent Claims Were Not Obvious McDermott Will & Emery 5/31/2013
Sixth Circuit Lowers Bar for Securities Claims and Creates Circuit Split Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP 5/31/2013
First Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Resolution Agreement of 2013 — and it certainly will not be the last Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 5/31/2013
Office of Inspector General (OIG) Updates Self-Disclosure Protocol, But Discourages Action, cont. McBrayer, McGinnis, Leslie and Kirkland, PLLC 5/31/2013
Examination of Pharmaceutical Patent Applications by National Agency of Sanitary Surveillance (ANVISA) in Brazil Michael Best & Friedrich LLP 5/31/2013
Top 10 Affordable Care Act Compliance Tasks for Employers in 2013 Dickinson Wright PLLC 5/31/2013
Biophilia Re: Healthcare Interior Design Movement Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, PLLC 5/30/2013
Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Delivers Its First Mobile Medical App Inquiry Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 5/30/2013
Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Update: April Showers Bring May Headaches Vedder Price 5/30/2013
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI) and the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) Announce Availability of Significant Federal Research Funding Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP 5/30/2013
D.C. Court Upholds Stark Restriction on Under Arrangements Joint Ventures Giordano, Halleran & Ciesla, P.C. 5/30/2013
May 6, 2013 New Jersey Health Care Regulatory Developments Giordano, Halleran & Ciesla, P.C. 5/29/2013
The Pressure Is On: Deadline for States to Pass False Claims Laws Looms Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 5/29/2013
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Complaint Investigation Process Changes – What Every Hospital with Deemed Status Should Know McDermott Will & Emery 5/29/2013
Final Workplace Wellness Rule Released Re: Affordable Care Act (ACA) Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP 5/29/2013
U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) Publishes Updated Guidance on the Employment Rights of People with Cancer, Diabetes, Epilepsy and Intellectual Disabilities Poyner Spruill LLP 5/29/2013
Employers Have Until October 1st to Comply with Affordable Care Act's Notice Requirements Lowndes, Drosdick, Doster, Kantor & Reed, P.A. 5/29/2013
Physician Held Liable For Disclosing Patient Information Greenberg Traurig, LLP 5/29/2013
Employers May Require Psychological Counseling For Employees Under Certain Circumstances Varnum LLP 5/29/2013
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Extends Comment Period for Proposed Rule Regarding Oversight of Accreditation Organizations McDermott Will & Emery 5/29/2013
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Conducts First Call on Physician Payments Sunshine Act Implementation Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 5/28/2013
Office of Inspector General (“OIG”) Updates Self-Disclosure Protocol, But Discourages Action McBrayer, McGinnis, Leslie and Kirkland, PLLC 5/28/2013
The U.S. Role in Global Health Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP 5/28/2013
New Notice Requirements to Employees Regarding Health Insurance Exchanges and Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA) Dickinson Wright PLLC 5/28/2013
Georgia District Court Grants Temporary Restraining Order in Phoebe Putney Litigation McDermott Will & Emery 5/26/2013
Georgia District Court Addresses What a Lay Corporate Witness Designee Do to Prepare for a 30(b)(6) Deposition in a Patent and Admonishes Parties to Cooperate in Discovery or Sanctions Will Be Assessed Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, PLLC 5/25/2013
Highlights of the Joint National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and Office for Civil Rights (OCR) Safeguarding Health Information Conference Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 5/25/2013
North Carolina Court of Appeals Orders Injunction In OB-GYN Covenant Not To Compete Case Poyner Spruill LLP 5/25/2013
Compensation & Benefits Law Update von Briesen & Roper, S.C. 5/24/2013
Third Circuit Finds Certain Food Labeling Claims Expressly Preempted by Food, Drug & Cosmetic Act Barnes & Thornburg LLP 5/24/2013
Senate Committee Approves National Labor Relation Board (NLRB) Nominees for Confirmation Vote Barnes & Thornburg LLP 5/24/2013
Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA): Does Your Lease Comply? Dinsmore & Shohl LLP 5/23/2013
Notice of Coverage Options Available Through the Health Insurance Exchanges McDermott Will & Emery 5/23/2013
Plan for the Worst, Hope for the Best: Why You Must Have a HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) Risk Assessment McBrayer, McGinnis, Leslie and Kirkland, PLLC 5/23/2013
FDA Issues Draft Guidance on Significant Decisions and Substantive Summaries for Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH) Appeals Barnes & Thornburg LLP 5/23/2013
University Pays $400,000 for Unsecured Electronic Protected Health Information Raymond Law Group LLC 5/23/2013
French Sunshine Act Finally Implemented: Big Changes for the Health Care Sector McDermott Will & Emery 5/23/2013
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid (CMS) Issues Final Medical Loss Ratio (MLR) Rule for Medicare Advantage and Part D Programs Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 5/22/2013
Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Looking Out for Temporary Workers’ Safety McBrayer, McGinnis, Leslie and Kirkland, PLLC 5/22/2013
Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Interpretive Letter Allowing Union Representatives to Participate in Inspections of Non-Union Facilities Varnum LLP 5/22/2013
Now the Unions are Complaining About Obamacare Barnes & Thornburg LLP 5/22/2013
Employee Notices About Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) Insurance Exchanges - Guidance Issued Vedder Price 5/22/2013
Favorable Temporary Affordable Care Act (ACA) Exemption for Expatriate Health Plans McDermott Will & Emery 5/21/2013
Health Care Reform Update - Week of May 20, 2013 Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 5/21/2013
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) Issues Revised Guidance on Specific Disabilities Schiff Hardin LLP 5/21/2013
Florida Medical Record Disclosure Law Preempted by Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) McDermott Will & Emery 5/20/2013
Understanding Compulsory Licenses in India – Part 2 of a 2-Part Series Michael Best & Friedrich LLP 5/20/2013
Skin Cancer Remains the Most Common Cancer in US, Americans Urged to Take Action U.S. Environmental Protection Agency 5/20/2013
Wielding a Scalpel, Court Grants Injunction In Favor of Surgical Instrument Manufacturer Varnum LLP 5/20/2013
Office of Inspector General Issues Updated Bulletin on Exclusions from Federal Health Care Programs Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP 5/20/2013
Privately Held Medical Device and Drug Companies Face Unique Sunshine Act Challenges Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP 5/19/2013
Legal Alert Provides Full Analysis on the Impact of New Vista Nursing Barnes & Thornburg LLP 5/19/2013
Additional Guidance Issued on Summary of Benefits and Coverage Disclosure Requirements McDermott Will & Emery 5/19/2013
As Summer Winds Down, Patent Law Heats Up Greenberg Traurig, LLP 5/19/2013
Prioritization of Examination of Patent Applications in Brazil for Pharmaceutical Products and Processes, and Devices and Equipment Related to Public Health Michael Best & Friedrich LLP 5/19/2013
IRS, Treasury Department Issue Proposed Rules Governing Minimum Value, Affordability, and Wellness Programs Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 5/19/2013
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) Offers Updated Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Guidance Q&A’s Pertaining to Cancer, Diabetes, Epilepsy and Intellectual Disabilities Barnes & Thornburg LLP 5/19/2013
Department of Health and Human Services Office of the Inspector General Revises Special Advisory Bulletin on Exclusions Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP 5/18/2013
Department of Health and Human Services' Office of the Inspector General (HHS OIG) Issues Report on Hospice General Inpatient Care Billing Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP 5/18/2013
Health Benefit Exchanges: False Claims Gold Mines? Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP 5/18/2013
Tools for the Trade: Understanding Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) McBrayer, McGinnis, Leslie and Kirkland, PLLC 5/18/2013
Understanding Compulsory Licenses in India – Part 1 of a 2-Part Series Michael Best & Friedrich LLP 5/18/2013
Employers Must Update Several Policies, Forms and Posters Allen Matkins Leck Gamble Mallory & Natsis LLP 5/18/2013
Little Change in Congressional Budget Office (CBO) Score of Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) Fix Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP 5/17/2013
Third Circuit Holds Craig Becker’s National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) Recess Appointment Unconstitutional Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP 5/17/2013
What Does the Massachusetts Medical Marijuana Act Mean for Employers? Greenberg Traurig, LLP 5/17/2013
Employee Notices About Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) Insurance Exchanges - Guidance Issued Vedder Price 5/17/2013
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Announces Innovation Grants Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP 5/17/2013
Dr. Oz Fights Back Against False Advertising Dickinson Wright PLLC 5/17/2013
Raising the Stakes of Worker Misclassification Yet Again Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP 5/17/2013
Department of Labor Releases Technical Guidance For Employers Relating To Notice to Employees of Health Coverage Options under Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) Sec. 18B, as Well as Updated COBRA Election Notice Barnes & Thornburg LLP 5/16/2013
Coalition Sues U.S. Treasury to Stop IRS Tax Penalties Under Affordable Care Act McBrayer, McGinnis, Leslie and Kirkland, PLLC 5/15/2013
Estate Planning Basics Andrews Kurth 5/15/2013
Employer Responsibility – Will You Pay or Play? Poyner Spruill LLP 5/15/2013
What’s Next for Graduate Medical Education Accreditation? One System Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 5/15/2013
What Goes Up…Must Come Down: Viagra Patent Invalidated by Canadian Supreme Court Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP 5/15/2013
Two Significant First Quarter Developments in Occupational Safety and Health Michael Best & Friedrich LLP 5/15/2013
Tuomey Violates Stark Law and False Claims Act through Physician Employment Agreements Barnes & Thornburg LLP 5/15/2013
Department of Labor (DOL) Issues Model Notices to Employees Describing Health Insurance Exchanges Schiff Hardin LLP 5/15/2013
Employers Should Review How Plan Documents Define Spouse in Light of Recent Benefits Litigation McDermott Will & Emery 5/15/2013
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Issues Final "Sunshine" Rule, Establishing New Reporting Requirements for Drug and Device Makers and Some Group Purchasing Organizations (GPOs) Greenberg Traurig, LLP 5/15/2013
Affordable Care Act: Model Notice of Exchange Available Varnum LLP 5/14/2013
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Delays Edits to Deny Claims When Ordering/Referring Provider Not Enrolled in Medicare and Issues Proposed Rule on Enrollment Restrictions McDermott Will & Emery 5/14/2013
The Perils and Promise of 3D Printing: Are DIY Life Sciences in Your Future? Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP 5/13/2013
Medical Office Building (MOB) Financing Pointers Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, PLLC 5/13/2013
Second Circuit Certifies Smoking-Related Medical Monitoring Issue for Ruling by New York High Court Beveridge & Diamond PC 5/12/2013
Five Takeaways from the Office of Inspector General’s (OIG) Special Advisory Bulletin on Exclusion from Participation in Health Care Programs Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 5/12/2013
Final Medical Marijuana Regulations Approved in Massachusetts Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 5/11/2013
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) Signals Increased Focus on Employer-Sponsored Wellness Programs Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 5/11/2013
Notice of Health Insurance Coverage Options Available Through the Exchanges McDermott Will & Emery 5/11/2013
How to Minimize Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) Risk in Health Care Acquisitions Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 5/11/2013
Model Notice on Exchanges / Marketplaces Released Neal, Gerber & Eisenberg LLP 5/11/2013
Tough News for Tuomey Healthcare System Re: Jury Found Violation of False Claims Act (FCA) von Briesen & Roper, S.C. 5/10/2013
Trade Association Group Health Coverage Changes in Kentucky McBrayer, McGinnis, Leslie and Kirkland, PLLC 5/10/2013
Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General Releases Updated Special Advisory Bulletin on Exclusions from Participation in Federal Health Care Programs Barnes & Thornburg LLP 5/10/2013
Draft Guidance Outlines Recommendations for Formal Meetings Between Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Biosimilar Sponsors and Applicants McDermott Will & Emery 5/9/2013
Is the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) Set to Scrutinize Employer Wellness Programs? Barnes & Thornburg LLP 5/9/2013
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General (OIG) Issues Guidelines for Providers on Exclusion Policy and Liability von Briesen & Roper, S.C. 5/9/2013
Payments for Home Health Services and Hospice Care: Department of Veteran Affairs Releases Final Rule von Briesen & Roper, S.C. 5/9/2013
The Office of Inspector General (OIG) Updates its Self-Disclosure Protocol Godfrey & Kahn S.C. 5/9/2013
Health Care Reform Update Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 5/9/2013
FDA Issues Proposed Rule to Allow Use of Stand-Alone Symbols on Medical Device Labels Barnes & Thornburg LLP 5/8/2013
State Efforts to Restrict Health Insurer Use of “Most Favored Nation” Clauses in Provider Contracts Continue to Multiply Dickinson Wright PLLC 5/7/2013
This Week is National Nurses Week Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP 5/7/2013
D.C. Circuit Calls Out National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) For “Interpretive Leap” Barnes & Thornburg LLP 5/7/2013
Florida Governmental Countdown - A Wrap-Up on Issues from the 2013 Legislative Session Greenberg Traurig, LLP 5/7/2013
Shy Bladder Syndrome Lawsuit Reminds: Applicants Get Reasonable Accommodation Barnes & Thornburg LLP 5/7/2013
Virtual Visits To Health Care Providers As Effective As In-Office Visits? Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, PLLC 5/7/2013
North Carolina Legislature Passes Prohibition on MFNs (Most Favored Nations Clauses) in Health Care Contracts McDermott Will & Emery 5/6/2013
Federal Appeals Court Rules That HIPAA Overrides Florida Nursing Home Records Law Lowndes, Drosdick, Doster, Kantor & Reed, P.A. 5/6/2013
Federal Trade Commission's (FTC) New Chairwoman Ramirez Says Health Care Continues To Be Top Priority McDermott Will & Emery 5/6/2013
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Aims to Grease the Reporting Wheels for Medicare Fraud and Abuse Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP 5/6/2013
Playing Cards With a Government That Stacks the Deck - D.C. District Court Radically Expands The "Christian Doctrine" To Subcontracts Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP 5/6/2013
Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Releases Proposed Inpatient Rehabilitation Facilities Payment Rule Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP 5/5/2013
U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OHSA) Announces Initiative for the Protection of Temporary Workers Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 5/4/2013
Additional Guidance Issued on Summary of Affordable Care Act Benefits and Coverage Disclosure Requirements McDermott Will & Emery 5/4/2013
Staffing Industry Compliance with the Employer Shared Responsibility (aka "Pay-or-Play") Provisions of the Affordable Care Act: Five Questions Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 5/3/2013
Healthcare Real Estate Trends Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, PLLC 5/3/2013
Doe v. Guthrie Clinic, Ltd.: A New Privacy Battleground?, cont. McBrayer, McGinnis, Leslie and Kirkland, PLLC 5/3/2013
Allergan V. Sandoz – When Everything “Old” Is “New” Again Re: Patent Law Litigation Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A. 5/3/2013
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Proposed Rule on Medicare Payments to Skilled Nursing Facilities Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP 5/3/2013
Bill in Congress Seeks to Overhaul Medicare Auditing Barnes & Thornburg LLP 5/3/2013
Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Proposes Increased Payments for Hospices von Briesen & Roper, S.C. 5/3/2013
Office for Civil Rights Publishes HIPAA Guides for Providers and Consumers Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 5/2/2013
Favorable Temporary Affordable Care Act (ACA) Exemption for Expatriate Health Plans McDermott Will & Emery 5/2/2013
POM Wonderful – Where Are We Now? Re: Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and Deceptive Advertising Sills Cummis & Gross P.C. 5/2/2013
To Correct Inventorship of a Patent, Go to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (PTO), Not the Federal Courts McDermott Will & Emery 5/2/2013
Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services Proposes to Increase Awards for Non-Qui Tam Whistleblowers Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 5/2/2013
Supreme Court Of Ohio Protects Physician’s Statement Of Comfort Under Apology Statute Dinsmore & Shohl LLP 5/1/2013
Alabama Supreme Court: Brand-Name Pharmaceutical Manufacturer Can Be Sued for Injury Caused by Generic Product Sills Cummis & Gross P.C. 5/1/2013
Office of Inspector General Issues Updated Self-Disclosure Protocol von Briesen & Roper, S.C. 5/1/2013
Employee Benefits Issues in Spin-Offs McDermott Will & Emery 5/1/2013
Doe v. Guthrie Clinic, Ltd.: A New Privacy Battleground? McBrayer, McGinnis, Leslie and Kirkland, PLLC 5/1/2013
Conflicting Developments on Timing of New Food Safety Rules Barnes & Thornburg LLP 4/30/2013
Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services Releases Proposed Inpatient Prospective Payment System ("IPPS") Rule for FY 2014 von Briesen & Roper, S.C. 4/30/2013
Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services Releases Proposed Rule on Hospice Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP 4/30/2013
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Released Medicare Proposed Rule Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP 4/30/2013
Buying Healthcare Real Estate That Includes an Ambulatory Surgery Center (ASC).... Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, PLLC 4/29/2013
Obama Administration Aims to Restrict Physician Self-Referrals for Certain In-Office Services in Proposed Budget Barnes & Thornburg LLP 4/28/2013
Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General (HHS OIG) Announces Revamped Self- Disclosure Protocol Barnes & Thornburg LLP 4/27/2013
How Would You Describe Healthcare Real Estate Right Now? Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, PLLC 4/26/2013
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Clarifies Physician Delegation of Tasks in Skilled Nursing Facilities (SNF) and Nursing Facilities (NF) Dinsmore & Shohl LLP 4/26/2013
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Reports Meaningful Use Participants to Face Potential Audits Barnes & Thornburg LLP 4/26/2013
Comment Period Extended For Proposed Rules Under the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Varnum LLP 4/26/2013
Get Ready to Negotiate: Office of Inspector General (OIG) Authorizes Hospitals to Pay Physicians for Call Coverage McBrayer, McGinnis, Leslie and Kirkland, PLLC 4/25/2013
Despite the Affordable Care Act's (ACA) Cost-Saving Measures, Modest Increases in Health Care Costs Unlikely to Continue Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 4/25/2013
Protecting America’s Workers Act: An Update of the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 Greenberg Traurig, LLP 4/25/2013
Firearms Debate Triggers Department of Health and Human Services Office of Civil Rights (OCR) Request for Comments Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 4/25/2013
Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) Announces Two Funding Opportunities Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP 4/25/2013
Massachusetts At-Will Employment Doctrine and Retaliatory Discharge Raymond Law Group LLC 4/25/2013
Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Releases Two Proposed Food Safety Rules & Extends the Comment Period Michael Best & Friedrich LLP 4/24/2013
Upcoming Senate Labor, Health and Human Services (LHHS) Appropriations Hearings Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP 4/24/2013
Crunch Time for Employers: IRS/Treasury Hearing on Employer Shared Responsibility under the Affordable Care Act Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 4/24/2013
Healthcare Brings Jobs Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, PLLC 4/24/2013
Tavenner Nomination Clears Senate Finance Committee Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP 4/24/2013
Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Issues Draft Guidance on Distinguishing Medical Device Recalls from Product Enhancements Barnes & Thornburg LLP 4/24/2013
Utah Federal Court Rejects “Every Exposure” Theory Beveridge & Diamond PC 4/24/2013
The Doctor Is Out, But The Physician Assistants ("PA") Will See You Now McBrayer, McGinnis, Leslie and Kirkland, PLLC 4/24/2013
The President’s 2014 Budget Proposal for the Department of Health and Human Services Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 4/23/2013
Updated Self-Disclosure Protocol Clarifies Disclosure Process and Obligations Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 4/23/2013
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Announces the Expansion of its Centers of Excellence and Expertise Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP 4/23/2013
Health Care Reform Update April 22, 2013 Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 4/23/2013
Class Action Lawsuits Target Medical Collections Varnum LLP 4/22/2013
Michigan Home Health Dues Spigot is Turned Off on Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Barnes & Thornburg LLP 4/20/2013
April 15, 2013 New Jersey Health Care Regulatory Developments Giordano, Halleran & Ciesla, P.C. 4/20/2013
Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General (OIG) Releases Updated Self-Disclosure Protocol von Briesen & Roper, S.C. 4/19/2013
Significant Proposed Changes for Federal Health Care Programs in President’s Fiscal Year 2014 Budget Plan McDermott Will & Emery 4/19/2013
Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) Collective Action: Supreme Court Holds Offer of Judgment Moots Claim Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 4/19/2013
Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General (HHS OIG) Issues Revised Self-Disclosure Protocol Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP 4/19/2013
Protections to Be Extended for Electronic Health Record Donations Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP 4/19/2013
Health and Human Services Extends Sunset Date for Stark Exception and Anti-Kickback Safe Harbor for Electronic Health Record Donations McDermott Will & Emery 4/19/2013
Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General (OIG) Issues Updated Self-Disclosure Protocol Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 4/18/2013
New Community Health Needs Assessment Proposed Regulations: IRS Adopts Many Provisions of Earlier Guidance and Clarifies Others von Briesen & Roper, S.C. 4/18/2013
Will Nonprofit Hospitals Disappear Under Obamacare? Lewis Roca Rothgerber LLP 4/18/2013
Much-Deserved Praise for Boston’s Hospitals and Health Care Professionals Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 4/18/2013
What are the Strategic Implications of the U.S. Supreme Court’s Decision in Genesis Healthcare v. Symczyk? Michael Best & Friedrich LLP 4/18/2013
Media Reporting Impostors Posing As FDA Inspectors Barnes & Thornburg LLP 4/17/2013
2014 Final Call Letter: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) Raises Medicare Advantage Rates but Foreshadows Other Significant Program Changes Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 4/17/2013
Affordable Care Act (ACA) Guidance on 90-Day Waiting Periods and Certificates of Creditable Coverage McDermott Will & Emery 4/17/2013
Wisconsin Court Of Appeals Decides "Health Insurance Plan Design" Includes Out-Of-Pocket Costs To Employees and Therefore is a Prohibited Subject Of Bargaining von Briesen & Roper, S.C. 4/17/2013
Safe Cosmetics and Personal Care Products Act of 2013 Mirrors Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) Proposals, Would Greatly Expand FDA Authority Over Cosmetics Beveridge & Diamond PC 4/17/2013
Health Care Reform Update - Week of April 15, 2013 Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 4/16/2013
Citing HIPAA, Court Overturns Florida Law Providing for Release of Deceased Nursing Home Residents’ Medical Records Barnes & Thornburg LLP 4/16/2013
Dewonkify – Actuarial Value (of health benefit plans) Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP 4/16/2013
Final Rule for Physician Payments Sunshine Act Recently Released McBrayer, McGinnis, Leslie and Kirkland, PLLC 4/16/2013
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Officially Launches National Physician Payment Transparency Program Website Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 4/16/2013
CMS Issues Memorandum Detailing Effects of Sequestration on Survey & Certification McDermott Will & Emery 4/16/2013
Can Human Genes Be Patented? Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP 4/16/2013
Health Reform - New Guidance On Eligibility Waiting Periods (or, when is 90 days not 90 days?) Poyner Spruill LLP 4/16/2013
Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Capitalized Legal Fees Incurred by Pharmaceutical Company McDermott Will & Emery 4/15/2013
Years Later, Peanut Corporation of America (PCA) Employees Indicted Varnum LLP 4/15/2013
Proposed Extension of Electronic Health Record (EHR) Waiver under Stark and Anti-kickback Barnes & Thornburg LLP 4/15/2013
What to Know About the New Avian Flu Outbreak Risk and Insurance Management Society, Inc. (RIMS) 4/15/2013
April 1, 2013 New Jersey Health Care Regulatory Developments Giordano, Halleran & Ciesla, P.C. 4/13/2013
President’s 2014 Budget Proposal for the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 4/13/2013
What's In A Word? Re: N.C. Court of Appeals Invalidates Nursing Home Arbitration Clause Based on Language of the Agreement Poyner Spruill LLP 4/13/2013
Two Recent Directives from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Could Add to the Pain for Medicare and Medicaid Long-Term Care Providers Armstrong Teasdale 4/12/2013
"Affordability" under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 4/12/2013
Obama Administration’s Budget Reveals Priorities Barnes & Thornburg LLP 4/12/2013
Two Databases Become One: Health Resources and Services Administration's (HRSA) Rule on Reporting Provider Sanctions Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 4/12/2013
On the Manifold Meanings of "Affordability" According to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 4/12/2013
Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) Guidance on 90-Day Waiting Periods and Certificates of Creditable Coverage McDermott Will & Emery 4/12/2013
IRS Provides Additional Guidance for Non-Profit Hospitals Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 4/11/2013
Extension of Electronic Health Records (EHR) Donation Sunset Date Proposed by Office of Inspector General (OIG) / Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 4/11/2013
Proposed Rules Modify Electronic Health Records (EHR) Exception under Federal Anti-Kickback Statute and Stark Law von Briesen & Roper, S.C. 4/11/2013
Are You Going to Play or Pay? Part II Re: ACA’s (Affordable Care Act's) Employer Mandate McBrayer, McGinnis, Leslie and Kirkland, PLLC 4/10/2013
Health Care Services Providers to Federal Health Plan Members Subject to Federal Affirmative Action Compliance Audit Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 4/10/2013
IRS Issues Proposed Regulations on Community Health Needs Assessments Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP 4/10/2013
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Office of Inspector General (OIG) Propose Extending Electronic Health Record (EHR) Stark Law Exception, Anti-Kickback Safe Harbor Through 2016 Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP 4/10/2013
Health Care Services Providers to Federal Health Plan Members Subject to Federal Affirmative Action Compliance Audit Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 4/9/2013
Negligent Credentialing Claim Recognizable Under Massachusetts Law Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 4/9/2013
Are You Going to Play or Pay? - Affordable Care Act (ACA) "Employer Mandate" McBrayer, McGinnis, Leslie and Kirkland, PLLC 4/8/2013
340B Drug Pricing Program Notices on Group Purchasing Organizations and Medicaid Exclusion File McDermott Will & Emery 4/8/2013
Thoughts on Regulatory Constraints of Business Models Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP 4/7/2013
Iowa Senator Grassley Questions Hospital 340B Drug Discount Program Profits Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 4/7/2013
Sixth Circuit Rules No False Claims Act (FCA) Liability Based on Violation of Medicare Requirements Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 4/6/2013
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Announces CY 2014 MA and Part D Rates with Change to Growth Rate Estimates McDermott Will & Emery 4/6/2013
Office of Inspector General 2013 Work Plan Gives Direction for Physicians McBrayer, McGinnis, Leslie and Kirkland, PLLC 4/6/2013
Class Action Lawsuits Target Medical Collections Varnum LLP 4/5/2013
D.C. District Court Finds That Office of Federal Contract Compliance Program’s Requirements Extend to Hospitals with HMOs Barnes & Thornburg LLP 4/5/2013
Blowing The Wrong Whistle – Close Scrutiny Of Code Of Ethics Dooms Nurse’s Lawsuit Under New Jersey’s Whistleblower Statute Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP 4/5/2013
Stark Law Violations Costly To Intermountain Health Care Inc. Greenberg Traurig, LLP 4/5/2013
House Bill 1 Revisited: Kentucky General Assembly Amends the Pill Mill Bill McBrayer, McGinnis, Leslie and Kirkland, PLLC 4/5/2013
House Committees Release SGR Proposals Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP 4/4/2013
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Sets Dates for Accepting Another Round of Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP) Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) Applications Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 4/4/2013
HIPAA Omnibus Final Rule Has Important Changes for Business Associates and Covered Entities Godfrey & Kahn S.C. 4/4/2013
Health Care Law Reform Update - Week of April 1, 2013 Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 4/4/2013
Supreme Court Hears Arguments on "Pay for Delay" Agreements Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP 4/3/2013
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Publishes 2014 Final Call Letter Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 4/3/2013
Upcoming Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies (LHHS) Appropriations Subcommittee Deadlines Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP 4/3/2013
Physician Integration Strategies: A Look at Evolving Models Sills Cummis & Gross P.C. 4/3/2013
Recent Health Care Legislation in New Jersey Giordano, Halleran & Ciesla, P.C. 4/2/2013
US Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General (OIG) provides Guidance on Physician-Owned Distributorships von Briesen & Roper, S.C. 4/2/2013
Preliminary Injunction Upheld Against Misappropriated Cardiovascular Drug McDermott Will & Emery 4/1/2013
The Pleading Bar for Securities Fraud Cases Is Higher Than It Looks Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, PLLC 4/1/2013
Medical Marijuana – Massachusetts Department of Public Health Posts Proposed Regulations Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 4/1/2013
Federal Circuit Ruling Clears Way for Approval of Generic Version of Fentora Drug McDermott Will & Emery 3/31/2013
Federal Circuit Affirms Injunction Against Impax Labs and Bars Generic Introduction McDermott Will & Emery 3/31/2013
Captive Insurance Companies – Family-Owned Food Processors Might Consider This Opportunity Varnum LLP 3/31/2013
OIG Recommends Increased CMS Enforcement of SNF Standards Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP 3/31/2013
New Metropolitan Areas Could Affect Medicare Payment, Regulations McDermott Will & Emery 3/30/2013
Departments of Health and Human Services, Labor and Treasury Release Waiting Period Regulations for Group Health Plans Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP 3/30/2013
Will Federal Protection for Electronic Health Records (EHR) Donations Be Extended Beyond December 31, 2013? Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 3/30/2013
March 4, 2013 New Jersey Health Care Regulatory Developments Giordano, Halleran & Ciesla, P.C. 3/29/2013
Hospitals and Doctors Beware: OIG Issues Special Fraud Alert on Physician-Owned Entities Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP 3/29/2013
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Offers Partial Concession to Hospitals by Issuing Ruling, Proposed Rule on Part B Re-Billing McDermott Will & Emery 3/28/2013
Supreme Court Hears Arguments on Antitrust Issues with "Pay for Delay" Agreements Schiff Hardin LLP 3/28/2013
The Risks and Perils of Crowdfunding McDermott Will & Emery 3/28/2013
Agencies Issue Proposed Regulations Implementing the 90-Day Waiting Period Limitation Under the Affordable Care Act Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 3/28/2013
More on the Final HIPAA Omnibus Rule McBrayer, McGinnis, Leslie and Kirkland, PLLC 3/28/2013
Florida Continuing Care Retirement Communities (CCRC) Regulatory Issues Update Lowndes, Drosdick, Doster, Kantor & Reed, P.A. 3/28/2013
340B Drug Pricing Program Notices on Group Purchasing Organizations and Medicaid Exclusion File McDermott Will & Emery 3/28/2013
Congressional Representative Signals Willingness to Facilitate Telehealth Services Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 3/28/2013
New Department of Labor (DOL) Administrator’s Interpretation Could Expand Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) Coverage McBrayer, McGinnis, Leslie and Kirkland, PLLC 3/27/2013
Supreme Court Hears Oral Argument in "Pay-for-Delay" Patent Settlement Antitrust Case McDermott Will & Emery 3/27/2013
Countdown Begins for HIPAA Omnibus Rule Compliance Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 3/27/2013
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (“HHS”) Issues Final HIPAA Omnibus Rule McBrayer, McGinnis, Leslie and Kirkland, PLLC 3/26/2013
HIPAA Omnibus Rule Effective March 26, 2013 Vedder Price 3/26/2013
The Department of Labor (“DOL”) has Made Some Changes to the Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993 (“FMLA”); Is Your Policy in Compliance? Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP 3/26/2013
HIPAA Omnibus Final Rule Effective Today, March 26, 2013 von Briesen & Roper, S.C. 3/26/2013
Health Care Reform Update March 25, 2013 Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 3/25/2013
Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Uses New Recall Power for First Time Varnum LLP 3/25/2013
Federal Court Enjoins the Application of the Contraceptive Mandate to Company Owned By the Founder of Domino’s Pizza Barnes & Thornburg LLP 3/23/2013
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Focuses on Fraud Associated with Increased Use of Electronic Health Records Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 3/22/2013
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Reasonable Accommodations and Wellness Programs Barnes & Thornburg LLP 3/22/2013
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Hospital Inspection Report Database Creates More Transparency Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 3/22/2013
Affordable Care Act's Employer Mandate Takes Effect January 1, 2014 - Are You Prepared? Much Shelist, P.C. 3/21/2013
Surprise! CMS-2567 Statement of Deficiencies Forms for Hospital Surveys Now Available Online Re: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services McDermott Will & Emery 3/21/2013
Health Care Law Reform Update - March 19, 2013 Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 3/21/2013
Bronchiolitis Obliterans Claims Expand to New Industries Dinsmore & Shohl LLP 3/20/2013
Office for Civil Rights (OCR) Wants Feedback From Audited Covered Entities Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 3/20/2013
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to Deny Claims When Ordering/Referring Provider Not Enrolled in Medicare McDermott Will & Emery 3/20/2013
Medicare Part B Rebilling: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Releases Proposed Rule von Briesen & Roper, S.C. 3/19/2013
Kentucky Health Cooperative One Step Closer McBrayer, McGinnis, Leslie and Kirkland, PLLC 3/19/2013
Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) Recommends Changes in Medicare Payments Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP 3/19/2013
Quick Updates on Immigration Forms and Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) Posters Lewis Roca Rothgerber LLP 3/18/2013
Time to Revamp Primary Health Care? Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP 3/18/2013
Tax Reform: The Fiscal Cliff Fix Does Little to Reassure Tax-Exempt Health Care Organizations Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP 3/18/2013
Ninth Circuit Affirms Conviction and Sentence in InterMune Pharmaceutical Marketing Fraud Case Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP 3/18/2013
FDA Flexes Its FSMA Muscles, Initiates Mandatory Recall Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP 3/15/2013
Proposed New Requirements on FDA Acceptance of Data from Clinical Studies for Medical Devices Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP 3/14/2013
An Analysis of Urinalysis—Considerations for Health Providers McBrayer, McGinnis, Leslie and Kirkland, PLLC 3/14/2013
Resubmission of Hospital Inpatient Medicare Claims That Were Denied As Not Reasonable And Necessary Dinsmore & Shohl LLP