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By James Segroves
Issued in January 2018, the so-called Brand Memo reminded Department of Justice (DOJ) attorneys that "[g]uidance documents cannot create binding requirements that do not already exist by statute or regulation."
By Stephen J. McConnell
Today's post looks at a case where a defendant was in the wrong place. You might say the same thing about us. As you read this, we are on summer holiday.
By Debra McCurdy
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has published its final rule to update the Medicare inpatient rehabilitation facility (IRF) prospective payment system (PPS) for fiscal year
By Debra McCurdy
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will increase Medicare inpatient psychiatric facility (IPF) prospective payment system (PPS) payments by 1.5%, or $65
By Debra McCurdy
While the latest federal budget agreement signed into law earlier this month provides a reprieve from statutory budget caps for certain defense and domestic programs, it extends Medicare sequestration cuts for an...
By James Beck
What follows is the second part of our extensive 50-state of cases precluding plaintiffs from proceeding with claims in the absence of admissible expert support. Part One was last week.
By Debra McCurdy
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has proposed updating Medicare end-stage renal disease (ESRD) prospective payment system (PPS) rates by 1.7% for calendar year 2020
By Elizabeth Carder-Thompson, Debra McCurdy
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is planning a potentially-significant overhaul of Medicare pricing rules for new items of durable medical equipment (DME), prosthetics, orthotics and supplies (DMEPOS)
By Michelle Yeary
We've been posting about this case since 2016 when the district court first dismissed plaintiff's failure to warn claim as preempted on the grounds that there was clear evidence the FDA would have rejected the warning...
By Debra McCurdy
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has published its final fiscal year (FY) 2020 Medicare hospice payment rule.
By Michael Correll, Michele G. Gehrke, Heather Martone
The National Labor Relations Board (the Board) issued a 3–1 decision in Cordúa Restaurants, Inc., 368 NLRB No. 43 (2019)
By Cindy Schmitt Minniti, Mark S. Goldstein, Alexandra Manfredi
New York lawmakers have been busy this summer. First, in June, they passed a suite of bills significantly expanding the protections
By Debra McCurdy
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has published its final rule updating the Medicare skilled nursing facility (SNF) prospective payment system (PPS)
By Thomas Greeson, Debra McCurdy
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has published its proposed Medicare physician fee schedule (PFS) rule for calendar year (CY) 2020
By John Sullivan
Many things look good at first, and then not so much after you look closer. "As seen on TV" is never as good as "as seen in person."
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