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Reed Smith
This blog, or at least Bexis and this guest blogger, try to be on the forefront of products liability implications of new technologies.
BakerHostetler
Health & Human Services (HHS) Secretary Alex Azar is recovering at his home in Indianapolis following his second hospitalization in less than a week to treat a bowel condition ...
Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.
As we highlighted earlier this month, CMS released both the Contract Year 2019 Final Rules for Medicare Advantage and Part D (Final Rules) and the 2019 Call Letter.
Reed Smith
Last fall, CMS requested public comments on the CMS Innovation Center's "New Direction," under which CMS will seek to "promote patient-centered care and test market-driven reforms." In the interest of transparency and to facilitate discussion, CMS has posted a summary of the more than 1,000 comments it received from medical societies, providers, manufacturers, and other organizations in response to this solicitation.
Seyfarth Shaw LLP
Seyfarth Synopsis: An employer, which had paid medical expenses on behalf of an employee's dependent son, made comments about the company's rising healthcare costs several months before firing the employee.
Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.
This week, the focus shifts back to the Congressional push around addressing the opioid epidemic after the President's speech on drug pricing was postponed. Both committees of jurisdiction ...
Foley & Lardner
The law, passed under HF 2305, takes effect January 1, 2019 and applies to all policies delivered, issued, or reissued in Iowa after that date.
Reed Smith
Federal health fraud recoveries for FY 2017 totaled $2.6 billion, according to the latest HCFAC program annual report, compared to $3.3 billion in FY 2016.
Jones Day
Jones Day's Ann Hollenbeck and Courtney Carrell discuss an unexpected False Claims Act action as a private equity firm faces FCA liability.
Reed Smith
CMS has announced final Medicare Advantage (MA) and Part D plan policies and rates for 2019
Singh & Associates
On March 29, 2018, the USFDA granted accelerated approval to Blincyto (blinatumomab) to treat adults and children with B-cell precursor acute lymphoblastic leukemia who are in remission...
Reed Smith
The House Ways and Means Health Subcommittee is holding an April 26 hearing on innovative practices and technology that physicians, other providers, and various organizations are implementing.
McDermott Will & Emery
Over the past 18 months, we have closely monitored the Trump administration's approach to health care enforcement issues, with a particular focus on whether prosecution of the False Claims Act (FCA) ...
Reed Smith
The 2018 National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG) Presidential Initiative, "Protecting America's Seniors: Attorneys General United Against Elder Abuse," has come to a close with a summit held April 17-18 in Manhattan, Kansas, capping off an eight-month campaign during which state AG offices have augmented and sharpened their tools for investigating exploitation of this vulnerable population.
Clausen Miller PC
In a split decision, the Illinois Supreme Court holds that a hospital could not be held vicariously liable under the doctrine of apparent agency for the acts of the employees of an unrelated ...
Foley & Lardner
Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds recently signed a new bill into law requiring commercial health insurers in the Hawkeye State to cover health care services provided via telehealth to the same extent those services...
BakerHostetler
In regulations published on April 16, 2018, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued two new documents containing guidance primarily on the Medicare Advantage (MA) ...
Ropes & Gray LLP
The January 2018 Interim Final Rule stated that the general compliance date may be subject to additional delay through further rulemaking.
Seyfarth Shaw LLP
Welcome to the 4/20 edition of Week in Weed, your Friday look at what's happening in the world of legalized marijuana.
Day Pitney LLP
One problem for telemedicine, Eric observed, is that the different arms of the HHS aren't coordinating with one another.
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Arnold & Porter
While congressional Republicans safely hold the majority, we anticipate strong efforts to advance their legislative agenda.
Reed Smith
With plaintiffs desperate to find some way to continue pursuing aggravated, aggregated product liability litigation in their favorite venues after Daimler AG v. Bauman ...
Shearman & Sterling LLP
The Court held that the complaint did not adequately allege facts giving rise to a strong inference of scienter.
Foley & Lardner
Hospital-based telemedicine services continue to rapidly expand across the country, allowing providers to deliver care to rural areas and better allocate the staffing and availability of specialist physicians such as neurologists and emergency medicine.
Haug Partners
The PTAB agreed with Broad and terminated the interference. UC appealed.
Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP
On March 16, 2018, Massachusetts's highest court , the Supreme Judicial Court, issued a ruling that we believe will increase the product liability risk exposure for pharmaceutical manufacturers in the state.
Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton
Blockchain technology is finding its way into every industry.
McDermott Will & Emery
Digital health has excited health care innovators for many years, but understanding how these tools can fit within existing health care financial structures is critical for success.
Foley Hoag LLP
Reporting live from the American Health Lawyer's Association 2018 Institute on Medicare and Medicaid Payment Issues in Baltimore, MD, we are back again.
Troutman Sanders LLP
On March 12, Judge Eldon E. Fallon of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana tossed a plaintiff's putative class action lawsuit against the American Heart Association ...
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