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McDermott Will & Emery
The US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) published recently its proposed Fiscal Year (FY) 2017 Medicare payment rates and quality program for skilled nursing facilities (SNFs).
Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton
On October 5, 2015, the California legislature passed the "End of Life Option Act" (the "Act"), which permits physicians to prescribe an aid-in-dying medication to terminally-ill patients.
McDermott Will & Emery
On Friday, May 13, 2016, the US Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights finalized regulations that provide explicit protections from discrimination on the basis of gender identity in health care and insurance under Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act.
Holland & Knight
The OIG issued Advisory Opinion 16-06, finding a sufficiently low level of risk in a group purchasing organization arrangement in which the GPO would be wholly owned by an entity that also wholly owns participants in the GPO.
Thompson Coburn LLP
These practical guideposts should allow the ACO Board to engage in thoughtful deliberation related to its governance of ACO activities and financial arrangements under consideration by the ACO.
Dentons
One of the chief concerns of a new teaching hospital as it begins training residents is establishment of its full‑time equivalent (FTE) resident limit or, as it is commonly known, "FTE cap."
Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.
On May 17, 2016, the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced that it is allowing an additional 200,000 short tons of cane sugar imports to meet food manufacturers' increasing demand for non-genetically modified sugar products.
Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.
Covered Entities need to continue to check their inboxes for emails from the HHS Office for Civil Rights requesting verification of contact information in connection with Phase 2 of the HIPAA Audit Program.
Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.
Whether at the legislative or agency level, Washington as well as many states seem intent on addressing perceived issues surrounding drug pricing, reimbursement, and program integrity.
McDermott Will & Emery
This article is the second in a series that takes an in-depth look at the new federal Medicaid managed care final rule and its effect on Medicaid managed care organizations, health care providers and other industry stakeholders.
Day Pitney LLP
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Office for Civil Rights (OCR) has lately been broadcasting its increased attention to, and concern about, HIPAA business associates on a monthly basis.
Thompson Coburn LLP
In May 2014, Josephine County, Oregon, voters enacted an ordinance banning cultivation or production of any genetically engineered crop within the county boundaries (with a few exceptions).
Seyfarth Shaw LLP
On April 27th, Seyfarth Shaw LLP and Commercial Real Estate Finance Council hosted an After Work Seminar titled "Senior Assisted Living and Long-Term Care Asset Financing".
McDermott Will & Emery
On April 21, 2016, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a proposed rule regarding updates to fiscal year (FY) 2017 Medicare payment rates and the wage index for hospices serving Medicare beneficiaries.
Seyfarth Shaw LLP
In the stoner-classic, "Cheech and Chong's Next Movie," Cheech Marin laments: "I'm gonna be late for work again. That's the fifth time this week, and it's only Tuesday, man."
Reed Smith
The Obama Administration has posted its updated 2016 regulatory agenda, which lists major pending or planned rulemaking and the expected timing for action.
Reed Smith
CMS is hosting its next meeting of the Advisory Panel on Hospital Outpatient Payment (Panel) on August 22-23, 2016.
McDermott Will & Emery
This Friday, May 27, 2016, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will publish its revised Nutrition and Supplement Facts and Serving Size regulations.
Proskauer Rose LLP
Damian Myers is featured on Bloomberg Radio's "Bloomberg Law" discussing the recent Affordable Care Act legal ruling.
McDermott Will & Emery
New legislation would create broader exceptions under much maligned legislation enacted in 2015 that will equalize Medicare payments furnished in new off-campus outpatient facilities.
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Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.
Massachusetts Secretary of Health and Human Services, Marylou Sudders, held a public meeting earlier this week to receive feedback on the proposal of the EOHHS to overhaul the Massachusetts Medicaid program, known as MassHealth.
Day Pitney LLP
On April 14, Florida became the latest state to protect consumers from "surprise" medical bills when Gov. Rick Scott signed into law HB 221, preventing balance billing by out-of-network healthcare providers...
Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC
Since the summer of 2015, a great deal of attention has focused on whether the proposed Anthem/Cigna and Aetna/Humana mergers will be approved by federal and state antitrust regulators.
Fox Rothschild LLP
The case is Gobeille v. Liberty Mutual Insurance Company.
Foley & Lardner
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services ("CMS") has released the final version of its much anticipated revisions to the regulations governing Medicaid managed care (the "Final Rule").
Duane Morris LLP
On April 17, 2016, Pennsylvania became the 24th state to legalize the use of marijuana for medicinal purposes when Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf signed into law Senate Bill 3, known as the "Medical Marijuana Act".
Fox Rothschild LLP
Our partner Elizabeth Litten and I were featured again by our good friend Marla Durben Hirsch in her article in the April 2016 issue of Medical Practice Compliance Alert...
Ropes & Gray LLP
Privacy and data security concerns are among the most critical issues facing investment funds, advisors and managers (collectively, "investment firms").
Ropes & Gray LLP
The OCR investigation was initiated at approximately the same time as the lawsuit, following OCR's receipt of a patient complaint.
Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP
Two recent federal court cases will have an effect on the U.S. marijuana industry. One case focused on the validity of the Colorado regime legalizing the sale of marijuana, while the other focused on insurance for a marijuana business.
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