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Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.
The health care industry remains an enforcement priority for the Federal Trade Commission ("FTC").
Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.
This is the third circuit court to reject such a challenge to the religious accommodations.
Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.
The former CFO of Shelby Regional Medical Center, Joe White, pleaded guilty to knowingly making a false statement related to the hospital’s meaningful use of electronic health records ("EHR").
Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton
This week at an Open Door Forum, CMS finally disclosed a long-rumored plan to overstate hospice cap liability for hospices, and thereby grab more overpayments, by adding sequestered revenue to hospice revenue.
Thompson Coburn LLP
On November 17, the PBS affiliate in Chicago, WTTW, reported the Better Government Association had issued an investigative report on the medical marijuana application process in Illinois.
BakerHostetler
The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), has withdrawn a proposed omnibus rule, referred to as the "mega rule," for the 340B Drug Pricing Program.
Ford & Harrison LLP
The IRS has modified two of its "frequently asked questions" (FAQs) relating to the additional 0.9 percent "high-earner" Medicare tax that is required to be withheld starting this year.
Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.
The Civil Division of the DOJ charged Vascular Solutions Inc. and CEO Howard Root with selling medical devices without the approval of the FDA, and conspiring to defraud the U.S. government.
Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis
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Troutman Sanders LLP
Applicable large employers who are subject to the employer shared-responsibility provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act ("ACA") should consider the consequences of offering group health plans that do not provide significant coverage for in-patient hospitalization services or that do not provide significant coverage for physician services (or both) - this is the message that the Department Health and Human Services and the Department of Treasury (the "Departments") sought to
McGuireWoods LLP
This Week: GOP leaders outline agenda for 114th Congress... Office of Medicare Hearings and Appeals (OMHA) seeks public comment on efforts to reduce backlog of claims... Washington state to seek additional federal funds for exchange stabilization.
Jones Day
The effective date of the revised guideline is April 30, 2015. Applicants may, however, apply some or all provisions of this guideline beginning October 29, 2014.
Reed Smith
CMS will accept comments on a limited number of issues in the final rule, including payment classifications assigned to certain new or replacement codes, until December 30, 2014.
Reed Smith
Comments on a limited number of provisions, including interim final RVUs, will be accepted if received by December 30, 2014.
Reed Smith
Ensuring the Safety of Food, Drugs, and Medical Devices
Reed Smith
On November 21, 2014, CMS is publishing a notice announcing that it will be holding a town hall meeting on February 3, 2015 to discuss fiscal year (FY) 2016 applications for add-on payments for new medical services and technologies under the Medicare hospital inpatient prospective payment system.
Jones Day
Because some diagnostic devices can have many different claims and uses, it is often difficult for companies to determine when they need to separately market different applications of the same device.
Fox Rothschild LLP
As part of the ongoing reforms to address and remedy the systemic scheduling problems and other procedural violations affecting hospitals across the country operated by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).
Day Pitney LLP
On November 19, the National Institutes of Health ("NIH") announced the release of two proposals to increase public access to clinical trials through the submission of information to ClinicalTrials.gov.
Foley & Lardner
In honor of National Rural Health Day on November 20, it’s important to recognize the challenges — and opportunities — facing health care providers in delivering the highest quality care to rural populations.
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On August 28, the IRS released draft instructions for completing health insurance reporting forms required under the Affordable Care Act.
Foley & Lardner
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued the 2015 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (Medicare PFS) on October 31, 2014.
Littler Mendelson
On January 10, 2014, the Internal Revenue Service released final regulations governing the employer shared responsibility provisions of the Affordable Care Act.
Proskauer Rose LLP
On October 31, 2013, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) released Notice 2013-71 (Notice), which modifies the "use or lose" rule for health flexible spending accounts (health FSAs) to allow a $500 annual carryover of unused contributions, provided that cafeteria the plan offering the health FSA does not incorporate the "grace period" rule.
WilmerHale
Nagoya Protocol Spurs New and More Stringent Requirements for Prior Informed Consent and Benefit Sharing for Research and Commercial Activities Involving Genetic Resources from Plants, Animals and Microorganisms
Jones Day
The Affordable Care Act ("ACA") infuses new complexities into collective bargaining negotiations over health insurance benefits.
Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis
The United States Department of Justice recently filed a suit against Vitas Hospice Services, L.L.C. and its subsidiary entities, alleging that Vitas submitted false claims for hospice services which were excessive, unnecessary, or not provided, and also alleging that Vitas admitted patients to hospice who were not terminally ill.
Littler Mendelson
For several years, nurses’ unions have lobbied, with varying success, for legislation implementing nurse-patient ratios.
Foley & Lardner
As the end of 2013 approaches, it is time to look back at 2013 and recall the top 10 legal developments affecting hospitals and health care providers.
BakerHostetler
Although HIPAA does not create a private cause of action, a recent Indiana Superior Court jury verdict demonstrates that HIPAA still could play an important role in private causes of action in state court based on negligence and professional liability as it relates to confidentiality.
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