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Fox Rothschild LLP
One of the most challenging problems I encounter in representing physician practice is disruptive physician behavior.
Duane Morris LLP
On September 9, 2014, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) released notice of a final rule governing the disposal of controlled substances.
Krokidas & Bluestein
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services ("CMS") surprised many health care providers in enacting its final rule on consolidating medical staffs (the "Final Rule").
The Food and Drug Administration announced that it has published a list of licensed biological products and interchangeable biosimilars to be known as the Purple Book.
Many physicians and other health professionals maintain a robust Internet presence, including websites and portals to provide patients with information.
Jones Day
FDA recently convened a joint advisory committee meeting on testosterone replacement therapy.
Jones Day
The Senate has passed the Sunscreen Innovation Act through a unanimous consent agreement.
Foley & Lardner
The Federation of State Medical Boards made its Interstate Medical Licensure Compact available for review by state medical boards.
Jones Day
Cynthia Schnedar will serve as the new director of the Center for Drug Evaluation and Research ("CDER") Office of Compliance.
Jones Day
Silicon Valley technology firms are increasingly confronting the challenges of clearing U.S. regulatory approval processes.
Jones Day
President Obama issued a national strategy to spur action within the federal government to address the public health challenge of antibiotic-resistant bacteria.
Fenwick & West LLP
Large tech companies have been virtually lining up to announce their foray into the digital health space recently.
Arent Fox LLP
On September 19, 2014, the Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General (OIG) released a Special Advisory Bulletin.
Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.
Earlier this week, my colleague Dianne Bourque commented on a small medical practice’s inability to access its patients’ medical records one July day after its EHR vendor blocked the practice from pulling the data stored in the EHR.
Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP
AL2014-023, DVA Healthcare Renal Care, Inc. d/b/a Ozark Dialysis, Ozark, AL: Proposes to relocate the existing ESRD facility.
Foley & Lardner
Foley Partner J. Mark Waxman authored a piece for CPI Antitrust Chronicle’s September issue. The article provided insights on the Affordable Care Act and discussed the need to balance efficiency and competitiveness within the health care industry.
Foley & Lardner
Telemedicine is a booming sector for health care, stemming from a strong desire to improve the overall quality of care and reach new patients in new markets both around the block and around the world.
The Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission (MACPAC) recently provided itsrecommendations to Congress, advising Congress to "extend federal funding for CHIP for a transition period of two years beyond 2015, during which time the key issues regarding the affordability and adequacy of children’s coverage must be addressed."
Fox Rothschild LLP
Are you a pharmaceutical manufacturer that offers copayment coupons to insured patients in order to limit their copayments for branded drugs?
Reed Smith
In its September 19, 2014 Special Advisory Bulletin (SAB), the Office of Inspector General (OIG) of the Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) noted the potential risks to federal health care programs presented by pharmaceutical manufacturers’ coupon programs designed to reduce or eliminate patient copayment requirements for brand-name drugs, and emphasized that coupon program sponsors and pharmacies are at risk of sanctions if they fail to take appropriate steps to carve out federal health
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Littler Mendelson
On August 28, the IRS released draft instructions for completing health insurance reporting forms required under the Affordable Care Act.
Klein Moynihan Turco LLP
Amidst the publication of the Federal Drug Administration's ("FDA") draft e-cig regulations and New York City, Chicago and Los Angeles banning the indoor use of e-cigs, the World Health Organization ("WHO") chimed in this week voicing its approval of the United States' proposed treatment of e-cigs.
Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren S.C.
The government is taking aggressive action after years of warning nursing homes and hospices about requesting or providing illegal compensation.
Littler Mendelson
On January 10, 2014, the Internal Revenue Service released final regulations governing the employer shared responsibility provisions of the Affordable Care Act.
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.
Ropes & Gray LLP
CMS and the ONC issued a final rule that adopts, without significant alteration, modifications to the EHR Incentive Programs described in the May 23, 2014 proposed rule.
Jones Day
The Affordable Care Act ("ACA") infuses new complexities into collective bargaining negotiations over health insurance benefits.
Littler Mendelson
For several years, nurses’ unions have lobbied, with varying success, for legislation implementing nurse-patient ratios.
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.
Ropes & Gray LLP
The Food and Drug Administration took several significant actions to clarify its policies regarding regulation of certain in vitro diagnostic devices.
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