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Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart
Voters in the November 8, 2016, general election in the state of Florida approved the Florida Medical Marijuana Legalization Initiative. The initiative required a supermajority vote to pass...
Thompson Coburn LLP
The letter would come from the Medicare administrative contractor who processes the Medicare Part B claims for the particular clinician or group of clinicians.
Foley Hoag LLP
Tobacco wholesalers want to monopolize recreational marijuana distribution in Massachusetts.
Jones Day
Telemedicine services are a viable option for many hospital emergency departments attempting to expand the reach of their services and provide wider access to care.
Jones Day
The HITECH Act established financial incentives under Medicare and Medicaid for eligible health care providers that adopt, implement, and demonstrate use of certified EHR technologies...
Foley & Lardner
The Legislation implementing the medical marijuana amendment Florida voters approved last fall is on its way to the Governor.
Foley & Lardner
The National Institutes of Health announced the enrollment of the first participants as beta testers of the "All of Us" research program.
Morrison & Foerster LLP
Introduction. On May 22, 2017, plaintiff Jessica Gomez filed an opposition on behalf of a putative class of consumers urging a federal district court judge not to dismiss her lawsuit against Jelly Belly Co.
Reed Smith
The OIG has added 18 reviews to its FY 2017 Work Plan – most of which target CMS programs, with a particular emphasis on prescription drug policies
Reed Smith
The report also highlights major OIG audits of HHS programs, including reports covering quality of care, Medicare Part D spending, the hospital two midnight rule policy, and other Medicare and...
Reed Smith
House and Senate committees have held a number of hearings recently to focus on health policy topics, including the following:
Reed Smith
The HHS Office of Inspector General estimates that CMS made $729.4 million in Electronic Health Incentive payments to providers who did not meet meaningful use requirements from May 2011 to June 2014 ...
Thompson Coburn LLP
On May 30, 2017, the FDA's Foreign Supplier Verification Programs (FSVP) for Importers of Food for Humans and Animals went into effect, placing new compliance requirements on food importers.
Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.
To understand what the latest news means in the ongoing saga over EpiPen Medicaid Drug Rebates, it is important to understand how we got here.
Holland & Knight
CMS has just announced that it will delay all enforcement of its Medicare Part D prescriber enrollment regulations until January 1, 2019.
Holland & Knight
Gov. Rick Scott recently signed into law House Bill 229 (Ch. 2017-41, Laws of Florida), which made changes to the impaired practitioner program.
Thompson Coburn LLP
After earlier delays following the change in administration and leadership, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has set the start date for cardiac episode payment models (EPMs)...
McDermott Will & Emery
On May 31, 2017, the US Department of Justice announced a Settlement Agreement under which eClinicalWorks, a vendor of electronic health record software, agreed to pay $155 million and...
Holland & Knight
A recent appellate court ruling governing all federal court cases in Florida, Georgia and Alabama establishes that a defendant in a False Claims Act (FCA) case cannot rely on a defense...
Reed Smith
On June 8, 2017, the Energy and Commerce Committee voted unanimously to approve an amended version of HR 2430, the FDA Reauthorization Act of 2017.
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A June 1 article, "Blue Cross Exec Tests HIPAA By Describing $12M Patient," in Law360 provides an analysis of a recent incident in which a Wellmark Blue Cross & Blue Shield executive made a public comment about a patient who has accrued $12 million in annual medical bills.
Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
Despite the headlines coming out of Washington, Congress continues to move forward in regular fashion, discussing and acting upon key issues, such as funding the government, addressing the need...
Ropes & Gray LLP
This article highlights key business and legal issues related to value-based healthcare for investors considering opportunities in the healthcare industry.
Ropes & Gray LLP
These documents represent a final attempt by the outgoing Administration to impact the agency's regulatory approach going forward.
McDermott Will & Emery
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) related portions of the 21st Century Cares Act, found in title III, establish a streamlined process for the exemption of certain Class I and II devices from the premarket notification requirement and allow for the establishment of revised regulatory standards for accessories to high-risk devices.
Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
On December 27, 2016, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit ruled 2­1 that the SEC's process for hiring administrative­-law judges violates the Appointments Clause of the U.S. Constitution.
Mayer Brown
On December 22, 2016, a dispute settlement panel established by the World Trade Organization (WTO) issued its report in Indonesia – Import Licensing (DS477/DS478)...
Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton
On April 28, 2017, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit upheld a February 8, 2017 decision by the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia to block the $54 billion acquisition...
Reed Smith
In a tacit acknowledgement of the hurdles ahead for enactment of Affordable Care Act (ACA) repeal/replace legislation, the Trump Administration is soliciting suggestion for changes that could be made within the current legal framework to improve health insurance markets and meet Administration reform goals.
Foley & Lardner
On May 12, 2017, the Texas State Legislature passed SB 1107, a law expanding the use of telemedicine in the Lone Star State.
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