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DOJ Complaint Names Private Equity Firm As Defendant In False Claims Act Case Targeting Health Care Portfolio Company
The U.S. Department of Justice's recent decision to name a private equity firm as a defendant in a False Claims Act complaint against one of the firm's portfolio companies ...
United States
26 Mar 2018
Brave New World: Compliance And The Transition To Value-Based Care
We discuss below key regulatory challenges and mitigation strategies for consideration during the transition to value-based care.
United States
24 May 2017
Don't WannaCry: Ten Questions Boards and Company Management Can Ask in the Wake of Recent Ransomware Attacks
The WannaCry ransomware attack that hit computers around the world last week is yet another reminder that computers play key roles in most enterprises, and that it does not take much to disable those computers.
United States
20 May 2017
Ten Things Investors Need To Know About Value-Based Healthcare
This article highlights key business and legal issues related to value-based healthcare for investors considering opportunities in the healthcare industry.
United States
9 May 2017
Recommendations for Medical Device Manufacturers
The U.S. health care system is in the midst of a fundamental shift, away from traditional fee-for-service models that reward providers based upon the volume of services provided to patients, and toward value-based care programs designed to reward the quality and efficiency of health care services.
United States
8 May 2017
What's Ahead For Value-Based Health Care?
Prior to the presidential election in November, experts believed that the trend toward value-based payment – the concept of rewarding providers based on the quality of care delivered, rather than the number of procedures performed – would continue to grow.
United States
22 Feb 2017
Federal Trade Commission Holds Medical Laboratory Liable For Allegedly Unfair Data Security Practices
The Commission's opinion comes after a long and complicated procedural history between the parties.
United States
5 Aug 2016
Federal Trade Commission Chairwoman Ramirez Testifies Before Congress Regarding 17 FTC Reform Bills Pending In Congress
On May 24, 2016, FTC Chairwoman Edith Ramirez delivered testimony before the House Energy and Commerce Committee's Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade in a hearing entitled "Legislative Hearing on 17 FTC Bills."
United States
9 Jun 2016
FTC's Proposed Settlement With Dental Practice Software Provider Marks Latest Data Security Action Against A Product Supplier
On January 5, the FTC reached an agreement with Henry Schein Practice Solutions, Inc. to settle allegations that HSPS misrepresented that its dental practice software provided industry-standard encryption for personal information.
United States
8 Feb 2016
ALJ Dismisses FTC Data Security Claims Against LabMD Due To Lack Of Actual Or Likely Substantial Consumer Harm
This decision could also have implications for private data-security litigation, where, to satisfy federal jurisdictional requirements, plaintiffs without established actual injury must prove that injury is imminent.
United States
25 Nov 2015
California Attorney General Issues Guidance On Do Not Track
In 2013, the California Legislature passed a tracking transparency bill, AB 370, which amended the California Online Privacy Protection Act.
United States
30 May 2014
Hulu Video Privacy Protection Act Summary Judgment Ruling In The N.D. Of California Emphasizes Importance Of Knowing What Data Companies Are Collecting And Sharing When Consumers Watch Video Online
The Northern District of California in In Re: Hulu Privacy Litigation, issued a summary judgment opinion under the Video Privacy Protection Act.
United States
6 May 2014
No More Excuses: HHS Issues New HIPAA Tool For Small Businesses
Three U.S. Department of Health and Human Services agencies, the Office for the National Coordinator for Health IT.
United States
10 Apr 2014
Ninth Circuit Rules Against Spokeo On FCRA Claim
On February 4, 2014, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit held that plaintiffs need not allege actual injury to demonstrate constitutional standing for a willful violation of the Fair Credit Reporting Act (the "FCRA").
United States
15 Feb 2014
Massachusetts Health Policy Commission Releases Regulations for Registration of Provider Organizations
On January 8, 2014, the Massachusetts Health Policy Commission (the "HPC") published a Notice of Hearing and proposed regulations detailing the process that certain provider organizations (as described below) must follow in order to register with the HPC.
United States
27 Jan 2014
HHS Issues Proposed Rule Requiring Health Plans To Demonstrate Compliance with HIPAA Electronic Transaction Standards and Operating Rules
On January 2, 2014, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) published a proposed rule that would require "controlling health plans" (CHPs) to demonstrate compliance with certain electronic transaction standards and operating rules adopted under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). - See more at:
United States
9 Jan 2014
Proposed Massachusetts Regulations Governing Risk-Bearing Provider Organizations
On November 7, 2013, the Massachusetts Division of Insurance ("DOI") published a Notice of Hearing and proposed regulations regarding the certification of Risk-Bearing Provider Organizations ("RBPOs").
United States
16 Nov 2013
CMS Issues Final Rules On EHR Stage 2 Criteria And ICD-10 Codes; ONC Issues Final Rule On EHR Certification Process
On August 23, 2012, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology issued final rules.
United States
10 Sep 2012
OCR Releases Protocol For HIPAA Privacy, Security And Breach Notification Audits
On June 10, 2011, HHS awarded KPMG a $9.2 million contract to develop a comprehensive and focused audit protocol for the Audit program.
United States
14 Jul 2012
Massachusetts’ Data Security Regulation: Important Deadline Approaching
The deadline for compliance with a key requirement of the Massachusetts Data Security Regulation, 201 CMR 17.00 et seq. (the "Regulation") is less than a month away.
United States
16 Feb 2012
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