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Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton
The Office for Civil Rights ("OCR") issued a request for information ("RFI") to assist OCR in identifying provisions of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act
Reed Smith
CMS is hosting a Special Open Door Forum on December 18, 2018 to discuss changes to Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System (HCPCS) ...
Reed Smith
CMS has posted calendar year 2019 Medicare fee schedule rates for durable medical equipment, prosthetics, orthotics, and supplies (DMEPOS).
Squire Patton Boggs LLP
On December 7, 2018, a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit unanimously held in Hustvet v. Allina Health System that an employer did not unlawfully terminate an employee who refused to receive a rubella vaccination.
Jones Day
The total number of CIAs between the OIG and health care entities has been decreasing, and the OIG recently decided it would spotlight entities that decline to participate in these agreements.
Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz
As reported in an earlier blog post, a model, whose stock photo was used in an New York State ad campaign advocating for the rights of HIV+ people ...
Bowditch & Dewey
The Worcester District Medical Society published an article by Peter Martin in the November/December 2018 edition of its quarterly publication, Worcester Medicine.
Reed Smith
The OCR is requesting public input on reforms to HIPAA privacy and security rules to promote care coordination and the health system's transformation to value-based health care while protecting the privacy and...
Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart
The Affordable Care Act (ACA) introduced mandatory coverage for a wide array of preventive care services.
Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton
On December 10, 2018, the California Supreme Court handed down its unanimous decision in Gerard, et al. v Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center, affirming the Court of Appeal ruling that voluntary meal
Mintz
Health Reimbursement Arrangements (or "HRAs") are employer-funded, account-based group health plans, which are used to reimburse certain medical expenses ...
Mintz
It has been a busy few weeks for HIPAA enforcement.
Reed Smith
Contrary to rumor, we are not on the verge of changing our name to the Filter Device Litigation blog. True, we are now on a several consecutive weeks run of sharing ...
Troutman Sanders LLP
Today U.S. EPA finalized new hazardous waste regulations in its final Management Standards for Hazardous Waste Pharmaceuticals rule.
Seyfarth Shaw LLP
What a year it's been in legalizing cannabis—from conservative states legalizing medical marijuana—to city ordinances imposing cannabis requirements.
Fisher Phillips LLP
Certain employment practices common to the health care industry – including rounding employees' start and stop times, individuals working for different facilities within the same time period...
Holland & Knight
The Department of Health and Human Services' Office for Civil Rights (OCR) has issued a Request for Information, which is scheduled for publication in the Federal Register on Dec. 14, 2018.
Ford & Harrison LLP
Class action attorneys recently filed a first-of-its-kind class action against Edison Home Health Care and Preferred Home Care of New York alleging that the home care agencies used a "captive" insurance company...
McDermott Will & Emery
On November 16, 2018, the Office of Inspector General (OIG), Department of Health and Human Services posted an unusual negative Advisory Opinion (AO 18-14) on a drug company's (the Requestor's)
McDermott Will & Emery
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) submitted comments supporting the Food and Drug Administration's (FDA)
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Jones Day
On the heels of the European Union's General Data Protection law, which went into effect in May 2018
Holland & Knight
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) on Nov. 1, 2018, published the Calendar Year (CY) 2019 Final Rule for the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (PFS).
Ropes & Gray LLP
On October 24, 2018, the President signed a far-reaching bill addressing issues related to opioid use and abuse—the Substance Use-Disorder Prevention that Promotes Opioid Recovery and Treatment for Patients and Communities Act of 2018.
Butler Snow LLP
Many state legislatures across the country have enacted statutory measures to limit the amount of compensatory and/or punitive damages recoverable ...
Mintz
Once finalized, the draft guidance will supersede a final guidance of the same name issued in 2014.
Dentons
In October 2017, a new regulatory regime consistent with the EU Medical Devices Regulation (MDR 2017/745) was introduced for implantable and active implantable devices supplied in Australia.
Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton
On October 26, 2018, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services ("CMS") released for viewing a proposed rule that includes significant changes for Medicare Advantage organizations ("MAOs"),
Troutman Sanders LLP
Early this month, in Smith v. Rite Aid Corporation, 2018 WL 5828693 (W.D.N.Y. Nov. 7, 2018),
Thompson Coburn LLP
There are three initiatives on Missouri's November 6, 2018, ballot that seek to make medical cannabis legal under Missouri state law.
Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP
Public interest in the potential health benefits of CBD (cannabidiol) is responsible for a whole new market segment of health and wellness foods and supplements that features CBD as an ingredient.
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