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New Florida Statute May Void Physician Non-Compete Agreements
The employer who challenged Section 542.336 after its enactment employed all nine of the radiation oncologists in Lee County, Florida.
United States
1 Oct 2019
Prepare To Implement Paid Family And Medical Leave Under New Massachusetts Law
Massachusetts employers should be making their final preparations for the Massachusetts Paid Family and Medical Leave program in advance of the Oct. 1, 2019, effective date for payroll deductions.
United States
23 Sep 2019
California Authorizes Expanded Monitoring For And Notification Of PFAS
On July 31, 2019, California enacted Assembly Bill No. 756 (AB 756). The law adds Section 116378 to the California Health and Safety Code (the Health and Safety Code) and becomes effective on January 1, 2020
United States
10 Sep 2019
Proposed Changes To Federal Substance Use Disorder Privacy Rules Under 42 CFR Part 2
The rule proposes to allow primary care providers to note substance use treatment disclosed willingly to them by a patient within their medical records.
United States
27 Aug 2019
Thoughts On Recent Amendments To The Florida Patient Brokering Act
Of course, this makes no sense because it would render the PBA meaningless.
United States
23 Aug 2019
CMS Releases 2020 MPFS And QPP Proposed Rule
Among the notable changes, CMS is updating several provisions
United States
16 Aug 2019
CMS Releases 2020 Hospital OPPS And ASC Payment System Proposed Rule
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has published the Calendar Year (CY) 2020 Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System
United States
14 Aug 2019
CMS Releases Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS) Final Rule
The rule will affect discharges occurring on or after October 1, 2019.
United States
14 Aug 2019
Executive Order On Healthcare Price Transparency
Notably, the order does not spell out specific actions.
United States
26 Jul 2019
FDA Publishes Consumer Update On Cannabis Products, Including CBD
Importantly, the FDA identifies the following issues of concern:
United States
23 Jul 2019
Billing For Absent Teaching Physician In Surgery Was Material Ground For FCA Violation
In United States ex rel. Wollman v. General Hosp. Corp., No. 1:15-cv-11890-ADB, 2019 WL 2501669 (D. Mass. June 17, 2019), the district court ruled that a relator's claims that a hospital
United States
22 Jul 2019
Non-Owners of Company That Presents Fraudulent Claims May Still Be Liable Under FCA
In United States ex rel. Doe v. Heart Solution, P.C., 923 F. 3d 308 (3d Cir. 2019), the court of appeals ruled that individual employees with no ownership interest in a company
United States
22 Jul 2019
Bundled Medicare Items Or Services Tainted By Kickback May Trigger FCA Liability
In United States ex rel. Simpson v. Bayer Corp., No. 05-3895, 2019 WL 1772560 (D.N.J. Ap. 23, 2019), the district court determined that any item in a bundled Medicare
United States
22 Jul 2019
District Court Strikes Down Rule Mandating Price Disclosure In DTC Pharmaceutical Advertisements
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), together with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)
United States
22 Jul 2019
Missing Hospice Certifications Were Material Grounds for FCA Violations
In United States ex rel. Lemon v. Nurses to Go Inc., No. 18-20326, 2019 WL 2004353 (5th Cir. May 7, 2019), the court of appeals reversed the district court's conclusion
United States
22 Jul 2019
New Final Rules Permit Individual Coverage Health Reimbursement Arrangements
The U.S. Departments of Health and Human Services, Labor and the Treasury (collectively, the Departments) issued Final Rules regarding a new type of health reimbursement
United States
16 Jul 2019
EPA Proposes Perchlorate Rule After Years Of Study
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recently issued a 171-page pre-publication version of its proposed perchlorate rule in accordance with the Safe Drinking Water Act, just days before a court-ordered deadline.
United States
13 Jun 2019
Florida Supreme Court Adopts Daubert Standard For Admission Of Expert Testimony
In In re: Amendments to the Florida Evidence Code, No. SC19-107 (Fla. May 23, 2019), the Florida Supreme Court used its exclusive rulemaking authority
United States
7 Jun 2019
DOJ's Updated Compliance Guidance Is Important For Healthcare Entities
The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) recently updated its guidance to Criminal Division prosecutors in evaluating a corporation's compliance program when making charging decisions (Guidance).
United States
28 May 2019
Hospitals Sharing Space – CMS Draft Guidance For Co-Location
As new healthcare delivery models evolve, we may see an increase in hospitals that share space with other hospitals or healthcare entities.
United States
21 May 2019
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