Dee Spagnuolo

Dee Spagnuolo

Ballard Spahr LLP

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White House Task Force on Sexual Assault Releases First Report; OCR Issues Long-Awaited FAQs

The White House Task Force To Protect Students from Sexual Assault today released its first report, which contains a series of recommendations focused on identifying the scope of sexual assault on college and university...more

4/29/2014 - Colleges OCR Rape Sexual Assault Students Universities

Federal Negotiators Allow Lawyers, Other Advisers To Participate in Campus Sexual Assault Hearings

Negotiators empaneled by the U.S. Department of Education (Department) recently reached consensus on several preliminary campus safety rules that should be published in the coming months under the Campus Sexual Violence...more

4/4/2014 - Clery Act Department of Education SAVE Act

New Campus SaVE Act Requirements Effective Today

Effective today, colleges and universities face new obligations regarding reports of crime statistics, student disciplinary procedures, and policies and procedures to address and prevent sexual violence on campus. The...more

3/7/2014 - Colleges Rape SAVE Act Sexual Assault Universities

President Obama Establishes Task Force To Focus on Campus Sexual Assaults

In a memorandum issued earlier this week, President Obama announced the formation of an interagency task force to address incidents of rape and sexual assault at colleges and universities. Citing “uneven” compliance with...more

1/24/2014 - Assault Colleges Department of Education Sexual Assault Universities

OCR Investigations of Educational Institutions Find Violations of Title IX, Section 504, ADA

The U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights (OCR) recently announced that its compliance reviews of two educational institutions found one institution did not comply with Title IX in responding to incidents of...more

11/8/2013 - Accessibility Rules ADA OCR Rehabilitation Act Sexual Assault Sexual Harassment Title IX Websites

HHS Says Qualified Health Plans Are Not ‘Federal Health Care Programs’

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) recently announced that qualified health plans (QHPs) established by the Affordable Care Act (ACA)—which include federally-facilitated insurance exchanges and federal...more

11/8/2013 - Affordable Care Act False Claims Act Health Insurance Exchanges Healthcare Healthcare Reform HHS Qualified Health Plans Social Security Act Subsidies

OIG Proposes Amendments to the Electronic Health Records Safe Harbor

The Office of the Inspector General (OIG) for the Department of Health and Human Services announced and solicited comments to proposed rule changes to the Electronic Health Records Safe Harbor (EHRSH) under the federal...more

4/11/2013 - Anti-Kickback Statute Electronic Medical Records HHS OIG Safe Harbors

Major New Jersey Health System Pays $12.6 Million To Settle False Claims Act Suit Alleging Physician Kickback Scheme

Federal prosecutors recently announced a $12.6 million False Claims Act (FCA) settlement with a major New Jersey health system to resolve allegations that the system paid outside physicians in order to increase referrals....more

1/31/2013 - Anti-Kickback Statute Compliance False Claims Act HHS Kickbacks Medicaid Medicare Physicians Qui Tam Settlement Whistleblowers

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