Eric Kintner

Eric Kintner

Snell & Wilmer

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HIPAA Violation — Pharmacy Held Liable for Employee’s Misdeeds

Recently, the Indiana Court of Appeals let stand a $1.4 million jury verdict against a national pharmacy chain for its employee pharmacist’s unauthorized disclosure of a customer’s confidential medical records.  Given the...more

1/26/2015 - Appeals HIPAA Jury Verdicts Patient Confidentiality Breaches Pharmaceutical Unauthorized Disclosure Vicarious Liability Walgreens

For-Profit Hospitals and Management Companies May Enjoy New Tax Benefits

The IRS recently issued a private letter ruling which allowed a for-profit medical group (e.g., a hospital) to benefit from losses sustained by its wholly owned physician medical group – and allowed this to occur in a state...more

1/22/2015

New Colorado Durable Medical Equipment Supplier License Requirements Become Effective 12-31-14

Effective December 31, 2014, durable medical equipment (DME) suppliers that do business in the State of Colorado will be required to have a license from the Colorado Secretary of State. In addition, as part of the license...more

12/24/2014 - Durable Medical Equipment Licensing Rules Medicaid Medicare Suppliers

An Analysis Of Physician Compare Website

The rise of consumer-driven health care passed a milestone on Feb. 21, when, for the first time, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, or CMS, posted on its Physician Compare website performance scores on quality...more

4/16/2014 - CMS Healthcare Physicians Websites

Corporate Communicator - Spring 2014

In this issue of the Corporate Communicator we bring you two short articles on important developments from the SEC relating to private securities offerings and private M&A transactions. In the first article, we discuss the...more

3/28/2014 - Crowdfunding General Solicitation JOBS Act Private Offerings Rule 506 Offerings SEC

Obamacare’s New Wave Of Transparency

In A 1913 Harper’s Weekly article titled “What Publicity Can Do,” U.S. Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis made his famous statement that “sunlight is said to be the best of disinfectants” in arguing for greater disclosure...more

9/24/2013 - Affordable Care Act Healthcare Transparency

Trends to Watch in 2013: Physician-Owned Distributors

Physician-owned distributors (PODs) that sell medical devices have seen substantial growth over the last few years as well as increased regulatory scrutiny. We expect both trends to continue in 2013. PODs are arrangements in...more

1/2/2013 - Anti-Kickback Statute Competition Medical Devices OIG Physician-Owned Distributors

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