Julie Simer

Julie Simer

Buchalter Nemer

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Avoiding the Costly “Robo No-No”

The Telephone Consumer Protection Act (“TCPA”) was enacted to protect consumers from intrusive robocalls, but Congress probably did not foresee that it would result in a windfall for plaintiff’s lawyers. Virtually every...more

9/17/2015 - Cell Phones Compliance Debt Collection Debt Collectors Declaratory Rulings FCC Health Care Providers Healthcare HIPAA Hospitals Opt-Outs Pharmacies Prior Express Consent Privacy Laws Right to Privacy Robocalling Smartphones TCPA Telecommunications Telemarketing Text Messages Walgreens

Health Care and Life Sciences Practice Newsletter

Lions and Tigers and Bears, Oh My! The Unexpected Laws that May Affect Your Telehealth Business - An increasing number of health care providers are exploring telemedicine, either as an adjunct to their primary physical...more

9/16/2015 - Anti-Kickback Statute CMS FCC FDA Health Care Providers Healthcare HIPAA Medicaid Medical Devices Medicare OIG Patient Self-Referral Right to Privacy Robocalling Stark Law TCPA Telehealth Telemedicine

Texas Hospital Settles Stark Statute and False Claims Act Allegations for $21.75 Million

According to a press release from the Department of Justice, Citizens Medical Center (“CMC”), a county-owned hospital in Victoria, Texas, will pay $21,750,000 to the federal government to settle allegations that it entered...more

5/12/2015 - Enforcement Actions False Claims Act (FCA) Healthcare Hospitals Settlement Stark Law

Hospitals and Emergency Physicians in California Will Ring in the New Year with Revised Charity Care and Discount Payment Policies

You changed the batteries in your flashlights and smoke detectors, but did you revise your charity care and discount payment policies prior to the stroke of midnight on December 31, 2014? A new law, SB1276, took effect in...more

1/13/2015 - Affordable Care Act Healthcare Hospitals Physicians

Points & Authorities - Spring 2014

In this Issue: - AB 1000 and Corporate Practice in California: More than Meets the Eye—or Less? - Loose Lips Sink Ships and Careless E-mails Torpedo a Transaction - New Faces - Points from the...more

6/12/2014 - Antitrust Provisions Benefit Plan Sponsors Billing Confidential Information Data Protection Email Employee Benefits Healthcare Medicare MICRA Patient Self-Referral

New Law Changes Permissible Referrals for Physical Therapy

On January 1, 2014, AB 1000 went into effect. It is a combination of two bills: (1) AB 1000 for direct consumer access to physical therapy, and (2) AB 1003, sponsored by the California Medical Association, to permit...more

1/17/2014 - Healthcare Patient Referrals Physical Therapists

Pay or Play? What Employers Need to Know About the Affordable Care Act

- What does the Affordable Care Act (aka “Obamacare”) require of employers in 2014? Beginning January 1, 2014, every “large employer” will be subject to Affordable Care Act penalties if at least 95 percent ...more

6/7/2013 - Affordable Care Act Employer Group Health Plans Healthcare Pay or Play Penalties

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