Laura A. Kowal

Laura A. Kowal

Ballard Spahr LLP

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OIG Releases Special Fraud Alert on Laboratory Payments to Physicians

The Office of the Inspector General (OIG) for the Department of Health and Human Services recently issued a Special Fraud Alert regarding laboratory payments to referring physicians. The Special Fraud Alert reaffirms OIG’s...more

6/27/2014 - Anti-Kickback Statute Clinical Laboratories Fraud Healthcare HHS OIG Physician Payments Physicians

NJ Lawmakers: Invalidating Restrictive Covenants Will Assist the Unemployed

Citing the state’s jobless rate, three New Jersey state assemblymen are challenging the longstanding employer practice of restricting the post-employment activities of employees who are terminated or resign. On April 4, 2013,...more

4/26/2013 - Hiring & Firing Non-Compete Agreements Restrictive Covenants Unemployment

Final Rules Issued for Health Care Reform Tax on Medical Devices, Effective January 1, 2013

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) released final regulations and other guidance on the excise tax applicable to the sale of certain medical devices under the Affordable Care Act. Beginning January 1, 2013, a tax of 2.3...more

12/11/2012 - Affordable Care Act Excise Tax IRS Medical Devices

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