Michelle McGovern

Michelle McGovern

Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP

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Compliance Corner: Long-Term Care and the OIG Work Plan: As HHS Sharpens its Focus, Providers Should Set Their Sights on...

In the fall of 2014, the Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General released its 2015 Work Plan, which highlighted HHS’s compliance focus areas in the upcoming year. As in past years, areas of...more

2/10/2015 - Compliance HHS Long Term Care Facilities Long-Term Care Medicaid Medicare OIG

Health Care Update - December 2014 #4

Let’s Get to Work: OIG Releases 2015 Work Plan, Focusing on Long-Term Care and Health Reform - The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)--Office of Inspector General (OIG) released its 2015 Work Plan (Work...more

12/19/2014 - Affordable Care Act Healthcare OIG Work Plans

Health Update - October 2014

Like It or Not, Obamacare Is Reshaping the Healthcare Industry - Editor’s Note: As we approach the one-year anniversary of Obamacare’s launch, the pundits continue to argue over whether or not it’s working. Meanwhile,...more

10/23/2014 - Affordable Care Act Drug Compounding DSRIP Healthcare Healthcare Reform Long Term Care Facilities Long-Term Care Patient Privacy Rights Pharmacies PHI

Pharmacy Compounding Update: Regulators Search for the Right Formula

Last November, the Compounding Quality Act (‘‘Act’’) became law after a yearlong national debate about whether—and how—to regulate compounding pharmacies after a tainted injectable prepared at a Massachusetts compounding...more

9/23/2014 - Drug Compounding FDA Pharmaceutical Prescription Drugs

Health Update - July 2014

Avoiding the Regulatory Land Mines of Commercial ACOs - While providers are showing great interest in creating ACOs to participate in the Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP), they are showing even greater enthusiasm...more

7/23/2014 - ACOs EHR Halifax Hospital Health Insurance Healthcare HIPAA Medicare Medicare Shared Savings Program Regulatory Standards Reporting Requirements Social Networks Stark Law

Health Update - May 2014

Litigation Arising from the Affordable Care Act: The Blessing and Curse of Interesting Times - The Affordable Care Act (ACA) has brought the most sweeping changes to the healthcare delivery and payment systems in the...more

5/22/2014 - Affordable Care Act CMS Data Breach Data Protection EHR Healthcare Healthcare Reform HIPAA Medicare PHI

Health Update - Feb 25, 2014

Integrating Physical and Behavioral Health: Strategies for Overcoming Legal Barriers to Health Information Exchange - A growing number of Medicaid officials believe that coordinating care across the physical and...more

2/26/2014 - Affordable Care Act CLIA Data-Sharing Eligibility Final Rules FTC Healthcare HHS HIPAA Hospital Mergers Medicaid Medical Records

Health Update -- Dec 19, 2013

The Debate over Specialty Pharmaceuticals: Is the Promise Worth the Price? - ..What’s the Issue? - Specialty pharmaceuticals are a rapidly growing share of total drug expenditures by public and private health...more

12/19/2013 - Biologics FDA Healthcare Pharmaceutical Prescription Drugs Specialty Healthcare

Health Update -- Nov 26, 2013

10 Megatrends Shaping Healthcare’s Next 10 Years - The American healthcare system is undergoing massive change. From transformational policies to disruptive technologies to groundbreaking medical advances, powerful...more

11/26/2013 - Affordable Care Act Big Data Healthcare Healthcare Reform

Little Harm, Big Damages: AvMed Settlement Could Change the Landscape for Privacy Breach Class Actions

On October 21, Florida-based health insurer AvMed, Inc. (AvMed) settled a data breach class action lawsuit for $3 million, even though no plaintiffs in the class demonstrated that they had suffered identity theft or any other...more

11/13/2013 - Damages Data Breach Data Protection Identity Theft Invasion of Privacy Personally Identifiable Information PHI Settlement

Healthcare Law -- Jul 15, 2013

How Does the DOMA Defeat Impact Healthcare Reform and Health Insurance Access? - NOTE: The Supreme Court's 5-4 decision to invalidate the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) will affect more than 1,000 federal statutes—and...more

7/16/2013 - Affordable Care Act Delays DOMA Employee Benefits Employer Mandates Health Insurance Health Insurance Exchanges Healthcare Healthcare Reform HHS Medicaid Pay or Play Pharmacies Same-Sex Marriage SCOTUS Shared Responsibility Rule U.S. Treasury

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