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OFCCP Setting Its Sites On TRICARE Providers?

Healthcare providers are waiting anxiously to see the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs’ (OFCCP) most recent position on whether it will continue trying to assert jurisdiction over them on the basis of...more

Health Insurer Settles OFCCP Retaliation Allegations for $372,000

A health insurance provider in Massachusetts has agreed to pay $372,739 to resolve an Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) investigation into claims of discrimination and retaliation....more

Affordable Care Act Bans Sex Discrimination in Employer Health Plans

Complaints filed Monday, June 3, 2013, with the Office for Civil Rights of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (OCR), allege that an employer that receives federal funding may not exclude pregnancy coverage in a...more

EEOC Hears Testimony Concerning Employer Wellness Programs and the Need for Agency Clarification

Leslie Silverman, former EEOC Commissioner, now Co-Chair of Proskauer’s Government Regulatory and Contract Compliance Group, was part of a panel that testified before the EEOC today concerning the need for clearer guidance...more

Let the Seller Beware: Hospitals Treating HMO Patients Employed by the Federal Government are “Subcontractors” Governed by...

When a health plan/HMO ("Plan") provides group health coverage to employers, including the federal government, the hospitals that treat federal employees under a contract with the Plan are government "subcontractors" subject...more

Healthcare Update, No. 2, May 2013 - Court Upholds OFCCP's Jurisdiction Over Healthcare Providers

A federal district court has confirmed the position of the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) finding that three hospitals providing medical services to U.S. government employees, and receiving payments...more

OFCCP Enforcement Powers Expanded Over Healthcare Industry

In a case closely monitored by the healthcare industry, a recent decision from the United States District Court for the District of Columbia expanded the jurisdiction of the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs...more

Court Ruling May Subject Hospitals and Health Care Providers to OFCCP Regulation

Hospitals, health care providers, and managers of other businesses across the country may be surprised to learn that under a new federal court ruling, their organizations may now qualify as government contractors or...more

Health Care Providers Beware — You May Be a Governmental Contractor

Executive Order 11246 (Order) was first issued in September 1965 by President Johnson. Its purpose was to prohibit race, religion, color, and national origin discrimination by federal contractors and subcontractors and...more

Hospitals that Provide Services to Government Employees Through an HMO are Government Contractors, Court Rules

Healthcare providers who treat government employees through a health maintenance organization are government subcontractors subject to the jurisdiction of the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP), according...more

Health Care Services Providers to Federal Health Plan Members Subject to Federal Affirmative Action Compliance Audit

On March 30, the US District Court for the District of Columbia held that three University of Pittsburgh Medical Center-affiliated hospitals were federal subcontractors to an HMO that provided a managed care health plan to...more

Federal District Court Affirms U.S. Department of Labor's Position that Healthcare Providers Participating in HMOs for Federal...

In a long-awaited decision, the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia ruled that three hospitals that provide medical services through a Health Maintenance Organization (HMO) to individuals covered by the Federal...more

Federal District Court Holds that OFCCP Has Jurisdiction Over Hospitals That Provide Services to HMOs Retained by Federal...

Earlier this week, the federal district court for the District of Columbia ruled that three hospitals providing medical services through an HMO to U.S. government employees are “subcontractors” subject to OFCCP’s...more

$28 Million Verdict Against Illinois Nursing Home Liable Under False Claims Act & Illinois Whistleblower Reward And Protection Act

On February 11, 2013, a jury in federal district court in Illinois found a nursing home operator (Company) liable under the False Claims Act and the Illinois Whistleblower Reward and Protection Act for fraudulent billing and...more

OFCCP Affirmative Action Directive Gives New Guidance for Healthcare Providers and Insurers

The U.S. Department of Labor's Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) recently issued a policy directive to "provide comprehensive guidance for assessing when health care providers and insurers are federal...more

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