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Update on Regulatory Compliance in the Global Health Care Industry

by Baker Ober Health Law on

A comprehensive understanding of the constantly evolving layers that make up federal anti-corruption statutes, sanctions regulations and export control restrictions is imperative for both the pharmaceutical and health care...more

Government Leaks Lead to Landmark Insider Trading Case

On May 24, 2017, the SEC for the first time brought charges based on allegations of insider trading on confidential government information. The alleged insider trading scheme involved tips related to three announcements by...more

Sally Yates’ was Already Famous for Changing the Focus of Compliance Investigations - The Yates Memorandum

by Ruder Ware on

By now the whole world knows about Sally Yates. We are likely to see a lot more of her as a central figure in Congressional investigations. For some of us who deal with compliance investigations, Sally Yates was famous long...more

"Trends in Corporate Integrity Agreements Reflect New HHS OIG Guidance on Use of Exclusion Authority"

2016 was a year of change for the Department of Health and Human Service's Office of Inspector General's (OIG) approach to corporate integrity agreements (CIA). The OIG began to use its new model CIA format and applied its...more

What Would "Greater Enforcement" Mean for Washington's Cannabis Businesses?

by Garvey Schubert Barer on

Justice Department has options to crack down, but may galvanize the push for even wider legalization - In statements that were perhaps inevitable but nonetheless surprising to the cannabis industry, White House Press...more

Biodiagnostic Laboratory Services Sentenced; Another Physician Pleads Guilty

The long-running test-referral prosecution against Biodiagnostic Laboratory Services, LLC (“BLS”), a New Jersey clinical blood testing laboratory; its owner and employees; and BLS’s referring physicians recently reached...more

DOJ Suffers Criminal Trial Setbacks: Warner Chillcott President Acquitted

by Michael Volkov on

Last week was a tough week for the Justice Department’s criminal prosecutors. Before everyone gets out their Yates Memorandum trending claims, it is important to recognize that DOJ’s loss in several high profile cases does...more

Physician-Owned Distributor (POD) Update

by Reed Smith on

For some time, we have been reporting on issues involving federal government scrutiny of physician-owned distributors ("PODs"). From the Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General’s ("OIG") issuance...more

The Olympus Debacle: Why Internal Whistleblowing is a Good Thing for Compliance

by McGuireWoods LLP on

The U.S. Department of Justice announced last week that Olympus Corporation of the Americas (OCA) agreed to pay $646 million to resolve three cases relating to its longstanding practice to bribe doctors and hospitals in the...more

Beware the Feds: Emerging Risks to Health Care Executives Under the Yates Memo

by Reed Smith on

Last month’s “Yates Memo” from the Department of Justice (DOJ) promises to be a game-changer in the world of government investigations and enforcement activity. While several U.S. Attorney Offices had been applying many of...more

Appellate Court Notes

by Pullman & Comley, LLC on

Supreme Court Advance Release Opinions: SC19253 - RBC Nice Bearings, Inc. v. SKF USA, Inc. [An important decision on contract waiver but one all attorneys should recall from the UCC or Contracts course we took...more

DOJ Clarifies Position on Individual Accountability in Corporate Investigations

Earlier this month, we discussed a memorandum issued by Deputy Attorney General Sally Quillian Yates of the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ). This memorandum, referred to as the “Yates Memo,” reaffirms the Government’s...more

U.S. Department of Justice issues new guidance on individual accountability for corporate wrongdoing

by Thompson Coburn LLP on

On Sept. 9, 2015, the U.S. Department of Justice issued new guidance (“DOJ Guidance”) instructing DOJ criminal and civil attorneys to place a greater emphasis on accountability of the individuals responsible for corporate...more

Thirteenth Individual Convicted in Medicare Psychiatric Treatment Fraud

by McGuireWoods LLP on

On September 10, a Houston psychiatrist became the thirteenth individual convicted in relation to partial hospitalization program (PHP) services fraudulently billed to Medicare. The psychiatrist was convicted by a federal...more

Prosecuting Doctors for Medicare Fraud

by Michael Volkov on

Federal prosecutors have turned their attention to physicians for Medicare fraud prosecution. Physicians who participate in the Medicare program have to be aware of the significant risks of Medicare fraud....more

SEC Settles FCPA Charges Tied to Payments to Health Care Professionals

by Dorsey & Whitney LLP on

The SEC filed another settled action in which payments to health care professionals at state owned entities in China were alleged to be violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. Although the company furnished extensive...more

Four Takeaways from the ABA Antitrust Section’s 2015 Spring Meeting

by Proskauer Rose LLP on

This year's 63rd ABA Section of Antitrust Law Spring Meeting featured extensive remarks from antitrust regulators forewarning of more vigorous antitrust enforcement in 2015. The Proskauer antitrust team was on the ground and...more

Government turns up the heat with the False Claims Act – 5 action steps for healthcare providers

by DLA Piper on

Forbes magazine has dubbed 2014 “The Year of the Whistleblower.” For healthcare providers, this designation has translated into millions of dollars in fines and penalties and the initiation of criminal investigations. ...more

Regulatory Risk Update: Tougher penalties for corporate manslaughter and health and safety offences proposed

by DLA Piper on

On 13 November 2014, the Sentencing Council opened its 14 week public consultation on draft guidelines for corporate manslaughter and health and safety offences. If implemented, the guidelines will mean that large...more

Hospital’s Extortion & Fraud Too Quick to Violate RICO

by Faegre Baker Daniels on

Danielle Bennion and her co-plaintiffs filed a RICO (Racketeer Influenced & Corrupt Practices Act) action alleging that Mountain View Hospital and co-defendants engaged in a plan of extortion and wire fraud for the purpose of...more

Insurance Antitrust Legal News - July 2014 • Volume 3, Number 4

by Dickinson Wright on

In This Issue: - COURT DENIES BLUES’ MOTION TO DISMISS IN RE BLUE CROSS BLUE SHIELD ANTITRUST LITIGATION (MDL 2406): On June 18, United States District Court Judge David Proctor (Northern District of Alabama)...more

Compliance in the C-Suite

by Michael Volkov on

The ongoing debate whether certain executives are “too big to jail” misses the most important trend in corporate governance – namely, that criminal conduct is rising in the C-Suite. Viewed from a broad perspective, since...more

Empowering the Chief Compliance Officer: A Recipe for Effective Compliances

by Michael Volkov on

The most significant corporate governance trend in the last five years has been the rise of the chief compliance officer. No longer shuffled off to the back benches of corporate governance, corporate executives are...more

White Collar Watch - October 2013

by Saul Ewing LLP on

In This Issue: - Small businesses beware: IRS deploys “big data” to scrutinize cash transactions - Google’s scanning of emails may constitute wiretapping: Federal District Court denies Google’s motion to dismiss...more

Computer Crime Insurance Coverage: Can It Cover Fraudulent Entries Submitted by an Authorized User?

by BakerHostetler on

In a recent decision, New York's appellate court considered whether a "Computer Systems Fraud" insurance policy rider (Policy) covered losses that Universal American suffered as a result of fraudulent claims electronically...more

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