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Health Reform + Related Health Policy News - September 2014, Issue 1

In This Issue: - Top News ..The Congressional Agenda is Light as the Focus Shifts to the Midyear Elections ..Physician Supervision Requirement for Small and Rural Hospitals ..CMS Offers Hospitals...more

Supreme Court Issues Decisions that Change Employment Law Landscape

The U.S. Supreme Court wrapped up its 2013 session by handing down three decisions that may significantly affect recent controversial rulings by the National Labor Relations Board, Affordable Care Act mandates on employer...more

Insider Trading Gets Political: Trading on Political Intelligence

Some things are better left unsaid. Especially, it seems, when they involve political intelligence shared by a congressional aide with a lobbyist linked to a political intelligence firm serving Wall Street traders....more

Friday Afternoon Smackdown – The SEC v. The House Of Representatives

On Friday, June 20, 2014, the Securities and Exchange Commission filed an action against the Committee on Ways and Means of the U.S. House of Representatives and congressional staffer Brian Sutter seeking enforcement of...more

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Representative McDermott Expresses Concern Over Appeals Backlog – On March 18, 2014, Representative Jim McDermott (D-Wash), the ranking member of the Ways and Means Subcommittee on Health, submitted a letter to HHS Secretary...more

Weekly Update from the State House - February 28, 2014: The House met this week in lengthy sessions to try to clear the calendar...

Details from Each Chamber: HOUSE - The House met this week in lengthy sessions to try to clear the calendar in preparation for budget week beginning March 10....more

In The Wake Of Phoebe Putney, New York Passes Law Giving Antitrust Immunity To State Health Care System

Earlier this year, the Supreme Court issued its decision in FTC v. Phoebe Putney Health System, Inc., 133 S.Ct. 1003 (2013), which held that the state action antitrust immunity doctrine applies only when the state legislature...more

Legislation Introduced in the House Would Amend the False Claims Act

On August 1, 2013, Reps. Howard Coble (R-N.C.) and David Scott (D-Ga.) introduced bipartisan legislation in the House that would amend the federal False Claims Act (FCA) by adding several procedural hurdles that make it more...more

Federal Criminal Lawyer Douglas McNabb of McNabb Associates - News On Current Federal Criminal Cases

October 19, 2012 - The Federal Crimes Watch Daily The Federal Crimes Watch Daily is a daily newspaper that discusses current federal criminal issues written by a federal criminal defense attorney. Topics Include:...more

False Claims Act Focus - July 2012

EDITOR'S NOTE: Although the False Claims Act (FCA) is used most frequently to address allegations of fraud in health care and government procurement, the statute can be used quite effectively in any situation in which...more

U.S. Supreme Court Hears Oral Arguments For Constitutional Challenge of Affordable Care Act – Day Two (Challenges to Individual...

As discussed in our alert from yesterday, the Supreme Court is hearing oral arguments this week in Department of Health and Human Services v. Florida, a case that challenges the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act....more

Thursday Will Be Busy at the Illinois Supreme Court

The Illinois Supreme Court has announced that on the morning of Thursday, March 24th, it will file opinions in five civil cases: • Williams v. Board of Review, No. 109469--Was terminated employee entitled to a good cause...more

Health Headlines - December 13, 2010

In This Issue: - Federal Court Strikes Down Health Reform Mandate for Individuals to Maintain Health Insurance - Bill to Extend Medicare Physician Payment Fix Goes to President’s Desk for Signature - NY OMIG...more

Medicare Secondary Payer Reporting and Repayment Obligations: Is Relief on the Way?

The Medicare Secondary Payer Enhancement Act of 2010 (MSPEA)1 was introduced in Congress on March 9, 2010, and would amend the Medicare, Medicaid, and SCHIP Extension Act of 2007 (MMSEA) statute to address many of the...more

Tort Reform: A Bad Bargain That Won’t Fix Health Care

In an excellent blog post at The Huffington Post, AAJ president Anthony Tarricone makes the case that tort reform is bad for Americans and will not solve the health care dilemma. The entire article is well-worth reading, but...more

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