Do I need an expert witness in my case?
Electronic Medical Records: Help or Hindrance?
How Does King v. Burwell Decision Affect the Affordable Care Act?
Antitrust Law Issues for Health Care Providers
Variables Affecting Medical PL Settlement Values
Polsinelli Podcast - Is a Single U.S. Food Agency a Reality?
The Biggest Obstacle to Value-Based Care
Technology in Healthcare
Do healthcare professionals have to report legal trouble to their licensing board?
Health Care Enforcement: The Impact on Private Equity Investments
Polsinelli Podcasts: Cloud Computing, From Cybersecurity to Confidentiality Issues
Polsinelli Podcast - Pharmacy Compounding: What's Next in Regulation?
Polsinelli Podcasts - The Latest on a Shift in Regulation in Dietary Supplements
PATIENT PRIVACY IN AN ERA OF SOCIAL MEDIA
A Moment of Simple Justice - Vaccines
Government's Health Care Fraud "Cash Cow" Keeps Mooing
Government’s Health Care Fraud “Cash Cow” Keeps Mooing
Uncovering Factory Farming - The Effects of Ag Gag Laws
Intellectual Property Law Issues for Health Care Providers
Polsinelli Podcast - Republicans Gain Control of the U.S. Senate - How That May Impact Health Reform
Effective January 1, 2017, the IRS has announced that, due to limited resources, it is eliminating the existing 5-year determination letter application staggered filing cycles for individually designed plans. Off-cycle...more
Rebecca was a nurse at North Cypress Medical Center, in Texas. Back in 2011 she was treated for an eating disorder at Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center, in Illinois. When she sought reimbursement under the...more
Six months after the Precision Medicine Initiative’s (Initiative’s) debut, the White House has released a working draft of proposed privacy and trust principles (the Principles) to govern future design and development efforts...more
The Joint Commission Revises Nursing Care Center Requirements, Laboratory Requirements, and Outpatient Record Review Requirements for CAHs – On July 9, 2015, the Joint Commission announced revised requirements, effective...more
Earlier this month, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights (HHS OCR) announced that it had entered into a settlement agreement with St. Elizabeth's Medical Center (SEMC) in Brighton,...more
In the 2016 inpatient prospective payment system (IPPS) proposed rule, CMS promised to provide further guidance on the controversial "two midnight" rule in the forthcoming outpatient prospective payment system (OPPS) rule....more
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) cybersecurity center released a draft guide last week for health IT professionals to use to bolster security for the use of mobile devices in the health care industry....more
On July 22, 2015, the U.S. House Ways & Means Health Subcommittee heard testimony from Mark Miller, Ph.D., executive director of Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC). Dr. Miller’s testimony highlighted recent trends...more
One of the most frequently asked questions posed to healthcare lawyers is whether State X has a prohibition on the corporate practice of medicine, nursing or other profession, and if so, whether the prohibition is enforced. ...more
Every medtech inventor is looking for the same things—to make a difference for patients, fill an unmet medical need…and maybe, just maybe, become a successful public company or an in-demand acquisition target....more
On July 25, 2015, Healthfirst Inc. notified approximately 5,300 of its members that their information may have been compromised during a criminal fraud scheme perpetrated against it. The fraudulent scheme was discovered by...more
On July 20, 2015, CMS announced the hospices invited to participate in the Medicare Care Choices Model. Under current Medicare rules, a Medicare beneficiary must forgo curative treatments to receive palliative care provided...more
On July 8, 2015, CMS published in the Federal Register [PDF] its proposed changes and updates to the Medicare Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System (OPPS) and Ambulatory Surgical Center (ASC) Payment System policy...more
On July 28 the Office of Inspector General (OIG) of Health & Human Services gave its blessing to a health system’s lease of employees to a related psychiatric system. Under the arrangement the system would also provide...more
While Bexis is on vacation, here is a guest post to take up some of the slack. Our guest blogger today is Henry Pietrkowski, a partner in Reed Smith's Chicago office. This one's a little different. It's about the impace of...more
In a historic decision, the United States Supreme Court in Obergefell v. Hodges recently held that the Fourteenth Amendment of the United States Constitution requires all jurisdictions in all fifty states to: (1) license a...more
Anthem announced on July 24, 2015 that it would purchase Cigna, just three weeks after Aetna agreed to buy Human for $37 billion. The deal is valued at $54.2 billion, and would create the United States’ largest health insurer...more
The headline on Medicare last week was astounding — $60 billion (not million) was lost each year to Medicare fraud, large numbers of fraudulent providers were providing fake or bad addresses – meaning locations including...more
Newly released statistics (2015-06-30 PTAB Statistics) from the USPTO reveal that the number of bio/pharma IPR challenges almost doubled in 2015, even though fiscal year 2015 still has three months to go. Last year, there...more
Oncobiologics, based in Cranbury, N.J., is a biopharmaceutical company focused on developing and commercializing monoclonal antibody biosimilar therapeutics....more
MPT is a Birmingham, Ala.-based self-advised real estate investment trust. Capella is one of the largest for-profit hospital companies in the U.S. Based in Franklin, Tenn., Capella owns and/or operates seven hospitals across...more
Early days still for coverage litigation about cyber risks – whether under cyber insurance policies or other types of policies. This is not surprising given the relatively short history of cyber risks and even shorter history...more
Since December 2013, when the U.S. District Court for the District of Utah concluded that Utah’s definition of marriage as the union between only a man and a woman was unconstitutional, the validity of same-sex marriage has...more
CMS offers a special enrollment period for HealthCare.gov enrollees whose incomes were miscalculated due to system error; California Marketplace announces two new insurers; and Connecticut’s budget reduces eligibility levels...more
On July 21, 2015, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) released a report titled “Additional Actions Needed to Improve Eligibility Verification of Providers and Suppliers” examining the implementation of four of CMS’s...more
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