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
Polsinelli Podcasts - What Health Care Providers Need to Know About Ebola Preparedness
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The House voted not to concur with the Senate’s budget proposal Tuesday in a unanimous vote of 112-0, setting off budget negotiations between the two chambers that could last well into the summer. In rejecting the Senate’s...more
San Antonio, Texas based medical device company Acelity LP Inc. is reported to be considering an initial public offering that could raise up to $1 billion, according to the Wall Street Journal.
Acelity has reportedly...more
Both the House and Senate Appropriations Committees advanced bills this week to fund various federal agencies for FY 2016. Each chamber approved versions of spending measures that include riders prohibiting funding for a...more
The below chart constitutes a summary of the laws of various jurisdictions that govern data breach notifications...more
A recent flurry of activity in the health insurance industry would seem to indicate that investors can expect significant consolidation in the managed care sector....more
Much like a tornado watch, the conditions appear to be right for a coming storm: the upcoming Phase 2 HIPAA audits. The Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights (OCR) has begun verifying contact...more
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) adopted a Declaratory Ruling and Order that resolves 19 petitions for declaratory ruling, one rulemaking petition and one petition for clarification, all arising out of an upsurge...more
The Federal Communications Commission, in a divided vote, approved an order clarifying several long-simmering Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) issues. While the order has not been officially released, the...more
Crowd Funding ImageThis is the first in a 3-part series about the use of crowdfunding in health and biotech start-ups. We start with the story of a tech start-up which set records for funding through a Kickstarter campaign,...more
The Senate budget process continued this week, though at a slower pace than members had planned for in the schedule released last month. Budget votes originally scheduled for Wednesday and Thursday of this week were delayed...more
Bloomberg reported last week that Anthony Albanese, Chief of Staff to Departing Superintendent Ben Lawsky, has been named to head the New York Department of Financial Services on an acting basis. He will lead the Department...more
Washington and Oregon both recently updated laws that define data security and incident response requirements for breaches of consumers’ personal information. Details of these new requirements for each state are...more
The General Assembly convened for the 2015 legislative session on January 14. Lawmakers returned to Raleigh on January 28 to begin the session in earnest. The MVA Public Affairs Legislative Report on North Carolina will be...more
The Senate began its budget process last week, releasing a draft schedule to senators outlining precisely how the General Assembly can have a budget in place by June 30th. Senate budget leaders have already indicated that the...more
Under the Dome: Inside the Maine State House provides a high-level overview of recent activity at the Maine State House.
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As the end of the session nears, the 13-member Appropriations Committee...more
When buying a private company controlled by a private equity sponsor but with a substantial number of other shareholders, a common technique to avoid the need to obtain signatures from all the shareholders to a stock purchase...more
As we do every month, we have provided below a comprehensive alert that highlights the most important employee benefits legal developments during May of 2015. We hope that our “Monthly Benefits Updates” continue to be a...more
In our inaugural Data Security Incident Response Report (the Report), we found that regulators inquired about a company’s breach 31% of the time and multi-state state Attorneys General investigations were launched less than...more
- In this Issue:
- Key Findings
- Industry Trends
- Industry News
- Fund News
- Excerpt from Key Findings:
Private equity firms continue to be active investors...more
The U.S. Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and the Treasury have jointly issued a new set of FAQs that clarifies the application of the rules establishing cost-sharing limits. For 2016, non-grandfathered group...more
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