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OIG continues its aggressive interpretation of scope and effect of exclusion from participation in Federal health care programs and clarifies several open questions....more
The Office of the Inspector General (OIG) released a Special Fraud Alert on March 26, 2013 warning that physician-owned distributorships (PODs) are "inherently suspect" under the Anti-Kickback Statute (AKS). Generally...more
Since 2003, all but four states have enacted laws concerning data breaches and the protection of consumers’ personal information. This regulation of electronic data containing personal information and the protection of such...more
There’s no denying that the present-day Internet, while extraordinary, is increasingly scary. Cyber attacks of various types continue to escalate across the globe. As stated by one recent commentator: “Cybercrime is raging...more
Society is increasingly becoming paperless as people are able to accomplish most things electronically. In Wisconsin, the State Senate recognized this trend by passing a bill that would allow drivers to show proof of their...more
The deadline for compliance with the new HIPAA Omnibus Rule is looming for group health plans. As explained in a prior blog, stiff penalties may be imposed on employers whose plans fail to comply. Accordingly, employers...more
On April 15, 2013, the United States Supreme Court denied a petition for certiorari brought by GlaxoSmithKline (“Glaxo”) seeking review of a Third Circuit decision in favor of Humana Medical Plan (“Humana”), as a Medicare...more
In this issue:
- What Your Business Needs To Do About Hipaa — Now
- Action Items for Covered Entities and Business Associates (including Subcontractors)
- Changes Impacting Business Associates (including...more
Understanding the complexities of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) Privacy and Security Rules is often a challenge for health care providers and consumers. Recognizing the widespread...more
Marilyn Tavenner received bipartisan support from members of the Senate Committee on Finance in her confirmation hearing to lead the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) though a full Senate vote is being held up,...more
On April 10, 2013, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (“CMS”) and the Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General (“OIG”) published parallel proposed rules revising, respectively, the Stark...more
In This Issue:
Implementation of the Affordable Care Act; Other HHS and Federal Regulatory Initiatives; Other Congressional and State Initiatives; Other Health Care News; and Hearings and Mark-Ups Scheduled.
In 1998, the Department of Health and Human Services' Office of Inspector General ("OIG") published the Self-Disclosure Protocol ("SDP"), which provides a mechanism through which health care providers may voluntarily report...more
In the April 10 Federal Register, two agencies within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services published proposed rules that many healthcare providers have been anxiously awaiting affecting donations of electronic...more
On April 17, 2013, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General (OIG) published a revised Provider Self-Disclosure Protocol (SDP) that clarifies the process for healthcare providers, suppliers...more
On April 10, 2013, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Office of the Inspector General of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (OIG) each published proposed rules in the Federal Register...more
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services issued proposed rules that would extend the sunset date for the Stark Law exception and the federal Anti-Kickback Statute safe...more
The 340B Drug Pricing Program (340B Program) continues to undergo a period of intense scrutiny and debate over how compliance with program rules is enforced. As previously reported in the May 30, 2012 edition of Foley’s Legal...more
Following the ever-growing progeny of cases holding that Medicare conditions of participation do not give rise to False Claims Act (FCA) liability, the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit overturned an $11...more
On April 17, 2013, the Office of Inspector General of the Department of Health and Human Services (“OIG”) released an Updated Provider Self-Disclosure Protocol (“SDP”). The Updated SDP replaces OIG’s original Provider...more
On April 12, 2013, the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (“CMS”) created the “Open Payments” website where reported information under Section 6002 of the Affordable Care Act (“ACA”), commonly referred to as the...more
CMS and OIG issue similar proposed rules to modify the electronic health record exception and safe harbor.
On April 10, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Office of Inspector General (OIG) of...more
After receiving many comments on its Draft Call Letter, CMS published its Contract Year 2014 Final Call Letter on April 1, 2013. The Final Call Letter addresses a wide variety of issues that will affect all parties involved...more
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (“CMS”) recently launched the National Physician Payment Transparency Program: OPEN PAYMENTS website, which provides Sunshine Act compliance resources, including Fact Sheets and...more
On April 10, 2013, CMS and the HHS Office of Inspector General (OIG) each published proposed rules to extend the sunset dates for the Stark exception and anti-kickback statute safe harbor permitting donations of EHR software...more
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