Healthcare Legal News - July 27, 2011 • Volume 1, Number 1

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In This Issue:

- ENFORCEMENT ACTIONS AGAINST MANAGEMENT OF HEALTHCARE PROVIDERS By Ralph Levy, Jr.

- HEALTHCARE IT NEWS A PARTIAL MEANINGFUL USE REPRIEVE By Tatiana Melnik

- CMS ANNOUNCES CHANGES IN REIMBURSEMENT FOR SEVERAL PROVIDERS By Ralph Levy, Jr. and Rodney D. Butler

- LITIGATION: EFFORTS TO CURB DATA MINING SUFFER A SETBACK By J. Benjamin Dolan

An excerpt from: LITIGATION: EFFORTS TO CURB DATA MINING SUFFER A SETBACK

Legislators across various states have been reviewing options to curb prescription data mining efforts to stem the tide of complaints from healthcare practitioners. The most recent effort in Vermont was struck down in June by the U.S. Supreme Court in Sorrell v. IMS Health Inc.

The Vermont law was designed to prevent data-miners from examining and selling prescriber identifying information to pharmaceutical companies which used information in their prescription drug marketing efforts.

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