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As we have previously reported, a federal district court for the District of Columbia recently vacated new U.S. Department of Labor regulations promulgated under the Fair Labor Standards Act, which (1) barred third-party...more
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit affirmed an Idaho federal district court’s decision ordering the divestiture of a physician practice group that had been acquired by a competing health system. The case, which...more
In Lemaire v. Covenant Care California, LLC, 2015 WL 340677, the Second District Court of Appeal held that while patients may sue nursing facilities under California Health & Safety Code §1430(b) for violation of federal and...more
On January 23, 2015, the United States Department of Labor (DOL) filed a notice of appeal with the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia (District Court) challenging two rulings in the case of Home Care...more
On February 10, 2015, the Ninth Circuit issued its highly-anticipated decision at the intersection of health care and antitrust, affirming the lower court’s finding that a hospital-physician group merger completed nearly...more
On February 10, 2015, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit affirmed a district court decision finding that the merger of two healthcare providers in Idaho violated antitrust laws. St. Alphonsus Medical Center-Nampa...more
Narrowly construing the California Labor Code provisions on meal periods, the California Court of Appeal struck down a provision in the Industrial Welfare Commission Wage Orders that allows health care employees working...more
Executive Summary: A new California Court of Appeal decision has invalidated a 22-year-old healthcare industry exception that had given the industry some flexibility with respect to how it provided its employees working...more
In an opinion issued February 10, 2015, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit affirmed a year-old decision by the Idaho District Court which held that St. Luke’s Health System’s acquisition of the Saltzer Medical...more
In a pair of welcomed decisions for third-party employers in the home care industry, Judge Richard J. Leon of the D.C. Federal District Court vacated major provisions of the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) Home Care Final...more
During its November term, the Illinois Supreme Court heard oral argument in Grand Chapter, Order of the Eastern Star of the State of Illinois v. Topinka. Grand Chapter is a direct appeal from the Circuit Court’s holding that...more
On November 13, 2014, the Florida Supreme Court answered the following certified question of great public importance in the negative: “In a civil appeal, shall error be held harmless where it is more likely than not that the...more
In an opinion with mixed implications for both insurers and health care providers, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit recently ruled that when plan beneficiaries assign their claims for payment of benefits to...more
On October 27, 2014, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) made a concession—a very small one—to hospitals racing against the looming October 31, 2014, deadline for accepting the offer of 68 cents on the dollar...more
With little fanfare just before the Labor Day weekend, CMS announced a program in which it would enter into administrative agreements with eligible providers in exchange for the providers’ withdrawal of pending appeals...more
Two federal appeals courts issued contradictory rulings on the validity of subsidies for the purchase of health insurance under the federal marketplace established pursuant to the Affordable Care Act (ACA). On July 22, a...more
In This Issue:
Judgments; Legislation; and Reports.
Excerpt from Judgments:
New South Wales (NSW) -
22 July 2014 - Lane v Northern NSW Local Health District (No 3)  NSWCA 233 -
Yesterday, the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia ruled the IRS’ interpretation of a key ACA provision is invalid. Specifically, the court found that the IRS did not have the authority to interpret...more
In a precedent-setting case, a district court in the Northern District of Illinois recently ruled that in-network chiropractors were considered “beneficiaries” under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA)...more
On May 23, 2014, the CMS Office of Hearings released Alert 10, notifying providers of an important new 60 day deadline concerning certain appeals before the Provider Reimbursement Review Board (PRRB or Board). By the end of...more
The California Court of Appeal recently held that the release of an index identifying hospital patients did not constitute the release of medical information under California’s Confidentiality of Medical Information Act...more
Last week, the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit affirmed the dismissal of a False Claims Act (“FCA”) whistleblower suit seeking $50 million in damages from Huron Consulting Group Inc. (“Huron”) for...more
The Third Circuit recently vacated a lower court’s decision granting a motion to compel arbitration of (1) direct claims by certain cardiac services health providers against CIGNA and...more
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
Hospitals, health care providers, and managers of other businesses across the country may be surprised to learn that under a new federal court ruling, their organizations may now qualify as government contractors or...more
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