What's Next in Health Reform 2014
Health Care Antitrust & the Supreme Court – Interview with Bruce Sokler, Member, Mintz Levin
The Deal's 2nd half M&A scene: Interview with Spencer Klein, Morrison Foerster
The Affordable Care Act: The Structure of Health Plans – Interview with Alden Bianchi, Member, Mintz Levin
What Is Driving Stepped Up Government Health Care Enforcement? – Interview with Hope Foster, Member, Mintz Levin
PODCAST - Inside Law- Hot Topics in Health Care From the President of the American Health Lawyers Association
Bill on Bankruptcy: The Market's Unquenchable Thirst for Junk
PODCAST - Inside Law - HIPAA Changes Overview by Emily Wey
Ventas' Debra Cafaro on why the Health Care asset class is well positioned in today's economy
Digital Health: Revolutionizing Healthcare
Hot Companies in Digital Health
Medical Malpractice Litigation
Digital Health: Where is the Action for Entrepreneurs?
Corporate Law Report: Cybersecurity, CEO Social Media, New Workplace Laws, Healthcare Reform in 2013
Crystal Ball Perspective: Will Healthcare Reform be Repealed if Romney Wins the Presidential Election?
Not Prepared for Healthcare Reform? Three things employers need to focus on now.
Nina Totenberg: SCOTUS Secrets, Leaks & Pizza with Scalia
Healthcare Summit Reveals Industry Movement Independent of the Supreme Court Decision
Well, the headlines don’t exactly work with the traditional tune, but blame the editor for that...
2013 was a busy year for California. We passed a budget with a surplus, let Kim and Kanye get engaged in one of our...more
On December 2, 2013, the Federal Register published CMS’s Final Rule regarding the prospective payment system (PPS) for End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD). Most provisions are effective on January 1, 2014, with limited exceptions...more
The Obama administration announced that it met the November 30 deadline for fixing HealthCare.gov’s problems; however, there are some concerns that information submitted by consumers is not properly transmitting to insurers,...more
In This Issue:
- Who Takes Statins and Why
- Evidence Tells the Truth
- The Risk Calculator
- Statin Side Effects
- What Should You Do?
- Excerpt from Introduction:
Spotlight on Statins: The...more
According to the Office for the Inspector General (OIG) of the Department of Health & Human Services (HHS), the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) has accomplished certain requirements, but it has not satisfied others that are...more
When Caesar was warned to “Beware the Ides of March,” Caesar would have known that the soothsayer was warning him about March 15th…a date certain.
Similarly, the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) was...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...more
North Carolina has created the perfect storm when it comes to mentally ill…the perfect scenario for disaster. From 2001 to 2012, the total population of North Carolina increased from 8,203,734 people to 9,781,022. Over 1 and...more
In This Issue:
- Excerpt from Reports:
Australia. Department of Health & Ageing Media releases -
5 December 2013 - Recognising our volunteers. Minister for...more
Since the mass shootings at Virginia Tech, an Aurora, CO movie theater, and Sandy Hook Elementary, the federal government has taken another look at the legal regulations regarding privacy when dealing with violent individuals...more
Approximately 300 employers and other organizations, many of which are in Northern California, were named as co-defendants in an ERISA class action lawsuit filed on November 22, 2013, in the U.S. District Court for the...more
In a recent front page report, The New York Times provided multiple examples of outrageously high hospital charges and pointed the finger at hospitals for being one of the principal drivers of rapidly increasing healthcare...more
Health care providers are competing in a dynamic environment with a host of challenges and opportunities. With the population aging, reimbursement rates declining, and government regulatory efforts expanding, health care...more
It's pretty common each December to take stock and look back at the year that is ending, whether it’s recounting the happy times and counting one’s blessings, or reliving the disappointments and ruing over the regrets (and...more
Under the Dome: Inside the Maine State House provides a high-level overview of recent activity at the Maine State House.
Budget Issues a Certain Component of Next Year’s Legislative Agenda -
The MNsure Board met this week and provided metrics on the rollout of the MNsure program for the October 1 through November 30, 2013 timeframe. According the Executive Director April Todd-Malmlov, about 25,000 are in the...more
Recent guidance from the IRS modifies the long-standing “use or lose it” rule under a health flexible spending arrangement (“Health FSA”) to permit such arrangements to offer participants the opportunity to carryover up to...more
First you have the problem and then you have the litigation. This more-or-less iron rule of American life will be honored once again in the aftermath of the “roll out” of Obamacare.
The design and operational failures...more
Mintz Levin’s most recent Qui Tam Update authored by our Health Care Enforcement Defense Practice provides focused analysis of four health care-related qui tam cases in which the government declined to intervene, including...more
The High Court of Australia yesterday issued its long awaited decision in a dispute between Apotex Pty Ltd (Apotex) and Sanofi-Aventis Australia Pty Ltd and related entities (collectively, Sanofi) concerning Sanofi's...more
On November 26, 2013, the United States Supreme Court announced it would hear two cases that test the provision of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) known as the contraceptive mandate, which requires employer-provided group...more
The North Carolina State Medicaid Plan (State Plan) is constantly revised. The result of its constant revisions make for an 1800+ page, jumbled mess of plans, rules, amendments, and effective dates that make the State Plan...more
Trends and Analysis:
..We have identified 32 health care-related qui tam cases unsealed since last month’s Qui Tam Update. Of those, only four were filed in 2013. The majority (23 cases) were filed in 2012, with the...more
Drakeford v. Tuomey and U.S. vs. Bradford Regional Medical Center -
With the Affordable Care Act and market forces driving consolidation and creative transactions across the health care industry, health care...more
Top 10 Topics for Directors in 2014 -
U.S. public companies face a host of challenges as they enter 2014. Here is our list of hot topics for the boardroom in the coming year:
1. Oversee strategic planning amid...more