Physician Gift-Ban Law

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Health Care E-Note - September 19, 2013

In This Issue: - Many States Want More Oversight of Health Insurance Navigators - Insurers, Hospitals Argue Over Who Pays When Enrollees Default - ACA Increases Scrutiny of Doctors' Gifts, Payments - States...more

Stakeholders Call for Final Sunshine Act Rule

On January 14, 2013, a group of stakeholders, including the AARP and the AFL-CIO, urged the Obama Administration to issue the long-awaited final rule (the “Final Rule”) implementing the Physician Payments Sunshine Act (the...more

Massachusetts Public Health Council Approves Regulations Implementing Relaxation of Strict Ban on Gifts from Pharmaceutical and...

On November 21, 2012, the Massachusetts Public Health Council (PHC) approved the final regulatory amendments implementing the Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Manufacturer Conduct Law, MGL ch. 111N, which was amended by Gov....more

Massachusetts DPH Finalizes Revised “Gift Ban” Regulations: Softens Rules on Meals, Expense Reporting, and Payment of Med Device...

On November 21, 2012, the Public Health Council promulgated final revised regulations relating to the so-called physician gift ban law, Mass. Gen. Laws c. 111N (“Chapter 111N”). Most notably, the revised regulations now...more

Massachusetts Relaxes Strict Ban on Gifts from Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Manufacturers to Physicians

Governor Deval Patrick signed into law Massachusetts’ fiscal year 2013 budget on July 8, 2012. The budget includes amendments to the state’s Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Manufacturer Conduct Law, MGL ch. 111N. The...more

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