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Texas Court Enjoins Enforcement of Regulation that Would Forbid Discrimination in Healthcare on the Basis of Gender Identity and...

by FordHarrison on

As LGBTQ rights have taken center stage in political and social issues, FordHarrison has been following ground-breaking litigation related to LGBTQ rights and providing updates. In the latest decision, a federal judge in...more

HHS OIG Adopts NewAnti-Kickback Safe Harbor and Civil Monetary Penalty Exceptions

by Proskauer Rose LLP on

On December 7, 2016, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Office of Inspector General (OIG), issued a final rule that will have a widespread impact on health care service providers, medical transport providers,...more

Are Recommendations of the White House Task Force on Behavioral Health Parity Trumped by the Election?

by Akerman LLP - Health Law Rx on

Recently the White House Behavioral Health Parity Task Force issued guidance on the Paul Wellstone and Pete Domenici Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act (Parity Law). The Task Force could not have known, though,...more

Telemedicine for All, As Lame Duck Session Winds Down

by Faegre Baker Daniels on

Even with the federal legislators poised to head home at the end of the week, two significant telehealth measures continue to work their way through the House and Senate, further evidence that telehealth services have become...more

When the Government Comes Knocking

by Poyner Spruill LLP on

This article will provide an outline of some of the most significant points for hospitals to use when confronted with a formal government investigation under the Criminal or Civil False Claims Act. As noted below, you should...more

Bill Would Extend CMPs to Federal Grants

by Faegre Baker Daniels on

The bill known as the “21st Century Cures,” H.R.6, would extend Civil Monetary Penalties (CMPs) to cover false claims and false statements relating to grants, contracts, and other agreements funded by the Department of Health...more

Supplemental Excepted Benefits? “It depends.”

Last week, HHS, along with the Department of Labor and the Treasury, provided long overdue guidance regarding the third category of supplemental “excepted benefits” as defined by Section 2791 of the Public Health Services...more

Do Subsidized Health Care Plans Purchased Under the Affordable Care Act Trigger the Anti-Kickback Statute?

by Dickinson Wright on

The advent of federally subsidized private pay health insurance under the Affordable Care Act has the potential to expand the application of the federal anti-kickback statute beyond just Medicare, Medicaid, and Tricare. The...more

New Guidance Addresses Individual Shared Responsibility Payments and Premium Tax Credits

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

The IRS and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) have issued two important pieces of guidance under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act regarding the responsibilities imposed on individuals to...more

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