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Bill 27: Expansion of the Conflicts of Interest Act to Public Agencies

by Field Law on

Bill 27 passed first reading in the Alberta Legislature on November 8, 2017. If passed, the legislation will amend the Conflicts of Interest Act (the "Act"), and expand its coverage to include public agencies, boards and...more

President’s Budget Blueprint Increases Funds For Health Care Fraud Enforcement

The President has released a “budget blueprint” for fiscal year 2018. Although there are many aspects of the budget blueprint to digest, several budget items signal that government health care fraud enforcement remains a...more

The Trump Administration’s View on Marijuana: Reading the (Tea) Leaves

by McDermott Will & Emery on

The incoming Trump Administration may usher in a more hostile climate to state efforts to legalize the sale and distribution of marijuana and products that contain the drug. The Obama Administration opposed the federal...more

Illinois Governor Initiates Fight Against Health Care Fraud Amid Growing Deficit

by Polsinelli on

As Illinois' finances continue to deteriorate and the budget crisis remains unsolved, the Rauner administration recently announced an initiative to focus on identifying and recouping health care fraud in Illinois. On April 5,...more

Insider Trading Gets Political: Trading on Political Intelligence

Some things are better left unsaid. Especially, it seems, when they involve political intelligence shared by a congressional aide with a lobbyist linked to a political intelligence firm serving Wall Street traders....more

The SEC v. Congress . . . for the Title

by Brooks Pierce on

You don’t see this every day. On Friday, the SEC filed a subpoena enforcement action seeking production of documents from the House Ways and Means Committee and documents and testimony from one of its staff members, Brian...more

PRIME Act: New Legislation to Curb Health Care Fraud

The United States Senate and House of Representatives recently introduced bipartisan legislation designed to reduce fraud, waste, and abuse in the Medicare and Medicaid programs. The legislation, entitled “Preventing and...more

Alabama Legislative Update – Week 6: Legislators Focus on Education, Tort Reform and Health Care

by Baker Donelson on

In a week that was dominated by events surrounding the Alabama Accountability Act, several significant pieces of legislation still moved through – or died in – the State House....more

Open Letter from Senate Finance Committee Seeks Fraud-Fighting Input

Yesterday the Senate Finance Committee posted an open letter on its website to the health care sector soliciting industry stakeholder insights on ways to combat fraud, waste, and abuse in the Medicare and Medicaid programs. ...more

New Hampshire Governor Fights Subpoena Over Efforts to Dip Into Malpractice Fund to Reduce Budget Deficit

The governor and attorney general of New Hampshire are fighting a subpoena to testify about state efforts to take $110 million from a malpractice fund to plug a budget hole. Policyholders of the medical malpractice Joint...more

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