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Holland & Knight Health Dose: June 18, 2024

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Holland & Knight Health Dose is an in-depth weekly dose of legislative and regulatory insights to keep stakeholders abreast of happenings in Washington, D.C., impacting the health sector....more

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Illinois Antitrust Act: 740 ILCS 10/7.2a

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Key Takeaways - ..Requires parties to provide notice to the Illinois Attorney General (“IL AG”) for transactions involving certain health care facilities and provider organization group practices. ..The parties must...more

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An Act Concerning Joint Ventures and Affiliations of Group Medical Practices: Public Act No. 14-168 (Conn. Gen. Stat. §...

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Key Takeaways - ..Requires parties to provide notice to the Connecticut Attorney General (“CT AG”) for certain transactions involving Connecticut group practices, as well as transactions involving a hospital, hospital...more

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Final Section 1557 Rules: Highlights for Health Plan Sponsors

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The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has issued final regulations on the nondiscrimination rules set forth in Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act. The new rules apply to certain group health plans, as...more

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Update Your Nursing Facility’s Assessment to Comply with New Requirements & Enhance Your Compliance Programming

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There has been much publicity surrounding the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ (“CMS”) new minimum staffing requirements for long-term care facilities scheduled to take effect starting in 2026 for non-rural...more

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Hospital Acquisition: Haw. Rev. Stat. § 323D-71 et seq.

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Key Takeaways - ..Requires parties to apply for approval from the Hawaii State Health Planning and Development Agency (“HI Agency”) and provide notice to the Hawaii Attorney General (“HI AG”) for transactions involving...more

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San Francisco Sues E-Cigarette Distributors for Violating Local Flavor Ban

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We have previously reported on the proliferation of tobacco product flavor bans imposed by localities and subsequent legal challenges throughout the U.S. See Oregon Court Upholds Local Tobacco Product Flavor Ban; Troutman...more

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HHS-OCR Publishes Final HIPAA Privacy Rule Expanding Reproductive Health Care Privacy and Further Supporting Patient...

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On April 26, 2024, almost a year after issuing a notice of proposed rulemaking to modify the Privacy Rule, the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office for Civil Rights (OCR) finalized the HIPAA Privacy Rule to...more

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The ‘Blind’ Medicare Reporting Conundrum: Clinical Trials Sponsor Compliance with MMSEA Section 111 Mandatory Insurer Reporting

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Organizations have an obligation to report claims for individuals who have coverage under group health plans (GHPs) and non-group health plans (NGHPs) when a settlement has been paid or when the plan pays for ongoing medical...more

McGuireWoods Consulting

House Energy and Commerce Committee Releases Framework for National Institutes of Health

On June 14, 2024, the Chair of the House Energy and Commerce Committee Cathy McMorris Rogers (R-WA) released a framework for changes within National Institutes of Health (NIH) and asked for public input....more

Irwin IP LLP

Will Third Party Servicers Lose Their Right to Repair Medical Devices Under the APA’s Judicial Review?

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Med. Imaging & Tech. All. v. Libr. Of Cong., No. 23-5067, 2024 WL 2873107 (D.C. Cir. June 7, 2024) - In October of 2021, pursuant to the triennial review process of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DCMA”), the...more

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Notice of Health Care Entity Mergers: Senate Bill 9 (IC 25-1-8.5)

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Key Takeaways - ..Requires parties to provide notice to the Indiana Attorney General (“IN AG”) relating to certain mergers or acquisitions between an Indiana “health care entity” and another health care entity with total...more

Smart & Biggar

Supreme Court of Canada dismisses Apotex’s application for leave to appeal macitentan inducing infringement decision

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As previously reported, the Federal Court of Appeal dismissed Apotex’s appeal of a decision relating to macitentan (Janssen’s OPSUMIT), which found that Apotex would induce infringement of Janssen’s patent....more

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The antitrust perspective on patenting strategies in the life sciences industry

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Antitrust authorities are cracking down on life sciences companies using patenting strategies to delay, block or impede access by competitors to the market. Firms with market power need to be mindful of antitrust when...more

Stotler Hayes Group, LLC

How To Secure Cooperation In The Medicaid Eligibility Process

In our day-to-day work representing skilled nursing facilities, we are regularly asked by our clients to assist in securing Medicaid benefits for their residents.  This often entails seeking the cooperation of the resident or...more

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Group Medical Captives, Level Funding and US Healthcare Policy

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In a recent article in Managed Healthcare Executive, Peter Wehrwein examines the trend of self-funding of group health benefits by smaller employers who used to depend mainly or entirely on fully insured programs....more

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“Reg Season” is Coming! Preview of the Physician Fee Schedule

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School is out and it is summertime, which means only one thing in the health policy community: reg season! This is the time of the year when the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) releases regulations that propose...more

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FDA Grants Small Dispensers More Time, but Nobody Else

The Drug Supply Chain Security Act (DSCSA) (Title 2 of the Drug Quality and Security Act, P.L. 113-54 (Nov 27, 2013)) amended Chapter V of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FD&C Act) by adding subchapter H —...more

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Will Regulatory Scrutiny Impact Private Equity Investment in Healthcare?

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Private Equity in Healthcare - Over the past decade, private equity investors have shown a particular interest in acquiring or investing in various healthcare providers and services. This includes physician practices...more

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Federal Court Denies FTC Attempt to Block $320M Sale of Two North Carolina Hospitals

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On June 5, 2024, a federal court in the Western District of North Carolina declined to issue a preliminary injunction blocking the sale of two hospitals in Charlotte, North Carolina, finding that the proposed sale is not...more

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Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office Indicting Dental Providers for Fraud and Patient Harm. Behavioral Health Providers Are on...

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True to their word in several recent public statements, the Chief and Deputy Chief of the Medicaid Fraud Division of the Massachusetts Attorney General's Office have brought several recent criminal cases against dentists for...more

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Providers Face HIPAA Compliance Questions After Change Healthcare Cyberattack

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Who will notify the potentially millions of individuals whose information might have been jeopardized by the massive cyberattack on Change Healthcare? Since the affiliate of UnitedHealth Group (UHG) first reported the...more

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Thorny Laws That ICHRA Vendors Should Consider

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Individual Coverage Health Reimbursement Arrangements (ICHRAs) have continued to grow in popularity since their inception in 2019 (see our article here summarizing the 2019 rule establishing ICHRAs). While initially it seemed...more

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What’s it to You? Justice Scalia’s 41-Year-Old Gatekeeping Question on “Standing” Influences Court to Uphold FDA’s Regulation of...

Mifepristone is safe for now. On June 13, 2024, the Supreme Court unanimously held that the plaintiffs — doctors and medical associations alike — lacked standing to challenge 2000 and 2019 FDA approvals of mifepristone (brand...more

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Texas Supreme Court Declines Opportunity to Hear Personhood Case

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On Friday, June 14, the Texas Supreme Court declined to consider a case that asked the Court to determine whether frozen embryos are persons or property under Texas law....more

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