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Vital Signs: Digital Health Law Update Spring 2021

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The pace of impact through digital health in 2021 is off to a rapid start—be it the number of transactions, the numerous legislative proposals and actions, or the focused attention of enforcement bodies. Given the accelerated...more

Snell & Wilmer

Ready or Not, Mental Health Parity Reporting Has Been Effective Since February 10, 2021

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On April 2, 2021, the Labor, Treasury, and Health and Human Services departments (the “Departments”) issued ACA FAQs Part 45 (“FAQ 45”), which elaborates on the new reporting requirements implemented by the Consolidated...more

Health Care Compliance Association (HCCA)

Long-Haul COVID-19 Cases Are Potential Risk for Claim Denials

Report on Medicare Compliance 30, no. 17 (May 3, 2021) - With the pandemic in its second year, coding and documentation of long-haul COVID-19 patients who are admitted or readmitted to the hospital may be a sleeper risk....more

Arnall Golden Gregory LLP

A New Phase of Provider Relief Funds May Be on the Horizon

The Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) is expected to announce a new phase of Provider Relief Funding (PRF) that would likely cover COVID-related expenses and losses during the third and fourth quarters of 2020 (and...more

Polsinelli

California Health Care Stakeholders, Providers and Investors Take Note: SB 642 Clears California Senate Health Committee

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California Senate Bill 642 (“SB 642”) cleared the California Senate Health Committee on April 28, 2021. If enacted, SB 642 would, among other things, significantly impact management and governance rules applicable to...more

Morgan Lewis - Health Law Scan

April Fast Break Recap: Returning to Work

We hosted a very informative Fast Break session last week discussing what healthcare providers need to know as they prepare their employees to return to work and try to get back to a sense of normalcy. ...more

McDermott Will & Emery

Texas Governor Signs Bill Exempting Medical Billing Services from Sales Tax

Texas Governor Greg Abbott has signed HB 1445 into law, making “medical or dental services” exempt from sales tax. Under the statute, a “medical or dental billing service” is defined as “assigning codes for the preparation of...more

Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP

The “State” of Telehealth: Montana

Montana Makes Telehealth Expansion Permanent - On April 19, 2021, Montana Governor, Greg Gianforte, signed House Bill 43 (“HB43” or the “Bill”) into law. The Bill, which is effective on January 1, 2022, expands access to...more

McDermott Will & Emery

International News: Healthcare - Spotlight on the Industry - May 2021

Sovereign Wealth Fund Investment in the Global Healthcare Industry - Sovereign Wealth Funds (SWF) seek out investments that are resilient, conducive to their aims and objectives, and reasonably free from market...more

Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP

The “State” of Telehealth: Texas - Update

Texas Makes Significant Strides to Expand Telehealth - On April 14, 2021, the Texas House passed House Bill 4 (the “Bill” or “HB4”), a telehealth bill seeking to make permanent the temporary waivers issued during the public...more

Holland & Knight LLP

CMS Releases FY 2022 IPPS and LTCH Proposed Rule

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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) on April 27, 2021, released the Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 Medicare Hospital Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS) and Long Term Care Hospital (LTCH) Prospective Payment...more

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U.S. ends confusion and expands prescribing of opioid-fighting medication

Health workers with legal prescribing privileges have gotten newly revised federal guidelines — once again — making it easier for them to help those addicted to powerful opioid painkillers by prescribing buprenorphine,...more

King & Spalding

Genus Medical Technologies LLC v. FDA: D.C. Circuit Holds FDA Cannot Regulate Devices as Drugs

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FDA regulation of biomedical products can be like a very complex game theory decision tree. Choices made at each intersection impact the ultimate regulatory framework under which any given product is developed, seeks...more

Rivkin Radler LLP

OIG Issues Favorable Advisory Opinion On Hospital/Physician Joint Venture ASC

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In a recent advisory opinion, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Inspector General (OIG) concluded that certain investments by a health system, manager and physicians in an ambulatory surgery center...more

Smith Debnam Narron Drake Saintsing & Myers,...

Never Fear, The American Rescue Plan Is Here

The Biden administration has hit the ground running with several items on its agenda which impact the employment relationship. On March 12, the American Rescue Plan was passed by Congress and signed into law. This new law...more

Husch Blackwell LLP

Hospice Audit Series: How are Hospices Faring at ALJ Hearings?

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After waiting years, hospices are getting their “day in court.” How are hospices faring? In this episode, Husch Blackwell’s Meg Pekarske is joined by colleagues Bryan Nowicki and Emily Park, who share insights on what it...more

MoFo Life Sciences

Ninth Circuit Weighs In On Fraud-On-The-FDA Theory, Marketing Devices For Off-Label Use, And Kickbacks

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The Ninth Circuit recently weighed in on the appeal of a False Claims Act lawsuit from a relator against Medtronic. In this case, the relator alleges that Medtronic, Inc.: (1) Engaged in “fraud-on-the-FDA” when obtaining...more

Husch Blackwell LLP

2021 Texas Legislature Amends Texas Tax Code To Define Medical And Dental Billing Service And Address Texas Comptroller Policy

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The Texas Legislature in April passed H.B. 1445, which adopted amendments to the Texas sales tax law regarding medical and dental billing. Governor Greg Abbott on April 30, 2021 signed the bill, which aims to clarify the...more

McGuireWoods LLP

Alleged Emergency Room Advanced Professional Practitioner Billing Scheme FCA Case Proceeds

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In U.S. ex rel. Sonyika v. ApolloMD, Inc. et al., 2021 WL 1222379 (N.D. Ga. Mar. 31, 2021), a Georgia federal court allowed a relator’s Amended Complaint alleging a fraudulent scheme involving improper billing for services...more

Nexsen Pruet, PLLC

[Webinar] Offensive and Defensive Strategies for Protecting Your Company's Trade Secrets - May 27th, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EDT

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2021 Webinar Series: Life Sciences with Nexsen Pruet - Nexsen Pruet's newest webinar series is focusing on Life Sciences companies in the Carolinas. These webinars will focus on various legal and regulatory issues that...more

Knobbe Martens

UCLA Biodesign Launches Study to Help Advance MedTech and Digital Health Innovation Forward Into a New Decade

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What does it require to bring a transformational innovation to patients? To address this question, the UCLA Biodesign Hub for MedTech and Digital Health has launched an industry-wide study to uncover the cost and time to...more

Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP

HHS Renews COVID-19 Public Health Emergency Through July 19, 2021; Additional Renewals Are Expected

On April 15, 2021, the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) announced that the Public Health Emergency (PHE) declaration for COVID‑19 will be renewed for another 90 days, beginning on April 21 (the date the PHE...more

Hogan Lovells

COVID-19 Report for Life Sciences and Health Care Companies (UPDATED)

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The COVID-19 Report is a compilation of coronavirus news, analysis, and insights from around the world to help life sciences and health care companies stay current in this challenging time. In Tuesday's Report: FDA revokes...more

White & Case LLP

President Biden Signs Legislation Boosting Generic and Biosimilar Drugs to Help Foster Price Competition

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On April 23, 2021, President Biden signed into law two bipartisan bills aimed at reducing prescription drug prices by supporting generic and biosimilar alternatives to branded drugs. The Ensuring Innovation Act supports...more

Rothwell, Figg, Ernst & Manbeck, P.C.

Congress Takes Aim at Reducing the Cost of Medicine

Two bills were signed into law on April 23, 2021, with the aim of increasing access to and education regarding generic and biosimilar medicines. The Ensuring Innovation Act was passed with the aim to “lower the price...more

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