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CMS Ignores the Courts: 2020 Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System Final Rule Includes 340B Rate Cuts Already Ruled...

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently published the 2020 Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System (OPPS) rule, which finalizes a proposed reduction in Medicare Part B reimbursement for certain...more

King & Spalding

CMS Publishes Final Rule for CY 2020 Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System

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n November 1, 2019, CMS posted the final rule establishing the payment rates for the Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System (OPPS) and the Ambulatory Surgery Center (ASC) Payment System for calendar year (CY) 2020...more

MERITAS - Law Firms Worldwide

Expanding Cannabis Operations in Latin America & The Caribbean: Ecuador

Medical Use: No. There is proposed legislation (Health Code) for congress approval. Recreational Use/Adult Use: Recreational/adult use is not permitted. Current Regime/Legislation (or Proposed Legislation): Current:...more

Compliancy Group

Google Project Nightingale: Access to Patient Data Not a HIPAA Violation

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Google is one of the largest public companies in the world. Ascension Medical Group is the largest Catholic healthcare system in the United States. A recent report in the Wall Street Journal has confirmed that the two...more

Vandeventer Black LLP

Part 3: United States Department Of Agriculture Publishes Interim Final Rule On Domestic Hemp Production

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Part III - This article is the third in a three-part series discussing the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Interim Final Rule on the establishment of a domestic hemp production program recently published in...more

Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics...

USDA publishes interim draft rule for hemp production

Report on Supply Chain Compliance 2, no. 21 (November 7, 2019) - The interim final rule is part of a national regulatory framework mandated by the 2018 Farm Bill. The framework rolls back decades of policy that categorized...more

Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP

Adventist - St. Joseph Merger: AG Concludes Merger is Not in the Public Interest

As we noted in our November 1, 2019 Healthcare Law Blog post, California Attorney General Xavier Becerra rejected the proposed merger between Adventist Health System/West and St. Joseph Health System (the “Proposed Merger”)...more

Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP

Using Medicaid to Advance Evidence-Based Treatment of Substance Use Disorders: A Toolkit for State Medicaid Leaders

In 2019, the number of drug overdose deaths in the United States declined, suggesting that the efforts of state and local governments, providers and other stakeholders to stem the crisis of drug-related deaths are beginning...more

Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP

Proposed Initiative to Increase Damages Under MICRA Recently Amended

On September 26, 2019, a proposed ballot measure titled the Fairness for Injured Patients Act was filed in California. The measure would significantly increase California’s nearly 45-year-old Medical Injury Compensation...more

Health Care Compliance Association (HCCA)

Report on Medicare Compliance Volume 28, Number 40. News Briefs - November 2019 #2

Report on Medicare Compliance Volume 28, Number 40. (November 11, 2019) - - In a new Medicare compliance review, the HHS Office of Inspector General (OIG) said Angels Care Home Health in Salina, Kansas, didn’t comply with...more

Carlton Fields

When Google Meets HIPAA: Some Privacy and Regulatory Issues as Silicon Valley Enters the Health Care Space

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On November 12, 2019, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Office for Civil Rights announced that it would be examining Google’s collaboration with Ascension, a nonprofit health care system that operates...more

Robins Kaplan LLP

Financial Daily Dose 11.15.2019 | Top Story: New Jersey Targets Uber Over “Independent Contractor” Worker Classification

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Sending a shot across the bow of the gig economy, New Jersey is seeking nearly $650 million from Uber for “years of unpaid employment taxes for its drivers, arguing that the ride-hailing company has misclassified the workers...more

Seyfarth Shaw LLP

The Week in Weed: November 2019 #3

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Welcome back to The Week in Weed, your Friday look at what’s happening in the world of legalized marijuana. The southeast was a hotbed of marijuana-related activity this week.  In Florida, Make It Legal’s ballot...more

Cooley LLP

Blog: OIG Announces Updated Hotline for Reporting Fraud, Waste & Abuse

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The Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) Office of Inspector General (OIG) announced yesterday a revamped hotline for reporting fraud, waste, abuse and mismanagement involving DHHS programs. ...more

Robinson+Cole Data Privacy + Security Insider

Consumer-Facing DNA Testing Company Suffers Data Breach

Last week, Veritas Genetics, a consumer-facing DNA testing company, suffered a security breach affecting customer information in its database. Veritas offers whole-genome sequencing to consumers for $599. The security...more

Steptoe & Johnson PLLC

PA Supreme Court Rules Section of MCARE Act Unconstitutional

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On October 31, 2019, the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania decided Yanakos v. UPMC, et al. and declared the seven-year statute of repose under the Pennsylvania Medical Care Availability and Reduction of Error (“MCARE”) Act...more

Bass, Berry & Sims PLC

Key Takeaways from the Nashville Kayo Women in Healthcare and Finance Pop Up Discussion

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Investors’ interest in healthcare continues to grow and healthcare-related deal flow in private equity appears to be at an all-time high. On November 5, Bass, Berry, & Sims member Tatjana Paterno moderated a Kayo Women in...more

Mintz - Health Care Viewpoints

HHS Proposes Sweeping Changes to AKS and Stark Law, Part 4: Modifications to Key Stark Law Terminology and a New Stark Law...

This post is the fourth installment of our blog series on significant, proposed changes to the Anti-Kickback Statute (AKS) and the Physician Self-Referral Law (commonly known as the Stark Law) recently announced by the...more

Ruder Ware

My spouse is on Medicaid, now what?

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It is common for a client whose spouse is receiving Medicaid to lack adequate estate planning to protect those Medicaid benefits in the event the client dies before their spouse. Yet, after all of the time and energy spent to...more

Patrick Malone & Associates P.C. | DC Injury...

Big Pharma under fire over quality, safety, and patents on costly brand drugs

When Big Pharma insists its sky-high prices are justified, patients may want to keep in mind key findings just revealed about prescription drugs and their makers...more

Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart,...

Creating the Space: Healthcare Employers Implement Programs for Nursing Mothers

Women make up the majority of employees in the healthcare industry. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, in 2018, 75 percent of hospital staff and nearly 80 percent of the staff of other health services were composed...more

McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP

Correlation Found Between Left-Handedness and Genetic Markers Associated with Neurological Disease

Left-handedness is a uniquely human trait, with 90% human populations globally being right-handed since the Paleolithic (extending from 3.3 million years ago to the end of the Pleistocene).  A feature of motor control, the...more

Morgan Lewis

Information Security Standard Recognized for German Hospitals

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The German Federal Office for Information Security (BSI) has determined the suitability of an industry-specific security standard (B3S) with which hospitals can align their IT security measures. The B3S standard was developed...more

Foley & Lardner LLP

FQHCs: The Nuts and Bolts of Medicaid Reimbursement

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This is the second article in our series addressing important topics for federally qualified health centers (FQHC) and the providers who work with them. Our first post in the series offered five tips for contracting with...more

Husch Blackwell LLP

Vaping Illness: CDC Identifies Vitamin E Acetate A “Potential Toxin Of Concern”

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Last week, the US Center for Disease Control and Prevention (the “CDC”) announced what the agency considers to be an important breakthrough in their investigation on vaping illnesses. While the CDC has not ruled out other...more

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