Mintz Levin - Health Law & Policy Matters

Firm Profile: Mintz Levin
701 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.
Washington, DC 20004-2608, United States
Phone: 202-434-7324
Fax: 202-434-7400
Areas of Practice
  • Administrative Law
  • Commercial Law & Contracts
  • Health
  • Litigation
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Securities Law
Other U.S. Locations
  • California
  • Connecticut
  • D.C.
  • Massachusetts
  • New York
Other Countries
  • Israel
  • United Kingdom
Number of Attorneys
400+ Attorneys

CMS to Begin Issuing New Medicare Cards Next Month

Last week, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced that new Medicare cards would be issued starting next month. As we previously reported, the government has been planning to revamp the card to reduce fraud…more
 /  Health, Privacy

Recent FCA Settlement Shows That What’s Old Is New in Health Care Fraud Enforcement

Last week, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Massachusetts announced that it had entered into an agreement with a Massachusetts-based medical device manufacturer to settle allegations that the Company had violated…more
 /  Civil Remedies, Health, Government Contracting

Health Care Weekly Preview from ML Strategies – March 2018 #2

This week, Congress returns to Washington with 11 days to finalize a government spending bill. House appropriators will be meeting throughout the week to finalize their respective packages which means we should expect to see…more
 /  Elections & Politics, Health

DOJ Announces Roundtable Series on Competition and Deregulation

The Department of Justice (“DOJ”) Antitrust Division recently announced plans to hold a series of public roundtable discussions to analyze the relationship between competition and regulation, and its implications for antitrust…more
 /  Antitrust & Trade Regulation, Commercial Law & Contracts, Criminal Law, Health, Mergers & Acquisitions

Are HCT/Ps a Dark Spot in the Sunshine Act Requirements?

On February 22, the Wall Street Journal published an article about the tissue graft manufacturer MiMedx Goup, Inc. and its failure to report payments to physicians under CMS’s Open Payments Program established by the Centers for…more
 /  Health, Science, Computers, & Technology

DOJ Intervenes in False Claims Act Case Against a Compounding Pharmacy and Private Equity Firm

The Department of Justice (DOJ) recently intervened in a False Claims Act (FCA) case that raises a variety of interesting allegations, including payment of kickbacks by a compounding pharmacy to contracted marketing companies in…more
 /  Criminal Law, Government Contracting, Health, Science, Computers, & Technology

CMS’s Advance Notice and Call Letter: How Medicare Plans Can Report, Identify, and Address the Opioid Epidemic

CMS has slowly but surely been providing additional guidance to Medicare Plans (Medicare Advantage and Part D plans) regarding steps they can and should take to address the opioid epidemic as it relates to their beneficiaries…more
 /  Health, Science, Computers, & Technology

Health Care Weekly Preview from ML Strategies – March 2018

Congress kicks off this week with three weeks to go before the March 23 omnibus spending deadline. At this point it’s still not entirely clear what will be tacked on to this spending package, but immigration, market…more
 /  Elections & Politics, Health

Health Care Weekly Preview from ML Strategies – February 2018 #3

This week, Congress is back in session and will continue its role in addressing the opioid epidemic. While fighting the epidemic is going to be a top priority in Congress this work period, a renewed push for gun control and…more
 /  Elections & Politics, Health, Science, Computers, & Technology

HIPAA Enforcement Survives Closure of Business

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights (OCR) recently announced a $100,000 settlement with a company that is no longer in business. Filefax, Inc. (Filefax) was an Illinois company that provided…more
 /  Health, Privacy

Federal Enforcement Actions Continue to Focus on Opioid-Related Misconduct

As we predicted in our year-end post on civil and criminal enforcement trends, 2018 is already off to strong start in opioid-related enforcement against individual providers and associated practices. Earlier this month, the…more
 /  Criminal Law, Health

Health Care Weekly Preview from ML Strategies – February 2018 #2

We closed last week with a budget deal that addressed nearly every health care stakeholder issue. With 2017 finally over, we begin 2018 with the next budget. This week the Administration will release its FY 2019 budget and will…more
 /  Elections & Politics, Health, Insurance, Science, Computers, & Technology

The New Extender Timeline

Based on the most up-to-date information on the budget deal, we have developed a new timeline for the major health care extenders. This new timeline is important because these provisions were once all tied together and now, they…more
 /  Elections & Politics, Health

February 5, 2018 Continuing Resolution: Health Care Provisions

Late Monday night (February 5, 2018), the House of Representatives released a continuing resolution to keep the government funded and running until March 23, 2018. This CR includes many health care related provisions,…more
 /  Elections & Politics, Health

CMS Releases Advance Notice and Call Letter for Medicare Advantage and Part D

Late last week, CMS released the Advance Notice of Methodological Changes for Calendar Year (CY) 2019 for Medicare Advantage (MA) Capitation Rates, Part C and Part D Payment Policies and 2019 draft Call Letter (Advance Notice…more
 /  Health
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