Bricker & Eckler LLP

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100 South Third Street
Columbus, OH 43215-4291, United States
Phone: 614.227.2300
Fax: 614.227.2390
Areas of Practice
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)
  • Bankruptcy
  • Business Organizations
  • Construction Law
  • Debtor/Creditor
  • Education
  • Energy & Utilities
  • Environmental Law
  • Finance & Banking
  • Government
  • Health
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • Labor & Employment Law
  • Real Estate
  • Science, Computers, & Tech
  • Securities Law
  • Taxation
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Other U.S. Locations
  • Ohio
Number of Attorneys
100+ Attorneys

Avoiding conflicts of interest

Most public officials, especially those at the local level, hold private employment, own businesses and have family in the community. This can make avoiding conflicts of interest a challenge when asked to vote on an ordinance or…more
 /  Elections & Politics

New Year’s resolution: Don’t end up on the lobbying “naughty list”

Lobbying reports are quickly coming due. January 31, 2018, is the deadline for the September through December 2017 time period. These lobbying activity and expenditure reports, filed with the Office of the Legislative Inspector…more
 /  Elections & Politics

U.S. Court of Appeals upholds per-election contribution limits

In Holmes v. FEC, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit unanimously rejected an argument that the Federal Election Campaign Act’s (FECA) base limits on individual contributions to candidates violated…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Constitutional Law, Elections & Politics

Net metering rules: reasonable limitations or detrimental restrictions? PUCO hears both sides

An uncommon opportunity for “utilities, environmental groups and other stakeholders” to testify before the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) elicited diverse opinions on the PUCO’s recent changes to net metering rules…more
 /  Energy & Utilities

The PUCO initiates an investigation regarding the impacts of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act

The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (the Commission) has initiated an investigation into the potential impacts of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 (the act) on regulated Ohio public utilities and their customers (PUCO Case…more
 /  Elections & Politics, Energy & Utilities, Taxation

Low Volume Appeals settlement option announced

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently announced the Low Volume Appeals (LVA) settlement agreement option, which allows Medicare Fee-For-Service providers, physicians and suppliers (Appellants) to receive…more
 /  Administrative Law, Health

Further modernizations to rules on confidentiality of substance use disorder patient records on the way

On January 3, 2018, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) issued a Final Rule which results in changes to the federal regulations governing substance use disorder patient records, or so-called…more
 /  Health

FERC to review certification policies for natural gas pipelines

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) will review its policies on certification of natural gas pipelines, according to FERC Chairman Kevin McIntyre…more
 /  Energy & Utilities

Antitrust enforcement priorities for 2018

Health care antitrust in 2017 saw governmental agencies successfully pursue a number of enforcement actions. Examining these actions provides insight and guidance as to what might happen in antitrust enforcement in 2018 and what…more
 /  Antitrust & Trade Regulation, Consumer Protection, Health, Mergers & Acquisitions

CMS imposes massive cuts on 340B program; Hospital associations’ legal challenge dismissed

On November 1, 2017, CMS issued a final rule that became effective January 1, 2018, under which hospitals serving a disproportionate share of low-income patients (DSH hospitals) will receive nearly 27 percent less in…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Health, Science, Computers, & Technology

What’s new with the Common Rule? Clinical research and Common Rule updates

The updates to the Common Rule, effective January 19, 2018, make some significant changes of which those involved in government-funded clinical research involving human subjects should be aware. These changes include..…more
 /  Health, Science, Computers, & Technology

CMS Quality Payment Program: Are you ready for round two?

2018 marks the commencement of the second performance year for the Medicare Quality Payment Program (QPP), implemented under the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (otherwise known as MACRA)…more
 /  Health

Incident reports and peer review

Incident reports involving patient care can be protected by Ohio’s peer review privilege. They can also be protected under the Patient Safety Quality Improvement Act (PSQIA), the federal statute creating patient safety…more
 /  Health

Off-campus provider-based hospital outpatient departments: Challenges and options in 2018

2017 was another challenging year for hospitals grappling with site-neutral payment changes for off-campus provider-based hospital outpatient departments (OCPBDs)…more
 /  Health

Opioid prescribing and potential liability will impact providers in Ohio and across the nation in 2018

Over the last year, Ohio has enacted and implemented numerous prescribing restrictions on opioid drugs for the management of acute pain in response to the nationwide opioid crisis and the proliferation of prescription opiates…more
 /  Health, Science, Computers, & Technology
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