Bricker & Eckler LLP

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

Civil and criminal penalties increased for fraud and abuse

The Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018 (BBA 2018) significantly increased civil and criminal penalties for federal health care program fraud and abuse. Below is a summary of some of the BBA 2018 changes to the maximum penalty…more
 /  Government Contracting, Health

Ohio EPA releases draft NPDES construction storm water general permit

On February 9, 2018, the Ohio EPA issued a public notice of its fifth-generation draft general NPDES permit for the statewide regulation of storm water associated with construction activities (Permit No. OHC000005)…more
 /  Construction Law, Environmental Law, Zoning, Planning & Land Use

Equal treatment for dads: EEOC settles first of its kind parental leave case

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has reached a settlement agreement in the agency’s first lawsuit challenging parental leave policies that grant more rights to new mothers than new fathers…more
 /  Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

Important updates from the IRS for exempt organizations

A recent Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Exempt Organizations Update included important reminders concerning updated exemption application forms and the IRS’ new user fee schedule…more
 /  Nonprofit Law, Taxation

CMS releases new and updated tips on billing for various services

On February 22, 2018, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released several new and revised provider compliance tip sheets as part of its monthly update to the Medicare Learning Network (MLN) homepage…more
 /  Health

Transgender and transitioning employees protected from discrimination in Ohio

Last week, the Sixth Circuit (which covers Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio and Tennessee) held that Title VII provides transgender and transitioning employees with protection from employment-related discrimination…more
 /  Civil Rights, Constitutional Law, Labor & Employment Law

CMS plans complete overhaul of EHR incentive programs, announces new patient access initiatives

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Administrator Seema Verma announced on March 6, 2018, at the Health Information and Management Systems Society conference that CMS is planning to overhaul the meaningful use…more
 /  Health

CMS now allows medical student documentation for E/M billing

On February 2, 2018, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued an update to the Medicare Claims Processing Manual, stating that all medical student documentation can be used for evaluation and management (E/M)…more
 /  Health

Doctor pleads guilty to providing protected health information to drug maker

A pediatric cardiologist from Georgia has pled guilty to wrongfully disclosing the protected health information of hundreds of his patients to an Aegerion Pharmaceuticals Inc. sales representative and executive looking to…more
 /  Health, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

Ohio Board of Pharmacy releases proposed rules on pain management and office-based opioid treatment clinics

The State of Ohio Board of Pharmacy recently issued a number of proposed rule sets for public comment. Notably included were new rules on the operation of office-based opioid treatment (OBOT) clinics and rules governing the…more
 /  Health, Science, Computers, & Technology

BWC approves the proposed rate cuts for private employers!

The Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC) voted on February 23, 2018, to lower private employers’ premium rates an average of 12 percent beginning July 1, 2018. This will result in savings of $163.5 million over the current…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law, Worker’s Compensation

EHR Incentive Program attestation deadline for hospitals extended to March 16, 2018

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently extended the meaningful use attestation deadline for the Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Program from February 28, 2018, to March 16, 2018…more
 /  Health

No tax deduction for sexual harassment payments subject to NDAs

Parts of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act that took effect January 1, 2018, have amended Section 162 of the Internal Revenue Code to eliminate tax deductions for settlements, payouts and attorney’s fees “related to sexual harassment or…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Elections & Politics, Labor & Employment Law, Taxation

Keeping up with NIH rules impacting research involving human subjects

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) made a number of changes to the rules impacting research involving human subjects in recent years, including the launch of several new initiatives that fall into two categories: those that…more
 /  Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Health, Science, Computers, & Technology

Protecting the conscience and religious beliefs of health care workers

The Trump administration has created a new division within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) tasked with protecting the moral and religious beliefs of health care workers…more
 /  Elections & Politics, Health
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