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Executive Summary: Tracking Telehealth Changes State-by-State in Response to COVID-19 - September 2020

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues across the United States, states, payers, and providers are looking for ways to expand access to telehealth services. Telehealth is an essential tool in ensuring patients are able to access...more

Moritt Hock & Hamroff LLP

Protecting Your Business When Entering Into A PPE Agreement

Although many businesses throughout the United States were decimated during the Covid-19 pandemic, a few have been able to pivot and take advantage of new opportunities unfolding in the now lucrative market for personal...more

Haug Partners LLP

When the “States” Come Marching-In: The Bayh-Dole Act’s Effect on IP Rights of COVID-Related Patents and Knowledge Ecology...

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On August 4, 2020, a bipartisan coalition of over 30 attorneys general led by California Attorney General Xavier Becerra and Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry sent a letter request to United States Health and Human...more

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Weekly COVID-19 Oversight & Enforcement Report - September 2020 #3

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The Congressional Oversight Commission will hold its second public hearing today. The commissioners will examine and hear testimony regarding the Municipal Lending Facility established by the Federal Reserve pursuant to the...more

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Office for Civil Rights Settles Five Investigations in HIPAA Right of Access Initiative: Don’t Give Your Patients Any Reason to...

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Recent enforcement actions by the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) underscore the importance of providing patients with copies of their protected health information (PHI) as required by HIPAA. Failure to provide access exposes...more

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White House Directs HHS to Model “Most-Favored-Nation” Price Caps for Part B and D Drugs

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On September 13, 2020, the White House issued an Executive Order titled “Lowering Drug Prices by Putting America First” (the Executive Order), which directed the Secretary of the US Department of Health and Human Services...more

Health Care Compliance Association (HCCA)

Report on Patient Privacy Volume 20, Number 9. Privacy Briefs: September 2020

- Utah Pathology Services, based in Salt Lake City, has reported a data breach involving approximately 112,000 patients. According to the medical practice’s “Notice of Data Incident,” the practice learned June 30 that “an...more

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OCR Announces Five HIPAA “Right of Access” Settlements

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On September 15, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office for Civil Rights (OCR) announced five new settlements relating to enforcement of HIPAA’s right of access rule. Under HIPAA, patients have the right to...more

Hogan Lovells

Coronavirus: The Hill and the Headlines – COVID-19 D.C. Update – September 2020 # 8

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In Washington - The White House Wednesday signaled it is open to supporting the Problem Solvers’ coronavirus relief bill released yesterday. The President encouraged Senate Republicans to support the deal that would...more

Arent Fox

Trump Administration Takes Aim at Drug Prices Again

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The White House released a new Executive Order on September 13, 2020, related to drug prices titled “Lowering Drug Prices by Putting America First” the September Order), whose stated purpose is to address reimbursement for...more

Baker Ober Health Law

HHS Expands Eligibility for Medicare Appeal Settlement Conference Facilitation Process

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On August 11, 2020, the Department of Health and Human Services announced that it is expanding the alternative dispute resolution process known as Settlement Conference Facilitation (SCF) for 2020. Under the expansion,...more

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Administration Issues Executive Order Tying Medicare Drug Costs to International Prices

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On Sunday, while everyone was watching the return of NFL football, the Administration was busy fulfilling a promise it made in July to lower drug prices paid by the United States and Medicare beneficiaries by tying pricing to...more

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HHS Releases Update to Security Risk Assessment Tool

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On Tuesday, September 15, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of the National Coordinator (ONC), in partnership with the Office for Civil Rights (OCR), released an update to the previously published...more

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HHS Announces Details of $2 Billion in Performance-Based Payment Distributions for Nursing Facilities from the CARES Act Provider...

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On September 3, 2020, HHS announced the details of a $2 billion Provider Relief Fund (PRF) performance-based incentive payment distribution to qualifying nursing facilities. Unlike previous distributions to nursing...more

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Coronavirus: The Hill and the Headlines – COVID-19 D.C. Update – September 2020 # 7

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In Washington - The bipartisan 50-member House Problem Solvers Caucus has drafted a US$1.5 trillion plan, the “March To Common Ground”, to provide coronavirus relief in an attempt to reignite negotiations on a deal before...more

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OCR Is Serious About Patients’ Rights To Access Records, Announcing Enforcement Actions Against 5 Providers

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When providers, health plans, business associates, and even patients and plan participants think of the HIPAA privacy and security rules (‘HIPAA Rules”), they seem to be more focused on the privacy and security aspects of the...more

Arnall Golden Gregory LLP

COVID Investigations Raise Questions About Oversight and Enforcement Before the Pandemic

On September 3, 2020, Special Agents of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General, and the Internal Revenue Service, along with investigators from the...more

Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP

Trade Secret Protection & the COVID-19 Cure: Observations on Federal Policy-Making & Potential Impact on Biomedical Advances

As the COVID-19 pandemic spreads throughout the United States and Americans anxiously await the arrival of a vaccine, biotech companies are grappling with the uncertainty of patent protection for COVID related biomedical...more

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Trump Signs Executive Orders Aimed at Tying Domestic Drug Prices to Foreign Prices

President Trump has followed through on his threat to pharmaceutical manufacturers, signing new executive orders on Sunday that take a preliminary step toward the President’s goal of tying domestic drug prices to the prices...more

Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP

President Trump Signs Executive Order Seeking to Link U.S. Drug Reimbursement to Foreign Prices

The Big Picture - In the latest election year action to address politically salient concerns with high drug costs, President Trump on Sunday signed an “Executive Order on Lowering Drug Prices by Putting America First.”...more

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

HHS Proposes to Rein In Its Use of Regulatory “Dark Matter”

- HHS is overhauling its process for developing interpretive guidance documents under a new Proposed Rule. - HHS proposes to no longer use “guidance documents” to establish broadly applicable legal obligations on the...more

Hogan Lovells

Coronavirus: The Hill and the Headlines – COVID-19 D.C. Update – September 2020 # 6

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In Washington - The House of Representatives returns from recess this week to join the Senate colleagues for the final work period before they adjourn in mid-October for the November elections. The likelihood of a deal on...more

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COVID-19: OIG Announces Review of Hospital Payment Increase

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The Office of Inspector General (OIG) for the Department of Health and Human Services recently announced a new addition to its work plan: auditing whether payments made by Medicare for COVID-19 inpatient discharges billed by...more

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Assisted Living Facilities Eligible for Provider Relief Fund Phase 2 General Distribution

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On September 1, 2020, HHS announced that assisted living facilities (ALFs) that do not bill Medicare or Medicaid may now apply for funding under the Provider Relief Fund Phase 2 General Distribution allocation. HHS has...more

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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...more

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