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Florida Clinic License Exemptions Subject to Change

Holders of Florida healthcare clinic license exemptions take note. Exemption certificates, which currently bear no expiration date, will expire every two years if a bill recently passed by the Florida Legislature becomes law....more

Sweeping Legislative Change for Florida Health Care Facilities

by Holland & Knight LLP on

The Florida Legislature passed a bill that makes significant changes to numerous provisions related to the regulation of various health care facilities by the Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA). The following is a...more

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

by Bricker & Eckler LLP on

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

Making a Case for Sanctuary Hospitals

Last week, the American Medical Association (AMA) adopted a resolution in its House of Delegates, opposing the presence of federal Immigration & Customs Enforcement Agents (ICE) in hospitals, clinics, and outpatient centers....more

CMS Releases MLN Matters Article on Care Coordination Services and Payment for Rural Health Clinics and Federally-Qualified Health...

by King & Spalding on

CMS recently issued a Medicare Learning Network (MLN) Matters article in connection with Change Request 10175 (issued August 11, 2017), which provides instructions for payment to Rural Health Clinics (RHCs) billing under the...more

The 340B Drug Pricing Program: New CMS Final Rule Draws a Motion for Preliminary Injunction from Hospital Groups

On November 13, 2017, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued the final rule, “Medicare Program: Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment and Ambulatory Surgical Center Payment Systems and Quality Reporting...more

Fourth Circuit Affirms Health Care Fraud Convictions for Billing Insurers for Medically Unnecessary Services

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

Seyfarth Synopsis: The Fourth Circuit found that the medical necessity of a given service constitutes a material element of representations regarding submissions for payment, potentially providing payors with another legal...more

Medtail: Why Your Doctor Is Treating You in a Strip Mall

by Goulston & Storrs PC on

The retail universe is well aware of the hype that it is only a matter of time until brick and mortal retail succumbs to its online competitors. However, despite the “doom and gloom” we generally see in headlines, retail has...more

California Court of Appeal Rejects CEQA Challenge to Proposed Planned Parenthood Clinic

by Holland & Knight LLP on

• In Respect Life South San Francisco v. City of South San Francisco, California's First District Court of Appeal rejected petitioners' arguments that protests to a Planned Parenthood Clinic would cause significant...more

Mobile targeting: A ‘secret weapon’ for good or ill?

by Thompson Coburn LLP on

It’s an advertiser’s dream — the ability to target customers through their mobile devices, right to down to where they are and what they are doing. But can such precisely targeted messages become a recipient’s nightmare?...more

Patient Check-Ups Before Checking Out: Partnering to Bring Health Care into the “One-Stop Shopping” Sector

Retail clinics—the popular term for walk-in clinics located in pharmacies, supermarkets, and “big-box” stores—are playing an expanding role in the health care market....more

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