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Health Care E-Note - January 2017

by Burr & Forman on

On October 4, 2016, The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services ("CMS") released the final rules regarding the requirements of participation for skilled nursing facilities. One of the most significant changes to the...more

Tennessee Health Services and Facilities Report: January 2017 Newsletter

by Burr & Forman on

The Tennessee Health Services and Development Agency ("HSDA") is responsible for regulating the health care industry in Tennessee through the Certificate of Need Program. A Certificate of Need ("CON") is a permit for the...more

2016 Antitrust Case Law And FTC Action Highlights FTC Agency’s Approach To Hospital Mergers

by Polsinelli on

In 2016, the Federal Trade Commission prevailed in litigation before the Third and Seventh Circuit Courts of Appeal related to two high-profile hospital mergers. In both cases, the courts of appeal overturned the federal...more

Cal/OSHA Adopts First in the Nation Standard on Workplace Violence Prevention for Healthcare Employers

by Littler on

National research indicates that health care workers are at a substantially higher risk of workplace violence than the average worker in another industry. According to the federal Occupational Safety and Health...more

Tennessee Health Services and Facilities Report: December 2016 Newsletter

by Burr & Forman on

The Tennessee Health Services and Development Agency (“HSDA”) is responsible for regulating the health care industry in Tennessee through the Certificate of Need Program. A Certificate of Need (“CON”) is a permit for the...more

Tennessee Health Services and Facilities Report: November 2016 Newsletter

by Burr & Forman on

The Tennessee Health Services and Development Agency ("HSDA") is responsible for regulating the health care industry in Tennessee through the Certificate of Need Program. A Certificate of Need ("CON") is a permit for the...more

Tennessee Health Services and Facilities Report: October 2016 Newsletter

by Burr & Forman on

The Tennessee Health Services and Development Agency (HSDA) is responsible for regulating the health care industry in Tennessee through the Certificate of Need Program. A Certificate of Need (CON) is a permit for the...more

Burr Alert: Physicians, Surgery Centers and Taxes

by Burr & Forman on

Since the enactment of the net investment income tax ("NIIT") in 2012, physicians and other taxpayers owning multiple business interests have had to make educated choices based upon accounting projections and SWAGS when...more

Mississippi CON Report

1. Mississippi Certificate of Need Meetings during September 2016 - During the September 29, 2016, Certificate of Need meeting, Dr. Mary Currier, State Health Officer, concurred with the health and planning staff...more

Alabama CON Report

I. Certificate of Need Program - A. AL2016-023, RehabCare Group East, Inc., Birmingham, AL: Proposes to relocate the existing multi-service outpatient rehab center from 100 Shadow Wood Park, Ste. B, Birmingham, Shelby...more

Alert: FCC Designates MBAN Coordinator, Clears Way for MBAN Operation

by Cooley LLP on

The Federal Communications Commission has designated the Enterprise Wireless Alliance (EWA) as the frequency coordinator for Medical Body Area Network (MBAN) devices, clearing the way for their installation and operation....more

Healthcare Systems Alert: Legal and Operational Guide for Free Medical Clinics

by DLA Piper on

Free and charitable medical clinics are an important safety net for millions of under- and uninsured Americans. Despite recent political developments, about 30 million Americans remain uninsured. ...more

Advisory Opinion: Free van shuttle services to medical facilities

by Tucker Arensberg, P.C. on

On October 21, 2015 the Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General posted Advisory Opinion No. 15-13. This Opinion relates to a request for Advisory Opinion about a plan to offer free van shuttle...more

North Carolina General Assembly Week in Review: Health Care Spotlight

by McGuireWoods LLP on

On Thursday, after six terms serving in the House, Rep. James H. Langdon (R-Johnston) announced that he would not be running for re-election in 2016. Following his announcement, two Republicans announced their intentions to...more

EPA'S Hazardous Waste Pharmaceuticals Rules May Impose Significant Burdens on Health Care Facilities - Comment Period Runs Until...

by Pepper Hamilton LLP on

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has promulgated its proposed regulation of “hazardous waste pharmaceuticals,” i.e., pharmaceutical residues discarded from health care facilities which also meet EPA’s long-standing...more

340B Orphan Drug Interpretive Rule Struck Down by D.C. District Court: HHS and HRSA Lose In Second Round of Litigation Over 340B...

by K&L Gates LLP on

In an Opinion issued October 14, 2015, D.C. District Court Judge Rudolph Contreras granted Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America’s (“PhRMA”) motion for summary judgment against the U.S. Department of Health and...more

D.C. District Court Deals Blow to HHS 340B Program Interpretive Rule

by BakerHostetler on

Court says Congress has the power to make the change that HHS attempted with its Interpretive Rule, and thus it should be left to the legislative branch. A lawsuit challenging the Interpretive Rule, filed by the...more

Health Facilities May Be Insuring Doctors Without Knowing It

by Faegre Baker Daniels on

A September 29 ruling by the New Jersey Supreme Court effectively makes a health facility liable for the professional negligence of a medical staff member who doesn’t have malpractice insurance or who has insurance that...more

Tennessee CON Report

I. September 2015—Tennessee Certificate of Need Meeting - At the September meeting of the Tennessee Health Services and Development Agency (the HSDA), Jeff Ockerman announced that the 2014 Update to the State Health Plan...more

HHS Proposes Rules for Nondiscrimination in Health Care

by K&L Gates LLP on

On September 8, 2015, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (“HHS”) proposed new regulations implementing Section 1557 of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (“ACA”). Section 1557 prohibits...more

Summary of HUD's LEAN 232 Program Email Blast Office of Residential Care Facilities (ORCF) August 28, 2015

by Pepper Hamilton LLP on

The August 28, 2015 LEAN Email Blast contains information on the final rule regarding fire safety equipment, the new delegated underwriter approval process, the Green Lane, and the mortgage termination process, among other...more

Hell Freezes Over in California: Private Optometry and Optical Companies Compromise

by Buchalter on

The California Optometric Association (COA) and national optical companies ended their historic stand-off and agreed on legislation that provides a route for optometrists to co-locate with companies that dispense eyeglasses...more

CMS Equity Plan Tackles Health Disparities

by Reed Smith on

On September 8, 2015, CMS released its first “CMS Equity Plan for Improving Quality in Medicare,” which seeks to reduce health disparities among Medicare populations that experience disproportionately high burdens of disease,...more

NLRB Extends Its Email Rule to the Health Care Workplace

by Robinson & Cole LLP on

The National Labor Relations Board (Board) continues its scrutiny of employer policies—this time striking down an email policy designed to ensure that health care employees provide patient care without distraction. UPMC, 362...more

EPA Proposes New Rules for Pharmaceutical Hazardous Waste Management and for Other Hazardous Waste Generators

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced two new proposed hazardous waste rules that EPA believes would clarify and simplify requirements for health care facilities and retail pharmacies to manage their...more

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