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Sunshine Act Reporting Update: De Minimis Amounts

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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued updated guidance on the thresholds that Applicable Manufacturers and Group Purchasing Organizations are required to report annually under the Sunshine Act (42 U.S.C. §...more

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California Department of Consumer Affairs Continues Issuing Healthcare Professional Licensing Waivers

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The Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA) continues to issue and extend waivers under Governor Newsom’s March 30, 2020 Executive Order, which authorized the DCA to temporarily modify licensing and staffing requirements for...more

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New rules in Ohio affecting consult agreements with pharmacists

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Hospitals, ambulatory outpatient facilities and any physicians that have entered consult agreements with pharmacists should be aware of the physician rules adopted by the State Medical Board of Ohio that went into effect on...more

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Department Of Justice Announces Massive Healthcare Fraud Takedown Focused On Fraudulent Telemedicine Schemes

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On Wednesday, September 30, 2020, the Department of Justice (DOJ), along with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General (HHS-OIG), and the Drug Enforcement...more

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California Nurse Practitioners Eligible for Greater Practice Independence in 2021

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On September 29, 2020, California Governor Gavin Newsom signed Assembly Bill 890 into law, launching significant changes to the scope of practice for Nurse Practitioners (“NPs”) over the next few years....more

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If At First You Don’t Succeed: After Years of Rejection, California Nurse Practitioners Have a Path to Independent Practice

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For the first time, California has granted nurse practitioners who meet certain qualifications a separate scope of practice. This eventually will allow them to practice specified medical functions independently, without...more

Davis Wright Tremaine LLP

Updated FFCRA Regulations Limit Scope of Healthcare Providers Exemption, Modify Notice Requirement, and Reaffirm Other Aspects of...

On Wednesday, September 16, 2020, the United States Department of Labor (USDOL) published revisions to its temporary regulations implementing the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA). ...more

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Update on California Department of Consumer Affairs COVID-19 Waivers

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Due to the broader spread of COVID-19 in California, the Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA) has extended numerous professional licensing waivers to facilitate the delivery of patient care during the state of emergency. ...more

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OBOT Program Changes: New Tennessee Laws Allow NPs and PAs to Prescribe Buprenorphine and Impose New Financial

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As Tennessee continues to look for options to expand access to opioid treatment services, a new Tennessee law expands the types of providers who may prescribe medication-assisted treatment and imposes certain financial...more

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DOJ Criminal Health Care Enforcement: It’s Not Just for Federal Programs Anymore

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On July 10, 2020, in United States v. Ruan, the Eleventh Circuit affirmed the convictions of two Alabama doctors for running an opiate “pill mill.” Among many other things, the government charged that the doctors used...more

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Scope of Practice and Reproductive Health Changes Coming to Florida

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Many new laws passed by the Florida Legislature during the 2020 session go into effect on July 1. Two bills that are among those that will have an impact on medical practices are highlighted below. Senate Bill 607...more

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Further California DCA Waivers Broadly Impact Health Licensing Requirements

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Since March 31, the California Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA) has issued waivers pursuant to California Governor Newsom’s March 30 Executive Order. DCA's waivers temporarily ease licensing requirements for PAs, NPs,...more

Robinson+Cole Health Law Diagnosis

Massachusetts Issues Further COVID-19 Updates for Providers

Massachusetts continues to issue additional directives and guidance for the health care provider community in response to COVID-19. In this post we highlight new orders by Massachusetts Governor Baker, the Massachusetts...more

Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP

Client Alert: Ohio General Assembly Enacts CRNA Scope of Practice Bill

As part of the legislative package providing COVID-19 interventions for the state (Am. Sub. H.B. 197), the Ohio General Assembly acted to update the Ohio Nurse Practice Act to clarify the scope of practice for Certified...more

Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP

Client Alert: The Florida Legislature has Approved Expanding the Scope of Practice of APRNs and Pharmacists

On March 11, 2020, the Florida Legislature passed two bills that would expand the ability of advance practice registered nurses (“APRNs”) and pharmacists to diagnose and treat certain medical conditions. These bills, which...more

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

CMS Issues Proposed Revisions to Open Payments/Sunshine Act Reporting Requirements

• On July 29, 2019, CMS released its proposed 2020 Physician Fee Schedule rule, which includes the much anticipated proposed regulatory changes to the Sunshine Act/Open Payments program (“Open Payments”). The proposed...more

Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP

Client Alert: Filed S.C. Senate Bill Proposes to Eliminate “Supervising Physician” Requirements for CRNAs

Last week, Senator Tom Davis (R-Beaufort) introduced Bill S. 563 on behalf of the South Carolina Association of Nurse Anesthetists. S. 563 would remove all supervision language for certified registered nurse anesthetists...more

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Guiding Hospitals in Providing Ethical Health Care to Intersex Patients

Today, an increasing number of medical practitioners are recognizing the importance of providing appropriate, non-discriminatory, and patient-centered health care to people born with intersex traits. “Intersex” is an...more

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Important and Time-Sensitive Changes in the APRN Statute Effective July 1

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Governor McMaster signed S. 345 (Act No. 234 of 2018) into law on Friday May 18th amending the Nurse Practice Act and expanding the scope of practice for Nurse Practitioners, Certified Nurse Midwives and Clinical Nurse...more

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DEA Implements CARA, Enlisting Mid-Level Practitioners in the War on Opioid Addiction

Prior to the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act of 2016 (CARA) only “physicians” could dispense and prescribe narcotic drugs for maintenance and detoxification treatment. CARA expanded who may prescribe for maintenance...more

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Taking into account disciplinary warnings

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In the recent case of NHS 24 v. Pillar an employer dismissed the Claimant nurse practitioner for gross misconduct after she was involved in her third Patient Safety Incident (PSI). Training had been used to address previous...more

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MACRA Quality Payment Program Final Rule: Implications for 2018 and Beyond

On November 2, 2017, CMS published its final rule (the “Final Rule”) on the 2018 Quality Payment Program (“QPP”), authorized by the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (“MACRA”). This final rule adopted many...more

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NLRB’s Attempt To Incrementally Expand Weingarten Rights Rebuffed By Federal Appeals Court

The NLRB suffered a setback this week when its interpretation of Weingarten rights was rebuffed by the D.C. Court of Appeals. This is the same court that recently declared the agency was acting more as an “advocate than...more

Akerman LLP - Health Law Rx

Deciphering Florida’s New Laws on ARNP and PA Controlled Substance Prescribing

During the 2016 legislative session, Florida granted authority to both advanced registered nurse practitioners (ARNPs) and physician assistants (PAs) to prescribe controlled substances, subject to approval by their...more

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CMS Finalizes Sweeping Changes to Medicare Physician Payments

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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) on Oct. 14, 2016, released the highly anticipated Final Rule implementing the Medicare physician payment reforms enacted as part of the Medicare Access and CHIP...more

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