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HTMLFederal Judge Awards Attorneys’ Fees to Defendant in Dismissed Qui Tam Case, Calls Whistleblower a “Serial Relator”
Samantha P. Kingsbury, Ellyn L. Sternfield; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
December 15, 2014, previously published on December 5, 2014
In November 2013 and this past October, Mintz Levin’s Health Care Qui Tam Update highlighted three separate qui tam False Claims Act (FCA) cases filed by Fox RX, Inc. (Fox), a former Medicare Part D plan sponsor. Fox filed one of those cases against OmniCare, Inc., PharMerica Corp., and...

 

HTMLDepartment of Interior Announces January Auction Date for Martha’s Vineyard Wind Energy Leases
Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky Popeo P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
December 15, 2014, previously published on December 1, 2014
On November 24th, the Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) announced that it would be auctioning off four commercial leases for the Wind Energy Area (WEA) south of Martha’s Vineyard on January 29th. The area to be leased, which is identical to the area...

 

HTMLNew Jersey Court Supports Peer Review Immunity for Hospital
Nili S. Yolin; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
December 15, 2014, previously published on December 2, 2014
On November 24, 2014, the New Jersey Appellate Division affirmed a lower court’s decision to dismiss a physician’s lawsuit against a hospital based on federal and state statutory immunity provisions that shield hospitals and their peer review participants from monetary damages.

 

HTMLSixth Circuit Decision Confirms that Employers May Lawfully Choose Not to Hire a Job Applicant with a Prior History as a False Claims Act Whistleblower
David Barmak; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
December 10, 2014, previously published on November 21, 2014
Some employers in the health care and other industries who regularly deal with the federal government and are subject to the False Claims Act (“FCA”) have felt helpless in trying to weed out serial whistleblowers in the hiring process. After all, most anti-retaliation provisions...

 

HTMLD.C. Circuit Upholds Contraceptive Coverage Mandate
Bridgette A. Wiley; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
December 10, 2014, previously published on November 20, 2014
Last week, a unanimous three-judge panel of the D.C. Circuit upheld the religious accommodation to the Affordable Care Act’s (“ACA”) contraceptive coverage mandate (Priests for Life v. HHS, D.C. Cir. No. 13-5368, Nov. 14, 2014). The court held that the accommodation set out by the...

 

HTMLHospital Executive Pleads Guilty to False Meaningful Use Attestation for EHR Incentive Payments
Laurence J. Freedman, Sarah Beth Smith; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
December 10, 2014, previously published on November 21, 2014
The former CFO of Shelby Regional Medical Center, Joe White, pleaded guilty to knowingly making a false statement related to the hospital’s meaningful use of electronic health records (“EHR”). Shelby Regional had received $785,655 in meaningful use incentive payments from Medicare...

 

HTMLNo Private Right to Recoup Funds Based on Corporate Practice of Medicine Violation
Rachel Irving Pitts; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
December 10, 2014, previously published on November 24, 2014
The United States District Court for the Western District of Washington ruled recently that the state’s corporate practice of medicine doctrine does not provide a private right of action, either express or implied, and dismissed claims brought by State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company...

 

HTMLThe Affordable Care Act—Countdown to Compliance for Employers, Week 6: Labor and Treasury Departments Play Whack-a-Mole with Employer Payment Plans
Alden J. Bianchi; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
December 8, 2014, previously published on November 17, 2014
Last year, the Department of Labor and the Treasury Department/IRS (Departments) issued guidance on the application of certain of the Affordable Care Act’s insurance market reforms to health reimbursement arrangements (HRAs), certain health flexible spending arrangements (health FSAs) and...

 

HTMLJuries and the EEOC Take Aim at Pregnancy Discrimination
Jessica W. Catlow; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
December 8, 2014, previously published on November 19, 2014
Back in the summer, we wrote about the Equal Opportunity Commission’s release of its updated enforcement guidance on pregnancy discrimination claims under the Pregnancy Discrimination Act. Under the PDA, discrimination based on pregnancy, childbirth or related conditions are a form of sex...

 

HTMLKeeping Immigration Site Visits Civil and Focused
Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky Popeo P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
December 5, 2014, previously published on November 17, 2014
US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) empowers its Fraud Detection and National Security (FDNS) officers to make unannounced site visits to employers of H-1B and L-1 workers. The stated purpose of these site visits is to ensure the employers and employees in these visa situations are...

 


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