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HTMLHHS Announces $840 Million Initiative to Improve Patient Care and Lower Healthcare Costs
Carrie A. Roll, Andrew J. Shin; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
February 5, 2015, previously published on October 30, 2014
Last week, the Department Health and Human Services (HHS) announced that it will invest $840 million over the next four years to support 150,000 clinicians through a combination of incentives, tools, and information to encourage clinicians and other health care providers “to move from...

 

HTMLVascular Solutions Inc. and its CEO Face Criminal Charges for Selling Unapproved Medical Devices
Laurence J. Freedman, Samantha P. Kingsbury; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
February 5, 2015, previously published on November 20, 2014
Last week, the Civil Division of the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) filed an indictment charging Vascular Solutions Inc. (VSI) and its CEO Howard Root with (1) selling medical devices without the approval of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA); and (2) conspiring to defraud the U.S....

 

HTMLThe Seventh Circuit Rejects Medicaid False Claims Act Suit
Brian P. Dunphy; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
February 4, 2015, previously published on November 19, 2014
The United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit affirmed the dismissal of a False Claims Act (“FCA”) case against Shopko Operating Stores, LLC, in which a former Shopko pharmacist asserted Medicaid billing violations. The Seventh Circuit agreed “with the district court...

 

HTMLThe 340B Mega-Reg is Dead
Ellyn L. Sternfield; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
February 4, 2015, previously published on November 19, 2014
With all due credit to the Coroner from the Wizard of Oz, like the Wicked Witch of the East crushed by Dorothy’s house, the 340B Drug Discount Program mega-reg is “not only merely dead, it’s really most sincerely dead.” And to quote one of my favorite sports commentators,...

 

HTMLHalliburton’s Acquisition of Baker Hughes Likely to Receive Close Antitrust Scrutiny from Department of Justice
Dionne C. Lomax; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
January 28, 2015, previously published on November 19, 2014
On November 17, 2014, Halliburton Company (“Halliburton”) announced plans to acquire Baker Hughes, Inc. (“Baker Hughes”) for $34.6 billion. Halliburton and Baker Hughes are two of the world’s largest oilfield services companies, providing drilling, formation...

 

HTMLProposition 65 May Mean More Than Warning Signs and Lawsuits
Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky Popeo P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
January 26, 2015, previously published on January 20, 2015
As this space has discussed, Proposition 65 has been the subject of attempts by the California Legislature to reform the enforcement of the law.

 

HTMLThe Affordable Care Act—Countdown to Compliance for Employers, Week 5: Health and Human Services (HHS) Wastes No Time Issuing Proposed Rules Modifying Minimum Value Rules
Alden J. Bianchi, Edward A. Lenz; Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky Popeo P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
January 19, 2015, previously published on November 24, 2014
Over the last couple of months, we have followed and reported on a particular ACA compliance strategy under which an employer subject to the Affordable Care Act’s employer shared responsibility (or “pay-or-play”) rules satisfies the requirement to make an offer of coverage under a...

 

HTMLLatest Update on the New York State Wage Theft Act Annual Pay Notices: No Need to Distribute Them. But NY Employers, Don’t Forget About What the Rest of the Law Says
Michael Arnold; Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky Popeo P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
January 19, 2015, previously published on December 31, 2014
Confirming earlier reports, New York employers will not have to distribute New York State Wage Theft Act Annual Pay Notices in January 2015 or thereafter.

 

HTMLOn the First Day of Privacy, the EU Gave to Santa......
Susan L. Foster; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
January 16, 2015, previously published on December 9, 2014
If your company doesn’t have an office in the EU, but collects or receives personal data from the EU in the course of running its business, it can be a bit tricky to determine whether or not EU Data Protection laws apply to you. The new Data Protection Regulation, expected sometime in 2015,...

 

HTMLDo You Offer or Accept Copayment Coupons? OIG says YOU are Responsible for Compliance with Federal Law
Bridgette A. Wiley; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
January 16, 2015, previously published on October 23, 2014
In recent years, copayment coupon programs have become standard promotional practices for both large and small pharmaceutical manufacturers. Copayment coupons are typically offered to commercially insured patients in order to reduce or eliminate out-of-pocket costs for specific brand name drugs...

 


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