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HTMLAt Long Last, OIG Issues Final Rule for Beneficiary Inducement Safe Harbors
Rachel Irving Pitts, Carrie A. Roll, Ellyn Leslie Sternfield; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
January 6, 2017, previously published on December 12, 2016
More than two years since issuing the proposed rule, the HHS Office of the Inspector General (OIG) issued the long-awaited and highly anticipated final rule (the Final Rule) that provides amendments to the Anti-Kickback Statute (AKS) regulatory safe harbors and adds protections for certain payment...

 

HTMLForty-Five Days and Counting for Current HHS Leadership: Implications for Rulemaking
Ellyn Leslie Sternfield, Rodney Whitlock; Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky Popeo P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
January 6, 2017, previously published on December 7, 2016
Before we all turn our full attention to the nominations of Representative Tom Price as Secretary of Health and Human Services, and policy consultant Seema Verma to lead CMS, we need to remember that there are still approximately 45 days remaining in the current administration. A perusal of the...

 

HTMLThe Future of the Medicare Part B Payment Demo under a Republican-held Congress
Theresa C. Carnegie, Eli Greenspan, Lauren Marie Moldawer, Rodney Whitlock; Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky Popeo P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
January 6, 2017, previously published on November 29, 2016
There has been much controversy over the Medicare Part B payment demonstration proposed by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI) in March 2016. As we await the release of the final rule, the fate of this demonstration will be in the hands of a Republican-held Congress and...

 

HTMLOCR Warns of Phishing Campaign Disguised as Official OCR Communication
Jordan T. Cohen; Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky Popeo P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
January 6, 2017, previously published on November 29, 2016
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office for Civil Rights (OCR) published an alert on Monday describing a phishing campaign disguised as an email from OCR. The email is being circulated on mock HHS letterhead under the signature of OCR’s Director Jocelyn Samuels and is...

 

HTMLMaking the Sausage: Medicaid Block Grants in the 115th Congress
Eli Greenspan, Bridgette Keller, Rodney Whitlock; Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky Popeo P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
January 6, 2017, previously published on November 28, 2016
Republicans have been talking about remodeling the Medicaid program through block grants or per capita caps for years. Both block grants and per capita caps are designed to limit federal spending by providing a state with a set amount of federal money to fund its Medicaid program. With the sweeping...

 

HTMLThe Definition of Insanity? Wendy’s Shareholders File Derivative Action Based on 2015-16 Data Breach
Kevin M. McGinty; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
January 6, 2017, previously published on December 20, 2016
An old saw defines insanity as doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result. Wendy’s shareholders recently flouted that maxim by filing a derivative action this week against officers and directors of the fast-food chain seeking recovery on behalf of the...

 

HTMLA Failed Strategy: Another Derivative Action In A Data Breach Case Goes Down To Defeat
Kevin M. McGinty; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
January 6, 2017, previously published on December 2, 2016
An attempt to impose liability on corporate officers and directors for data breach-related losses has once again failed. On November 30, 2016, a federal judge in Atlanta issued a 30 page decision dismissing a shareholder derivative action arising out of the September 2014 theft of customer credit...

 

HTMLNIST Issues Internet of Things (IoT) Guidance
Michael Katz; Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky Popeo P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
January 6, 2017, previously published on November 29, 2016
Smart machines connected to the internet have become ubiquitous in our daily lives. They make up the Internet of Things (“IoT”), a vast web of interconnected iPhones and Fitbits, tablets and cameras, even baby monitors and implantable medical devices, and all are designed to improve and...

 

HTMLThe Medicare Part B Demo May be Dead, but Drug Pricing Concerns Still Linger
Lauren Marie Moldawer, Rodney Whitlock; Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky Popeo P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
January 6, 2017, previously published on December 16, 2016
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has withdrawn its controversial rule implementing the Medicare Part B payment demonstration. The agency stated that after consideration of the comments, it will not move forward with the demo.

 

HTMLPresident Obama Signs 21st Century Cures Act; Creates Accelerated Approval Pathway for Regenerative Medicine
Joanne S. Hawana, Sarah Beth S. Kuyers; Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky Popeo P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
January 6, 2017, previously published on December 15, 2016
On Tuesday, President Obama signed the 21st Century Cures Act (the “Act”) into law. The Act is a massive piece of legislation that has implications for many different aspects of the interconnected medical research, product development, and health care delivery enterprises. Our...

 


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