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|FTC Says New York’s Medicaid Redesign Program May Promote Anticompetitive Behavior|
Dionne C. Lomax, Stephen M. Weiner, Nili S. Yolin; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
May 14, 2015, previously published on May 4, 2015In an April 22, 2015 letter to the New York State Department of Health (DOH), the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) cautioned that part of the State’s Medicaid reform program may sanction anticompetitive behavior. The FTC’s concern stems from the Certificate of Public Advantage (COPA)...
|Update: Soft Tissue Injury Cap|
Steven C. Schott; McLennan Ross LLP;
May 13, 2015, previously published on March 2, 2015In the recent decision of McLean v. Parmar, released February 23, Justice Eidsvik of the Court of Queen's Bench made a number of noteworthy comments concerning the Minor Injury Regulation ("MIR"), and claims for loss of earning capacity. Justice Eidsvik formerly practiced as defence...
|Michigan Supreme Court Holds Facts Contained in Peer Review Incident Report are Privileged and Protected|
Megan M. VerMerris; Smith Haughey Rice & Roegge, P.C.;
May 13, 2015, previously published on April 30, 2015The Michigan Supreme Court has issued its eagerly-awaited written opinion in the Krusac v. Covenant Medical Center matter. In Krusac, the trial court ordered the production of the objective facts contained in a hospital incident report in reliance on the Harrison v. Munson decision, which held in...
|Digital Health Transactions¿Are You Doing Your Due Diligence?|
Scott A. Edelstein, Stephen E. Gillette, Alexis Slagle Gilroy, Kevin D. Lyles, Soleil E. Teubner; Jones Day;
May 12, 2015, previously published on April 2015With investment in digital health start-ups growing exponentially in recent years, it is important that interested parties proceed with a transactional perspective attuned to the unique regulatory environment of this industry. Investors, strategic partners, and others looking to acquire a stake in...
|Update: Recent Case Regarding Parent Refusing Chemotherapy For First Nations Child In Favour Of Traditional Medicines: What Are The Implications For Health Care Providers?|
Katharine Byrick, Daphne Jarvis, Mélanie E. de Wit; Borden Ladner Gervais LLP;
May 12, 2015, previously published on May 04, 2015On April 24, 2015, on consent, the Attorney-General of Ontario was added as a party to this proceeding, following which a Joint Submission from all parties was accepted by the Judge, requesting a clarification of the decision, which resulted in the addition of two further paragraphs to the reasons.
|“Off-label” reimbursement of medicinal products|
Julia A. Pournara, Thomas Rozis; Zepos & Yannopoulos;
May 7, 2015, previously published on May 6, 2015The controversial question regarding “off-label” use of medicinal products has been recently tackled by the Greek legislator.
|Beauty From The Inside Out|
Allyson Avila, Samantha Blakeney; Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP;
May 7, 2015, previously published on April 2015Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT), also known as bioidentical or natural hormone therapy, is a form of alternative medicine that has created a buzz in the anti-aging and aesthetics communities. This new trend is rooted in our human desire to feel and look as physically young as we do...
|OIG Releases New Expectations for Health Care Boards of Directors|
Jack (John) T. Gilbertson, Samantha L. Groden, Catherine Hess, Thomas K. Hyatt; Dentons Canada LLP;
May 7, 2015, previously published on April 23, 2015On April 20, 2015, the Office of Inspector General (OIG) of the US Department of Health & Human Services, in collaboration with several health care associations, including the Association of Healthcare Internal Auditors, the American Health Lawyers Association and the Health Care Compliance...
|Top 10 Considerations for Employers Addressing Ebola and Other Dangerous Contagious Diseases in the Workplace|
Lisa Handler Ackerman; Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP;
May 7, 2015, previously published on January 2015The Ebola virus is the current example of workplace issues facing employers when a potentially deadly infectious disease spreads in the population.
|Surprise Medical Bill Law Goes Into Effect on March 31, 2015|
Laurel E. Baum, Jennifer R. Bolster, Raymond R. D'Agostino, Catherine A. Diviney, Meghan S. Gaffey; Hancock Estabrook, LLP;
May 7, 2015, previously published on March 2015New York’s Emergency Services and Surprise Bills law was created to provide consumer protections from medical bills received from out-of-network physicians for services rendered in emergency rooms. It also requires disclosures regarding out-of-pocket expenses to be made by health plans,...